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Joe Saunders

Joseph Francis Saunders (Bazooka Joe) (twitter: @J_saundo)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: June 16, 1981 in Fairfax, Virginia, US
High School: West Springfield HS (Springfield, VA)
School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)

Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 5th round of the 1999 MLB June Amateur Draft from West Springfield HS (Springfield, VA) and the Anaheim Angels in the 1st round (12th) of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA).

Major League Stats

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Pitching: 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008
 Batting: 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2008

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
2002 21 0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ANA 5 2 .714 2.80 13 13 0 0 0 0 61.0 56 26 19 3 20 0 48 3 0 5 253 1.246 8.3 0.4 3.0 7.1 2.40
2002 21 0.8 Provo PION Rk ANA 2 1 .667 3.62 8 8 0 0 0 0 32.1 40 19 13 1 11 0 21 1 0 3 146 1.577 11.1 0.3 3.1 5.8 1.91
2002 21 -0.4 Cedar Rapids MIDW A ANA 3 1 .750 1.88 5 5 0 0 0 0 28.2 16 7 6 2 9 0 27 2 0 2 107 0.872 5.0 0.6 2.8 8.5 3.00
2004 23 -0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA ANA 13 10 .565 4.04 27 27 0 0 0 0 144.2 157 75 65 18 37 0 101 10 1 7 615 1.341 9.8 1.1 2.3 6.3 2.73
2004 23 0.1 Rancho Cucamonga CALL A+ ANA 9 7 .563 3.41 19 19 0 0 0 0 105.2 106 49 40 13 23 0 76 5 1 5 433 1.221 9.0 1.1 2.0 6.5 3.30
2004 23 -1.6 Arkansas TL AA ANA 4 3 .571 5.77 8 8 0 0 0 0 39.0 51 26 25 5 14 0 25 5 0 2 182 1.667 11.8 1.2 3.2 5.8 1.79
2005 24 -1.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAA 10 7 .588 3.87 27 27 0 3 2 0 160.2 172 90 69 12 53 0 109 4 0 3 689 1.400 9.6 0.7 3.0 6.1 2.06
2005 24 -0.5 Arkansas TL AA LAA 7 4 .636 3.49 18 18 0 2 1 0 105.2 107 52 41 9 32 0 80 3 0 2 445 1.315 9.1 0.8 2.7 6.8 2.50
2005 24 -3.4 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 3 3 .500 4.58 9 9 0 1 1 0 55.0 65 38 28 3 21 0 29 1 0 1 244 1.564 10.6 0.5 3.4 4.7 1.38
2006 25 -1.9 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 10 4 .714 2.67 21 20 1 1 1 0 135.0 117 44 40 12 38 0 97 3 0 2 545 1.148 7.8 0.8 2.5 6.5 2.55
2007 26 -1.0 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 4 7 .364 5.11 14 14 0 0 0 0 86.1 89 53 49 10 20 0 84 1 0 6 367 1.263 9.3 1.0 2.1 8.8 4.20
2012 31 10.5 Diamondbacks ARIZ Rk ARI 0 1 .000 6.23 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.1 3 5 3 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 22 1.846 6.2 0.0 10.4 14.5 1.40
2014 33 6.6 4 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA KCR,BAL,TEX 1 5 .167 4.33 18 8 3 0 0 0 52.0 64 29 25 8 18 2 28 1 0 1 229 1.577 11.1 1.4 3.1 4.8 1.56
2014 33 8.6 Frisco TL AA TEX 0 1 .000 5.79 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.1 11 7 6 3 2 0 6 1 0 0 41 1.393 10.6 2.9 1.9 5.8 3.00
2014 33 6.2 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX 0 1 .000 2.25 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 15 3 3 1 5 0 8 0 0 1 52 1.667 11.2 0.8 3.8 6.0 1.60
2014 33 6.2 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 1 2 .333 6.75 4 4 0 0 0 0 18.2 27 17 14 4 5 0 6 0 0 0 85 1.714 13.0 1.9 2.4 2.9 1.20
2014 33 6.1 Norfolk IL AAA BAL 0 1 .000 1.50 10 0 3 0 0 0 12.0 11 2 2 0 6 2 8 0 0 0 51 1.417 8.2 0.0 4.5 6.0 1.33
7 Seasons 43 36 .544 3.77 121 110 4 4 3 0 644.0 658 322 270 63 191 2 474 22 1 24 2720 1.318 9.2 0.9 2.7 6.6 2.48
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 2 2 .500 3.93 9 9 0 0 0 0 36.2 43 24 16 1 16 0 28 1 0 3 168 1.609 10.6 0.2 3.9 6.9 1.75
A (1 season) A 3 1 .750 1.88 5 5 0 0 0 0 28.2 16 7 6 2 9 0 27 2 0 2 107 0.872 5.0 0.6 2.8 8.5 3.00
A+ (1 season) A+ 9 7 .563 3.41 19 19 0 0 0 0 105.2 106 49 40 13 23 0 76 5 1 5 433 1.221 9.0 1.1 2.0 6.5 3.30
AA (3 seasons) AA 11 8 .579 4.21 28 28 0 2 1 0 154.0 169 85 72 17 48 0 111 9 0 4 668 1.409 9.9 1.0 2.8 6.5 2.31
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 18 18 .500 3.84 60 49 4 2 2 0 319.0 324 157 136 30 95 2 232 5 0 10 1344 1.313 9.1 0.8 2.7 6.5 2.44

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
2002 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ANA 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 21 0.7 Provo PION Rk ANA 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 21 -0.5 Cedar Rapids MIDW A ANA 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ ANA 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 23 0.1 Rancho Cucamonga CALL A+ ANA 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 23 -1.3 Arkansas TL AA ANA 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAA 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 24 -0.4 Arkansas TL AA LAA 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 24 -3.3 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 25 -1.8 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 26 -1.0 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 31 11.6 Diamondbacks ARIZ Rk ARI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (1 season) A 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) AA 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2002 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ANA P 13 14 2 12 0 0 1.000 1.08 4 10 71%
2002 21 Provo PION Rk ANA P 8 9 2 7 0 0 1.000 1.13 2 6 75%
2002 21 Cedar Rapids MIDW A ANA P 5 5 0 5 0 0 1.000 1.00 2 4 67%
2004 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA ANA P 27 24 2 20 2 0 .917 0.81
2004 23 Rancho Cucamonga CALL A+ ANA P 19 16 1 13 2 0 .875 0.74
2004 23 Arkansas TL AA ANA P 8 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.00
2005 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAA P 27 41 6 33 2 2 .951 1.44 10 14 58%
2005 24 Arkansas TL AA LAA P 18 23 4 18 1 0 .957 1.22 8 10 56%
2005 24 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA P 9 18 2 15 1 2 .944 1.89 2 4 67%
2006 25 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA P 21 27 4 23 0 1 1.000 1.29 7 6 46%
2007 26 Salt Lake PCL AAA LAA P 14 12 2 10 0 0 1.000 0.86 3 1 25%
2012 31 Diamondbacks ARIZ Rk ARI P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0%
2014 33 4 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA BAL,KCR,TEX P 18 11 3 8 0 0 1.000 0.61
2014 33 Frisco TL AA TEX P 2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50
2014 33 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2014 33 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 4 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.00
2014 33 Norfolk IL AAA BAL P 10 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.40
7 Seasons 121 129 19 106 4 3 .969 1.03 25 31 55%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2002 21 Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League A ANA
2002 21 Provo Angels Pioneer League Rk ANA
2003 22 Injured
2004 23 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League A+ ANA 2004-04-10 2004-07-19
2004 23 Arkansas Travelers Texas League AA ANA 2004-07-24 2004-09-02
2005 24 Arkansas Travelers Texas League AA LAA 2005-04-08 2005-07-12
2005 24 Salt Lake Stingers Pacific Coast League AAA LAA 2005-07-18 2005-09-01
2005 24 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB LAA 1 2005-08-16 2005-09-14
2006 25 Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League AAA LAA 2006-04-06 2006-07-28
2006 25 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB LAA 1 2006-07-18 2006-09-30
2007 26 Salt Lake Bees Pacific Coast League AAA LAA 2007-04-26 2007-07-15
2007 26 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB LAA 1 2007-04-05 2007-09-26
2008 27 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB LAA 1 2008-04-02 2008-09-28
2009 28 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB LAA 1 2009-04-06 2009-10-04
2010 29 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB LAA 1 2010-04-06 2010-07-23
2010 29 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 2 2010-07-29 2010-10-02
2011 30 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 1 2011-04-04 2011-09-28
2012 31 AZL Diamondbacks Arizona League Rk ARI 2012-07-08 2012-07-08
2012 31 Arizona Diamondbacks National League MLB ARI 1 2012-04-11 2012-08-20
2012 31 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 2 2012-08-29 2012-09-30
2013 32 Seattle Mariners American League MLB SEA 1 2013-04-03 2013-09-21
2014 33 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA TEX 1 2014-05-06 2014-05-10
2014 33 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA TEX 2 2014-05-15 2014-05-20
2014 33 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 3 2014-04-04 2014-06-30
2014 33 Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League AAA KCR 4 2014-07-13 2014-07-28
2014 33 Norfolk Tides International League AAA BAL 5 2014-08-07 2014-08-28
2014 33 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB BAL 6 2014-09-05 2014-09-26

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