Jake Peavy was born and grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He was drafted out of high school by the San Diego Padres in the 15th round of the 1999 MLB Draft and made his big league debut on June 22, 2002 at the age of 21.
The Bochy days
Peavy won his first All-Star selection under Bruce Bochy in the 2005 season when he went 13-7 with a 2.88 ERA in 30 starts. He led the league with 216 strikeouts and issued 50 walks.
Cy Young Peavy
Peavy's second All-Star selection came with a much greater honor -- the NL Cy Young Award. It was the first year after Bochy departed from the Padres, and Peavy went 19-6 with a 2.54 ERA, once again leading the league with 240 strikeouts. He finished seventh in the MVP voting.
It took Peavy until 2012 to claim his third All-Star bid, this one coming with the AL and the Chicago White Sox. He finished the season 11-12 with a 3.37 ERA and won the Gold Glove.
World Series champ
Peavy was acquired by the Red Sox midway through the 2013 season and helped them win the World Series, going 4-1 with a 4.04 ERA in the regular season.
New life in San Francisco
Peavy struggled in 2014 with the Red Sox, going 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA and allowing a league-high 20 home runs before the Giants acquired him on July 26 in exchange for minor league pitchers Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree.
Debut in Orange and Black
Peavy made his debut with the Giants on July 27 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He gave up six hits, allowed four runs (three earned), and struck out five batters on 102 pitches. Peavy recorded his 10th loss of the season as the Giants were swept by their rivals. His last win came on April 25 against the Toronto Blue Jays.