Zack Dodson

#30 ZACK DODSON – LHP

Height: 6-2        Weight: 190

Bats: Left          Throws: Left

Born: San Antonio, Texas

Resides: Natalia, Texas

High School: Medina Valley (Castroville, Texas)

Draft: 4th – PIT – 2009

Born: 7/23/90    Opening Night Age: 26

Classification: LS-5

 

Career Highlights: Ninth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…acquired by Goldeyes on 4/24/17 from the Atlantic League’s Lancaster Barnstormers in exchange for future considerations…career 33-46 record with a 4.11 ERA in 137 games, 130 of them as a starting pitcher…two career complete games…one career game finished…679.0 career innings pitched, allowing 701 hits, 225 walks, and 54 home runs…421 career strikeouts…has three years of experience at the Double-A level…made at least 20 starts and pitched at least 100.0 innings in four consecutive years from 2012-15, including 162.0 innings for the Double-A Eastern League’s Altoona Curve in 2015…40% career caught stealing rate as a pitcher…drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth round in 2009…played at Medina Valley High School in Castroville, Texas…full name is Zackry Don Dodson

 

2016

Laredo (American Association/Ind.): 2-1 with a 1.27 ERA for the Lemurs in six games, five of them as a starting pitcher…28.1 innings pitched, allowing 21 hits, 13 walks, and one home run…struck out 26…allowed one or zero earned runs in four of five starts…picked up the win during start on 8/9 at Texas, allowing one hit and striking out four over 6.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 8/14 at Kansas City, pitching 6.0 shutout innings with three strikeouts…worked 6.0 shutout relief innings with eight strikeouts while earning the win on 8/24 at Kansas City…started and took no-decision on 8/29 vs. Texas, allowing one unearned run with five strikeouts over 6.0 innings

 

2015

Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): 7-10 with a 3.67 ERA for the Curve in 28 games, 27 of them as a starting pitcher…162.0 innings pitched, allowing 162 hits, 36 walks, and 11 home runs…struck out 89…ranked fourth in the Eastern League in innings pitched…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 19 of 27 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 23 of them…walked two batters or less in 23 of 27 starts…pitched at least 6.0 innings in 18 of 27 starts, and pitched at least 5.0 innings in 26 of them…started and took no-decision on 4/13 at Richmond, pitching 5.0 shutout innings with one strikeout…started and earned the win on 4/19 vs. Akron, throwing 6.0 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision on 4/28 at Akron, pitching 6.0 shutout innings and striking out one…picked up the win in start on 5/15 vs. Akron, striking out eight over 7.0 shutout innings…started and won on 6/6 at Erie, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with two strikeouts…picked up win in start during second game of a double header on 7/8 at Erie, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with four strikeouts…pitched 7.0 shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out one while picking up the win during start on 7/29 vs. Richmond…started and won on 8/21 at Bowie, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with six strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 8/31 at Bowie, allowing two earned runs in 7.2 innings while striking out six…took no-decision in start on 9/5 at Binghamton, striking out seven over 7.0 shutout innings…helped Curve reach the Eastern League playoffs

 

2014

Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): 4-8 with a 4.62 ERA for the Curve in 24 games, 23 of them as a starting pitcher…122.2 innings pitched, allowing 139 hits, 46 walks, and 11 home runs…struck out 76…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 16 of 23 starts, and allowed four or fewer earned runs in 20 of them…walked two batters or less in 16 of 23 starts, and walked three batters or less in 20 of them…pitched at least 5.0 innings in 16 of 23 starts…pitched 5.2 shutout innings and struck out five in no-decision during start on 4/14 at Harrisburg…earned the win during start on 5/23 at Erie, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with five strikeouts…allowed three earned runs in 7.0 innings with three strikeouts in no-decision start on 6/18 at New Hampshire…started and won on 6/23 at New Britain, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with one strikeout…picked up the win in start on 7/26 at Bowie, pitching 7.0 shutout innings with four strikeouts…took no-decision in start on 8/12 vs. Trenton, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts…struck out nine and allowed one earned run over 6.1 innings in a no-decision start on 8/17 at Erie…allowed three earned runs in 7.0 innings while striking out three in no-decision start on 8/29 at Bowie

 

2013

Altoona (Eastern/AA/Pittsburgh): Made one start for the Curve, going 0-1…pitched 4.0 innings, allowing six earned runs, eight hits, four walks, and zero home runs…struck out two

 

Bradenton (Florida State/A+/Pittsburgh): 6-8 with a 4.40 ERA for the Marauders in 21 games, 20 of them as a starting pitcher…110.1 innings pitched, allowing 111 hits, 37 walks, and 11 home runs…struck out 53…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 15 of 20 starts…walked two batters or less in 16 of 20 starts…pitched at least 5.0 innings in 15 of 20 starts…struck out five and allowed one earned run in 6.2 innings while taking a no-decision in start on 5/17 vs. St. Lucie…started and won on 5/22 vs. Tampa, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 6/24 at St. Lucie, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings while striking out two…earned the win in start on 7/22/13, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings while striking out three…allowed one earned run in 6.1 innings with one strikeout to pick up the win during start on 7/27 at Brevard County…pitched 7.0 no-hit innings with five strikeouts while earning the win in start on 8/11 at Charlotte…started and took no-decision on 8/23 at Palm Beach, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings while striking out one…took no-decision in start on 8/28 at Jupiter, striking out six over 5.0 shutout innings

 

2012

West Virginia (South Atlantic/A/Pittsburgh): 6-6 with a 4.86 ERA for the Power in 21 games, all of them as a starting pitcher…pitched one complete game…100.0 innings pitched, allowing 111 hits, 40 walks, and 12 home runs…struck out 67…allowed three or fewer earned runs in 15 of 21 starts…pitched at least 5.0 innings in 12 of 21 starts…walked two batters or less in 15 of 21 starts…started and took no-decision on 4/20 at Charleston, striking out eight and allowing two unearned runs in 6.0 innings…took no-decision in start on 5/13 vs. Charleston, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 7/6 vs. Lakewood, allowing three unearned runs in 6.0 innings while striking out six…earned win and pitched complete game on 7/13 at Rome, striking out three and allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings…pitched 5.0 shutout innings and struck out three while earning the win in start on 7/25 at Greensboro…started and won on 7/30 vs. Hagerstown, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts

 

2011

West Virginia (South Atlantic/A/Pittsburgh): 6-4 with a 2.56 ERA for the Power in 13 games, all of them starts…66.2 innings pitched, allowing 61 hits, 15 walks, and three home runs…struck out 46…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 11 of 13 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 12 of them…pitched at least 5.0 innings in 10 of 13 starts…worked 5.0 shutout innings and struck out one while earning the win in start on 4/10 vs. Savannah in the second game of a double header…started and won on 4/30 vs. Greensboro, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with five strikeouts…worked 5.0 scoreless innings and struck out five in a no-decision during start on 5/7 at Augusta…started and won on 8/11 vs. Charleston, striking out three in 6.0 shutout innings…started and won on 8/16 at Kannapolis, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with three strikeouts…pitched 5.0 shutout innings with five strikeouts to earn the win in start on 9/1 at Delmarva

 

State College (New York-Penn/A-/Pittsburgh): 0-1 with a 4.58 ERA for the Spikes in four games, all of them starts…17.2 innings pitched, allowing 22 hits, four walks, and two home runs…struck out 13…allowed two or fewer earned runs in three of four starts…struck out eight and allowed two earned runs in 6.0 innings while taking a no-decision during start on 7/30 vs. Lowell

 

Pirates (Gulf Coast/R/Pittsburgh): Made three appearances for the Pirates’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, all of them starts…0-1 with a 4.15 ERA…8.2 innings pitched, allowing eight hits, three walks, and one home run…struck out seven…started and took no-decision on 7/9 at the Phillies’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out three and allowing one unearned run in 4.0 innings…helped the Pirates reach the Gulf Coast League playoffs

 

2010

State College (New York-Penn/A-/Pittsburgh): 2-6 with a 4.84 ERA for the Spikes in 15 games, 13 of them as a starting pitcher…57.2 innings pitched, allowing 57 hits, 27 walks, and two home runs…struck out 41…allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of 13 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 12 of them…made first career start on 6/19 vs. Williamsport, allowing two earned runs in 4.0 innings while taking a no-decision…started and took no-decision on 7/4 vs. Hudson Valley, striking out five in 4.0 shutout innings…earned first career win on 7/26 at Mahoning Valley, allowing one unearned run and striking out one in 2.2 relief innings…started and won on 8/6 vs. Staten Island, striking out five and not allowing a hit in 5.0 shutout innings…started and took the loss on 9/3 at Williamsport, allowing two earned runs and striking out one in 5.0 innings

 

2009

Pirates (Gulf Coast/R/Pittsburgh): Made one relief appearance for the Pirates’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…made professional debut on 8/31 vs. the Blue Jays’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out one in 1.0 shutout relief inning

 

 

Rick Forney on Zack Dodson: I’m really excited to add a quality left-hander to the mix.  Zack did a great job in our league last year, and pitched well this winter in Mexico.  I’m hopeful that he can come in and log some quality innings for our club.