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22ND DUCKS ALUMNUS CALLED UP TO MAJOR LEAGUES

Right-handed knuckleballer Mickey Jannis promoted to MLB by Baltimore Orioles
 

(Central Islip, N.Y., June 22, 2021) – The Baltimore Orioles today called up right-handed pitcher Mickey Jannis to the Major Leagues. In doing so, he became the 22nd player in Long Island Ducks history to reach the MLB level after playing with Long Island.

Jannis spent time with the Ducks during the 2015 season. He compiled a 6-2 record with a 1.18 ERA in 16 games (11 starts), striking out 67 batters and walking 26 over 83.2 innings of work. On June 2 of that year, the Nevada native came within four outs of a no-hitter against the York Revolution, yielding just one hit in eight scoreless innings while striking out nine. His contract was purchased by the New York Mets organization on July 1, 2015.

This marks the first time the 33-year-old has been promoted to the game’s highest level. He spent five seasons with the Mets organization from 2015-19, reaching as high as Triple-A Las Vegas in 2018 and Triple-A Syracuse in 2019. The knuckleballer was signed by the Orioles in January of 2020 and had been pitching with Triple-A Norfolk in the International League this season. In seven appearances (one start), he has accrued a 2.92 ERA, one save and 13 strikeouts over 24.2 innings pitched.

Following is the complete list of Ducks players to reach MLB after playing on Long Island:

PLAYER YEAR(S) WITH DUCKS PROMOTED BY PROMOTION YEAR
Mickey Jannis 2015 Baltimore Orioles 2021
Emilio Bonifacio 2018 Washington Nationals 2020
Fernando Abad 2018 San Francisco Giants 2019
Wilkin Castillo 2018 Miami Marlins 2019
Henderson Alvarez 2017 Philadelphia Phillies 2017
Quintin Berry 2017 Milwaukee Brewers 2017
Tim Melville 2017, 2019 Colorado Rockies
San Diego Padres
Minnesota Twins
2019
2017
2017
Rich Hill 2015 Tampa Bay Rays
Minnesota Twins
Los Angeles Dodgers
Oakland Athletics
Boston Red Sox

2021
2020
2016-19
2016
2015

Scott Rice 2008 New York Mets 2013-14
Lew Ford 2009, 2011-Present Baltimore Orioles 2012
Kip Wells 2010 San Diego Padres 2012
Justin Hampson 2010 New York Mets 2012
Joey Gathright 2010 Boston Red Sox 2011
Robinson Cancel 2010 Houston Astros 2011
Erick Almonte 2006 Milwaukee Brewers 2011
Jay Gibbons 2008 Los Angeles Dodgers 2010
Mel Stocker 2006 Milwaukee Brewers 2007
Nelson Figueroa 2006 Houston Astros
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets
2010-11
2010
2008-09
Ken Ray 2002 Atlanta Braves 2006
Bill Pulsipher 2004 St. Louis Cardinals 2005
Pedro Borbon Jr. 2003 St. Louis Cardinals 2003
Carlos Baerga 2001 Washington Nationals
Arizona Diamondbacks
Boston Red Sox
2005
2003-04
2002

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, a Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, and play their home games at Fairfield Properties Ballpark. For further information, visit LIDucks.com or call (631) 940-DUCK (3825).

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

The Atlantic League is the first Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, a player gateway to the major leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has sent over 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing 42 million fans to its family friendly ballparks over its 24-year history. Please visit AtlanticLeague.com.
 

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