TJ Oakes
TJ  Oakes


Jordan, Minn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 225





Oakes Signs With the Rockies; Set to Play for Tri-City This Month

Drafted in the 11th round, Oakes will join the Dust Devils, Monday, June 11th


Oakes Drafted by Colorado Rockies in the 11th Round

Drafted in the 41st round of the 2011 draft (1,258th pick overall), Oakes stock improved 30 rounds.


149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons


Gopher Baseball Holds Annual Banquet at TCF Bank Stadium

Gopher seniors were honored and annual awards given out at the banquet


Oakes, Halloran and Henkemeyer Earn All-Big Ten Honors

Oakes was named a First Team, while Halloran and Henkemeyer on Third


Minnesota-Penn State Highlights

TJ Oakes struck out a career-high 10 batters in the series opener against Penn State.


Minnesota 8, NMSU 1

Minnesota opened the DQ Classic with an 8-1 win over New Mexico State.


Junior Pitcher T.J. Oakes

Golden Gopher junior right-hander T.J. Oakes

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First-Team All-Big Ten selection • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • in 14 starts, held a 7-3 record and a 2.31 earned run average • held a sub 2.00 ERA a majority of the season and lowered ERA every year with the Gophers (3.62 as a freshman, 3.26 his sophomore year) • named the team's pitcher of the year, led the Big Ten Conference in strikeouts looking (27), third in overall strikeouts (78), fourth in ERA and innings pitched (97.1) • named to the College Baseball Hall of Fame Watch List • pitched two of the Gophers' three complete games• Gophers were 9-5 when he was on the mound • had nine strikeouts twice in a game twice and 10 in another • In 14 starts, had nine games in which he recorded five or more strikeouts • helped the Gophers to four one-run victories • allowed just one or zero earned runs in eight games and two or less in 10 of 14 starts • started the season with four-straight wins • earned a win in the first game of the season against Louisville (2/17) • named a Big Ten Pitcher of the Week when he led the charge in a 1-0 shutout win over Milwaukee the second weekend of the season • collected wins against both New Mexico State (3/2) and Stony Brook (3/10) • named to the Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team • went 8.0 innings pitched and picked up the win against The Citadel (3/23) • allowed just one run on five hits in the Big Ten opener against Michigan (3/30) • pitched a complete game in the 2-1 Ohio State loss (4/6) • career-high 8.1 innings in the 2-1 win over Northwestern (4/13) • held a no-decision against Michigan State (4/21) when he allowed just two runs in 6.2 innings pitched • held just one earned run in the 5-4 win over Iowa (4/27) • pitched his second complete game of the season in the 4-3 loss to Nebraska (5/11) • drafted in the 11th round of the MLB draft (348 overall pick) by the Colorado Rockies.

Third-Team All-Big Ten selection • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • appeared and started in 14 games and went 5-5 with a 3.26 earned run average • struck out 52 batters, including 24 looking, in a team-high 85.2 innings pitched • opened his sophomore campaign against St. John's on Feb. 18 • pitched a season-high 7.1 innings against South Alabama on March 4 • pitched 6.2 innings and allowed just one run to earn his first win of the season on March 11 vs. Gonzaga • earned his second win of the season and first against a Big Ten opponent in the 9-5 win over Purdue (4/1) • struck out five and allowed one earned run in six innings in the April 15 win over Northwestern • had a career-high seven strikeouts, held Iowa scoreless in seven innings in the 1-0 shutout win on April 29 • threw 115 pitches, including 75 strikes, during the Iowa win• added a back-to-back win going 6.2 innings and one earned run in the 5-4 win against Michigan (5/6) • had five strikeouts in seven innings pitched and had a no-decision in the 3-2 win over Ohio State (5/19) • tied a season-high 7.1 innings pitched during the Big Ten Tournament vs. Ohio State (5/25) • drafted by the Minnesota Twins with the 27th pick in the 41st round (1,258th overall) of the Major League Baseball Draft but will return to the Gopher squad in 2012.

Named Third-Team All-Big Ten and also was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team • was the first Golden Gopher freshman starting pitcher to recieve All-Big Ten honors since Glen Perkins did so in 2003 • Appeared in 16 games, starting 14 of those contests and went 4-3 with a 3.62 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 87.0 innings pitched • made his collegiate debut on Feb. 20 against Akron, going 2.2 scoreless innings while giving up four hits, with two strikeouts and one walk • earned his first career victory against Northwestern on March 7, pitching 5.0 innings, giving up four hits, one run, no walks and three strikeouts • pitched 6.0 innings against Samford on March 20, giving up four hits, one run, two walks and four strikeouts • pitched 6.2 innings against Northwestern on April 17, giving up nine hits, four earned runs, four walks and five strikeouts in a no-decision • tossed a career-high 8.0 innings against Penn State on May 15, giving up four hits, one run, one walk and four strikouts to pick up his fourth win of the year • was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 17 for his performance against Penn State on May 15 • went 7.0 innings against New Mexico in NCAA Regional play on June 5, allowing seven hits, two earned runs, two walks and six strikouts.

Graduated from Jordan High School • coach was Kyle Johnson • was named All-State in his junior and senior season, and all-conference all four years • led Jordan to MRC Conference title three times • was part of USA Baseball program during his junior year • also was a threetime All-Conference honoree in basketball • named Academic All-State in his senior season • was 6-1 with a 0.42 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 49.2 innings in his junior season, and 8-0 with a 1.07 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 58 innings as a sophomore.

Sports management major • son of Todd and Terri Oakes • son of Pitching Coach Todd Oakes, marking the ninth straight season that a son of one of the Golden Gopher coaches has been on the roster • lists most memorable sporting event as winning three state Legion titles and two Central Plains Regional Championships • likes to play basketball and go hunting in his spare time • born on July 15, 1990.


Gophers in the Pros (June 19 Update)

Gophers in the Pros (June 19 Update)

6/19/2018 - Baseball

"Gophers in the Pros" will provide a bi-weekly update during the summer months for fans to keep up with former Gopher Baseball players as they compete at the next level.

ABCA/Rawlings Name Three Gophers All-Americans

ABCA/Rawlings Name Three Gophers All-Americans

6/16/2018 - Baseball

The last of the major organizations to name Division I All-Americans tabbed three Gophers as All-Americans in 2018.

PerfectGame Tabs Gophers as Freshmen All-Americans

PerfectGame Tabs Gophers as Freshmen All-Americans

6/14/2018 - Baseball

PerfectGame became the latest organization to honor Patrick Fredrickson and Max Meyer as Freshman All-Americans

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