The standout pitcher for Wheeler High School and Mississippi State University made his major league baseball debut last Friday pitching almost seven scoreless innings for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Tampa Bay Rays.
“This is what every kid dreams of and I’m glad it happened this way,” Woodruff told MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy in a story published last Saturday.
Woodruff has seen a steady climb from his years on the mound at Wheeler to the major leagues. He was drafted by the Brewers in the 11th round in 2014 and earned his spot in the majors with standout performances in minor leagues. Last season he split his time between the Double A Biloxi Shuckers and the Advanced-A team in Brevard County, Fla. He led the minor leagues in strikeouts in 2016 with 173 in 158 innings.
He was called up to the Brewers from their Triple-A affiliate Colorado Sky Sox.