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Joe Saunders #47 - P

Texas

  • Age: 32
  • DOB: 1981/06/16
  • POB: Falls Church, VA
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 215lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/L
  • MLB Seasons: 9
  • Drafted by LA Angels in 2002 (1st round).
  • Current Status: Bruised left ankle, 15-day DL, 15-day DL
GPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
Year to date11010003.26541342.459.82
On Pace880800028.046393182331-9.82

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a battler. Uses a solid fastball and change-up to keep hitters off balance, as well as to challenge them when the need arises. Knows how to pitch to contact.
FlawsCan be prone to serving up too many long balls, especially when he becomes a little too predictable with his pitches. Doesn't strike a lot of batters out.
Career potentialSavvy lefty starter.

Honours and Awards

2008Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/04/07Bruised left ankle, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 5th, 2014).
2014/03/05Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2013/11/01Seattle Mariners declined their contract option for next season.
2013/02/08Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/08/26Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2012/07/14Missed 21 games (left shoulder injury).
2012/06/23Left shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 17th, 2012).
2012/01/17Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.
2011/12/12Arizona Diamondbacks declined to tender a contract.
2011/01/18Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.
2010/07/25Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2010/01/29Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2009/08/26Missed 17 games (left shoulder injury).
2009/08/08Left shoulder injury, early September.
2009/02/26Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2008/09/28Missed 6 games (kidney stones).
2008/09/22Kidney stones, day-to-day.
2008/05/23Missed 1 game (flu).
2008/05/22Flu, day-to-day.
2008/03/02Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2007/07/22Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).
2007/06/23Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA).
2007/06/21Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).
2007/06/03Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA).
2007/06/02Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).
2007/04/21Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA).
2007/03/02Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2006/08/01Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).
2006/07/19Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA).
2006/07/18Contract purchased from Salt Lake (AAA).
2006/04/02Assigned by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to their minor league camp.
2006/02/10Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2005/10/05Did not make the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim playoff roster.
2005/09/06Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).
2005/08/17Optioned to Salt Lake (AAA).
2005/08/16Recalled from Salt Lake (AAA).
2005/03/17Assigned by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to their minor league camp.
2005/02/04Re-signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2004/11/18Contract purchased from Arkansas (AA).
2003/04/01Torn rotator cuff, 15-day DL.
2002/07/12Signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Trades

2014/03/05Signed as a free agent by the Texas Rangers.
2013/02/08Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners.
2012/08/26Arizona Diamondbacks traded Joe Saunders and cash to the Baltimore Orioles for Matt Lindstrom.
2010/07/25Arizona Diamondbacks traded Dan Haren to the Los Angeles Angels for Rafael Rodriguez, Joe Saunders, Patrick Corbin and a player to be named later.
2002/06/04Drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the first round (12th overall) in 2002.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2014TexasAL11010003.26541342.459.82
2013SeattleAL32321116020183.023211710725611071.605.26
2012BaltimoreAL773300044.249201848231.283.63
2012ArizonaNL2121610011130.014668611731891.364.22
2012Total Ari/BalMLB2828913011174.2195887921391121.344.07
2012AZL DiamondbacksR11010004.13530571.856.23
2011ArizonaNL33331213010212.0210948729671081.313.69
2010ArizonaNL13133701082.29750391119501.404.25
2010LA AngelsAL2020610021120.213570621445641.494.62
2010Total Ana/AriMLB3333917031203.123212010125641141.464.47
2009LA AngelsAL3131167011186.02021029529641011.434.60
2008LA AngelsAL3131177010198.0187827521531031.213.41
2007LA AngelsAL181885000107.112956531134691.524.44
2007Salt LakeAAA14144700086.18953491020841.265.11
2006LA AngelsAL13137300070.2714237629511.424.71
2006Salt LakeAAA2120104011135.011744401238971.152.67
2005LA AngelsAL22000009.110883441.507.71
2005Salt LakeAAA993301155.0653828321291.564.58
2005ArkansasAA181874021105.21075241932801.323.49
2004ArkansasAA884300039.0512625514251.675.77
2004Rancho CucamongaA191997000105.210649401323761.223.41
2003DNP-Injured-----------------
2002Cedar RapidsA553100028.2167629270.871.88
2002ProvoR882100032.1401913111211.583.62
TotalMLB22222289820931348.014747146461714187731.404.31
TotalAL1551556852062923.110215024591143015261.434.47
TotalNL67672130031424.2453212187571172471.343.96
TotalAAA44431714022276.127113511725792101.273.81
TotalAA2626117021144.2158786614461051.414.11
TotalA2424128000134.1122564615321031.153.08
TotalR992200036.2432416116281.613.93

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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