Astros call up Jordan Jankowski from Class AAA
By Rich Borland
High Point Thomasville – Former High Point Thomasville HiTom Jordan Jankowski has been promoted to the Houston Astros. Playing for the HiToms from 2009 to 2011, Jankowski recently posted a 1.42 ERA through 19 innings with the Fresno Grizzlies in the Pacific Coast League before getting his first big league job.
In his time with the HiToms, Jankowski registered an overall ERA was 2.81 and had a 7-4 record. In the 45 games he participated in, Jordan threw 124.1 innings while only giving up 34 earned runs. He gave up 62 walks but retired 183 batters via the strikeout.
With the success he brought in the CPL, Jordan kept his talents in North Carolina, and transferred from Miami(OH) to Catawba College. In his two years there, Jordan earned an overall record of 17-4 in 28 starts. In the 33 games he pitched in, he had an ERA of 3.37 and had 244 strikeouts.
Jankowski was drafted in the 34th round by the Astros and had spent his last 3 years in Class AAA Fresno.
Recently, the Astros ace Dallas Keuchel pinched a nerve in his back. The domino affect has forced more guys who don’t usually start games to do so, and with that, they need some bullpen help.
The 28 year old Jankowski is playing in his 6th season in the organization and what better time to get called up right as the HiToms are in their opening week. Jankowski will begin his professional career at Minute Maid Park as the Astros host the Tigers for a four game stint.