Jacob Joseph Arrieta is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs. Arrieta played college baseball at Weatherford Junior College and at Texas Christian University. He was an All–American and was named Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Year at TCU. The Orioles selected Arrieta in the fifth round of the 2007 MLB draft, and he signed a then record contract for a fifth round draft pick. He pitched for the United States national baseball team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, winning the bronze medal. He made his big league debut for the Orioles in 2010, and after four seasons Arrieta was traded to the Cubs in 2013. In 2015, Arrieta led MLB in wins with 22, pitched a no-hitter, and won the 2015 National League Cy Young Award. In 2016, he was an NL All Star, threw his second no-hitter, was awarded a Silver Slugger Award, and won a World Series with the Cubs.
About Jake Arrieta
Starting pitcher who debuted with the Baltimore Orioles in 2010 and was traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2013. In 2015, he went 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA while earning the NL Cy Young Award. In 2016, he helped the Cubs win the franchise's first World Series title in over 100 years.
He began his college career at Weatherford College, but transferred to Texas Christian University after a year.
He was first drafted into the MLB by the Cincinnati Reds as a 31st round pick in 2004, but chose to continue playing at TCU. He was then drafted again by the Orioles in the fifth round of the 2007 MLB Draft.
He was born to Lou and Lynda Arrieta and raised with two brothers named Sam and Lukas. He married high school sweetheart Brittany in 2009 and the couple has two children.
He became teammates with fellow starting pitcher Jon Lester on the Cubs in 2015.
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- Cy Young Award winners
- Olympic baseball players of the United States
- National League wins champions
- Phoenix Desert Dogs players
- Baseball players at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Daytona Cubs players
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- Silver Slugger Award winners
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