|Oakland Athletics – No. 60|
Born: March 16, 1989|
|April 25, 2016, for the Oakland Athletics|
|MLB statistics |
(through August 28, 2016)
|Earned run average||4.39|
Triggs graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2007. He attended the University of Southern California, where he graduated in 2011 magna cum laude with a degree in political science. He spent the 2011–12 academic year in the university's MBA program. He was the number one pitcher in the rotation in 2010, 2011, and 2012, All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention in 2010 and 2011, and a member of the All-Academic first team each season from 2009 through 2012. Triggs was named 2012 Pac-12 Baseball Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He was also a captain of the 2011 and 2012 teams. He posted a career ERA of 3.74 over 342 innings, with 269 strikeouts, 89 walks, 11 home runs allowed, and a win-loss record of 17–20. He had 8 complete games at USC and 9 games of 10 or more strikeouts, including 13 strikeouts over 7 2⁄3 innings against Washington State in the final game of 2011. He was also named to the Baseball America 2012 All-Fitt Team.
He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 24th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft and the San Francisco Giants in the 21st round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign either time.
He was named 2012 First Year Minor League Pitcher of the Year by the Professional Baseball Scouts of Southern California. He was fifth in the Carolina League (High A) in saves in 2013, led the Texas League (AA) in saves in 2014 with 19, and was named to the Texas League All Star Team in 2014. He was promoted to the Omaha Storm Chasers (AAA) at the end of the 2014 season and was a member of the Storm Chasers Triple-A National Championship team, pitching 2 innings in the championship game, with one hit, no runs, and 4 strikeouts. He was traded by Kansas City to the Baltimore Orioles in April 2015 and spent the year with the Bowie Baysox where he compiled an ERA of 1.03, a WHIP of 0.87, and was 17-for-17 in save opportunities. Bowie also won its first Eastern League Championship in 2015. The Orioles added him to their 40-man roster after the season.
On March 10, 2016, Triggs was placed on release waivers after the Orioles signed Pedro Álvarez. On March 13, he was claimed by the Oakland Athletics. Triggs began the season with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, pitching out of the bullpen in six games. On April 25, he was recalled by the Athletics. He made his MLB debut that night, pitching one inning of relief and allowing no hits with one strikeout against the Detroit Tigers.
- Andrew Triggs Bio - University of Southern California
- The 2012 All-Fitt Team
- Andrew Triggs Stats, Highlights
- O's add Bridwell, Triggs, Lee to 40-man roster
- Links, Zach (March 13, 2016). "A's Claim Andrew Triggs From Orioles". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
- "A's recall Triggs from Triple-A, option Surkamp". NBC Bay Area. April 25, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
- Links, Zach (April 25, 2016). "OAK vs. DET - 04/25/2016". MLB.com. Retrieved April 25, 2016.