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Switzer is a 1998 graduate of Clear Lake High School in Houston, Texas While there he was three-year letterwinner and was selected for the following honors: '98 first-team all-district, '97 second-team all-district, USA Today 1998 All-USA honorable mention, Houston Area All-Star, '98 all-state selection. He also played for the South in the Texas North/South All-Star game at The Ballpark in Arlington.
Switzer attended Arizona State for three years (1999-2001) and appeared in 66 games compiling a 23-13 record with a 4.01 ERA striking out 327 batters in 303.1 innings. He posted back-to-back seasons with 100+ strikeouts in 2000 (121) and 2001 (128). He was named Pac-10 Honorable Mention in 2000 and 2001, third-team Collegiate Baseball All-American in 2000.
Switzer missed the entire 2004 season with an injury. He split the 2005 - 2007 seasons between Durham and the parent club. On November 30, 2007 Tampa outrighted Switzer to Durham. December 1, he refused the minor league assignment and became a free agent.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Player Bio: Jon Switzer. Arizona State University. Retrieved on 2008-04-12.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Jon Switzer. The Baseball Cube. Retrieved on 2008-04-12.
- ↑ Jon Switzer. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on 2008-04-12.
- ↑ #25 Jon Switzer. SoxProspects. Retrieved on 2008-04-12.
- ↑ Tampa Bay Rays Transactions: November 2007. MLB.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-12.
- ↑ Rays: Transactions 2008. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2008-04-12.
- ↑ Boston Red Sox Transactions: January 2008. MLB.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-12.
- ↑ Boston Red Sox Transactions: March 2008. MLB.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-12.