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Andrew Bailey
Oakland Athletics — No. 40
Relief pitcher
Born: May 31, 1984 (1984-05-31) (age 25)
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
April 6, 2009 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
(through 2009 Season)
Win-Loss     6-3
Earned run average     1.84
Saves     26
Strikeouts     91
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Andrew Bailey (May 31, 1984, in Haddon Heights, New Jersey) is a Major League Baseball closer for the Oakland Athletics.

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Baseball career

From Wagner College, he was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 6th round (188th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. Bailey started off the season on the A's double AA team, the Midland Rockhounds. Bailey participated int the 2008 Arizona Fall League as a member of the Phoenix Desert Dogs. He made the Athletics Opening Day 25-man roster for the 2009 season as a long shot. Bailey was selected to represent the Athletics in the 2009 MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis. Bailey broke the Athletics rookie save record on September 12 against the Minnesota Twins with his 24th save of the season.

After a final line of 26 saves and a 1.84 ERA, Bailey was named 2009 American League Rookie of the Year on November 16, 2009.[1]

Scouting Report

Bailey's repertoire consists of three main pitches: a four seam fastball, a curveball, and a cutter. Bailey has a very good fastball that he can locate well, coming in at 93-97 mph. Bailey's cutter is also effective at 89-91 mph, and he can often get strikeouts with his fastball or cutter. Bailey's curveball comes in at 78-80 mph, but Bailey usually throws his curveball earlier in the count to get ahead.

References

  1. ^ Urban, Mychael. Bailey takes AL rookie award, MLB.com. Published November 16, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2009.

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Preceded by
Evan Longoria
American League Rookie of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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