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D-backs acquisition Joe Thatcher, by the numbers
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D-backs acquisition Joe Thatcher, by the numbers

On Wednesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks filled the most apparent hole on their roster, trading for San Diego Padres left-handed relief pitcher Joe Thatcher.

A six-year veteran, statistically, Thatcher is a compelling upgrade over current Diamondbacks’ left-handed specialist Tony Sipp, who curiously has better career numbers against right-handed batters than he does against lefties.

Thatcher has spent his entire career with the Padres, logging over 100 innings pitched against National League West opponents.

Take a look at new Diamondbacks’ bullpen piece, Joe Thatcher, by the numbers.


3.18

Thatcher’s career ERA.

.202

Left-handed hitters’ collective career batting average against Thatcher.

4.86

Thatcher’s K/BB ratio against left-handed hitters.

104.1

Thatcher has pitched a total of 104.1 innings against NL West teams, with 26.2 coming against the Diamondbacks.

2.20

Thatcher’s career ERA versus Diamondbacks’ NL West opponents.

0

The number of earned runs Thatcher has given up to left-handed hitters this season; five fewer than Sipp.

6.67

Thatcher’s K/BB against left-handed hitters in 2013.

13

Sipp has walked 13 more batters in 2013 than Thatcher, who has walked just four.

.590

The on-base-slugging percentage (OPS) of Thatcher’s second-half opponents.

.303

The collective career batting average of current Los Angeles Dodgers hitters versus Thatcher.

10

The total number of hits current Dodgers hitters have recorded against Thatcher.