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  Jon Switzer
Jon Switzer

Player Profile
Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Clearlake HS

Position:
LHP

Experience:
3V

B/T:
Left/Left

Arizona State: Appeared in 66 games for the Sun Devils from 1999-2001… compiled a career 23-13 record with a 4.01 ERA… struck out 327 batters in 303.1 innings… named Pac-10 Honorable Mention in 2000 and 2001… a third-team Collegiate Baseball All-American in 2000… tied for fifth when his playing career ended with 13 losses… posted back-to-back seasons with 100+ strikeouts in 2000 (121) and 2001 (128).

Professional Baseball: Selected 47th overall and third in the second round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2001 draft... improved from a 26th round pick by Pittsburgh out of high school… made his MLB debut against the Kansas City Royals (August 2, 2003) to become the 79th Sun Devil to play MLB Baseball… named a Southern League All-Star in 2003 while playing for the Orlando Rays (Double-A).

2001 (Junior): Finished the year 5-6 with a 4.40 ERA… ASU scored only one run in four of his losses… earned NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week honors (2/5) after striking out 13 of the 16 batters he faced vs. Southern Utah (2/2)… at one point struck out eight straight in that game… had three straight starts in February with over 10 K’s…. tied a career high with 13 K’s vs. Washington State (4/12) in a 2-1 loss… had 12 strikeouts in 3-1 loss to UCLA (5/19)… named Pac-10 Honorable Mention... District VIII Academic All-American… preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America.

2000 (Sophomore): Three time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week during 2000 season... third-team All-American as announced by Collegiate Baseball… Pac-10 All-Conference honorable mention... ranked seventh in the conference in ERA (3.89), sixth in strikeouts (121), third in opponent batting average (.228), fourth in innings pitched (115.2), third in wins (11) and first in games started (19 ... held opponents to a .221 average with runners on base ... first 11 game winner since 1993 for the Sun Devils ... pitched a complete game, four hitter vs. Louisiana State (2/20) ... notched 10 strikeouts, three times this season ... pitched complete game, four hitter vs. USC (4/28)... two of three losses came in conference play (Stanford and Arizona)... listed as a sophomore All-American on Baseball America’s midseason update… played for Team USA.

1999 (Freshman): TPX/Collegiate Baseball honorable mention Freshman All-American… All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection… made nine starts in 25 appearances… posted a 4.12 ERA in 87.1 innings pitched… recorded 78 strikeouts to 29 walks… went 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA in Pac-10 play… held opponents to a .263 average at the plate… in his first collegiate pitching performance, pitched 3.2 shutout innings with six strikeouts and no walks vs. Hawaii-Hilo (1/23) for his first collegiate win… against BYU (2/19), went 7.0 innings allowing only one run, no walks and seven strikeouts for the win… picked up the win at Washington (5/7), pitching 5.1 shutout innings with no walks and six strikeouts… against USC (4/25), pitched 3.1 innings, allowed only one run to pick up the win.

High School: A 1998 graduate of Clear Lake High School in Houston, Texas... three-year letterwinner... coached by Bob Cobb and Sean Wood... '98 first-team all-district... '97 second-team all-district... USA Today 1998 All-USA honorable mention... Houston Area All-Star... '98 all-state selection... played for the South in the Texas North/South All-Star game at The Ballpark in Arlington.

Personal: Majored in marketing at ASU… parents are Robert Switzer of Tempe, Ariz. and Judy Switzer of Houston, Texas… born August 13, 1979 in Bowling Green, Ky.… has one brother, Jim and one sister, Heather… sister was the Big 8 Champion in the 200M freestyle at the University of Kansas… full name is Jon Michael Switzer.

Career Stats at ASU:

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA
1999....  4.12   7-4    25   9   0   0/0     0   87.1   89   47   40   29   78   8   2  10   387   .263   2  13   1   5
2000....  3.89  11-3    22  19   2   0/2     0  115.2   99   60   50   46  121  22   0  14   511   .228   1  23   1   6
2001....  4.04   5-6    19  18   1   0/0     0  100.1   95   56   45   45  128  17   3   7   441   .253  10  11   1   8
TOTAL...  4.01  23-13   66  46   3   0/2     0  303.1  283  163  135  120  327  47   5  31  1339   .246  13  47   3  19
Jon Switzer Game-by-Game - 2001
Date            Opponent               GS    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO    2B  3B  HR    WP  BK HBP  DP IBB   Score    W-L  SV    ERA
Jan 26, 2001    Texas-Arlington         *   5.1   5   3   3   4   6     1   0   0     1   0   0   0   0    3-5     0-0   0   5.06
Feb 02, 2001    Southern Utah           *   5.0   1   0   0   1  13     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   10-2     1-0   0   2.61
Feb 09, 2001    Duke                    *   8.0   5   1   0   1  11     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    8-1     2-0   0   1.47
Feb 16, 2001    Creighton               *   7.0   2   1   0   3  11     1   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   23-1     3-0   0   1.07
Feb 23, 2001 at Cal State Fullerton     *   5.0   8   3   3   1   9     1   1   0     0   0   0   0   0    5-3     3-0   0   1.78
Mar 02, 2001    LSU                     *   5.2   5   7   2   3   6     2   0   1     1   0   1   0   0   11-12    3-0   0   2.00
Mar 09, 2001    South Florida           *   3.2   6   5   5   6   4     1   0   1     0   0   0   0   0   16-5     3-0   0   2.95
Mar 16, 2001 at California              *   4.0   4   4   2   2   3     2   0   0     1   0   1   0   0    7-4     3-0   0   3.09
Mar 24, 2001 at Oregon State            *   9.0   8   2   2   3  10     1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   10-2     4-0   0   2.91
Mar 31, 2001    Stanford                *   8.1   5   4   4   4   3     0   0   0     1   0   1   0   1    2-5     4-1   0   3.10
Apr 07, 2001 at USC                     *   6.0   8   3   3   1   6     0   1   0     1   0   1   0   0    1-5     4-2   0   3.22
Apr 12, 2001    Washington State        *   8.0   6   1   1   1  13     1   0   0     2   1   3   0   0    1-2     4-2   0   3.00
Apr 17, 2001 at New Mexico State        *   0.0   4   6   6   1   0     0   0   2     0   0   1   0   0   16-19    4-3   0   3.72
Apr 23, 2001    Gonzaga                 *   4.0   6   3   2   1   5     1   1   0     1   0   0   0   0    7-6     4-3   0   3.76
Apr 28, 2001    Arizona                 *   4.0   7   3   3   3   4     1   0   1     0   0   1   0   0    1-3     4-4   0   3.90
May 02, 2001 at Tennessee                   1.0   0   0   0   1   1     0   0   0     1   0   1   0   0   15-1     4-4   0   3.86
May 13, 2001 at Washington              *   5.0   5   2   2   2   7     2   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    7-3     5-4   0   3.84
May 19, 2001    UCLA                    *   7.0   4   2   2   3  12     1   0   0     1   1   0   0   0    1-3     5-5   0   3.75
May 26, 2001 vs Cal State Fullerton     *   4.1   6   6   5   4   4     2   0   2     0   0   0   0   1    3-13    5-6   0   4.04
Totals                                 18 100.1  95  56  45  45 128    17   3   7    10   2  11   0   2  147-95    5-6   0   4.04
Jon Switzer Game-by-Game - 2000
Date            Opponent               GS    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO    2B  3B  HR    WP  BK HBP  DP IBB   Score    W-L  SV    ERA
Jan 23, 2000    Univ. of Utah           *   7.0   3   1   1   0   9     1   0   1     0   0   1   0   0    9-1     1-0   0   1.29
Jan 30, 2000    Florida Atlantic        *   5.0   5   1   1   2   3     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    3-2     2-0   0   1.50
Feb 04, 2000    Florida State           *   7.0   5   2   1   1   6     2   0   0     0   0   3   0   0   10-11    2-0   0   1.42
Feb 11, 2000    Duke University         *   7.0   2   0   0   1   6     1   0   0     1   0   0   0   0   12-0     3-0   0   1.04
Feb 20, 2000 at Louisiana State         *   9.0   4   2   1   5   5     1   0   1     0   0   2   0   0    6-2     4-0   0   1.03
Feb 26, 2000    New Mexico              *   5.0   5   5   5   3   9     0   0   2     0   0   1   0   0    9-7     4-0   0   2.03
Mar 03, 2000    Arizona                 *   3.1   8   7   5   1   6     0   0   2     0   0   0   0   0    9-7     4-0   0   2.91
Mar 10, 2000    Oklahoma                *   5.2   3   3   1   4   6     0   0   0     0   0   2   0   0   11-5     5-0   0   2.76
Mar 16, 2000    Univ. of Maine          *   7.0   2   1   1   4  10     1   0   1     0   0   0   0   0   16-1     6-0   0   2.57
Mar 24, 2000 at California              *   6.1   2   2   2   5   6     1   0   1     0   0   0   0   0    6-4     6-0   0   2.60
Mar 31, 2000    Stanford                *   8.1   6   5   5   2   6     1   0   2     0   0   1   0   0    1-5     6-1   0   2.93
Apr 07, 2000    Oregon State            *   8.0   6   0   0   3  10     1   0   0     0   0   2   0   0    1-0     7-1   0   2.63
Apr 14, 2000 at Washington State        *   6.0   8   2   2   3   5     3   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   24-3     8-1   0   2.66
Apr 20, 2000    UCLA                    *   3.2   9   8   8   0   4     3   0   2     0   0   2   0   0   10-8     8-1   0   3.36
Apr 25, 2000 at Oklahoma                    2.0   2   1   1   0   3     1   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   20-6     8-1   0   3.39
Apr 28, 2000 at Southern California     *   9.0   4   1   1   6  10     0   0   0     0   0   2   0   0    3-1     9-1   0   3.17
May 12, 2000    Washington              *   4.0   1   0   0   1   2     1   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   25-5    10-1   0   3.05
May 14, 2000    Washington                  1.1   2   1   1   0   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   13-2    10-1   0   3.10
May 19, 2000 at Arizona                 *   3.1   8   9   7   3   6     2   0   1     0   0   2   0   0   11-19   10-2   0   3.58
May 21, 2000 at Arizona                     2.1   4   1   0   1   3     1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   24-10   11-2   0   3.51
May 26, 2000    Miami (Ohio)            *   3.0   2   1   1   1   4     0   0   0     0   0   2   0   0   15-7    11-2   0   3.49
May 28, 2000 at University of Texas     *   2.1   8   7   6   0   1     2   0   1     0   0   0   0   0    7-9    11-3   0   3.89
Totals                                 19 115.2  99  60  50  46 121    22   0  14     1   0  23   0   0  245-115  11-3   0   3.89
Jon Switzer Game-by-Game - 1999
Date            Opponent               GS    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO    2B  3B  HR    WP  BK HBP  DP IBB   Score    W-L  SV    ERA
Jan 23, 1999 at Hawaii-Hilo-2               3.2   0   0   0   0   6     0   0   0     0   1   0   0   0   19-5     1-0   0   0.00
Jan 31, 1999    Howard University       *   6.1   2   2   2   1   9     1   0   0     0   1   1   0   0   20-2     2-0   0   1.80
Feb 05, 1999 at Florida State               0.0   1   1   1   1   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    1-4     2-0   0   2.70
Feb 07, 1999 at Florida State           *   7.0  13   7   7   1   5     0   1   2     0   0   0   0   0    5-7     2-1   0   5.29
Feb 14, 1999    New Mexico              *   5.0   5   2   2   1   2     1   1   0     0   0   2   0   0    5-4     2-1   0   4.91
Feb 19, 1999    Brigham Young           *   7.0   7   1   1   0   7     1   0   1     0   0   0   0   0   17-4     3-1   0   4.03
Feb 27, 1999 at Arizona                 *   5.0   7   2   2   2   4     1   0   1     0   0   0   0   0   11-9     4-1   0   3.97
Mar 07, 1999 at Stanford                *   6.1   8   7   4   3   4     1   0   1     1   0   2   0   0    8-11    4-2   0   4.24
Mar 13, 1999    Oklahoma                    0.2   2   2   2   1   2     0   0   1     0   0   0   0   0    6-7     4-2   0   4.61
Mar 16, 1999 at Cal State Fullerton     *   5.0   5   4   3   4   1     0   0   0     0   0   3   0   0    5-7     4-2   0   4.70
Mar 21, 1999    Boston College          *   3.2   6   4   4   4   2     1   0   1     1   0   0   0   0   21-6     4-2   0   5.07
Mar 26, 1999    California                  0.2   2   0   0   0   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   12-10    4-2   0   5.01
Mar 28, 1999    California              *   3.0   6   5   5   1   3     0   0   2     0   0   0   0   0   19-11    4-2   0   5.57
Apr 01, 1999 at Oregon State                0.2   0   0   0   0   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    9-5     4-2   0   5.50
Apr 03, 1999 at Oregon State                2.0   2   2   0   2   1     1   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   21-9     4-2   0   5.30
Apr 09, 1999    Washington State            0.2   1   0   0   0   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   10-9     4-2   0   5.24
Apr 11, 1999    Washington State            6.1   3   0   0   3   4     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   14-9     5-2   0   4.71
Apr 16, 1999 at UCLA                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   10-11    5-2   0   4.69
Apr 18, 1999 at UCLA                        6.1   4   3   3   2   5     0   0   0     0   0   1   0   0    6-8     5-3   0   4.65
Apr 23, 1999    Southern California         0.2   0   0   0   0   1     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    5-9     5-3   0   4.61
Apr 25, 1999    Southern California         3.1   2   1   1   0   2     0   0   1     0   0   0   0   0   16-10    6-3   0   4.52
Apr 28, 1999 vs Oklahoma                    3.0   3   1   1   1   4     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0    2-3     6-4   0   4.46
May 02, 1999    Southern Utah               2.0   4   1   0   0   4     0   0   0     0   0   0   0   0   12-6     6-4   0   4.35
May 07, 1999 at Washington-2                5.1   3   0   0   0   6     0   0   0     0   0   3   0   0    7-6     7-4   0   4.07
May 15, 1999    Arizona                     3.1   2   2   2   2   4     1   0   0     0   0   1   0   0   22-9     7-4   0   4.12
Totals                                  9  87.1  89  47  40  29  78     8   2  10     2   2  13   0   0  283-181   7-4   0   4.12
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