Date of Birth: 08/14/1992
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 210 lbs
Resides: New York, NY
Highest Level: AAA
Speer begins his first season with the Ducks and seventh in professional baseball. The left-handed pitcher spent the first six seasons of his career in the Cleveland Indians organization, reaching the Triple-A level on three occasions (2016, 2017 and 2019). He has an overall record of 24-16 with a 2.93 ERA over 221 appearances (10 starts). The Westport, Conn. native has also totaled 13 saves and 320 strikeouts to 93 walks over 356.2 innings of work. He has also held left-handed hitters to a .242 batting average and a .272 on-base percentage in his career.
The 28-year-old combined to pitch in 33 games (four starts) with Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus in 2019. He went 3-3 with a 2.06 ERA, two saves and 44 strikeouts over 56.2 innings. Prior to the season, he earned an invitation to Cleveland’s Major League spring training. The southpaw had an exceptional four-year collegiate career at Columbia University. He was named the Ivy League’s Pitcher of the Year in 2014 and overall compiled an 18-7 record with a 3.00 ERA, six shutouts and 198 strikeouts in 231 innings over 44 games (35 starts). Speer was selected by Cleveland by in the 27th round of the 2014 amateur draft.