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Jim Patterson (minors04)

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James Michael Patterson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Relief pitcher Jim Patterson began his professional career in 2010. He was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 34th round of the 2009 amateur draft, one pick after pitcher A.J. Griffin, but opted not to sign. He was then taken by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 18th round of the 2010 amateur draft, a few selections after third baseman Kris Bryant, and signed. The scout was Jayson Durocher.

He began his career with a 2.55 ERA in 35 1/3 innings for the Hudson Valley Renegades and went 7-4 with 93 strikeouts and a 2.95 mark in 85 1/3 frames for the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2011. In just his third professional season, he reached Triple A briefly, allowing no runs in 3 1/3 innings for the Durham Bulls; he was 8-4 on the year as a whole, having spent most of the campaign with the Charlotte Stone Crabs and a game with the Montgomery Biscuits. In 2013, between Charlotte and Montgomery, Patterson was 1-4 with a 4.21 mark and in 2014, between Montgomery and Durham, he was 5-1 with a 3.89 ERA. He also pitched for the Gigantes de Carolina in Puerto Rico that year, posting a 6.39 ERA.

2015 was a busy year for Patterson. He began the season with the Bulls, was assigned to extended spring training in late April, joined the disabled list in May, was assigned to Montgomery, was again placed on the disabled list and rehabbed with the GCL Rays before being released August 10 and joining the independent Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League. He was 1-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 20 2/3 innings that year. He began 2016 with Bridgeport.

Patterson is part of a large baseball family. He is related to minor leaguers Brett Bordes, Charles Bordes and Greg Bordes, former Pacific Coast League president Bill Cutler and major leaguer Jack Heidemann. He is also related to minor leaguer Mike Heidemann. His father is minor leaguer Larry Patterson.