25 Mar Jason Grilli x PG Sports
Jason Grilli aka Grill Cheese has had a interesting journey to the major leagues. He got drafted in 1994 by the New York Yankees in the 24th round out of high school, but opted to go to Seton Hall University. After dominating at Seton Hall for three years he enter the MLB drafted and was the 4th overall pick by the San Francisco Giants. In 1999 he was trade to the Florida Marlins for Livan Hernandez. In 2000 at the young age of 23 Grilli made his MLB debut as a starting pitcher for the Marlins and got his first win despite giving up 4 earned runs in 6 and 2/3 innings. His second season as a Marlin wasn’t successful he started 5 games and had a 6.08 era going 2-2. Grilli was sent down and would not get back to the MLB until 2004 when he got drafted to the Chicago White Sox in the rule 5 draft. He was a starter again and it wasn’t working out so he converted to a reliever. After several trades, a rule 5 draft, free agent signings, and an injury that caused him to be out the whole 2010 season the journeyman Grilli finally found a home with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first two seasons with the Pirates Grilli was a solid reliever for them. Last season (2013) was his break out season at the ripe age of 36. Jason Grilli is now an All-Star closer in the MLB, racking up 33 saves with a 2.70 era and 74 Ks in just 50 innings pitched. Below is Grilli wearing a PG Sports hat.