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Joe Mays MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
48-70 5.05 997.0 512 1.46

Joe Mays Bio

  • Full Name: Joseph Emerson Mays
  • Born: 12/10/1975 in Flint, MI
  • Draft: 1994, Seattle Mariners, 6th rd. (161st overall)
  • College: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
  • Debut: 4/7/1999
  • Last Game: 7/22/2006
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 48 70 5.05 206 156 0 997.0 512 1.46

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Awards

Joe Mays Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2001 Minnesota AL

Twins Joseph W. Haynes Pitcher of the Year Award

Year Team League
2001 Minnesota AL

Joe Mays Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1999 4.37 14th in AL
2001 3.16 3rd in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
2001 17 6th in AL

Winning Percentage

Season WPCT Rank
2001 .567 17th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2001 123 21st in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
1999 1.44 18th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1999 .269 24th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2001 34 3rd in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1999 2 17th in AL
2000 2 13th in AL
2001 4 5th in AL

Shutouts

Season SHO Rank
1999 1 6th in AL
2000 1 4th in AL
2001 2 4th in AL
2002 1 9th in AL
2005 1 5th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2001 233.2 3rd in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1999 6.05 18th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1999 1.72 25th in AL
2001 1.92 24th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2001 64 22nd in AL

Hits

Season H Rank
2001 205 18th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1999 24 23rd in AL
2001 25 13th in AL
2005 23 20th in AL

Joseph Emerson Mays Bio Info

Joseph Emerson Mays . . . wife Melinda (Rogers), son Joseph, Jr. (9/21/96), daughter Schae (10/18/00) . . . 1994 graduate of Southeast (FL) High School . . . attended Manatee (FL) Community College . . . Designates time and effort in support of Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation. . . Was Seattle's 8th round pick in 1994 June free agent draft . . . signed by scout John Ramey. 2006 Began the season with the Royals and went 0-4, 10.27 in 6 starts there before he was designated for assignment on 5/8...was released on 5/16 and 3 days later was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract...was sent to Class AAA Louisville, where in 3 starts from 5/26-6/2 he went 2-1, 3.20...his contract was selected on 6/6 and he joined the Reds that day in St. Louis...made his first 3 apps for the Reds in relief (0-0, 1.29 ERA)...on 6/21 took the spot in the rotation vacated by disabled LHP Brandon Claussen...from 6/21-7/22 made his last 4 apps for the Reds as a starter (0-0, 9.45 ERA)...was designated for assignment on 7/26, when C David Ross came off the disabled list...on 7/28 accepted an outright assigment to Louisville and finished the minor league season with the Bats...was Louisville's Pitcher of the Month for August (6gs, 3-2, 3.26 ERA). 2005 Rebounded from Tommy John surgery to post a 6-10 record and a 5.65 ERA in 31 games (26 starts)...allowed 98 earned runs in 156.0 innings...Went 4-5 with a 4.52 ERA in 15 starts at the Metrodome, compared to 2-5 with a 7.46 ERA on the road...Went 5-3 with a 4.13 ERA prior to the All-Star Break before slowing down the stretch with a 1-7 mark and an 8.22 ERA after the break...Finished the season with 10 quality starts and threw 7-plus innings in 7 starts...lasted 6-plus innings in 13 of his 26 starts...Notched 2 of his 4 wins vs. KC, going 2-0 with a 6.00 ERA in 4 starts...Made his 1st appearance of the season out of the bullpen vs. Chicago on April 8...made his 1st start vs. Detroit on April 12 and took a no decision in Minnesota's 5-4 win (5.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB)...Pitched 6-plus innings in 6 consecutive starts from May 8-June 4...was 2-1 with a 3.16 ERA (42.2 IP, 15 ER) during that stretch...Tossed his 10th career complete game vs. Toronto on May 19, a 4-0 Twins win (7 H, 0 BB, 3 SO)...was his 6th career shutout and a season-high 9-inning effort...threw just 93 pitches in the game...Improved to 3-3 with a 3-1 win over the Royals on June 27 after holding KC to 6 hits and 1 run in 8.0 innings of work...Was 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA (15.0 IP, 3 ER) in 2 starts, June 27-July 3...recorded a season-high 6 strikeouts on July 17 vs. Los Angeles. 2004 Missed entire season recovering from surgery on right elbow. 2003 Went 8-8 with a career-high 6.30 ERA in 31 games, including 21 starts...allowed 21 home runs in 130.0 innings...Opened the season by going 7-3 with a 5.40 ERA (70.0 IP, 42 ER) in his 1st 12 starts...struggled the remainder of the way, going 1-5 with a 7.35 ERA in his remaining 19 appearances (9 starts)...Pitched 6-plus innings in 4 straight starts, going 2-1 with a 4.56 ERA (25.2 IP, 13 ER) from April 13-May 1...Recorded a season-high 5 strikeouts on May 1 vs. Tampa Bay...Tied a career-high 4-game win-streak, going 4-0 with a 4.56 ERA (23.2 IP, 12 ER) from May 17-June 3...Tossed a season-high 8.0 innings at Kansas City on June 19...allowed just 6 hits and 2 earned runs in his 8th win of the season...Was sent to the bullpen on July 6...made his 1st relief appearance since Aug. 17, 2000 at Texas on July 10 at Texas...was 0-0 with a 2.79 ERA (9.2 IP, 3 ER) in 4 appearances from July 23-Aug. 2...Pitched 6-plus innings in 10 of 21 starts...was 8-7 with a 6.77 (110.1 IP, 83 ER) in 21 starts and 0-1 with a 3.66 ERA (19.2 IP, 8 ER) in 10 relief appearances...Had ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow on Sept. 11. 2002 Signed four-year contract with option for 2006, January 16 . . . disabled with inflammation in muscle and tendon in right elbow, April 15 . . . transferred to 60-day disabled list, May 14 . . . began rehab assignment, July 2 . . . reinstated and activated from 60-day disabled list, July 20 . . . had career best 2-hitter, ninth career complete game and fifth career shutout and season-high 6 strikeouts, August 16 vs. Boston . . . was 2-2, 2.84 (31.2 ip, 10 er) in 5 starts, August 27-September 18 . . . had .275 batting-average-against with 10 homers vs. lefthanders . . . Twins scored 17 runs in his 8 losses . . . pitched 6-plus innings in 10 of 17 starts . . . pitched 7-plus innings in 4 of 17 starts . . . has .269 career batting-average-against with lefthanders batting .263 (345-1314) with 49 homers and righthanders batting .275 (345-1255) with 34 homers . . . had surgery to remove loose bodies in right elbow, November 2. 2001 Was 4-1, 2.61 (41.1 ip, 12 er) in 6 starts, April 6-May 2 . . . fifth-career complete game and third career shutout, May 30 at Anaheim . . . had 3-game win-streak, going 3-0, 2.08 (21.2 ip, 5 er), June 25-July 5 . . . named to first All-Star team, July 10 at Seattle . . . season-high 7 strikeouts, July 31 at Toronto . . . sixth-career complete game, August 20 vs. Toronto . . . career-high 4-game win-streak, going 4-0, 1.45 (31.0 ip, 5 er), September 5-25 . . . fourth-career shutout and eighth-career complete game, September 20 vs. Detroit . . . had .235 batting-average-against with lefthanders batting .237 (109-460) with 14 homers and righthanders batting .233 (96-412) with 11 homers . . . Twins scored 24 runs in his 13 losses . . . pitched 6-plus innings in 30 of 34 starts . . . pitched 7-plus innings in 20 of 34 starts . . . led club in wins, ERA, and innings pitched and was tied for lead in starts and shutouts . . . was third in league in ERA and innings pitched, tied for fourth in shutouts, tied for fifth in complete games, sixth in oponnents batting-average-against and hits allowed per-9 innings (7.9), tied for sixth in wins and 10th in fewest walks per-9 innings (2.5) . . . has .264 career batting-average-against with lefthanders batting .260 (284-1092) with 39 homers and righthanders batting .269 (293-1090) with 30 homers . . . had lowest ERA by a Twin since Kevin Tapani in 1991 (2.99) . . . rated third-best pitcher in the American League by Baseball America . . . won Charles O. Johnson Award as Most Improved Twin and Joseph W. Haynes Award as Twins' Pitcher of the Year. 2000 Began season at Minnesota . . . was 1-1, 2.66 (23.2 ip, 7 er) in 3 starts, May 7-17 . . . third career complete game and second career shutout, May 7 vs. Detroit . . . singled off Rob Bell for first major league hit, June 2 at Cincinnati . . . season-high 8 strikeouts, June 7 at Houston . . . optioned August 21 . . . averaged 10.34 strikeouts per-9-innings at Salt Lake . . . recalled September 16 . . . fourth career complete game, September 29 at Detroit . . . did not walk a batter in 24.0 innings to finish season . . . was 7-15, 5.55 (155.2 ip, 96 er) in 28 starts and 0-0, 5.79 (4.2 ip, 3 er) in three relief appearances . . . Twins scored 38 runs in his 14 losses . . . pitched 6-plus innings in 15 starts and 8-plus innings in 4 starts . . . established career-highs in wins and games started . . . tied for club lead in shutouts, second on club in complete games and third in games started and innings pitched. 1999 Made Major League debut, April 7 vs. Toronto . . . was 0-2, 5.72 (50.1 IP, 32 ER) in first 28 relief appearances, April 7-June 17 . . . first big league start, June 21 vs. Tampa Bay . . . first Major League victory, June 26 at Detroit . . . first big league complete game and shutout, 8-0, tossing 3-hitter, July 17 at Chicago (NL) . . . season-high 3-game win streak, July 17-27 . . . had 20.1 scoreless innings streak, July 17-27 . . . had perfect game through 5.0 innings and season-high 9 strikeouts, September 24 vs. Chicago . . . was 6-9, 3.72 (118.2 IP, 49 ER) in 20 starts and 0-2, 5.85 (52.1 IP, 34 ER) in 29 relief appearances . . . allowed just 12 home runs in 20 starts . . . pitched 6-plus innings in 13 starts and 8-plus innings in 5 starts . . . did not allow an earned run in 5 starts and just one earned run or less in 7 starts . . . had .255 batting average against vs. left-handers . . . rank among Twins all-time rookies: fourth in strikeouts, tied for sixth in games, seventh in innings pitched and walks and tied for tenth in complete games . . . was third on club in strikeouts . . . . was third among league rookies in ERA, innings pitched and strikeouts. 1998 Began season at Ft. Myers . . . season-high 5-game win streak, going 5-0, 3.26 (41.1 IP, 15 ER), April 23-June 4 . . . Twins Minor League Player of the Week, May 22-28 . . . season-high 10 strikeouts, May 29 vs. Sarasota . . . selected to Florida State League All-Star team, June 20 at Ft. Myers . . . season-high 9 innings, July 9 at Jupiter . . . had .247 batting average against vs. right-handers at Ft. Myers . . . was third on club in strikeouts . . . promoted to New Britain, July 13 . . . was 2-0, (16.1 IP, 5 ER) in 3 starts, July 14-29 . . . had .209 batting average against vs. left-handers at New Britain . . . pitched for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League. 1997 Began season at Wisconsin . . . season-high 5-game win streak, going 5-0, 1.54 (35.0 IP, 6 ER), May 22-June 12 . . . complete game and season-high 10 strikeouts, May 27 vs. Ft. Wayne . . . tied season-high 10 strikeouts, June 12 vs. Peoria . . . promoted to Lancaster, June 19 . . . won 5 of 6 decisions, June 20-July 26 . . . complete game, July 21 at Lake Elsinore . . . tied season-high 10 strikeouts, July 31 at San Bernadino . . . averaged 8.14 strikeouts per-9-innings . . . acquired from Seattle along with pitcher Jeromy Palki to complete trade of August 12, in which Twins sent outfielder Roberto Kelly, October 9. 1996 Had .227 batting average against . . . was second on club in games started and strikeouts . . . was fifth in league in batting average against among starters (.228) and in runners per-9-innings among starters (10.93) and was tied for fifth in ERA. 1995 Had .247 batting average against . . . averaged 8.93 strikeouts per-9-innings.