Thomas Eshelman is a professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is from the United States of America and he is currently a free agent in the MLB. The Houston Astros drafted him into the MLB during the 2015 draft. He used to play for the Baltimore Orioles and he made his MLB debut with them on July 1, 2019.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Eshelman was born Thomas Darwin Eshelman on June 20, 1994. He is from Carlsbad, California and he stands 188 cm tall and his last listed weight is 102 kg. He is a right-handed player and he throws and bats with his right hand.
His brother, Sam, is also into sports and once tried out for a Division III College Basketball Team.
Eshelman went to high school at the Carlsbad High School. He played for the baseball team and was named to the first team of the California Interscholastic Federation. After he went undrafted during the 2012 MLB Draft, he enrolled at the California State University, Fullerton. There he played for the Titans.
In 2015, he was ranked by MLB.com as one of the top prospects for that year’s draft. The Houston Rockets selected him and they put him through their Minor League system. He played for the Gulf Coast Astros and the Quad Cities River Bandits.
He was layer traded by the Astros to the Philadelphia Phillies alongside players Vince Velasquez, Mark Appel, and Brett Oberholtzer. He spent time in the minors again, playing for Clearwater Threshers and the Reading Fighting Phils. He also played for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
In 2019, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles. He made three starts with the Norfolk Tides before he was promoted to the majors in July 2019. He was added to the active roster a year later. By November 2020, he was listed as a designated assignment. He chose to be a free agent after that.
He re-signed with the Orioles at the start of 2021 but he was again listed as designed for the assignment in August. He became a free agent again in October 2021.