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Joe Bitker

Joseph Anthony Bitker

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: February 12, 1964 in Glendale, California, US
High School: Ponderosa HS (Shingle Springs, CA)
School: Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 3rd round of the 1983 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA), the Minnesota Twins in the 6th round of the 1984 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase from Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA) and the San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the 1984 MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase from Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA).

Major League Stats

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1984 20 -0.9 Spokane NORW A- SDP 4 4 .500 3.41 14 14 0 2 0 0 87.0 85 48 33 2 33 0 60 2 0 8 1.356 8.8 0.2 3.4 6.2 1.82
1985 21 -1.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A SDP 17 4 .810 2.87 28 27 0 10 5 0 188.1 165 78 60 6 72 2 149 4 4 6 1.258 7.9 0.3 3.4 7.1 2.07
1985 21 -0.3 Charleston SALL A SDP 9 3 .750 2.59 13 13 0 6 4 0 90.1 74 35 26 3 31 0 85 2 3 3 1.162 7.4 0.3 3.1 8.5 2.74
1985 21 -2.4 Beaumont TL AA SDP 8 1 .889 3.12 15 14 0 4 1 0 98.0 91 43 34 3 41 2 64 2 1 3 1.347 8.4 0.3 3.8 5.9 1.56
1986 22 -2.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA SDP 9 7 .563 3.49 23 21 1 2 2 0 142.0 138 65 55 5 61 4 110 8 1 8 1.401 8.7 0.3 3.9 7.0 1.80
1986 22 -1.6 Beaumont TL AA SDP 7 7 .500 3.53 18 17 1 2 2 0 114.2 114 55 45 2 52 4 91 6 1 4 1.448 8.9 0.2 4.1 7.1 1.75
1986 22 -3.8 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 2 0 1.000 3.29 5 4 0 0 0 0 27.1 24 10 10 3 9 0 19 2 0 4 1.207 7.9 1.0 3.0 6.3 2.11
1987 23 -3.1 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 11 9 .550 4.83 36 27 2 3 0 1 160.1 184 97 86 14 79 1 80 7 1 9 1.640 10.3 0.8 4.4 4.5 1.01
1988 24 -2.3 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 8 10 .444 3.58 28 27 0 3 1 0 178.1 195 98 71 11 41 3 106 4 4 4 1.323 9.8 0.6 2.1 5.3 2.59
1989 25 -1.2 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA OAK,SDP 3 4 .429 3.67 42 2 16 0 0 3 73.2 67 38 30 4 20 2 48 3 1 4 1.181 8.2 0.5 2.4 5.9 2.40
1989 25 -1.2 Tacoma, Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP,OAK 3 4 .429 3.67 42 2 16 0 0 3 73.2 67 38 30 4 20 2 48 3 1 4 1.181 8.2 0.5 2.4 5.9 2.40
1989 25 -1.2 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 18
1989 25 -1.2 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 24
1990 26 0.1 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 2 3 .400 3.20 48 0 43 0 0 26 56.1 51 22 20 6 20 0 52 0 0 2 1.260 8.1 1.0 3.2 8.3 2.60
1991 27 0.2 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 0 5 .000 4.00 23 0 20 0 0 7 27.0 30 16 12 1 9 2 33 0 0 2 115 1.444 10.0 0.3 3.0 11.0 3.67
8 Seasons 54 46 .540 3.62 242 118 82 20 8 37 913.0 915 462 367 49 335 14 638 28 11 43 115 1.369 9.0 0.5 3.3 6.3 1.90
A- (1 season) A- 4 4 .500 3.41 14 14 0 2 0 0 87.0 85 48 33 2 33 0 60 2 0 8 1.356 8.8 0.2 3.4 6.2 1.82
A (1 season) A 9 3 .750 2.59 13 13 0 6 4 0 90.1 74 35 26 3 31 0 85 2 3 3 1.162 7.4 0.3 3.1 8.5 2.74
AA (2 seasons) AA 15 8 .652 3.34 33 31 1 6 3 0 212.2 205 98 79 5 93 6 155 8 2 7 1.401 8.7 0.2 3.9 6.6 1.67
AAA (6 seasons) AAA 26 31 .456 3.94 182 60 81 6 1 37 523.0 551 281 229 39 178 8 338 16 6 25 115 1.394 9.5 0.7 3.1 5.8 1.90
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1984 20 -0.5 Spokane NORW A- SDP 14 14 10 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 .200 .273 .500 .773 5 0 3 0 0
1985 21 -1.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA SDP 29 45 35 5 8 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 6 .229 .308 .286 .593 10 1 6 0 0
1985 21 0.2 Charleston SALL A SDP 13 23 18 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 .222 .333 .222 .556 4 1 2 0 0
1985 21 -2.4 Beaumont TL AA SDP 16 22 17 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .235 .278 .353 .631 6 0 4 0 0
1986 22 -2.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA SDP 26 31 28 3 9 1 0 0 3 1 0 3 5 .321 .387 .357 .744 10 0 0 0 0
1986 22 -2.0 Beaumont TL AA SDP 21 23 20 3 9 1 0 0 3 1 0 3 2 .450 .522 .500 1.022 10 0 0 0 0
1986 22 -3.5 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 5 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1987 23 -3.1 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 38 26 21 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .143 .250 .190 .440 4 1 2 0 0
1988 24 -2.0 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 29 23 20 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .286 .250 .536 5 1 2 0 0
1989 25 -1.5 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA OAK,SDP 42 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1989 25 -1.5 Tacoma,Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP,OAK 42 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1989 25 -1.5 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP 18
1989 25 -1.5 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 24
1990 26 0.0 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 27 0.5 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 249 140 115 13 27 4 0 1 9 2 0 9 22 .235 .307 .296 .603 34 0 3 13 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 14 14 10 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 .200 .273 .500 .773 5 0 3 0 0
A (1 season) A 13 23 18 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 .222 .333 .222 .556 4 1 2 0 0
AA (2 seasons) AA 37 45 37 5 13 3 0 0 4 1 0 4 6 .351 .415 .432 .847 16 0 4 0 0
AAA (6 seasons) AAA 185 58 50 3 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 14 .160 .222 .180 .402 9 0 2 4 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1984 20 Spokane NORW A- SDP P 14 29 4 19 6 1 .793 1.64
1985 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A SDP P 28 36 8 26 2 0 .944 1.21
1985 21 Charleston SALL A SDP P 13 27 6 20 1 0 .963 2.00
1985 21 Beaumont TL AA SDP P 15 9 2 6 1 0 .889 0.53
1986 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA SDP P 23 31 9 19 3 2 .903 1.22
1986 22 Beaumont TL AA SDP P 18 26 9 14 3 2 .885 1.28
1986 22 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP P 5 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1.00
1987 23 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP P 36 33 7 20 6 0 .818 0.75
1988 24 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP P 28 41 19 17 5 1 .878 1.29
1989 25 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA OAK,SDP P 42 16 4 9 3 0 .813 0.31
1989 25 Tacoma, Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP,OAK P 42 16 4 9 3 0 .813 0.31
1989 25 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK P 24 0.00
1989 25 Las Vegas PCL AAA SDP P 18 0.00
1990 26 Tacoma PCL AAA OAK P 48 18 10 8 0 2 1.000 0.38
1991 27 Oklahoma City AA AAA TEX P 23 6 1 5 0 1 1.000 0.26
8 Seasons 242 210 62 123 25 7 .881 0.76
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 3e6d2fcf

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