Steve Trachsel

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Steve Trachsel MLB Career Stats

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Steve Trachsel Bio

  • Full Name: Steven Christopher Trachsel
  • Born: 10/31/1970 in Oxnard, CA
  • Draft: 1991, Chicago Cubs, 8th rd. (215th overall)
  • College: Long Beach State
  • Debut: September 19, 1993
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/7/2008
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MLB Career Stats 143 159 4.39 420 417 0 2501.0 1591 1.41


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NL All-Star

Year Team League
1996 Chi Cubs NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/24/2003 NY Mets NL

Steve Trachsel Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1994 3.21 8th in NL
1996 3.03 6th in NL
2002 3.37 15th in NL
2003 3.78 17th in NL
2004 4.00 23rd in NL


Season W Rank
1994 9 15th in NL
1996 13 18th in NL
1998 15 14th in NL
2003 16 5th in NL
2004 12 24th in NL
2006 15 7th in NL


Season SO Rank
1994 108 20th in NL
1997 160 14th in NL
1999 149 17th in NL
2001 144 24th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1994 1.28 17th in NL
1996 1.19 9th in NL
2001 1.24 14th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1994 .242 9th in NL
1996 .235 8th in NL
1998 .260 25th in NL
2001 .254 19th in NL
2002 .258 22nd in NL
2004 .262 25th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1995 29 14th in NL
1997 34 3rd in NL
1998 33 15th in NL
1999 34 6th in NL
2000 34 3rd in AL
2003 33 8th in NL
2004 33 13th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1994 1 21st in NL
1995 2 18th in NL
1996 3 12th in NL
1999 4 5th in NL
2000 3 7th in AL
2001 1 24th in NL
2002 1 22nd in NL
2003 2 12th in NL
2006 1 21st in NL
2007 1 17th in AL


Season SHO Rank
1996 2 2nd in NL
2000 1 4th in AL
2001 1 7th in NL
2002 1 10th in NL
2003 2 4th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1994 146.0 22nd in NL
1996 205.0 22nd in NL
1997 201.1 18th in NL
1998 208.0 25th in NL
1999 205.2 17th in NL
2000 200.2 14th in AL
2003 204.2 16th in NL
2004 202.2 17th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1995 6.55 21st in NL
1996 5.80 14th in NL
1997 7.15 25th in NL
1998 6.45 25th in NL
2000 4.93 6th in AL
2002 5.44 9th in NL
2003 4.88 5th in NL
2004 5.20 10th in NL
2006 4.32 2nd in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1994 2.00 19th in NL
1995 1.54 3rd in NL
1996 2.13 19th in NL
1997 2.32 22nd in NL
1998 1.77 11th in NL
2000 1.49 9th in AL
2002 1.52 5th in NL
2003 1.71 12th in NL
2004 1.41 11th in NL
2006 1.01 1st in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1994 54 10th in NL
1995 76 3rd in NL
1997 69 16th in NL
1998 84 12th in NL
2000 74 20th in AL
2002 69 24th in NL
2004 83 7th in NL
2006 78 10th in NL
2007 69 7th in AL


Season H Rank
1995 174 20th in NL
1997 225 2nd in NL
1998 204 21st in NL
1999 226 10th in NL
2000 232 6th in AL
2003 204 13th in NL
2004 203 17th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1994 19 7th in NL
1995 25 2nd in NL
1996 30 2nd in NL
1997 32 1st in NL
1998 27 12th in NL
1999 32 7th in NL
2000 26 13th in AL
2001 28 14th in NL
2003 26 13th in NL
2004 25 20th in NL
2006 23 18th in NL

Steven Christopher Trachsel Bio Info

Has a son, Brendan (11/8/00) and daughter, Lauren Riley (12/3/02)...Graduated from Troy HS in Fullerton, CA in 1988...Graduated from Fullerton JC with a Liberal Arts degree before enrolling at Cal State-Long Beach...Led the school to a College World Series berth and was a Baseball America second team All-America selection after going 11-6 with a 2.78 ERA...Was signed by Cubs scout Gene Handley. 2007 Went 6-8 with a 4.48 ERA in 25 starts in his first year with the O's before being traded to the Chicago Cubs on August 31...Allowed 3 earned runs or fewer in 17 of his 25 starts for the Orioles...Went 3-2 with a 3.72 ERA (75.0IP, 31ER) in 12 starts at Camden Yards...Pitched to a 2.37 ERA (38.0IP, 10ER) in August...Threw a complete game on May 28 at Kansas City, his first 9-inning outing since August 18, 2003...Won 3 straight starts, May 18-28, before pitching 3.0 innings and taking the loss on June 2 at Los Angeles...The winning streak marked his first victories since April 22 vs. Toronto...Was placed on the disabled list with a strained gluteus muscle on June 30, one day after his shortest outing of the season, pitching 1.2 innings against the Los Angeles Angels...Earned the victory on August 18 at Toronto, his first win since June 8...He had been winless over 9 straight starts beginning on June 13, going 0-3 with a 6.55 ERA (45.1IP, 67H, 33ER)...Was traded to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for INF Scott Moore and RHP Rocky Cherry and a player to be named on August 31...Went 1-3 with an 8.31 ERA (17.1IP, 16ER) in 4 starts for the NL Central Division Champs. 2006 Tied for 7th in the National League with 15 wins and tied for 6th in the NL with a .667 winning percentage...Has recorded at least 10 wins in five of the last six seasons...Made only 6 starts in 2005 because of injuries...Won a career-high 7 straight starts, June 9-July 14...His previous best was wins in 4 consecutive starts, 8/7-23/03...The 7-game winning streak also was a career best, topping his previous best 5-game winning streak, 7/2-8/1/98...Started a career-high 11 consecutive games without a loss from May 23 through July 19, going 7-0 with a 4.94 ERA (62.0IP, 34ER)...Previous best was a 9-start span without losing, 4/21-6/5/98...Went 13-4 with a 5.16 ERA (103.0IP, 59ER) over his last 17 starts beginning June 9...The 13 wins starting June 9 through the end of the season was tied with Minnesota's Johan Santana and New York's Chien-Ming Wang for 2nd most in the majors behind Chicago's Jon Garland (14 wins)...Allowed 3 earned runs or fewer in 15 of his final 20 starts and 20 of 30 overall...Mets were 20-10 in his starts, including 16-6 over his final 22 starts...Collected his 60th win as a Met on July 14 at Chicago (NL), passing Craig Swan and Rick Reed for 10th on the Mets' career wins list...Finished season with 66 wins for New York...Recorded his 1,500th career strikeout on August 13 at Washington...Struck out a season-high 6 batters on 3 occasions, April 7 vs. Florida, August 18 vs. Colorado and August 29 at Colorado...Beat St. Louis on August 23, his first win in 7 starts vs. the Cardinals while with the Mets...Had defeated every other NL club at least twice since joining the Mets in 2001...Beat Florida, 9-3, in his first start of the season on April 7...His 4th-inning RBI double in that game was the 10,000th two-base hit in Mets history...Collected his 100th career hit on April 25 at San Francisco off Jamey Wright...Cracked his 3rd career home run on June 20 vs. Cincinnati off Elizardo Ramirez...His last home run came 8/28/98 while with the Cubs at Colorado off John Thomson...Made one start in each of the Mets' two postseason rounds...Did not receive a decision against Los Angeles in the Division Series and took the loss in Game 3 of the NLCS vs. St. Louis, allowing 5 runs in 1.0 inning. 2005 Made his 2005 debut on August 26th at San Francisco...Pitched 8.0 shutout innings, allowing two hits, two walks, and striking out six in the 1-0 win...Struck out a season-high seven batters on September 23rd at Washington...In that game, he went 6.0 shutout innings, permitting five hits and one walk in the Mets' 5-2 win in 10 innings...The last time he had seven strikeouts in a game was on September 18, 2003 vs. Montreal...Held opponents to a .077 (1-13) batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs...Had surgery on March 19th to repair a herniated disc...Dr. Robert Watkins performed the procedure at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles...Placed on the 60-Day Disabled List on March 30th and was reinstated on August 23rd...His last rehabilitation start was with Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on August 18th...Went 7.0 innings, allowing five hits, two runs, earned, with one walk and six strikeouts...Was the losing pitcher in the Tides' 2-1 loss at Toledo...Made two rehabilitation starts for Norfolk, going 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA...At Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League, he was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two rehabilitation starts...Began his rehabilitation with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League on July 20th...Went 0-1 with a 1.35 ERA in two starts with the Mets...Was 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA in two starts for the Mets during spring training...In 6.0 innings, allowed nine hits, eight runs, earned, with two walks and five strikeouts...His last appearance was on March 10th at Baltimore, when he went 3.1 innings, permitting four hits, five runs, earned, with two walks and one strikeout. 2004 Won his 10th game of the season with a 7-3 victory over the Astros on August 10th...It was the fourth consecutive season that he has reached at least 10 wins: 2001 (11), 2002 (11), 2003 (16)...It is the sixth time he accomplished it in his career...Snapped a personal five-game losing streak, picking up the win on September 16th vs. Atlanta in a 9-4 victory...Did not issue a walk in three starts from August 15th-August 26th (a career-high), a total of 17.1 innings...Allowed three earned runs or less in 23 of his 33 starts...Worked 6.0 innings or more in 25 of his 33 starts...Constructed a 1.59 ERA (13 earned runs in 73.2 innings) in 11 home games prior to the All-Star break...Passed the 2,000 innings plateau on July 2nd vs. the Yankees...Became the 17th active pitcher with 2,000 or more career innings...Hurled 14.2 consecutive scoreless innings ranging from May 14th-May 30th...During that span he allowed 10 hits, six walks and 10 strikeouts...Earned Sharp Pitcher of the Month honors in May...Went 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA (eight earned runs in 36.2 innings) with 20 strikeouts...Over nine starts ranging from April 12th-May 25th he constructed a 1.78 ERA (12 earned runs, 60.2 innings pitched)...Made his first career home Opening Day start at Shea Stadium, earning his first victory of the season, in a 10-6 triumph over the Atlanta Braves on April 12th...He started two consecutive home openers in 1997 and 1998 with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field...Went 1-2 at the plate with a run scored and a RBI on September 22nd at Montreal...Was called on to pinch-hit in the 11th inning vs. Cincinnati on June 23rd...Grounded out to the shortstop...Collected a hit in six of his first 10 games. 2003 Finished the year with a career-high 16 wins, which was tied for fifth most in the National League...His previous high was 15 wins which he acomplished as a memeber of the Chicago Cubs in 1998...Is one of three pitchers over last 25 years to go winless in his first seven decisions and have 14 or more victories in a season...The others are Tom Browning (1986-Reds) who went 14-13, and Jose Rijo (1992-Reds) who finished 15-10....Ended the season tied for fourth in the NL with two shutouts...Became the first pitcher in Mets history to record two complete-game one-hitters in the same season...It was also the 26th one-hit performance by a New York Mets pitcher in team history (21 complete games, five combined)...He is now tied for second place on the Mets All-Time List with Gary Gentry, Jon Matlack and David Cone with two complete-game one-hitters...Tom Seaver leads with five...Hurled a complete-game one-hit shutout to defeat the Angels, 8-0, at Edison Field on June 15th...It was the 25th one-hit game thrown in Mets history...Anaheim's David Eckstein's single with two outs in the sixth was the only hit of the game...Hurled a one-hit, complete-game shutout to defeat the Rockies, 8-0, at Shea Stadium on August 18, 2003...The only hit he allowed was a double to the opposing pitcher, Chen-Hui Tsao in the sixth inning after retiring the first 17 batters...Won Player of the Week Honors for the first time in his career, for the week fo August 18th-August 24th...Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 earned runs, 16.1 innings pitched) over that span...Finished the year ranked seventh in the National League with 11 sacrifice bunts...Picked off Corey Patterson and Mark Bellhorn in the second inning on april 3rd...The last major league pitcher to pick off two runners in the same inning was Joe Kennedy for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on April 29, 2002 at Minnesota...The last Mets pitcher to accomplish the feat was Turk Wendell on May 16, 2000 vs. Colorado in the 11th inning...Earned his first victory of the season oin May 12th, in a 9-6 triumph over the Rockies at Coors Field...Tossed 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits, four runs, earned with three walks and three strikeouts...It was his first vicorty since September 29, 2002 vs. Atlanta...Was the winning pitcher in four consecutive starts, spanning from May 12-May 29th, marking the first time he accomplished the feat in his career...All four of the wins came in games played on the road...Over those four starts he went 4-0 witha 3.08 ERA (nine earned runs, 26.1 innings pitched)...He struck out 15 batters over that span...The one-hit, complete-game shutout was his first complete game shutout since August 8th, 2002 at Milwaukee, in a 9-0 Mets victory...Over five starts from June 15th-July 5th, he put together a 4-1 record with a 1.50 ERA (sic earned runs, 36.0 innings pitched)...In that span he allowed 23 hits, 14 walks and struck out 15 batters...From June 15th to the end of the season, he went 12-6 with a 3.09 ERA(45 earned runs, 131.0 innings pitched)...Collected his 100th career victory in a 5-4 win ove the Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 7th...won four straight starts from August 7th-august 23rd, the second time he accopmlished the feat during the season...over that time he constructed at 1.55 ERA (five earned runs, 29.0 innings pitched) with seven walks and 12 strikeouts...Set a career-high scoreless streak by not allowing a run to score over a 17.1 innings, spanning from August 18th-August 29th...His previous high was 17.0 innings which he accomplished from April 30-May11, 2000 with Tampa Bay...Over his last 11 games of the season he hit .375 (9-24) with two runs scored, one double and two RBI...Had back-to-back games with career-high two hits on August 18th and August 23rd...allowed three earned runs or less in 22 of his 32 starts...Permitted two earned runs or less in 17 of his starts...Pitched 6.0 innings or more in 23 of his 32 starts. 2002 Ranked ninth in the National League with a 2.57 ERA during the day...Pinch-hit for the first time in his career in the 11th inning on April 13th vs. Montreal...Grounded out to short...Walked a career-high seven batters in a 7-1 victory over the Diamondbacks at Arizona on May 1st...His previous high was six walks, which he did twice, the last coming on September 28, 1998, Chicago vs. Pittsburgh...On June 20th, he hurled 6.1 perfect innings against the Minnesota Twins before allowing a Cristian Guzman single to leftfield...It was the second time in his career he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning...Also worked 6.1 no-hit innings on September 28, 1998 vs. the San Francisco Giants, as a member of the Chicago Cubs...Became the first starting pitcher to retire the first 15 or more batters in consecutive starts (June 20th-June 25th) since Doyle Alexander did it with the Yankees, July 28-August 2, 1976...Trachsel set down the first 19 Minnesota Twins in a 3-2 win on June 20th before Guzman singled with one out in the seventh...In his next start, he retired the first 15 batters before Javy Lopez led off the sixth inning with a solo home run on June 25th in a 7-4 victory over Atlanta...Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 2nd, retroactive to July 1st, with a strained right trapezius...Made 242 consecutive starts since his only other trip to the DL (July 20-August 4, 1994)...Made a rehabilitation start with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on July 16th...Was the winning pitcher in the Mets 2-1 victory over Altoona...In 5.2 innings he gave up three hits, one run, unearned, with four walks and five strikeouts...Was activated from the Disabled List on July 22nd...Started that game, but did not factor into the Mets 5-2 triumph over the Montreal Expos...Hurled a complete-game shutout to defeat the Brewers, 9-0, at Miller Park on August 8th...His last complete-game shutout and his last complete game came on October 3, 2001 vs. Pittsburgh in a 3-0 triumph. 2001 Constructed a 3.40 ERA in night games, which ranked eighth in the National League...Suffered his first loss of the season, 10-0, at Olympic Stadium on April 7th...Surrendered nine hits, 10 runs, earned, with four walks and five strikeouts over 5.0 innings of work...It was the second time in his career that he gave up 10 runs and the first time he allowed 10 earned runs...On July 1, 1999 vs. Milwaukee he pitched 3.2 innings and allowed 10 runs, nine earned, with two walks and one strikeout...It was the first time a New York Mets pitcher allowed 10 runs since Pat Mahomes did it on August 22, 2000 at San Diego (L, 1-16)...Earned his first win of the season and his first as a New York Met in an 8-2 triumph over the Houston Astros on April 30th...Surrendered four home runs in the third inning in a 15-2 loss on May 17th vs. San Diego...It was the 19th time in major league history and the first time in club history that a pitcher allowed four home runs in an inning...Was optioned to Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on May 18th...On June 8th, made his first start after being optioned to Norfolk...Took the loss in a, 7-5, defeat to the Devil Rays at Tropicana Field...In his 20 starts following his return from Norfolk, he went 10-7 with a 3.35 ERA (50 earned runs/134.1 innings)...Pitched 6.0 innings or more in 18 of those 20 starts...Picked up his 1,000th career strikeout by fanning Blue Jays' shortstop Alex Gonzalez in the seventh inning on July 17th at Shea...Tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in a 3-2 victory over the Giants at Shea Stadium on August 25th...The last time he struck out 11 batters in a game was on May 6, 2000 (Tampa Bay vs Boston)...The 11 strikeouts were tied for the most by a Mets pitcher that season, along with Kevin Appier who also struck out 11 on October 6th vs. Montreal...Hurled a two-hit, complete-game shutout in his last start of the season, a 3-0 victory, over the Pirates on October 3rd...His last complete- game shutout was on May 6, 2000, Tampa Bay vs. Boston. 2000 Started the season with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays...Became the first pitcher since Texas' Bert Byleven in 1976 to win back-to-back 1-0 games by defeating Pedro Martinez on May 6th at Fenway Park and Orlando Hernandez on May 11th at Yankee Stadium...Was the first visiting pitcher to win 1-0 games at both Fenway and Yankee Stadium in the same season. 1999 Was the Cubs' Opening Day starter, his first career Opening Day start, April 6th at Houston...Was the losing pitcher in a 4-2 decision, allowing four runs and seven hits over 6.0 innings...Led the Cubs in starts, complete games and innings pitched, his fourth straight 200-inning season...Was tied for sixth in the National League in starts and tied for fifth in complete games. 1998 Started the Cubs' home opener on April 3rd vs. Montreal and earned the win in a 6-2 victory, allowing two runs in 7.1 innings...At the plate, he went 2-3 with a career-high three RBI...Had a career-best five-game winning streak from July 2nd-August 1st...Was 5-0 with a 3.56 ERA with 13 earned runs in 45.2 innings...Started the Cubs' Wild Card tie-breaker game on September 28th vs. San Francisco at Wrigley Field...Was the winner in the Cubs' 5-3 victory...Took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a one-out single to Brent Mayne...In 6.1 innings, he allowed only the one hit, no runs, six walks and six strikeouts...Hit his second major league home run on August 28th at Colorado, a two-run shot off John Thomson...Surrendered Mark McGwire's 62nd home run on September 8th at St. Louis. 1997 Tied for third in the National League in games started and led his club in innings pitched and strikeouts...On April 24th, he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Pittsburgh, but yielded a lead-off double to Mark Johnson. 1996 Due to off days in the Cubs' early season schedule, he opened the campaign at Orlando (AA) of the Southern League...Made two Double-A starts before returning to the majors as the Cubs fifth starter on April 15th...Pitched his first major league shutout on May 13th against Houston...Allowed just one hit, a double to Brian Hunter on the game's second pitch, with three walks...Threw another shutout on June 25th at Los Angeles, allowing six hits in the Cubs' 2-0 win...Represented the Cubs at the All-Star Game, July 9th at Philadelphia...Worked a perfect seventh inning, as he threw just eight pitches to retire Cleveland's Sandy Alomar Jr., Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr. and Seattle's Alex Rodriguez...Hit his first big league home run on June 3rd at Wrigley Field off Philadelphia's Curt Schilling. 1995 Pitched two complete games: a 6-1 win on May 15th at San Francisco and a 1-0 loss on June 21st at San Diego...Made his first major-league relief appearance on September 6th vs. Colorado...Threw 1.2 innings, allowing two hits, one run, earned, with a walk and a strikeout. 1994 Was named The Sporting News'National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year...Finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting behind Raul Modesi, John Hudek and Ryan Klesko...Finished eighth in the NL in ERA and ninth with a .242 opponents' batting average against...Led all major league rookies in victories and innings pitched and ranked second in ERA and strikeouts...Earned his first major league win on April 8th at Montreal, working 7.1 scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory...Pitched his first complete game on April 24th at Colorado in the Cubs' 12-4 victory...Was on the Disabled List, July 20th-August 4th, due to a blister on the middle finger of his right hand. 1993 Had his contract purchased by the Cubs on September 17th...Made three starts for the Cubs...Made his major league debut on September 19th vs. Florida and took the loss in a 2-1 decision...Worked 7.0 innings, allowing four hits, two runs with one walk and five strikeouts...Singled off the Marlins' Chris Hammond in his first at-bat for his first big league hit.