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Scouting Padres Prospect Joe Thatcher

Joe Thatcher

When Scott Linebrink was sent to Milwaukee for three prospects, Joe Thatcher was just another name. By the end of the season, the left-hander was an integral part of the San Diego Padres bullpen.

Vital Statistics; Name: Joe Thatcher Position: LHP DOB: October 4, 1981 Height: 6-foot-2 Weight: 205 Bats: Left Throws: Left "I liked him as a situational lefty that can get right-handers out too," former Padres minor league field coordinator and current MLB scout Bill Bryk said. After posting a 1.04 ERA over 8.2 innings with Triple-A Portland, Thatcher completed a four-year minor league run...

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