Jack O'Loughlin

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Jack Te Haki O'Loughlin

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 210 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jack O'Loughlin has pitched in the minors and been on the Australian national team.

O'Loughlin was signed by Detroit Tigers scouts Kevin Hooker and Glenn Williams in July 2016. [1] He pitched regularly for the Adelaide Bite in the 2016-2017 Australian Baseball League at age 16, going 3-3 with a 3.02 ERA. He was 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 15 K in 13 IP in the 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup, beating Nicaragua's Angel Obando and Cuba's Osvaldo Cárdenas. He tied Matthew Liberatore, Ryan Weathers, Ginji Miura, Jun-won Seo and Soma Tokuyama for the event lead in wins, was 10th in IP (no one with more innings had a better ERA) and tied for 10th in whiffs (with Jun-young Ha, Michele Vassalotti and Marlon Pérez). [2]

He slumped in the 2017-2018 ABL, going 2-1 with a 7.04 ERA and doubling his walks (7 to 14) while his IP fell from 41 2/3 IP to 23. He made his US debut in 2018, going 0-1 with a save and a 4.35 ERA for the Connecticut Tigers, whiffing 25 in 20 2/3 innings. Returning to Connecticut in '19, he had a 2-4, 3.13 record while being in the regular rotation. He started a combined no-hitter against the Tri-City ValleyCats, succeeded by Michael Bienlien, Kyle Thomas and Kory Behenna. He worked the first six. [3] The 2020 minor league season was wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Adelaide native split 2021 between the West Michigan Whitecaps (2-1, 3.54 in 5 G), Lakeland Flying Tigers (3-0, 2.19 in 8 G) and FCL Tigers East (0-1, 2.25 in 1 G), for a combined 5-2, 2.64 record. He was 2-1 with a 4.01 ERA for West Michigan in 2022, pitching mainly in relief. Back with the Bite in 2022-2023, he had a 3.27 ERA and no decisions in seven starts. He then made Australia's roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. He was the third-youngest pitcher on the team, after Will Sherriff and M's farmhand Blake Townsend. [4]