Josh Banks

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1982 –


Who is Josh Banks?

Joshua Charles Banks is a former American professional baseball pitcher. He is 6'3" tall and weighs 195 pounds. Banks attended college at Florida International University. Tony Gwynn said Banks has eight pitches, one of which is a knuckleball.

He was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the second round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. Banks Major League debut in 2007 with the Blue Jays. On April 23, 2008, Banks was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres.

In his first 22 innings as a Padre, he did not give up any runs. This string was broken when David Wright singled home José Reyes on June 5, 2008. His first loss came weeks later against the New York Yankees and Joba Chamberlain on June 19, 2008. The loss was part of a three-game sweep of the Padres at Yankee Stadium, the last time the San Diego Padres ever visited the old Yankee Stadium. In October 2009, Banks was granted Free Agency.

On January 4, 2010, Banks signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros and got an invitation to spring training. He appeared in 27 games for the Round Rock Express and one game for the Astros before becoming a free agent at the end of the season.

On January 31, 2011, Banks signed a major league contract with the San Francisco Giants. He was released during the season.

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Jul 18, 1982
  • Florida International University
Lived in
  • Baltimore

on July 23, 2013


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