Huston Street, Relief Pitcher/Closer, Los Angeles Angels, #16
Date of Birth: 8/2/1983
Birthplace: Austin, Texas
College: University of Texas at Austin
Current Salary: $9,000,000
Huston Street, closer for the Los Angeles Angels, was a star football and baseball player in high school. He then went on to be a top closer in college baseball, setting a College World Series record in 2002 for the most saves in CWS history. Two years later, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics.
Street advanced very quickly from the minor leagues to the majors, playing in just 21 games in 2004 in the minors. The next year, he was the Athletics' closer. In 2005, he was named the American League Rookie of the Year for having 23 saves out of 27 chances. He pitched 78.1 innings in 67 games that season, finishing with a 1.72 ERA.
Street had another strong season in 2006, finishing with 37 saves and a 3.31 ERA in 70.2 innings in 69 games. He continued as closer until 2008, when he lost the position towards the end of the season. That year, he suffered from injuries that affected his pitching.
The Athletics traded Street to the Colorado Rockies in November, 2008. Prior to the 2010 season, he signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract with the Rockies. Unfortunately for both Street and the team, he spent the first two and a half months of the 2010 season on the DL.
In December, 2011, Street was traded to the San Diego Padres. He signed a two-year extension with the team in July, 2012. A month later, he was again on the DL, finishing the 2012 season with just 40 games. He had a good year in 2013 with 33 saves and a 2.70 ERA.
The Padres traded Street to the Angels on July 19, 2014. He had his best season that year, pitching in 33 games with the Padres and 28 games with the Angels. He finished with a career high 41 saves and a career low ERA of 1.37.
In May, 2015, the Angels gave Street a two-year contract extension worth $18 million dollars. He had a strong year as the Angels' closer in 2015, finishing with 40 saves, 57 strikeouts to 20 walks, and a 3.18 ERA in 62.1 innings in 62 games. On July 22nd, he earned the 300th save of his career.
Street spent time on the DL in 2016. He pitched just 22.1 innings in 26 games with the Angels and he had a career high ERA of 6.45. He finished the season with 3 wins to 2 losses, 9 saves, and 14 strikeouts to 12 walks.
Statistics for Street in 12 seasons (2005-2016) in the major leagues include:
- 7 seasons with over 60 games played, with a high of 69 in 2006
- 9 seasons with 20 or more saves, with a high of 41 in 2014
- 3 seasons with an ERA under 2.00, with a low of 1.37 in 2014
Career pitching statistics for Street through 2016 include:
- 664 games played
- 676.0 innings pitched
- 42-34 win-loss record
- 324 saves
- 662 strikeouts to 182 walks
- 2.97 ERA
Street has a brother who was a pitcher in the minor leagues.
Street and his wife Lacey have two sons.