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
|Rich Hill||2015||Tampa Bay Rays
Los Angeles Dodgers
Boston Red Sox
|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
New York Mets
|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
Boston Red Sox
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