Jacob Tanner Diekman, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. He has previously played in MLB for the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Kansas City Royals. With the Phillies, Diekman began as a starting pitcher and progressed through a few levels of the Phillies' farm system in his first two years in that role, before adjusting his mechanics and lowering his arm slot to throw sidearm out of the bullpen, as a relief pitcher. The adjustment worked and helped him move through the remaining levels of the Phillies' farm system. In 2012, Diekman made his major league debut. Over the next two seasons, he split time between the major league Phillies and their Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, though while he was with the major league team, he was considered one of the "lone bright spots" in both 2012 and 2013.
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About Jake Diekman
Professional baseball pitcher who was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007, then traded to the Texas Rangers in 2015.
Because his high school was too small for a baseball team, he focused in golf. He didn't gain attention from college teams and MLB until attending a junior college baseball showcase in 2007.
He earned a degree in business administration from Cloud County Community College.
His mother, Billie, died just a few months before he was drafted to the Philadelphia Phillies. He has described his father, Paul, as his best friend.
He became teammates with Yu Darvish on the Texas Rangers.
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