May 13, 1983 |
|April 8, 2008, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 11, 2008, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||0|
Originally drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 41st round of the 2001 amateur draft, Timpner chose not to sign. After being an Atlantic Sun Conference All-Star, Timpner was drafted in the fourth round of the 2004 draft by the Giants. That time, he did sign.
He was a speedster in college, stealing 43 bases in 65 games for Central Florida in 2004. He started his professional career off in 2004, where - between time spent with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and San Jose Giants - he played in 74 games, collecting 93 hits in 319 at bats for a .292 batting average. He stole 17 bases in 22 chances for a 77% success rate.
2005 was another good year for Timpner. In 126 games with the San Jose Giants, he hit 22 doubles, 12 triples and four home runs en route to a .291 batting average. He also stole a career high 34 bases.
He spent all of 2007 with the Grizzlies. He hit a career high .301 with a career-low nine stolen bases.
Timpner began the 2008 season with the Grizzlies, but he soon received a call up on April 8 when Dave Roberts was placed on the disabled list. Timpner made his major league debut on that same day against the San Diego Padres, appearing in the game as a pinch hitter and striking out. He was later sent down for Giants corner outfielder and first baseman, John Bowker. He hit .245/.301/.323 in the minors that year.
In 2009, with Fresno, Timpner hit .250/.309/.375 with seven home runs and 42 RBI. With the Richmond Flying Squirrels in 2010, he hit .290/.346/.372 with four home runs and 51 RBI. He moved to the Detroit Tigers system for 2011, where he hit .111/.226/.111 in 27 at-bats for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
Overall, he hit .273/.323/.367 in 812 minor league games.