Lakeland Flying Tigers reliever Jordan Pratt / photo credit: HueyTaxi

Tigers Prospect Jordan Pratt Retires

Earlier today, Paul Wezner of announced that 22-year-old reliever Jordan Pratt has decided to retire.

Last spring, Jordan Pratt had a serious scare when he took a line drive off his skull. He was on the ground for more than 30 minutes at the time, and spent months receiving treatment. After meeting with Tigers doctors, and due to the increased risk of repeat injury causing irreparable damage, Pratt has chosen not to return to the field. The door has been left open that he could try in the future, but as of now, his baseball career is over.

The Tigers selected Pratt in the 16th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Pratt leaves with a career 3.26 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 49 2/3 innings.

Best of luck to Jordan in his future endeavors.

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  • MCBjohnverburg

    Scary stuff. I’m sure the young man didn’t want to put the glove away but being on a mound knowing that another line drive could damage you even more seriously makes it not worth it. Hope he finds something else he loves to do.

  • jgorosh

    Unfortunate situation. Never want to force someone out before they’re ready.