Dale Thayer

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  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/210
  • Age: 34

Dale Thayer Stats

2-2 4.06 37.2 25 1.38

Dale Thayer MLB Career Stats

11-17 3.47 251.2 213 1.21

Dale Thayer Bio

  • Full Name: Dale Scott Thayer
  • Born: 12/17/1980 in Fountain Valley, CA
  • Draft: 1999, Chicago Cubs, 47th rd. (1404th overall)
  • College: Chico State
  • Debut: May 22, 2009
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2015 Stats 2 2 4.06 38 0 0 37.2 25 1.38
MLB Career Stats 11 17 3.47 264 0 9 251.2 213 1.21
  • Status: Free Agent

Dale Thayer Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Padres NL 408 Four-seam FB 92.66 92.50 2193.00 6.37 88.70
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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July 8, 2015 at 9:00 PM ET

Upton sits with a sore left oblique

Left fielder and All-Star Justin Upton was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Pirates because of a sore left oblique.

July 5, 2015 at 3:33 PM ET

Padres to evaluate when to activate Thayer

The Padres will determine this week if relief pitcher Dale Thayer will need a second Minor League rehabilitation outing or if he'll be reinstated from the disabled list.


Dale Thayer Awards

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Durham INT
2009 Durham INT

SOU Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/06/2007 Montgomery SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Mobile SOU
2007 Montgomery SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Montgomery SOU

Dale Thayer Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2012 7 24th in NL


Season G Rank
2013 69 21st in NL
2014 70 17th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2012 22 13th in NL
2013 18 15th in NL

Dale Thayer Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 5, 2015 RHP Dale Thayer elected free agency.
August 18, 2015 San Diego Padres sent RHP Dale Thayer outright to El Paso Chihuahuas.
August 11, 2015 San Diego Padres designated RHP Dale Thayer for assignment.
July 8, 2015 San Diego Padres activated RHP Dale Thayer from the 15-day disabled list.
July 4, 2015 San Diego Padres sent RHP Dale Thayer on a rehab assignment to San Antonio Missions.
June 24, 2015 San Diego Padres placed RHP Dale Thayer on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 17, 2015. Right rotator cuff strain
May 14, 2014 San Diego Padres activated RHP Dale Thayer from the paternity list.
May 13, 2014 San Diego Padres placed RHP Dale Thayer on the paternity list.
August 27, 2012 San Diego Padres activated RHP Dale Thayer from the paternity list.
April 26, 2012 San Diego Padres selected the contract of Dale Thayer from Tucson Padres.
April 3, 2012 Dale Thayer assigned to Tucson Padres.
December 6, 2011 San Diego Padres signed free agent RHP Dale Thayer to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 21, 2011 New York Mets sent Dale Thayer outright to Buffalo Bisons.
September 9, 2011 New York Mets recalled Dale Thayer from Buffalo Bisons.
June 12, 2011 New York Mets optioned Dale Thayer to Buffalo Bisons.
May 27, 2011 New York Mets selected the contract of Dale Thayer from Buffalo Bisons.
March 8, 2011 RHP Dale Thayer assigned to New York Mets.
February 6, 2011 Buffalo Bisons signed free agent Dale Thayer.
November 6, 2010 RHP Dale Thayer elected free agency.
September 1, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays sent Dale Thayer outright to Durham Bulls.
August 25, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Dale Thayer to Durham Bulls.
August 25, 2010 Dale Thayer assigned to Durham Bulls.
August 21, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Dale Thayer from Durham Bulls.
August 8, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Dale Thayer to Durham Bulls.
August 6, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Dale Thayer from Durham Bulls.
July 5, 2010 Durham Bulls activated RHP Dale Thayer from the 7-day disabled list.
June 27, 2010 Durham Bulls placed RHP Dale Thayer on the 7-day disabled list.
March 30, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays optioned RHP Dale Thayer to Durham Bulls.
September 8, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Dale Thayer from Durham Bulls.
July 27, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Dale Thayer to Durham Bulls.
July 23, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Dale Thayer from Durham Bulls.
May 31, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays optioned Dale Thayer to Durham Bulls.
May 22, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays recalled Dale Thayer from Durham Bulls.

Dale Scott Thayer Bio Info

Dale Scott Thayer... he and his wife, Lisa, have four daughters: twins, Charlotte and Haley, Ella and Layla…graduate of Edison High School in Huntington Beach, CA...attended both Santa Ana Junior College and Chico State University... originally signed by Padres' scout Mal Fichman.


Set career-bests in wins (four), ERA (2.34), appearances (70), innings pitched (65.1 IP), WHIP (1.06) and games finished (25) for San Diego...Among Padres relievers, ranked tied for first in appearances, tied for second in wins, first in innings, tied for second in strikeouts (62) and second in ERA...Allowed just one run over his first 18 appearances of the season, pitching to a 2-0 record with a 0.53 ERA (1 ER, 17.0 IP)...Worked scoreless ball in 56 of his 70 outings, including 37 of his last 46 outings of the season...Had a season-best 15-game, 14.0-inning scoreless streak from 4/6 - 5/6…in terms of games, the streak was the second-longest of his career and the third-longest by a Padres reliever in 2014.


In his second campaign with the Padres and first spending the entire season at the big league level, set career-bests in wins (3), losses (5), appearances (69), innings (65.0 IP), strikeouts (64) and ERA (3.32)...Posted a 2.59 ERA (14 ER, 48.2 IP) with 48 strikeouts in his first 50 relief appearances...had a 5.51 ERA (10 ER, 16.1 IP) with 16 strikeouts over his final 19 appearances...Amongst Padres relievers, ranked 2nd in appearances (69), 3rd in innings (65.0), tied for 1st in strikeouts (64) and 3rd in ERA (3.32)...Had a 2.80 ERA (11 ER, 35.1 IP) in 35 appearances at home while recording a 3.94 ERA (13 ER, 29.2 IP) in 24 appearances on the road...Allowed only six hits in 34 at bats (.176) with runners in scoring position and two outs...Tossed 15.0 consecutive scoreless innings (June 25-July 30), limiting opposing hitters to a .236 (13-for-55) batting average over 15 appearances.

2012 In his first campaign with the Padres, set career-highs in nearly every pitching category, including games (64), innings (57.2), wins (two), saves (seven), strikeouts (47) and ERA (3.43). Signed by the Padres as a minor league free agent on 12/6/11. His 64 games pitched in were the third-most among all National League rookies and second-most on the team behind Brad Brach's 67 games. His seven saves were the most among all NL rookies and ranked third-most among all Major League rookies. Began the season with Triple-A Tucson, making seven appearances for Tucson, working scoreless baseball in each outing over 8.1 innings. Was selected from Tucson on 4/26 and worked scoreless ball over his first 10 outings from 4/29/5/20. Converted his first save of the season on 5/7 vs. COL, stepping in for Huston Street on the 15-day DL...the save was the second of his career and first since his Major League debut on 5/22/09 at FLA for TB, a 3.0-inning save. Earned his first career win on 6/25 at HOU with a scoreless inning of work. In 34 outings at Petco Park, went 1-1 with five saves and a 2.08 ERA(7 ER/30.1 IP), as opposed to a 1-1 record with a 4.94 ERA(15 ER/27.1 IP) in 30 outings on the road. After the All-Star Break, went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA(8 ER/32.0 IP) over 36 appearances after going 1-2 with a 4.91 ERA(14 ER/25.2 IP) in 28 outings prior to the break. Ended the season by working scoreless ball in each of his last 12 outings and 9.0 innings pitched from 9/10-10/3. Went on paternity leave from 8/24-27 after the birth of he and his wife's, Lisa, third child on 8/24, their third daughter. u In traditional save situations (would-be last innings), converted seven of eight opportunities. u Worked scoreless ball in 52 of his 64 outings overall in 2012. 2011 Spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Buffalo, also making 11 relief appearances for the Mets...Allowed four runs on the season, spread over four of his 11 outings...tagged with the loss in three of those appearances...Led the Bisons and tied for fifth in the International League with 21 saves...also led his team and was tied for third in the IL with 54 appearances...Limited opponents to a .214 average (54-for-252) in his time with Buffalo. 2010 Spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Durham, making 46 relief appearances...Recalled by TB on 8/6 and made one Big League appearance, allowing six runs over 2.0 innings 8/7 at TOR...optioned following the game...Recalled again on 8/21 and was optioned 8/24 before making an appearance. 2009 Twenty-eight-year-old pitched in 11 games over three different tours with the Rays in 2009, his first action at the major league level...Was up May 22-29, July 23-26 and Sep 8 through season's end...Made his major league debut the same day he was recalled, May 22 at FLA, and recorded a 3-inning save in a 15-2 win (3-H, 1-R)... became the first Ray to earn a save in his ML debut and the first to do it in the majors since SEA Emiliano Fruto on May 14, 2006 at LAA...Was promoted when Scott Kazmir and Troy Percival were DL'd...pitched in 3 games during that first stint...was promoted a second time when Chad Bradford was shelved...sent back four days later when Brian Shouse came off the DL...pitched in three games, all scoreless...Was then summoned a 3rd time Sep 8 a day after the Rays day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium...worked in five games his last tour, allowing three home runs (BOS Kevin Youkilis, TEX Ian Kinsler, NYY Juan Miranda)...For Triple-A Durham, was 2-5 with a team-high 17 saves and a 2.27 ERA over 51 relief apps... was one of two Durham players to make the midseason International League All-Star Team, joining Reid Brignac...is a 6-time minor league All-Star...In 7 minor league seasons has compiled a 28- 20 record, 149 saves and a 2.32 ERA. 2008 Spent the entire 2008 season with Durham, going 3-1 with 9 saves and a 2.77 ERA...led the Bulls pitching staff with 52 appearances... averaged 10 SO/9 IP...During the first half went 2-0 with 9 saves and a 1.46 ERA (49.1-IP, 42-H, 8-ER, 17-BB, 57-SO) to earn a spot on the IL All-Star Team...after the break went 1-1 with a 6.16 ERA (19-IP, 31-H, 13-ER, 7-BB, 19-SO)...opponents hit .227 before the break and .356 after (.268 overall)...Tossed 24.2 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run from May 18-July 4...Allowed only two home runs in 68.1 innings...Was added to the 40-man roster on Nov 20. 2007 In 2007 with Double-A Montgomery led the Southern League in saves (21) for a third straight season and led the organization... posted a 2.26 ERA and a perfect 9-0 record in 59.2 innings of relief with the Biscuits prior to his promotion to Durham in August...held opponents to a .187 average. 2006 Once again led the Southern League in saves, making 57 appearances for Double-A Mobile in his final year in the Padres organization (rejoined the Padres in 2011)...Ranked second in the SL in appearances and finished the season with Triple-A Portland...Traded to TB on 9/15 as the player to be named in the 8/25 deal that sent OF Russell Braynan to SD. 2005 Led the Southern League with 27 saves for Double-A Mobile and was named to the SL All-Star team. 2004 Split the season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A Mobile...Ranked second in the California League with 23 saves. 2003 Made his professional debut for Single-A Fort Wayne and was named to the Midwest League's mid-season and post-season All-Star teams...Pitched a perfect ninth in the ML All-Star Game, picking up the win for the East squad.