Joe Thatcher
Name: Joe Thatcher
Occupation: Baseball Player
Current Team: Iowa Cubs
Gender: Male
Birth Day: October 4, 1981
Age: 41
Birth Place: Indianapolis, United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Joe Thatcher

Joe Thatcher was born on October 4, 1981 in Indianapolis, United States (41 years old). Joe Thatcher is a Baseball Player, zodiac sign: Libra. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed. Joe Thatcher plays for the team Iowa Cubs.


In his rookie season he posted an ERA of 1.29.

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Before Fame

He was an all-region selection on his high school basketball team, in addition to starring on the school's baseball team.


Joe Thatcher plays for the team Iowa Cubs

Net Worth Comparison

Team Iowa Cubs Net Worth / Salary
# Name Age Net Worth Salary Nationality
#1 Joe Thatcher 41 N/A N/A United States
#2 Jim Henderson 40 N/A 507,500 USD (2016) Canada
#3 Brian Matusz 35 N/A N/A United States
#4 Brian Duensing 39 N/A 507,500 USD (2016) United States

Biography Timeline


Thatcher was a member of Kokomo High School's baseball and basketball teams for four years; he was an all-region basketball player. He was a freshman on the 1997 team that played in Indiana's final true state tournament and set a school record for 3-pointers in a game as a senior in 2000.


Thatcher pitched for four seasons with Indiana State University. In 2003, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He served as the Sycamores' closer in 2004, his final year with the team.


Thatcher was not drafted upon graduating college, he signed with the River City Rascals of the independent Frontier League, appearing in 47 games (6-5 W/L, 10 Saves) in 2004 and 2005.


Thatcher was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers as a free agent in 2005 and assigned to the Rookie League Helena Brewers.


Thatcher had progressed to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds in 2007 when he was traded to the San Diego Padres, along with prospects Will Inman and Steve Garrison, for relief pitcher Scott Linebrink. Thatcher was immediately placed in the bullpen of the Padres big league club.

Thatcher made his Major League debut with the Padres on July 26, 2007, in Houston against the Astros. He appeared in 22 games in 2007, finishing with a 2-2 record and 1.29 ERA. He also appeared in 8 games with the Triple-A Portland Beavers.


Thatcher began 2008 with the San Diego Padres, but was sent down to Portland in mid-May after posting a 6.75 ERA in 16 appearances. He made nine more appearances with the big league club in 2008, the final one on July 23. He finished the year with a 0-4 record and 8.42 ERA in San Diego. With Portland, he posted a 2.77 ERA over 39 total innings.

Thatcher's wife, Katie, is also a Kokomo native. The couple formed the Joe and Katie Thatcher Endowment Foundation in 2008 to benefit the Howard County, Indiana, community.


Following spring training in 2009, Thatcher started the season in Portland but was called up to San Diego on May 15, 2009. Aside from five days in June and two weeks in mid-July, he remained with the Major League club through the remainder of the year. He finished 2009 with a 2.80 ERA in 45 innings across 52 games, and 55 strike-outs against 18 walks.


Thatcher had shoulder soreness in spring training in 2010 and started the season on the disabled list, but he rejoined the team in mid-April. Thatcher emerged as one of the top left-handed specialists in the National League. He posted a 1.29 ERA in 35 innings and 65 games, with 45 strike-outs and 7 walks. He held batters to a .185 batting average and .465 OPS.


In 2012, Thatcher returned to his role as left-handed specialist. He initially pitched through a nagging knee soreness that eventually forced him to rest the knee throughout August and then required arthroscopic to repair a tendon after the season. Thatcher still put up a 3.41 ERA and 39 strike-outs in 31⁄3 innings. From 2009 through 2012, Thatcher appeared in 190 games and held left-handers to a .182 average. Overall, he has a 2.66 ERA and .221 opponents batting average during that span.


Thatcher again began 2013 as the Padres' left-handed specialist, pitching to a 2.10 ERA in 30 innings over 50 games. At the end of July, the Padres traded Thatcher with Matt Stites and a compensatory draft pick to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Ian Kennedy. With the Diamondbacks in 2013, Thatcher allowed 7 earned runs in 9⁄3 innings across 22 games. In the off-season, Thatcher and the Diamondbacks agreed to a one-year contract to avoid arbitration.


On July 5, 2014, Thatcher was traded along with Tony Campana to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for prospects Zach Borenstein and Joey Krehbiel.


On February 13, 2015, Thatcher signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros. On March 30, 2015, the Astros announced that Thatcher had made the Opening Day roster. On July 21, 2015, the Astros designated Thatcher for assignment after 36 appearances. On August 2, Thatcher was resigned to a minor league deal. He was re-added to the major league roster on September 1.

In December 2015, he signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. He was released in March 2016.


In April 2016, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 17 games, he had an ERA of 3.60. He was released on June 3, 2016 after exercising an opt-out clause in his contract.

The Indians re-signed Thatcher to a minor league contract on July 23, 2016. He was released on August 13, 2016.

The Chicago Cubs signed Thatcher to a minor league contract on Aug 15, 2016. He retired after the season.

In 2016, after retiring from professional baseball, Thatcher accepted a position as associate coach of the Indiana University Kokomo baseball team.

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