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Joe Thatcher

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

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1-0

ERA

1.08

WHIP

1.08

K

7

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 earne...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 229   DOB: 4/10/1981   BORN: Indianapolis, IN   COLLEGE: Indiana State   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

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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 POR 32 0 0 30.3 29 6 0 44 8 3 1 1 1.78 1.22
2007 26 AAA NAS 24 0 0 21.7 19 5 0 33 7 2 1 1 2.08 1.20
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 ARI 22 0 0 9.3 12 7 1 7 6 0 1 0 2 4 6.75 1.93
2013 32 MAJ SD 50 0 0 30.0 28 7 3 29 4 3 1 0 2 11 2.10 1.07
2013  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ARI/SD 72 0 0 39.3 40 14 4 36 10 3 2 0 4 15 3.20 1.27
2014 33 MAJ ARI 10 0 0 8.3 7 1 1 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.08 1.08
3-Year Averages MAJ   48 0 0 27.0 26 10 2 28 10 1 2 0 1 10 3.33 1.33
Career  (View All) MAJ   319 0 0 216.0 200 78 16 224 77 9 12 1 3.25 1.28

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Joe Thatcher Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 22 @ChC 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.08 1.08
Apr. 20 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.13 1.00
Apr. 18 @LAD 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.29 1.14
Apr. 16 NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.59 1.24
Apr. 13 LAD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.69 1.31
Apr. 12 LAD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.40
Apr. 10 @SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.50
Apr. 4 @Col 1.0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.09
Apr. 2 SF 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.38
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
4.7 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.07
Last 30 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
7.0 7 2 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.29 1.29
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
7.0 7 2 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 1.29 1.29

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Joe Thatcher Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139723921201.250
20127231611002.175
201122733000.158

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20136713119303.288
2012698819310.333
201122245101.278

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201317.020015133.711.53
201217.712018403.061.25
20114.30003404.151.15

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201322.312021912.821.07
201214.0021211023.861.57
20115.70006314.761.76
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 POR 32 0 30.3 13.05 2.37 5.50 0.00 83.8% 1.78 1.29 .411
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 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 -.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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ARI/SD 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 10 0 8.3 7.56 2.16 3.50 1.08 0.67 100% 85.3 MPH 1.08 3.80 .267
3-Year Averages MAJ   48 0 27.0 9.33 3.33 2.80 0.67 76.5% 3.33 3.20 .333
Career MAJ   319 0 216.0 9.33 3.21 2.91 0.67 76.2% 3.25 3.19 .323

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2014 Stat Review for Joe Thatcher    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.50 K/BB
GOOD
7.56 K/9
WEAK
2.16 BB/9
GREAT
85.3 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.1 HR/9
POOR
0.67 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.08 ERA
ELITE
1.08 WHIP
GOOD
3.80 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

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

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.267 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Joe Thatcher (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Dunn CHI-A 3 2 2 5 0 0 0 .667 2.667 3.333
Chris Davis BAL 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Ryan Braun MIL 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Justin Upton ATL 6 4 1 2 2 0 0 .667 1.167 1.917
Michael Saunders SEA 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Domonic Brown PHI 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Raul Ibanez ANA 5 2 1 3 2 1 0 .400 1.000 1.571
Chone Figgins LA 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Jordan Pacheco COL 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.417
Dexter Fowler HOU 10 6 0 1 0 0 0 .600 .800 1.400

Best Matchups for Joe Thatcher (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Teixeira NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Todd Frazier CIN 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Bobby Abreu NY-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Carl Crawford LA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Paul Janish COL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
A.J. Ellis LA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Pridie COL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Murphy NY-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
John Mayberry PHI 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Neil Walker PIT 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Thatcher signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

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Thatcher reported to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

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Thatcher has been dealt to the Diamondbacks, along with prospect Matt Stites and a Class B draft pick, in exchange for Ian Kennedy, MLB Network reports.

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Thatcher gave up a solo home run, before striking out the side, during the eighth inning Saturday of the Padres' embarrassing 9-0 loss to the Giants.

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Thatcher (2-0) vultured a win Thursday, striking out the only Cubs batter he faced to finish the seventh inning.

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Thatcher tossed a scoreless 12th inning Saturday, allowing two hits while striking out one in San Diego's victory over San Francisco.

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Thatcher yielded two runs on one hit and one walk without notching a strikeout in 0.1 innings Sunday as San Diego fell to Colorado.

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Thatcher has been brought along slowly this spring, mostly because he is not expected to receive extended outings during the regular season, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports. "Arm-wise, for what I do, I don't need to build up the big pitch count," he relayed. "Toward the end of spring, I'll start throwing more and getting used to being available every day."

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Thatcher (knee) agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Padres on Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.