Jody Treadwell

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Jody Kyle Treadwell

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jody Treadwell pitched in the minor leagues, Australia, Taiwan and Italy.

Treadwell was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles out of high school in the 50th round of the 1987 Amateur Draft, but opted for college. He was then drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 27th round of the 1990 Amateur Draft. Treadwell debuted with the Vero Beach Dodgers, and he 9-1 with a 1.79 ERA in 1990. Had he qualified (he joined the league mid-season), he would have beaten out Rob Brown for the best ERA in the Florida State League.

He had a 5-4 record with a 3.74 ERA in Bakersfield Dodgers in 1991, then he recorded a 4.72 ERA in 10 games with the San Antonio Missions. Treadwell also pitched for the Adelaide Giants in the 1991-1992 ABL, and he completed the first solo no-hitter in the Australian Baseball League on November 21 against the Sydney Wave. He also set a (since broken) league record of 14 strikeouts in a game that day. For the winter, he was 3-4 with a 4.92 ERA. [1] He was 3-5 with a 4.24 ERA for 1992 San Antonio Missions, so he reached AAA at the age of 24.

However, Treadwell stayed with the Albuquerque Dukes for 5 years, and he never got a call up to The Show. He was 5-4 with a 4.70 ERA in 1993 and 10-6 with a 4.25 ERA in 1994 He ranked 7th in the 1994 PCL in wins (tied with 6 pitchers, 3 behind Dan Carlson) and 5th in strikeouts (114, 38 behind Kerry Taylor). Among Dodgers farmhands, he tied for 3rd in wins with Nelson Castro, Greg Hansell, José Parra and Dax Winslett and was 8th in strikeouts (between Kym Ashworth and Winslett). In 1995, Treadwell was 7-5 with a 3.96 ERA, then he slumped to a 7.85 ERA in 5 games in 1996. He was 10-5 with a 5.12 ERA in his last season with the Dukes, and he was 5th in the league in wins (5 behind Nate Minchey). He tied for 6th in wins in the LA farm system.

The Sinon Bulls signed him in 1998, and Treadwell was 6-8 with a 4.17 ERA for them while leading the league in homers. In the 1998 Taiwan Series, he started in Game 2, but he allowed 4 runs in 2 innings. He was then named the starter of Game 5, and Treadwell struggled again. He only pitched an inning, surrendering 3 runs and José Canó outdueled him. The Bulls were beaten by the Wei Chuan Dragons in 7 games.[2]

Returning to the US, Treadwell signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets, and he was 1-2 with a 9.93 ERA for the Norfolk Tides. He Semenzato Rimini of the Serie A1 in the same year. He was 5-0 with a 2.09 ERA in the 1999 Serie A1 regular season and 1-1 with a 1.10 ERA in the 1999 Italian Series, beating Cipriano Ventura and Nettuno in the opener as his team won the title in 7 games. [3] Treadwell was 6-5 with a 5.51 ERA for the Catskill Cougars in 2000, and his professional career ended.


  1. Flintoff & Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac
  2. Bio
  3. Italian stats