Justin Kamplain

#8 JUSTIN KAMPLAIN – LHP
Height: 6-0 Weight: 175
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Born: Jasper, Alabama
Resides: Jasper, Alabama
High School: Walker (Jasper, Alabama)
College: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Alabama – “Crimson Tide”)
Draft: 18th – NYY – 2014…22nd – STL – 2011
Born: 2/13/93 Opening Night Age: 27
Classification: LS-2

Career Highlights: Seventh season of professional baseball and second with the Goldeyes…re-signed by the Goldeyes on 1/23/20…originally signed by the Goldeyes on 7/19/19…career 15-19 record with 14 saves and a 3.44 ERA in 126 games, 89 of them in relief…two career complete games, including one shutout…28 career games finished…335.0 career innings pitched, allowing 303 hits, 107 walks, and 13 home runs (0.3 home runs per nine innings)…324 career strikeouts (8.7 strikeouts per nine innings)…has pitched more than 1.0 inning in 61 of 89 career relief appearances…reached the Double-A level in 2018…recorded the final eight outs of a combined no-hitter on 7/29/17 while pitching for the New York-Penn League’s Staten Island Yankees…drafted by the New York Yankees in the 18th round in 2014…also drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 22nd round in 2011…played three seasons of college baseball at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from 2012-14…combined 9-7 with two saves and a 3.64 ERA for the Crimson Tide in 50 games, 30 of them as a starting pitcher…165 strikeouts in 207.2 combined collegiate innings…majored in Human Performance and Exercise Science…pitched for the Cape Cod League’s Brewster Whitecaps in 2013, posting a 1.66 ERA in 38.0 innings with 41 strikeouts…played at Walker High School in Jasper, Alabama…where he also lettered in basketball…full name is William Justin Kamplain

2019
Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA for the Goldeyes in 14 relief appearances…finished three games…17.1 innings pitched, allowing 13 hits, 11 walks, and two home runs…struck out 14…did not allow an earned run in 12 of 14 relief appearances…pitched more than 1.0 inning in seven of 14 relief appearances…picked up the win and struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/21 at Kansas City…struck out three in 2.2 scoreless relief innings on 8/9 at Milwaukee…struck out one in 1.2 scoreless relief innings on 8/16 vs. Chicago…earned relief win on 8/28 vs. Gary SouthShore, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning

2018
Trenton (Eastern/AA/New York Yankees): Made two relief appearances for the Thunder, going 1-1 and allowing four earned runs in 5.0 innings…finished one game…picked up relief win on 9/1 vs. Reading, striking out four in 3.2 shutout relief innings

Tampa (Florida State/A+/New York Yankees): 2-1 with one save and a 4.38 ERA for the Tarpons in 30 games, all of them in relief…finished three games…61.2 innings pitched, allowing 62 hits, 25 walks, and one home run…struck out 68…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 27 of 30 relief appearances…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 4/7 vs. Lakeland…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings with three strikeouts while earning the win on 4/25 at Bradenton…struck out three in 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 5/5 at Florida…struck out five in 2.2 shutout relief innings on 5/27 at Florida…picked up the win in relief on 6/5 vs. St. Lucie, striking out three in 2.1 shutout innings…struck out two in 2.1 scoreless relief innings on 6/12 at Clearwater…struck out four in 2.2 shutout relief innings…picked up the save on 8/1 at Clearwater, striking out three in 4.0 shutout innings…struck out five in 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/5 vs. Lakeland…struck out three in 2.1 scoreless relief innings on 8/22 at St. Lucie…pitched 3.0 shutout relief innings with six strikeouts on 8/25 at Daytona

2017
Staten Island (New York-Penn/A-/New York Yankees): 3-1 with five saves and a 1.41 ERA for the Yankees in 18 games, 17 of them in relief…finished eight games…32.0 innings pitched, allowing 18 hits, nine walks, and zero home runs…struck out 33…pitched more than 1.0 inning in nine of 17 relief appearances…did not allow an earned run in 15 of 17 relief appearances…picked up relief win on 7/2 vs. Tri-City, striking out two in 1.0 scoreless inning…earned the save on 7/17 at Brooklyn, striking out four in 3.2 shutout innings…picked up the save as part of a combined no-hitter on 7/29 at Tri-City, striking out four in 2.2 shutout innings…picked up the save on 8/16 vs. Connecticut in the second game of a double header, striking out one in 2.0 shutout innings…struck out three in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 8/22 at Aberdeen while picking up the win…struck out two in 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/29 at Lowell…struck out three in 1.1 scoreless relief innings on 9/3 at Aberdeen…helped Yankees reach the New York-Penn League playoffs

2016
Tampa (Florida State/A+/New York Yankees): Made one relief appearance for the Yankees…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 5/20 at Fort Myers…helped the Yankees reach the Florida State League Championship Series

Charleston (South Atlantic/A/New York Yankees): Made six relief appearances for the RiverDogs, allowing nine earned runs in 14.2 innings…allowed 17 hits, seven walks, and two home runs…struck out 16…pitched more than 1.0 inning in five of six relief appearances…picked up the save on 7/3 vs. Augusta, allowing two earned runs in 3.0 innings while striking out two…struck out three in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 7/21 at West Virginia…struck out two in 1.2 shutout relief innings on 7/31 vs. Lexington…helped the RiverDogs reach the South Atlantic League playoffs

Staten Island (New York-Penn/A-/New York Yankees): 1-1 with six saves and a 1.21 ERA for the Yankees in 15 relief appearances…finished 10 games…22.1 innings pitched, allowing 11 hits, one walk, and zero home runs…struck out 21…pitched more than 1.0 inning in eight of 15 relief appearances…did not allow an earned run in 13 of 15 relief appearances…struck out four in 2.1 shutout relief innings on 6/17 at Brooklyn…earned the save on 6/20 vs. Aberdeen, striking out four in 2.0 scoreless innings…struck out three in 1.1 shutout relief innings on 8/17 vs. Brooklyn…struck out two in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 8/23 vs. Aberdeen…picked up the save on 8/26 at Batavia, striking out two in 2.1 scoreless innings…earned the save on 8/29 vs. Connecticut, striking out two in 1.1 shutout innings…helped the Yankees reach the New York-Penn League playoffs

2015
Charleston (South Atlantic/A/New York Yankees): 5-14 with a 4.29 ERA for the RiverDogs in 26 games, 25 of them as a starting pitcher…pitched two complete games, including one shutout…136.1 innings pitched, allowing 153 hits, 38 walks, and eight home runs…struck out 119…finished second in the South Atlantic League in strikeouts…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 13 of 25 starts, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 17 of them…walked two batters or less in 22 of 25 starts…started and picked up the win on 4/11 vs. Lexington, striking out six in 6.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 5/24 at Greenville, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings while striking out six…picked up relief win on 6/17 vs. West Virginia, allowing zero earned runs in 3.1 innings and striking out six…started and took the loss on 7/11 vs. Kannapolis, allowing one unearned run in 6.0 innings with seven strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 8/5 at Hagerstown, allowing four earned runs over 6.2 innings while striking out nine…pitched complete game shutout on 8/19 vs. Rome, striking out four and allowing three hits in 7.0 innings…started and won on 8/31 vs. Asheville, striking out four in 6.1 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision on 9/5 at Augusta, striking out seven in 6.0 shutout innings

2014
Charleston (South Atlantic/A/New York Yankees): Made six starts for the RiverDogs, going 1-0 with a 2.78 ERA…22.2 innings pitched, allowing 17 hits, 11 walks, and zero home runs…struck out 21…allowed three or fewer earned runs in all six of his starts…started and took no-decision on 8/5 at Savannah, striking out four in 4.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 8/21 at Greenville, striking out three in 4.1 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision on 8/26 vs. Greenville, allowing one earned run and striking out six in 4.2 innings…started and took no-decision on 8/31 at Augusta, striking out two in 4.0 scoreless innings

Staten Island (New York-Penn/A-/New York Yankees): 1-0 with one save and a 0.43 ERA for the Yankees in eight appearances, five of them as a starting pitcher…finished one game…21.0 innings pitched, allowing nine hits, two walks, and zero home runs…struck out 25…did not allow an earned run in seven of eight appearances…made professional debut on 6/22 at Hudson Valley, striking out two in 1.0 scoreless relief inning…made first career start and took no-decision on 6/25 vs. Hudson Valley, striking out one in 2.0 scoreless innings…earned first career save on 6/29 at Brooklyn, striking out three in 1.0 shutout inning…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/4 vs. Hudson Valley…picked up first career win on 7/16 vs. Williamsport, striking out six in 4.0 scoreless relief innings…started and took no-decision on 7/21 vs. Jamestown, striking out five in 4.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 7/27 at Connecticut, striking out five in 4.0 scoreless innings

Rick Forney on Justin Kamplain: Justin did such a good job for us last year when he joined our club. He competes really well, his stuff is good, and he did a nice job transitioning into a bullpen-only role. He was a big piece in our bullpen, and hopefully he comes in throwing the ball the same way this year.