Seth Etherton

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Seth Etherton
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Starting pitcher
Born: (1976-10-17) October 17, 1976 (age 37)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 26, 2000 for the Anaheim Angels
Last MLB appearance
June 3, 2006 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Win-Loss 9-7
Earned run average 6.30
Strikeouts 63
Teams

Seth Michael Etherton (born October 17, 1976 in Laguna Beach, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Etherton last played in the majors for the Kansas City Royals in 2006.

High School/College career[edit]

Etherton played at Dana Hills High School and the University of Southern California. He was a 1st team College All-American at USC and helped the team win the 1998 College World Series.

Professional career[edit]

Anaheim Angels[edit]

Etherton was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 1st round of the 1998 MLB Draft. He made his major league debut on May 26, 2000 for the Angels against the Kansas City Royals. He started the game and pitched five innings while giving up three runs. He recorded his first win on June 13, 2000 against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He was 5-1 for the Angels in 11 starts in 2000 with a 5.52 ERA.

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

On December 10, 2000 he was traded by the Angels to the Cincinnati Reds for shortstop Wilmy Caceras. He missed all of the 2001 season and most of the 2002 season because of shoulder surgery and then made seven starts for the Reds in 2003. He was 2-4 with a 6.90 ERA in those appearances. He spent the entire 2004 season in the minor leagues with the AAA Louisville Bats.

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Etherton signed as a minor league free agent with the Oakland Athletics for the 2005 season. He spent most of the season with the AAA Sacramento River Cats but made three starts for the Athletics when Rich Harden was injured in May. He was 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA in those starts.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

He was signed as a minor league free agent by the Kansas City Royals in November 2005 and then selected in the minor league portion of the Rule V Draft by the San Diego Padres. The Padres traded him back to the Royals on May 26, 2006 for cash. He was 1-1 with a 9.39 ERA in 2 starts with the Royals while spending most of the season with the AAA Omaha Royals.

2007-2008[edit]

In 2007, Etherton played for Kia Tigers in the Korean Baseball Organization and went 2-2 with a 4.22 ERA before being released. While in Korea, Etherton suffered from a mysterious stomach illness that may have led to his release.[1] After his release and return to America, his symptoms subsided and he signed with the Florida Marlins organization.[1] With the Marlins he made 1 appearance for the Jupiter Hammerheads and 2 for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

In 2008, he played 2 games for the Long Beach Armada in the independent Golden Baseball League.[1]

Minor leagues[edit]

In December 2008, he signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks and played the entire season for the AAA Reno Aces, where he made 26 starts and was 11-8 with a 5.04 ERA.

In April 2010, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. He appeared in 19 games, with 17 starts, and finished 5-7 with a 5.33 ERA.

Coaching career[edit]

As of 2013, Etherton is the pitching coach for the University of San Francisco baseball team.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "'Topes hurler overcame illness to focus on pitching". June 28, 2007, thealbuquerquetribune.com. Retrieved on December 5, 2008.
  2. ^ "Seth Etherton Named Pitching Coach". University of San Francisco. July 23, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 

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