Joe Paterson (baseball)
|Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 47|
May 19, 1986 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Left|
|April 2, 2011 for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||5.31|
Paterson attended Linfield College and Oregon State University. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 10th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. He was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 2010 Rule 5 draft.
College career and minor leagues
After graduating from McMinnville High School in McMinnville, OR, Paterson started his college career at Linfield College in 2005 and then transferred to Oregon State for his sophomore and junior seasons. Paterson played for the 2006 and 2007 Oregon State Beavers baseball teams. In 2007 he was pitching and recorded the final out over the University of North Carolina to win the 2007 NCAA College World Series.
Paterson was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 10th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. After signing, he made 13 relief appearances for AZL Giants and Short-Season Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in his first minor league season. In 2008 Paterson made 54 relief outings for Class A Augusta and Class A Advanced San Jose. In 2009 he was an Eastern League All-Star after a solid season with the AA Connecticut Defenders and after finishing a successful 2010 campaign for the AAA Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League, Paterson was selected by the Giants to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.
During the 2010-11 offseason, Paterson was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the 2010 Rule 5 Draft (third overall pick). Paterson made the Diamondbacks' 2011 Opening Day 25 man roster as a middle relief pitcher. He made his MLB debut on April 2, 2011, in Denver, Colorado against the Rockies where he faced two batters without giving up a run in the 8th inning. Paterson would not give up a single run until a May 21 game against the Minnesota Twins.
Paterson would earn his first career loss in a June 5 game against the Washington Nationals. He would give up three hits and two walks only then to give up five earned runs in just one inning.
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- "D-backs like the look of lefty Paterson". Foxsportsarizona.com. March 9, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
- "Joe Paterson Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
- "MLB.com Gameday | MLB.com: Gameday". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)