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D.J. Houlton MLB Career Stats

6-11 4.99 157.0 111 1.48

D.J. Houlton Bio

  • Full Name: Dennis Sean Houlton
  • Born: 8/12/1979 in Fullerton, CA
  • Draft: 2001, Houston Astros, 11th rd. (326th overall)
  • College: University of the Pacific
  • Debut: April 9, 2005
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/30/2007
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MLB Career Stats 6 11 4.99 53 19 0 157.0 111 1.48


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2004 Round Rock PCL

Dennis Sean Houlton Bio Info

Dennis Sean Houlton Jr....attended the University of the Pacific... originally selected in the 55th round of the June 1997 First-Year Player Draft by Seattle, but did not sign... graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim, CA...participated in the annual Dodger Caravan in Feb. 2006...took part in the annual Dodger holiday party in Dec. 2005...signed by Astros' scout Gene Wellman. 2007
  • The 2005 Rule 5 draftee returned to the Major Leagues for the first time in more than a year, going 0-2 with a 4.18 ERA in three different stints with the Dodgers...appeared in 18 games, all out of the bullpen for Los Angeles
  • Recalled from Triple-ALas Vegas on June 30 when Hong-Chih Kuo was placed on the 15-day disabled list...optioned back to Triple-A on July 8...recalled for a second time on July 15...sent back down on Aug. 10 and recalled on Sept. 1 when rosters expanded
  • Posted a 3.18 ERA on the road in the Major Leagues compared to 4.43 at home
  • Appeared in eight games in September, posting a 2.92 ERA(4 ER/12.1 IP)
  • Was 6-4 with a 3.65 ERA(43 ER/106.0 IP) in 23 games (19 starts) for the 51s...fanned 92 and walked 39 batters
  • Was nine innings shy of qualifying as one of the PCL's leaders in earned run average...would have ranked third in the PCL with a 3.65 ERA
  • Went 4-2 with a 2.56 ERA at Cashman Field, the 51s'home stadium, which is a notorious hitter's ballpark
  • Fired a season-high 3.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen on July 3 against Atlanta...also pitched 3.0 innings of relief on Sept. 30 and allowed three earned runs 2006
  • In 29 starts for Triple-A Las Vegas, went 9-11 with a 5.60 ERA (101 ER/162.1 IP) and struck out 132 batters while walking 60
  • Led the 51s in starts (29), innings (162.1), strikeouts (132) and shutouts (1)
  • Finished the season strong, going 2-1 with a 3.43 ERA in his last three starts, including a complete-game shutout over Fresno at Cashman Field in his final start...gave up just five hits and one walk while striking out seven in garnering Las Vegas' lone shuotut of the season
  • Was 2-1 and batters hit just .204 (21-for-103) in five day starts
  • Went winless (0-3) in April, despite having his best month on the mound, allowing just nine earned runs in 27.0 innings (3.00) over five starts
  • In his last 10 starts, went 5-2 with a 4.47 ERA while striking out 46 and walking 14 2005 Was 6-9 with a 5.16 ERA (74 ER/129.0 IP), 90 strikeouts and 52 walks in 35 games, 19 as a starter and 16 in relief in his first season in the Major Leagues ... among National League rookie pitchers, ranked third in innings, second in strikeouts and fifth in starts ... Was 0-1 with a 6.37 ERA (16 ER/24.0 IP) in 16 appearances out of the bullpen ... Posted a 6-8 record as a starter with a 4.97 ERA (58 ER/105.0 IP), 75 strikeouts and 39 walks ... Made his big league debut as a reliever on April 9 at Arizona and allowed one run and three hits in 0.2 IP ... Was successful in his first Major League start, winning, 2-1 on June 4 vs. Milwaukee...went 5.1 innings and allowed one run, four hits, one walk and two strikeouts First Dodger to win his initial big league start since Edwin Jackson was victorious on Sept. 9, 2003 at Arizona and second Dodger in 2005 to make first Major League start after Derek Thompson made his on May 28 at Arizona ... Won his second consecutive start on June 12 vs. Minnesota going 6.0 innings and allowing seven hits, three runs, two walks and eight strikeouts becoming the first Dodger rookie to win his first two starts since left-hander Kazuhisa Ishii won his first six starts in 2002 ... At Dodger Stadium was 4-5 with a 4.13 ERA (32 ER/69.2 IP) in 17 games (11 starts), 55 strikeouts, 23 walks and batters hit .258 against him ... Posted a 4-1 record in five June starts with a 4.30 ERA (14 ER/29.1 IP)...it was the most wins by a National League rookie for the month and second in the Majors behind Oakland's Joe Blanton, who had five wins ... Allowed just one run over seven appearances in April and from April 10-26, pitched 7.1 shutout innings over five relief outings ... Won his fourth game in five starts and second straight against San Diego, 5-4, on June 27...went a career-high 7.0 innings, allowing four runs, five hits, one walk and had five strikeouts ... Pitched a season-high 4.0 innings in relief on July 14 vs. San Francisco and took the loss, allowing four runs (one earned) and six hits ... Tied his career-high by going 7.0 shutout frames on Aug. 24 vs. Colorado and allowed three hits and struck out seven, but had a no-decision ... Spoke to more than 4,500 youngsters about the importance of staying in school as part of Field Trip Day at Dodger Stadium on May 18. 2004 Was named to the Texas League All-Star Team at the season's end ... Rated as the fifth-best pitching prospect in the Texas League by Baseball America after posting a 12-5 record and 2.94 ERA in 28 starts for Double-A Round Rock in the Houston organization ... Struck out 159 batters and walked just 47 while holding opposing Texas League hitters to a .237 batting average ... Ranked second in the Texas League in ERA and strikeouts and tied for fourth in victories ... Tied for the league lead in complete games with three and was ranked fourth in the league for innings pitched. 2003 Twice named Texas League Pitcher of the Week while pitching for Double-A Round Rock ...Made 11 starts for Triple-A New Orleans ...Held left-handers to a .192 average while with Round Rock ...Threw a nine-inning shutout on May 29 vs. Midland in which he allowed just five hits while striking out nine batters ... Gave up three runs on four hits in 7.0 innings in his Triple-A debut on July 11 vs. Sacramento. 2002 Selected as a Midwest League All-Star ... Led Single-A Michigan in strikeouts with 138, third most of any pitcher in the Astros' organization ... Tied for first among Houston farmhands in wins (14) ... Went 7-0 with two saves and a 2.09 ERA in 19 relief appearances. 2001 Named to the Appalachian League Postseason All-Star Team ... Selected as the Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week from July 23-29 ... Made his professional debut on June 20 after being selected in the 11th round of the June 2001 First-Year Player Draft ... Finished sixth in the league in ERA (2.50) and fifth in innings pitched (72.0) ... Ranked second on the team in both ERA and innings pitched ... Won a team-high five games with Single-A Martinsville striking out 71 while walking just seven.