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Joel Zumaya MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
13-12 3.05 209.2 210 1.35

Joel Zumaya Bio

  • Full Name: Joel Martin Zumaya
  • Born: 11/9/1984 in Chula Vista, CA
  • Draft: 2002, Detroit Tigers, 11th rd. (320th overall)
  • High School: Bonita Vista, Chula Vista, CA
  • Debut: April 3, 2006
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/28/2010
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 13 12 3.05 171 0 5 209.2 210 1.35

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Joel Zumaya Awards

Setup Man of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2006 Detroit AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2005 Erie EAS

MiLB.com Double-A Starting Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2005 Erie EAS

EAS Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/29/2005 Erie EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Erie EAS

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Erie EAS

Joel Zumaya Leaderboards

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Season HLD Rank
2006 30 2nd in AL

Joel Zumaya Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 27, 2012 Minnesota Twins released RHP Joel Zumaya.
January 18, 2012 Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Joel Zumaya.
October 30, 2011 RHP Joel Zumaya elected free agency.
April 18, 2011 Detroit Tigers transferred RHP Joel Zumaya from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
March 30, 2011 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Joel Zumaya on the 15-day disabled list. Recovering from July 2010 right elbow surgery.
November 2, 2010 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Joel Zumaya from the 60-day disabled list.
July 6, 2010 Detroit Tigers transferred RHP Joel Zumaya from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 29, 2010 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Joel Zumaya on the 15-day disabled list. Injured right elbow.
November 6, 2009 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Joel Zumaya from the 60-day disabled list.
August 17, 2009 Detroit Tigers transferred RHP Joel Zumaya from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 18, 2009 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Joel Zumaya on the 15-day disabled list. Right shoulder soreness.
April 25, 2009 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Joel Zumaya from the 15-day disabled list.
April 18, 2009 Joel Zumaya assigned to Toledo Mud Hens from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
April 11, 2009 Joel Zumaya assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers from Detroit Tigers.

Joel Martin Zumaya Bio Info

Joel Martin Zumaya (pronounced ZOO-my-ah)...wife Rachel (Sanchez)...son Marley (8/10/09)...2002 graduate of Bonita Vista High School...brother Richard signed with the Tigers after being selected in the 43rd round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft 2011 Missed entire season recovering from surgery to repair olecranon in right elbow 2010 Saw action in 31 games with the Tigers before being sidelined for the remainder of the season with a non-displaced fracture of his olecranon on June 29, 2010 -- marked his most appearances since he saw action in 62 games during his rookie season in 2006. ...Equaled a career high with five strikeouts on April 24 at Texas -- matched the high with five strikeouts on May 8 at Cleveland. ...Tabbed the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for April after compiling a 2-0 record, 1.23 ERA (14.2IP/2ER) and 16 strikeouts in 10 outings during the month. ...Had a screw inserted to stabilize the non-displaced fracture of the olecranon, a procedure performed by Dr. Stephen Lemos at the Detroit Medical Center on July 12. ...Compiled a 1.93 ERA (18.2IP/4ER) in 14 appearances at Comerica Park...posted a 3.20 ERA (19.2IP/7ER) in 17 outings on the road. 2009 Limited to 29 appearances with the Tigers before undergoing season-ending surgery on August 21, 2009 -- marked his third straight season in which he missed action due to a stint on the disabled list...Rated as possessing the second-best fastball in the American League, along with Kansas City's Zack Greinke, by Baseball America...Sidelined March 27-April 25 with a sore right shoulder -- assigned to Single A Lakeland as part of an injury rehabilitation assignment on April 11, starting two games with the Flying Tigers before he had his injury rehabilitation assignment transferred to Triple A Toledo on April 18...Fired three scoreless outings with the Mud Hens before his injury rehabilitation assignment was recalled by the Tigers from Toledo on April 24 and he was reinstated from the disabled list on April 25...Did not issue a walk in his first nine outings of the season with the Tigers April 25-May 20, tossing 12.1 innings -- issued 13 walks over his next 10 outings May 22-June 17, a stretch of 9.2 innings pitched...Equaled a career high with a three-game winning streak May 2-June 8...Landed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season on July 18 with right shoulder soreness -- underwent surgery on August 21 to remove the non-union stress fracture of the coracoid process in his right shoulder, a procedure performed by Dr. James Andrews...Limited righthanded batters to a .206 batting average (13x63) with the Tigers...lefties hit .344 (21x61) against him. 2008 Limited to 21 appearances in his third season with the Tigers in 2008 due to two separate stints on the disabled list...Rated as possessing the best fastball in the American League by Baseball America...Assigned to Single A Lakeland for an injury rehab assignment on June 3 -- tossed three scoreless innings over two outings with Lakeland before having his injury rehab assignment transferred to Triple A Toledo on June 8...Appeared in four games with the Mud Hens before being recalled from his injury rehab assignment and reinstated from the disabled list by the Tigers on June 20...Compiled a 0.66 ERA (13.2IP/1ER) and 14 strikeouts over an 11-outing stretch June 27-July 25...Posted a 0-2 record and 7.71 ERA (7.0IP/6ER) in seven outings July 27-August 12 before being sidelined for the remainder of the season on August 13 with a sore right shoulder -- was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the right coracoid in his right shoulder during an examination by Dr. Stephen Lemos on September 11...Limited lefthanded batters to a .161 batting average (5x31) with the Tigers...righties hit .317 (19x60) against him. 2007 Limited to 28 games during his second season with the Tigers after missing more than three months following surgery on his right middle finger...Rated as possessing the second-best fastball in the American League by Baseball America...Compiled a 0.90 ERA (10.0IP/1ER) in his first seven outings April 2-18, before allowing six runs in four outings April 21-27...Issued a career-high four walks on April 25 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox...Fanned a season-high four batters in two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win on May 1 versus Baltimore...Sidelined May 3-August 21 with a right middle finger strain -- underwent successful surgery on May 10 to repair the ruptured tendon in his right middle finger, a procedure peformed by Dr. Charles Melone in New York...Assigned to Triple A Toledo for an injury rehabilitation assignment on August 13 -- appeared in three games with the Mud Hens before being recalled by the Tigers from the injury rehabilitation assignment on August 21...Appeared in 10 games during September, compiling a 1-1 record and 3.65 ERA (12.1IP/5ER) -- opponents hit .119 (5x42) against him during the month...Limited righthanded opponents to a .135 batting average (10x74)...lefties batted .271 (13x48) with Zumaya on the mound...Compiled a 1-2 record and 3.43 ERA (21.0IP/8ER) in 16 appearances at Comerica Park...posted a 1-1 record and 5.68 ERA (12.2IP/8ER) in 12 outings on the road. 2006 Worked out of the bullpen for the first time in his career as a rookie with the Tigers, appearing in 62 games -- fifth-most by a rookie pitcher in franchise history during a single-season...Third among all American League relievers with 97 strikeouts, while he finished fourth with a .187 batting average against and 6.05 hits per nine innings, sixth with 10.48 strikeouts per nine innings and seventh with a 1.94 ERA...Second among league rookies with 62 appearances, while he was sixth with 97 strikeouts...Fanned 97 batters in relief, the most ever by a rookie reliever in Tigers history -- his 97 strikeouts were the most by a club reliever since Guillermo Hernandez fanned 112 batters during the 1984 season... Rated as possessing the best fastball in the American League by Baseball America...Made his major league debut on April 3 at Kansas City, fanning three batters in two innings of work...Earned his first major league win on May 3 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, retiring the only two batters he faced...Established a career high with a three-game winning streak May 3-25 -- matched the high with a second three-game winning streak June 24-August 5...Posted a 15.0-inning scoreless streak over 10 outings May 23-June 14...Compiled a 1.40 ERA (64.1IP/10ER) over his final 46 outings of the season May 23-October 1...Registered his first major league save on July 11 at Toronto, fanning four batters in three scoreless innings...Fanned a career-best five batters on June 14 versus Tampa Bay...Registered a 1.17 ERA (15.1IP/2ER) in 14 outings during June...Surrendered two runs over a 16-outing stretch July 20-September 3, recording a 0.74 ERA (24.1IP/2ER)...Appeared in 10 games during August, posting a 1.29 ERA (14.0IP/2ER)...Finished with a 1.88 ERA (14.1IP/3ER) in nine appearances in September...Appeared in 29 games at Comerica Park, registering a 4-2 record and 2.36 ERA (42.0IP/11ER)...finished 2-1 with a 1.52 ERA (41.1IP/7ER) in 33 outings on the road. 2005 Second among all minor league pitchers with 199 strikeouts for Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo...second among all minor league starters with a .189 batting average against, while he was third with 11.83 strikeouts per nine innings pitched...Tabbed to Baseball America's second-team minor league all-star squad...Selected to the Eastern League's post-season all-star team for his efforts at Erie -- led all league starters with a .187 batting average against and 11.99 strikeouts per nine innings, while he was fifth with 10.48 baserunners per nine innings...tied for the league lead with four balks...Named the best pitching prospect and rated as possessing the best fastball in the Eastern League by Baseball America...Earned a spot on the U.S. Team for the Futures Game held at Comerica Park prior to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game -- tossed a scoreless inning in relief...Compiled a 2-3 record and 5.66 ERA (35.0IP/22ER) in his first seven starts of the season for Erie April 8-May 10, before posting a 6-0 and 1.62 ERA (72.1IP/13ER) over his final 11 starts for the SeaWolves May 15-July 7... Earned the win at Akron on May 26 after fanning 14 batters in 7.2 innings to garner Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors for May 23-29... Won his final six decisions for the SeaWolves May 26-July 7, posting a 1.21 ERA (59.1IP/8ER) and 77 strikeouts over the nine-start stretch...Fanned a season-best 15 batters in a win over Harrisburg on June 5...Garnered Tigers Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors for June after posting a 3-0 record and 0.78 ERA (34.2IP/3ER) in five starts -- fanned 43 batters during the month, while limiting the opposition to a .172 batting average (21x122)...Promoted to Toledo on July 17 -- after allowing six runs in 3.1 innings that evening vs. Buffalo, he posted a 1.55 ERA (40.21IP/7ER) over his final seven starts with the Mud Hens July 23-September 3... Made one start for Toledo during the International League playoffs, taking the loss after allowing six runs in two innings...Named the second-best prospect in the Tigers organization and 10th-best prospect in the Eastern League following the season by Baseball America...Rated as possessing the best changeup in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America. 2004 Spent the majority of the 2004 season with Single A Lakeland, before earning a promotion to Erie late in the campaign...Compiled a 3-1 record and 2.68 ERA (47.0IP/14ER) over a seven-start stretch May 10-June 16...Tabbed the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for June 7-13 after fanning a season-best 11 batters in a shutout at Jupiter on June 8... Sidelined June 24-July 8 with back muscle spasms...In four starts during July, he went 1-2 with a 2.42 ERA (22.1IP/6ER) -- fanned 17 batters during the month, while limiting opposition to a .208 batting average (16x77)...Promoted to Erie on August 13 -- equaled a seasonbest with 11 strikeouts that evening in a win over Akron...Finished the season on the disabled list at Erie with shoulder spasms...Named the fourth-best prospect in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America. 2003 Earned Midwest League mid-season all-star honors with Single A West Michigan during the 2003 season....Topped all league starters with 12.55 strikeouts per nine innings, while finishing fourth with a .209 batting average against...Led all league pitchers with 42 strikeouts during April, finishing 2-1 with a 2.16 ERA (25.0IP/6ER) in five starts...Fanned a season-best 14 batters in a no-decision on .163 batting average against and 11th with 11.09 strikeouts per nine innings...Tied for second on the Gulf Coast League Tigers staff with 46 strikeouts...Began his professional career with an 18.0-inning scoreless streak July 8-30 before allowing two runs to the Gulf Coast League Phillies in the first inning on August 6...Named the 15th-best prospect in the Gulf Coast League following the season by Baseball America...Rated as the fifth-best late-round pick in the draft by Baseball America. 2002 Made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Tigers after being selected by Detroit in the 11th round of the June 2002 draft...Sixth among all short-season league starters with a .163 batting average against and 11th with 11.09 strikeouts per nine innings...tied for second on the Gulf Coast League Tigers staff with 46 strikeouts...Began his professional career with an 18.0-inning scoreless streak July 8-30 before allowing two runs to the Gulf Coast League Phillies in the first inning on August 6...Named the 15th-best prospect in the Gulf Coast League following the season by Baseball America...Rated as the fifth-best late-round pick in the draft by Baseball America.