|BILLY KOCH INFO|
|-Billy graduated from West Babylon High School in New York and then attended Clemson University.
-In 1996 Billy was selected as a second team All-American.
-Billy is the second highest drafted baseball player in Clemson's history (Kris Benson-96).
-Billy was a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Baseball Team.
-In 1997 Billy attended ML Spring Training and played in 3 games.
-In 1998 Billy spent most of the season in Dunedin, his record was 14-7, with and ERA of 3.75, he was named to the Florida State League All-Star Team(his 14 wins tied the league lead).
-In 1998 Billy was rated the second best prospect in the organization by Baseball America.
-In 1999 Billy opened the season with Syracuse, and he was 3-0 with 5 starts with an ERA of 3.86.
-On May 5th, Billy made his Major League debut with the Toronto Blue Jays, he pitched 2.2 scoreless innings and he retired the first six batters he faced.
-His best stretch of games was his 11 games in June, where he went 0-0 with six saves, and he had an ERA of 0.61, which is 2 earned runs in 14.2 innings pitched.
-Billy set an American League rookie record with 31 saves.
-Billy was named the Topps Major League Right-Handed pitcher of the year
|The 2000 Contract signing Billy Koch signs on with the Jays for 3 more years|
|Billy and Benny - by Gary Libman Article about Billy Koch and Kris Benson from Clemson University|
|SLAM! Baseball Billy Koch as a closer|
|ESPN Scouting Report Scouting report on Billy Koch|
|SLAM! Baseball Voters pick Koch|
|The Sporting News Billy throws 101|
|MLB.com Billy Koch Traded to Oakland|
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