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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
News Articles
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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