#36 Jeff Ames

Position: RHP Birthday: January 31, 1991
Born: Vancouver, WABats/Throws: R/R 
Height: 6-4Weight: 220
Pro Experience: 8 years                College: Lower Columbia College

Ames, 28, is entering his first season with the Skeeters and his ninth at the pro level …. Began 2019 season with Double-A Pensacola, going 1-3 with a 4.57 ERA in 25 games (one start) …. Selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round (42nd overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft out of Lower Columbia College (Longview, WA) …. Also selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 30th round of the 2010 MLB Draft of out Lower Columbia College …. Also selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 46th round of 2009 MLB Draft out of Skyview High School (Vancouver, WA) …. Selected as New York-Penn League All-Star in 2012 with Low-A Hudson Valley …. Selected as Midwest League All-Star in 2013 with Single-A Bowling Green …. Was selected as Midwest League Pitcher of the Week on three occasions in 2013, finishing the season at 9-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 23 starts …. Has appeared at the affiliated level with the Rays (2011-17), Washington Nationals (2018), Milwaukee Brewers (2018) and Minnesota Twins (2019) …. Has gone 36-23 with a 3.61 ERA and 13 saves in 242 games (51 starts) at the affiliated level … Ranked as the Rays’ No. 13 prospect prior to 2014 season, per MLB.com …. Ranked third in the New York-Penn League in 2012 with a 1.96 ERA, which also ranked as third-best out of Tampa Bay Rays Minor Leaguers