Chris Hatcher, Relief Pitcher, Oakland Athletics
Date of Birth: 1/12/1985
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina
College: University of North Carolina
Chris Hatcher, relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, was first drafted in 2006 by the Miami Marlins. He pitched in the Marlins' minor league system from 2009 through most of 2013.
Hatcher first joined the Marlins in 2011. He had limited playing time with them from 2011 through 2013, pitching in 11 games in 2011 and 2012 and in 7 games in 2013. He pitched in a career high 52 games in 2014. He finished the season with no wins and 3 losses, 60 strikeouts to 12 walks, and a 3.38 ERA in a career high 56.0 innings.
The Marlins traded Hatcher to the Los Angeles Dodgers on December 11, 2014. He spent time on the DL with an oblique strain in 2015. He finished the season with a 3.69 ERA and 4 saves in 39.0 innings in 49 games.
Hatcher was again on the DL in 2016 with an oblique strain. In 37 games, he had 5 wins and 4 losses, 43 strikeouts to 21 walks, and a 5.53 ERA in 40.2 innings. He didn't pitch in the postseason.
On December 1, 2016, Hatcher signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Dodgers. He was traded to the Athletics on August 15, 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Hatcher through 2016 include:
- 167 games played
- 169.1 innings pitched
- 8-13 win-loss record
- 4 saves
- 173 strikeouts to 60 walks
- 4.73 ERA