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Joe Thatcher

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2015 Stats

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1-3

ERA

3.79

WHIP

1.68

K

22

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Angels made a number of moves to attempt to strengthen their bullpen in 2014, but the acquisition of Thatcher from the Diamondbacks in July didn't work out the way they had hoped. After beginning ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 4/10/1981   BORN: Indianapolis, IN   COLLEGE: Indiana State   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Astros in February of 2015.

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Joe Thatcher Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 25 AA HUN 4 0 0 5.3 2 1 0 6 2 1 0 0 1.69 0.75
2007 26 AA HUN 14 0 0 16.3 11 1 0 20 2 1 0 0 0.55 0.80
2007 26 AAA NAS 24 0 0 21.7 19 5 0 33 7 2 1 1 2.08 1.20
2007 26 AAA POR 32 0 0 30.3 29 6 0 44 8 3 1 1 1.78 1.22
2007 26 MAJ SDG 22 0 0 21.0 13 3 1 16 6 2 2 0 1.29 0.90
2008 27 AAA POR 37 0 0 39.0 38 12 2 44 11 5 2 3 2.77 1.26
2008 27 MAJ SDG 25 0 0 25.7 42 24 4 17 13 0 4 0 8.42 2.14
2009 28 AAA POR 19 0 0 19.0 18 4 1 22 5 1 2 1 1.89 1.21
2009 28 MAJ SDG 52 0 0 45.0 37 14 2 55 18 1 0 0 2.80 1.22
2010 29 AAA POR 6 0 0 5.0 6 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.60 1.80
2010 29 MAJ SD 65 0 0 35.0 23 5 1 45 7 1 0 0 0 11 1.29 0.86
2011 30 A+ LAK 8 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 30 AAA TUC 8 0 0 7.1 3 1 0 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.23 0.85
2011 30 MAJ SD 18 0 0 10.0 8 5 1 9 7 0 0 0 0 2 4.50 1.50
2012 31 A+ LAK 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2012 31 MAJ SD 55 0 0 31.7 30 12 2 39 14 1 4 1 0 14 3.41 1.39
2013 32 MAJ SD 50 0 0 30.0 28 7 3 29 4 3 1 0 2 11 2.10 1.07
2013 32 MAJ ARI 22 0 0 9.3 12 7 1 7 6 0 1 0 2 4 6.75 1.93
2013  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ SD/ARI 72 0 0 39.3 40 14 4 36 10 3 2 0 4 15 3.20 1.27
2014 33 MAJ ARI 37 0 0 24.0 23 7 3 25 3 1 0 0 1 4 2.63 1.08
2014 33 MAJ LAA 16 0 0 6.3 13 6 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 8.53 2.21
2014  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ ARI/LAA 53 0 0 30.3 36 13 3 27 4 2 1 0 1 6 3.86 1.32
2015 34 AAA FRE 9 0 0 8.2 4 1 0 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.04 0.98
2015 34 MAJ HOU 36 0 0 19.0 21 8 1 22 11 1 3 0 0 6 3.79 1.68
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3-Year Averages     60 0 0 33.8 35 13 3 34 9 2 2 0 1 11 3.46 1.30
Career  (View All)     398 0 0 257.0 250 98 19 266 90 11 16 1 3.43 1.32

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Joe Thatcher Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 18 Tex 0.3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.79 1.68
Jul. 12 @TB 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.61
Jul. 10 @TB 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.55
Jul. 8 @Cle 0.3 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.44 1.53
Jul. 6 @Cle 0.3 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.50 1.39
Jul. 3 @Bos 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.04 1.25
Jul. 1 KC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.04 1.19
Jun. 29 KC 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 1.21
Jun. 26 NYY 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.16 1.20
Jun. 24 @LAA 0.7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.25 1.19
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.4 IP/G
3.7 9 5 5 1 5 3 0 0 0 0-2 0 0 1 12.27 3.82

Joe Thatcher Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20155515912101.267
20148318122602.289
20139723921201.250

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201532729110.333
2014529314101.298
20136713119303.288

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201510.001011511.801.40
201416.711019214.321.26
201317.020015133.711.53

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20159.012011606.002.00
201413.71008223.291.39
201322.312021912.821.07
Joe Thatcher Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 25 AA HUN 4 0 5.3 10.13 3.38 3.00 0.00 75% 1.69 2.64 .181
2007 26 AA HUN 14 0 16.3 11.02 1.10 10.00 0.00 92.3% 0.55 1.30 .297
2007 26 AAA NAS 24 0 21.7 13.71 2.91 4.71 0.00 80.8% 2.08 1.26 .403
2007 26 AAA POR 32 0 30.3 13.05 2.37 5.50 0.00 83.8% 1.78 1.29 .411
2007 26 MAJ SDG 22 0 21.0 6.86 2.57 2.67 0.43 1.35 88.9% 1.29 3.18 .217
2008 27 AAA POR 37 0 39.0 10.15 2.54 4.00 0.46 78.7% 2.77 2.61 .353
2008 27 MAJ SDG 25 0 25.7 5.96 4.56 1.31 1.40 1.42 60.8% 88.5 MPH 8.42 5.47 .407
2009 28 AAA POR 19 0 19.0 10.42 2.37 4.40 0.47 86.4% 1.89 2.52 .350
2009 28 MAJ SDG 52 0 45.0 11.00 3.60 3.06 0.40 1.15 77.4% 87.3 MPH 2.80 2.57 .327
2010 29 AAA POR 6 0 5.0 5.40 5.40 1.00 0.00 77.8% 3.60 4.40 .351
2010 29 MAJ SD 65 0 35.0 11.57 1.80 6.43 0.26 1.21 86.2% 86.3 MPH 1.29 1.69 .291
2011 30 A+ LAK 8 0 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2011 30 AAA TUC 8 0 7.1 12.68 3.80 3.33 0.00 83.3% 1.23 2.07 .230
2011 30 MAJ SD 18 0 10.0 8.10 6.30 1.29 0.90 0.83 71.4% 85.4 MPH 4.50 4.80 .267
2012 31 A+ LAK 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2012 31 MAJ SD 55 0 31.7 11.08 3.98 2.79 0.57 1.13 76.2% 86.1 MPH 3.41 3.17 .358
2013 32 MAJ SD 50 0 30.0 8.70 1.20 7.25 0.90 1.23 86.2% 85.9 MPH 2.10 3.07 .310
2013 32 MAJ ARI 22 0 9.3 6.75 5.79 1.17 0.96 0.42 64.7% 85.9 MPH 6.75 5.02 .363
2013  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ SD/ARI 72 0 39.3 8.24 2.29 3.60 0.92 1.00 78.3% 85.9 MPH 3.20 3.48 .325
2014 33 MAJ ARI 37 0 24.0 9.38 1.13 8.33 1.13 0.55 82.6% 86.0 MPH 2.63 3.37 .319
2014 33 MAJ LAA 16 0 6.3 2.84 1.42 2.00 0.00 4.00 57.1% 86.0 MPH 8.53 3.99 .450
2014  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ ARI/LAA 53 0 30.3 8.01 1.19 6.75 0.89 0.92 73% 86.0 MPH 3.86 3.11 .360
2015 34 AAA FRE 9 0 8.2 10.98 4.39 2.50 0.00 87.5% 1.04 2.59 .234
2015 34 MAJ HOU 36 0 19.0 10.42 5.21 2.00 0.47 1.44 77.4% 84.6 MPH 3.79 3.31 .388
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 7.77 3.11 2.50 0.83 72.6% 3.83 0.50 .308
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.9 7.77 3.10 2.51 0.93 73.3% 3.83 3.85 .305
Rest Of Season     0 0 7.8 7.77 3.15 2.47 0.86 72.9% 3.83 3.76 .308
3-Year Averages     60 0 33.8 9.06 2.40 3.78 0.80 75.6% 3.46 3.14 .343
Career     398 0 257.0 9.32 3.15 2.96 0.67 75.4% 3.43 3.18 .335

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2015 Stat Review for Joe Thatcher    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.00 K/BB
POOR
10.42 K/9
GOOD
5.21 BB/9
TERRIBLE
84.6 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.5 HR/9
GOOD
1.44 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.79 ERA
WEAK
1.68 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.31 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.388 BABIP
HIGH
77.4% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Joe Thatcher: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thatcher has re-signed with the Astros and will report to Triple-A Fresno, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Thatcher cleared waivers Tuesday and has elected free agency.

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Thatcher was designated for assignment Tuesday, CSN Houston's Howard Chen reports.

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Thatcher took the loss in relief Monday after allowing a run on one hit and two walks in just a third of an inning against the A's.

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Thatcher pitched a scoreless frame and struck out two during the Astros' 7-1 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

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Thatcher has been added to Houston's Opening Day Roster, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

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Thatcher will compete with Darin Downs and Kevin Chapman this spring to be the Astros' second left-hander out of the bullpen behind Tony Sipp.

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Thatcher has signed a minor league deal with the Astros, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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Thatcher was not included on the Angels' ALDS roster, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Thatcher was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Friday.

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Thatcher (ankle) will meet with the Angels on Tuesday to be evaluated. The outcome will result in him either being activated or throwing a simulated game, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

After spending six and a half years in San Diego, Thatcher was sent to Arizona in the trade that sent Ian Kennedy to the Padres. The lefty specialist struggled early in the desert, giving up six earned runs over 14 appearances in his first month as a Diamondback, but he fared much better in September, giving up just one earned run over his eight outings. He will likely handle the primary LOOGY duties in the Arizona bullpen in 2014.

2013

As a lefty specialist out of the Padres' bullpen, Thatcher held opposing left-handed batters to just a .167 batting average in 2012. This was undoubtedly helpful to the Padres, but did little for fantasy owners as 69 percent of his appearances ended with him pitching less than an inning. This sort of usage does not lend itself to helping a relief pitcher vulture wins, much less accrue saves. Don't expect much to change for Thatcher in 2013 as left-handed batters have never had much success against him (.200 batting average against) and his command drops significantly, when facing right-handed batters (1.63 K/BB).

2012

After posting career-best numbers across the board in 2010, Thatcher missed most of the 2011 season due to shoulder issues that required surgery back in May. He came back to pitch again in late August, but was obviously not the same pitcher posting a 6.30 BB/9IP and a 1.29 K/BB. He'll have the whole offseason to work himself back and should remain a solid lefty specialist in the Padres' bullpen in 2012.

2011

A shoulder injury delayed Thatcher's season, but once healthy he went back to being an effective lefty out of the Padres' bullpen. He showed fantastic control, walking only seven of the 137 batters he faced in 2010. With only two pitches (fastball/slider) he was able to generate a career high 11.6 K/9IP strikeout rate. It's doubtful he'll find himself in a late-inning role any time soon, thus limiting his value, but owners could do much worse when looking for someone to help their ratios.

2010

Thatcher is an excellent lefty specialist, striking out nearly one of every three lefties he's faced in his career. There's not a ton of room for him to grow out of this role, but the Padres' bullpen has been known to produce freakshow stat lines, making Thatcher a potential ERA and WHIP play in deeper leagues.

2009

After showing much promise working out of the San Diego bullpen in 2007, Thatcher took a step back last season as he bounced between Triple-A Portland and the majors. He excelled in the minors, but was never able to carry that over to the big club, though many of his struggles can be chalked up to an unfortunate hit rate as he allowed 42 hits in 25.2 innings. It was not all bad luck though, as his K:BB of 17:13 was disappointing as well. However, San Diego usually gets the most from their bullpen so the sidewinder will be given another chance to right the ship.

2008

Thatcher is a hard-throwing sidearmer who appears poised to stick in San Diego's bullpen. He excelled in Double-A, Triple-A and the majors last season. Thatcher struck out 77 batters in 52 Triple-A innings. He should see action in the sixth and seventh innings for the Padres.