Jeff Andrews (minors03)

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Jeffrey Thomas Andrews

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Jeff Andrews played in the minor leagues from 1997 to 2001.

Prior to playing professionally, Jeff Andrews was a position player as well as a pitcher. With Davidson College in 1993, he hit .263/.296/.341 with one home run and 10 RBI in 34 games and on the mound, he was 0-0 with a 7.50 ERA in three appearances. In 1994, he hit .321/.357/.429 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 50 games, going 3-4 with a 5.83 ERA in nine matches on the mound. The following year, he hit .270/.355/.392 with four home runs and 32 RBI in 51 games and went 0-2 with a 25.20 ERA as a hurler. In 1996, he hit .302/.366/.426 with three home runs and 23 RBI in 48 games and as a pitcher, he was 2-5 with a 5.59 ERA in 15 games (eight starts).

In 1997, he was signed as an undrafted free-agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks and began his professional career that season. He split the year between the Lethbridge Black Diamonds (3-3, 3.26) and the South Bend Silver Hawks (1-5, 5.24), going a combined 4-8 with a 4.30 ERA in 32 games (13 starts). In 1998, he pitched for South Bend (3-8, 2.85) and the High Desert Mavericks (1-1, 4.32), going 4-9 with a 3.10 ERA, and in 1999 he was 3-11 with a 5.61 ERA in 41 games (14 starts) for the Mavericks (0-3, 6.37) and El Paso Diablos (3-8, 5.30). He tied Eric Knott and John Patterson for second in the Arizona chain in losses. He spent 2000 with El Paso (3-4, 7.57) and the Tucson Toros (1-2, 6.63 in his lone taste of AAA), going 4-6 with a 7.21 ERA in 37 games (13 starts). Taken by the Montreal Expos in the AA phase of the 2000 Rule V Draft, he pitched for the Harrisburg Senators in 2001, going 1-0 with a 5.56 ERA in nine relief appearances.

Overall, Andrews spent five years in the minor leagues, including part of one at Triple-A. He went 16-34 with a 4.85 ERA in 145 games (60 starts). At the plate, he was 4 for 24 with a double. His main problem is that he was too hittable, with 551 hits in 465 1/3 IP; his control was good as he walked 169.