Zack Dodson

#25 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: 27
Classification: LS-5

Career Highlights: 10th season of professional baseball and second with the Goldeyes…re-signed by the Goldeyes on 2/23/18…originally acquired by the Goldeyes on 4/24/17 from the Atlantic League’s Lancaster Barnstormers in exchange for future considerations…career 38-53 record with a 4.27 ERA in 158 games, 150 of them as a starting pitcher…three career complete games…one career game finished…803.1 career innings pitched, allowing 840 hits, 270 walks, and 64 home runs…519 career strikeouts…has three years of experience at the Double-A level…has made at least 20 starts and pitched at least 100.0 innings in five of the past six years, including four consecutive seasons from 2012-15…pitched 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

2017
Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): 5-7 with a 5.14 ERA for the Goldeyes in 21 games, 20 of them starts…pitched one complete game…124.1 innings pitched, allowing 139 hits, 45 walks, and 10 home runs…struck out 98…ranked 11th in the American Association in strikeouts and 12th in innings pitched…held left-handed batters to a .208 average (130 AB)…allowed four earned runs or less in 14 of 20 starts…walked two batters or less in 14 of 20 starts, and walked three batters or less in 17 of them…pitched at least 6.0 innings in 15 of 20 starts…pitched to a 3.97 ERA over final 11 starts…struck out 10 and picked up the win during start on 5/27 at Wichita, allowing two earned runs in 7.1 innings…started and won on 6/9 at Fargo-Moorhead, allowing three earned runs in 7.1 innings with eight strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 6/14 vs. Texas, allowing two earned runs in 7.0 innings while striking out four…started and won on 7/9 at Gary SouthShore, striking out six in 7.0 shutout innings…started and won on 7/14 vs. Kansas City, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings while striking out four…struck out eight and earned the win during start on 7/19 vs. St. Paul, allowing three earned runs in 7.0 innings…started and took no-decision on 7/27 vs. Fargo-Moorhead, allowing two earned runs in 5.0 innings with six strikeouts…allowed one earned run in 7.0 innings and struck out four while taking the loss during start on 8/8 at Sioux Falls…started and took no-decision on 8/22 vs. Sioux City, allowing three earned runs in 7.0 innings with two strikeouts…helped the Goldeyes win the American Association championship…pitched 5.1 innings of long relief in Game Two of the American Association Division Series on 9/7 at Lincoln…pitched 1.1 shutout relief innings with one strikeout in Game One of the American Association Championship Series on 9/13 at Wichita…picked up the win in relief and struck out three in 2.0 shutout innings in Game Four of the American Association Championship Series on 9/18 vs. Wichita…game was the longest in American Association history by duration (five hours and 59 minutes), and tied American Association for longest game by innings (17)

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: Both Zack and Kenny (Mathews) played big roles on our club last year. I’m hoping they can provide quality innings for us in 2018.