Joe Thatcher

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 2"/230
  • Age: 34

Joe Thatcher Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
1-3 3.18 22.2 26 1.54

Joe Thatcher MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
11-16 3.38 260.2 270 1.32

Joe Thatcher Bio

  • Full Name: Joseph Andrew Thatcher
  • Born: 10/4/1981 in Indianapolis, IN
  • College: Indiana State
  • Debut: July 26, 2007
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 Stats 1 3 3.18 43 0 0 22.2 26 1.54
MLB Career Stats 11 16 3.38 405 0 1 260.2 270 1.32
  • Status: Non-Roster Invitee

Joe Thatcher Cutter 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 Indians AL 189 Cutter 85.11 84.49 2096.00 5.91 84.67
MLB Avg - - - Cutter 88.08 87.67 2129.00 5.96 87.16
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December 21, 2015 at 1:23 PM ET

Indians add two lefties on Minor League deals

The Indians signed veteran left-handers Tom Gorzelanny and Joe Thatcher to Minor League contracts, with invitations to Major League Spring Training.

December 17, 2015 at 1:52 PM ET

Indians ink Thatcher to Minor League deal

The Indians on Thursday signed veteran southpaw Joe Thatcher to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, adding another arm to their potential bullpen mix.

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HWB Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 North Shore HWB

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Games

Season G Rank
2013 72 14th in NL

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Season HLD Rank
2013 15 21st in NL

Joe Thatcher Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 21, 2015 Cleveland Indians signed free agent LHP Joe Thatcher to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2015 LHP Joe Thatcher elected free agency.
October 15, 2015 Houston Astros activated LHP Joe Thatcher.
October 6, 2015 Houston Astros reassigned LHP Joe Thatcher to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2015 Houston Astros selected the contract of LHP Joe Thatcher from Fresno Grizzlies.
August 24, 2015 Fresno Grizzlies activated LHP Joe Thatcher from the temporarily inactive list.
August 21, 2015 Fresno Grizzlies placed LHP Joe Thatcher on the temporarily inactive list.
August 11, 2015 LHP Joe Thatcher assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
August 9, 2015 Houston Astros signed LHP Joe Thatcher.
July 28, 2015 Houston Astros released LHP Joe Thatcher.
July 21, 2015 Houston Astros designated LHP Joe Thatcher for assignment.
April 1, 2015 Houston Astros selected the contract of LHP Joe Thatcher from Fresno Grizzlies.
February 13, 2015 Houston Astros signed free agent LHP Joe Thatcher to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
February 13, 2015 LHP Joe Thatcher assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
October 30, 2014 LHP Joe Thatcher elected free agency.
October 13, 2014 Los Angeles Angels activated LHP Joe Thatcher.
October 2, 2014 Los Angeles Angels reassigned LHP Joe Thatcher to the minor leagues.
September 12, 2014 Los Angeles Angels activated LHP Joe Thatcher from the 15-day disabled list.
September 6, 2014 Los Angeles Angels sent LHP Joe Thatcher on a rehab assignment to Arkansas Travelers.
August 3, 2014 Los Angeles Angels placed LHP Joe Thatcher on the 15-day disabled list. Left ankle sprain
July 5, 2014 Los Angeles Angels traded RHP Joey Krehbiel and OF Zach Borenstein to Arizona Diamondbacks for LHP Joe Thatcher and CF Tony Campana.
August 1, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks activated LHP Joe Thatcher.
July 31, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks traded RHP Ian Kennedy to San Diego Padres for LHP Joe Thatcher and RHP Matt Stites.
September 1, 2012 Joe Thatcher roster status changed by San Diego Padres.
August 29, 2012 sent LHP Joe Thatcher on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
July 30, 2012 San Diego Padres placed LHP Joe Thatcher on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 26, 2012. Right knee tendinitis.
August 4, 2011 San Diego Padres activated LHP Joe Thatcher from the 60-day disabled list.
July 18, 2011 sent LHP Joe Thatcher on a rehab assignment to Tucson Padres.
July 17, 2011 sent LHP Joe Thatcher on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
May 4, 2011 San Diego Padres transferred LHP Joe Thatcher from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
March 29, 2011 San Diego Padres placed LHP Joe Thatcher on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2011. Strained left shoulder.
April 22, 2010 San Diego Padres activated LHP Joe Thatcher from the 15-day disabled list.
April 10, 2010 sent LHP Joe Thatcher on a rehab assignment to Portland Beavers.
April 4, 2010 San Diego Padres placed LHP Joe Thatcher on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2010. Strained left shoulder.
July 20, 2009 San Diego Padres recalled LHP Joe Thatcher from Portland Beavers.
July 7, 2009 San Diego Padres optioned Joe Thatcher to Portland Beavers.
June 13, 2009 San Diego Padres recalled Joe Thatcher from Portland Beavers.
June 8, 2009 San Diego Padres optioned Joe Thatcher to Portland Beavers.
May 15, 2009 San Diego Padres recalled Joe Thatcher from Portland Beavers.

Joseph Andrew Thatcher Bio Info

Joseph Andrew Thatcher... Married to Katelyn…has 1 son, Jackson... Attended Indiana State from 2001-04…ranks third on the Sycamore's all-time saves list with 14, 3 behind his father, Phil (1977-80)…tied for the school's single-season record with 33 appearances in 2002 and ranks second with a 1.73 ERA in 2002 (min. 40.0 IP)... Graduated from Kokomo (Ind.) High School... Hosts the annual "Pitch in for Youth" charity event that benefits youth organizations in Kokomo, Ind.

2013

Combined to go 3-2 with a 3.43 ERA (14 ER in 39.1 IP) in 72 appearances between San Diego and Arizona... Acquired from Padres on July 31 with RHP Matt Stites and a Competitive Balance Lottery Pick for RHP Ian Kennedy... Established career highs in wins, GIDP (5), holds (15) and appearances... Was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (7 ER in 9.1 IP) in 22 games with the D-backs and 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA (7 ER in 30.0 IP) in 50 games with the Padres... Ranked third in the NL in inherited runners scored percent (12.7; 7-of-55), behind Javier Lopez (10.5) and Seth Maness (12.1)... Tied for eighth among all left-handers in the Majors in appearances (also Rex Brothers)... 51 of his outings were less than 1.0 inning, second-most in the Majors behind Lopez (58)... Made a season-high 15-straight scoreless appearances from April 9-May 14 (10.0 IP) and posted a 0.55 ERA (1 ER in 16.1 IP) in 26 games from April 9-June 6... Did not issue a walk in 22-straight games from April 9-May 26, the third-longest streak among NL relievers behind Edward Mujica (29) and Tony Watson (26).

2012 Worked in 55 games for the Padres, the second-most appearances in his career (65 in 2010). Stint on the 15-day DL from 7/30-9/1 with right knee tendonitis. Had a rehab stint with Single-A Lake Elsinore, working in one game on 8/29 with a scoreless inning of work. Before going on the DL, was 0-4 with a 3.42 ERA (10ER/26.1 IP) and 28 strikeouts against 10 walks over his first 40 relief outings. Over his final 15 outings after coming off the DL, was 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA(2 ER/5.1 IP) and 11 strikeouts against four walks. Earned the first save of his career on 7/2 at ARI. Worked scoreless ball in 46 of his 55 outings in 2012. Held left-handed hitters to a .175 (11-for-63) average while right-handers hit at a .333 (19-for-57) clip off him. Allowed just seven of his 46 (15.2 %) inherited runs to score. Struck out 39 batters over his 31.2 innings in 2012 for an 11.1 K/9. 2011 Made 18 appearances for the Padres after beginning the season on the disabled list with a strained left shoulder...Underwent surgery on his left shoulder 5/2 and was transferred to the 60-day DL on 5/4...reinstated 8/5 and made his season debut that day...Worked scoreless ball in 15 of his 18 outings, including each of his last 11...Faced one batter in seven of his 18 outings. 2010 Appeared in a career-high 65 games for the Padres in 2010...matched his career-best with a 1.29 ERA (also, 2007)...Worked scoreless ball in 61 of his 65 outings and hitless ball in 45 of 65 outings...faced just one batter in 34 of his 65 outings...Inherited 67 runners, the second most in the Majors...allowed 13 to score, 19.4%, the 10th best percentage in the National League...Allowed his first and only home run of the season on 7/7 at WSH (Adam Dunn)...snapped a streak of 67 straight outings and 52.0 IP without allowing a home run, from 6/13/09-6/28/10...the 67 straight outings without allowing a homer set a franchise record...Sat down 18-straight batters from 5/18-6/1...Allowed just one run over his last 40 outings, from 7/9-10/3, posting a 0.51 ERA (1 ER/17.2 IP) with 24 strikeouts against four walks...Held right-handed hitters to a .172 (10-for-58) opponents batting average while left-handers hit just .197 (13-for-66) off him...Started the year on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain, placed on 4/4 (retro to 3/26)...reinstated on 4/22, missing a total of 15 games. 2009 Had three stints with the Padres after beginning the season at Triple-A Portland...made a careerhigh 52 relief appearances, also setting career marks in innings pitched, holds and strikeouts. Began the season at Portland and was recalled 5/15...optioned 6/8 and recalled 6/13...optioned...7/6 and recalled for good on 7/20...Went 1-0 with a 1.65 ERA (5 ER/27.1 IP) in 36 appearances since his last recall...held opponents to a .177 batting average...Limited opponents to a .227 average on the year, including a .182 mark against lefties and .267 against righties...struck out 55 while walking 18...Ranked seventh in the Majors and fourth in the National League, allowing just 16.3 percent of inherited runners to score... stranded 36 of 43...did not allow an inherited runner to score from 8/4-28, stranding 19 runners over that stretch...Worked a career-high-tying 2.0 innings on three occasions (6/1 vs. PHI; 7/1 vs. HOU; 7/5 vs. LAD)...Went 1-2 with one save and a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19.0 IP) in 19 relief appearances for the Beavers...held opponents to a .240 average while striking out 22 and walking five...scoreless ball over his first nine outings (8.2 IP)...Had a 12.1 scoreless-inning streak over 19 games from 8/15-9/23. 2008 Made the Padres Opening Day roster...made 25 appearances out of the bullpen over four stints with the Friars...Also pitched for Triple-A Portland, making 37 relief appearances... limited opponents to a .248 average while striking out 44 compared to 11 walks...Went 4-0 with three saves and a 1.21 ERA (3 ER/22.1 IP) in 19 games with the Beavers prior to the All-Star break...Pitched for Azucareros del Este in the Dominican Winter League, going 1-0 with a 5.93 ERA (9 ER/13.2 IP) in 17 relief outings. 2007 SUMMARY: Acquired by San Diego from the Milwaukee Brewers along with left-handed pitcher Steve Garrison and right-hander Will Inman in exchange for right-handed pitcher Scott Linebrink on 7/25...went 2-2 with a 1.29 ERA (3 ER/21.0 IP) over 22 games with the Padres...held opponents to a .167 average (13-for-78), including a .151 mark against right-handed batters and .200 against lefties...allowed only one home run in 21.0 frames...compiled 16 strikeouts compared to six walks...inherited 20 runners, allowing four to score... notched a 0.79 ERA (1 ER/11.1 IP) in 13 road outings...tossed 1.1 perfect frames with a season-high-tying three strikeouts in San Diego's one-game tiebreaker on 10/1 at COL...made 15 appearances in September, going 2-2 with a 1.23 ERA (2 ER/14.2 IP)...worked in three straight contests, 9/27-29...recalled from Triple-A Portland 8/27...optioned to Portland 8/16...did not allow an earned run (three unearned on 7/27) over his first five outings from 7/26-8/14...allowed first earned run on 8/30 vs. ARI.

FAMOUS FIRSTS: Made his Major League debut 7/26 at HOU, throwing a perfect seventh inning, fanning one batter...suffered his first Major League loss on 9/21, allowing a two-out, solo homer in the 14th inning to Brad Hawpe in a 2-1 loss to Colorado...was his only home run allowed in 2007 at any level...got both of his Big League wins in consecutive appearances, 9/25 and 9/27...earned his first Major League victory with 1.1 scoreless innings 9/25 at SF...notched second win 9/27 at MIL after entering the game in the fifth inning with the bases loaded and getting Prince Fielder to ground out.

WITH PORTLAND: Allowed one earned run (four unearned) over 8.2 innings (1.04 ERA) in eight relief appearances with Triple-A Portland in 2007...struck out 11 batters and walked one.

BREWERS SYSTEM: In 24 relief appearances with Triple-A Nashville in 2007, went 2-1 with one save and a 2.08 ERA (5 ER/21.2 IP) with seven walks and 33 strikeouts...began the season at Double-A Huntsville, posting a 1-0 record and 0.55 ERA (1 ER/16.1 IP) in 14 games with two walks and 20 strikeouts. 2006 Went a combined 5-4 with a 1.37 ERA (10 ER/65.2) in 46 relief outings with Short-A West Virginia, Single-A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville...Began the season with West Virginia...promoted to Brevard County on 7/5 and posted a 0.29 ERA (1 ER/30.2 IP) in 16 games with the Manatees...Promoted to Double-A Huntsville on 8/26...made four relief appearances with the Stars...Played in the Hawaii Winter Baseball League with the North Shore Honu and was named a Post-Season All-Star...went 1-1 with a 0.73 ERA (2 ER/24.2 IP) and one save in 14 relief appearances. 2005 Pitched for River City of the Independent Frontier League before signing with the Brewers on 7/19...Made his professional debut with Rookie-level Helena...promoted to Single-A Brevard County on 8/17 where he finished the season.