• Brett Jodie

    Posted by on February 20th, 2007 · Comments (3)

    Brett Jodie was drafted by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 1998 draft. He made one start for the Yankees in 2001 – where he got pounded – and then was traded to the Padres ten days later (for Sterling Hitchcock).

    The Yankees then re-claimed Jodie on waivers on January 4, 2002 (from the Padres) – only to let him go him again (this time via a release) on September 2, 2002.

    He’s now the pitching coach and Director of Player Procurement for the Somerset Patriots.

    Whenever I hear his name, I think of the old Jim Carroll song “Jody.” Somehow, I don’t think they’re playing that for him in Somerset during his trips to the mound.

    Brett Jodie obviously has allowed baseball to get into his blood. You gotta root for a guy like that.

    Comments on Brett Jodie

    1. rbj
      February 20th, 2007 | 1:39 pm

      Even in low A-ball level minor leagues, there were some guys who were real prospects — you could see the fancy cars in the parking lot. To play in the independent leagues, you really have to love baseball, the chance of making it to the pros is real small.

    2. baileywalk
      February 20th, 2007 | 2:09 pm

      It’s fun looking back at old box scores.

      Jodie gave up two home runs to Jose Cruz in two innings. Ouch. Raul Mondesi also hit one off of him.

      Check out who came into the game after Jodie: future-ex-Blue Jay Ted Lilly, Jay Witasick, Randy Choate, Mark Wohlers, Mike Stanton.

      It’s hard to remember Mark Wohlers ever being a Yankee.

      And I can’t say I even remember Esteban Loaiza being a Blue Jay.

      Paul Quantrill finished out the game for the Jays.

    3. Raf
      February 20th, 2007 | 5:22 pm

      It’s hard to remember Mark Wohlers ever being a Yankee.
      Didn’t do much of anything worth remembering.

      His name ranks right up there with Lee Smith, Frank Tanana, Armando Benitez in the “were they really Yankees” category

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