Southern Illinois Miners

12 Robby Rowland
12 Robby Rowland
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230
Hometown: Cloverdale, CA
Position: P

Born: 12/15/1991

Bats/Throws: R/R

2018 Status: Experienced

- Entering second season with Southern Illinois in 2018

- Made six starts down the stretch in 2017 for the Miners, going 2-3 with a 4.59 ERA, 22 strikeouts and 12 walks in 33 1/3 innings

- Acquired by the Miners from the Lincoln SaltDogs (American Association) on August 5th, 2017 (2-1, 4.41 ERA in four starts, 14 strikeouts, 10 walks in 16 1/3 innings; missed time after being hit by a line drive in May)

- Played 2 years in the Cardinals organization, with a 3.92 ERA, 21 strikeouts and nine walks in 20 2/3 innings between Short-season Single-A State College, A-Advanced Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield in 2016

- Appeared in 47 games with 14 saves, a 3.36 ERA, 56 strikeouts, 13 walks and just 50 hits allowed in 61 2/3 innings between Springfield, Palm Beach and Single-A Peoria in 2015, earning midseason all-star honors in the Midwest League

- Pitched in the prestigious Arizona Fall League in 2015, appearing in 10 games with a 4.76 ERA, three saves, 10 strikeouts and four walks in 11 1/3 innings

- Teammates with Miners reliever Kyle Grana in both seasons with the Cardinals

- Signed as a free agent with St. Louis after three seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and two with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization

- Originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 MLB Draft by Arizona out of Cloverdale (CA) High School