Tenure with the Milwaukee Brewers
January 16, 1981 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|September 1, 2007 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 14, 2011 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Earned run average||4.08|
Stetter attended Indiana State University, where he was a pitcher. He was then drafted in the 16th round (459th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. Stetter led the Sycamores in strikeouts and innings pitched in three seasons and once in wins. He finished his college career fifth in strikeouts and innings pitched and holds the record for the most hit batters in a season for Sycamore baseball with 32.
Major league career
Stetter was up and down between the Brewers and Triple A Nashville during the 2008 season. He was added to the Brewers postseason roster, where he was a left-handed specialist, striking out of Ryan Howard and Chase Utley.
On April 17, 2009, Stetter gave up Gary Sheffield's 500th career home run.
On June 17, 2009, Stetter set a record by retiring his 10th and 11th consecutive batters by strikeout. As of June 25, 2009, the last 15 batters Stetter has retired have been by strikeout followed by a fly out to Corey Hart ending the streak.
On November 15, 2011, Stetter refused a minor league assignment and elected to become a free agent. He signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on January 23, 2012. He also received an invitation to spring training. However, he was released on March 26.
Stetter re-signed with the Milwaukee Brewers on a minor league deal on April 11, 2012.
In 5 seasons with the Brewers, Stetter went 8-2 with a 4.08 ERA in 132 games with 89 strikeouts in 86 innings. On November 8, 2012, Stetter signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with an invitation to spring training; Stetter has spent the 2013 season with the Salt Lake City Bees, the Angels' Triple-AAA affiliate.