Hunterdon Hills Playhouse

Jake Joyce

Position: P
Date of Birth: 08/19/1991
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 185 lbs
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Collinsville, VA

Joyce enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The 27 year-old has spent each of the last four seasons with the Schaumburg Boomers (Frontier League) as a go-to relief pitcher, including the last two seasons as the team’s primary closer. Joyce went 4-2 last year with a 2.58 ERA and 12 saves over 38 relief appearances. This came off the heels of an equally impressive 2017 season, when he carried a 2.68 ERA with 16 saves over 40 appearances.
The Collinsville, Virginia native has been known for two specific stats in his time with the Boomers: relief appearances and strikeouts. Joyce has ranked among the top two on his team in relief appearances in each of his four seasons with the Boomers, including a team-leading 34 and 40 appearances in 2015 and 2017, respectively. 
Additionally, The Virginia Tech alumnus posted a strikeout per nine innings (K/9) ratio of over 11.0 in each season with Schaumburg, finishing in the top four in the league three times (2016-’18). That includes three seasons over 12.0 and a career-best/league leading 14.5 K/9 in 2017, when he struck out 65 batters over 40.1 innings of work.
Joyce owned a 16-11 record with a 2.41 ERA, 30 saves and 231 strikeouts over 160.2 innings pitching in his four seasons with Schaumburg. He led the team in appearances (145) and ranked second in strikeouts over this four-year stretch. 
The former 2013 ninth-round draft pick spent the first two seasons of his professional career in the Washington Nationals organization; both with Low-A Auburn. He owns 18 wins and a career 2.78 ERA with 262 strikeouts over six professional seasons.


# Name POS
44 Fox Beyer First Base Coach
29 Brett Jodie Manager
23 Jon Hunton Pitching Coach
6 Glen Barker Third Base Coach
0 Phil Lee Athletic Trainer


# Name POS
4 Yovan Gonzalez C
20 Gabriel Bracamonte C
34 Mike Ohlman C


# Name POS
2 Scott Kelly IF
3 Mike Fransoso IF
7 Will Kengor IF
8 Alfredo Rodriguez IF
14 Steve Nyisztor IF
21 Rey Navarro IF
25 Craig Massey IF
53 Edwin Espinal IF


# Name POS
1 Justin Pacchioli OF
5 D'Arby Myers OF
31 Ramon Flores OF


# Name POS
9 Luis Cruz P
10 Mike Antonini P
11 Thomas Dorminy P
12 Jake Joyce P
13 Nate Roe P
15 Logan Darnell P
16 Liam O'Sullivan P
19 Zech Zinicola P
24 David Kubiak P
26 Vince Molesky P
32 Mike Broadway P
36 Duane Below P
39 Brett Oberholtzer P
40 David Holmberg P
50 James Pugliese P