Thomas Hatch

John Thomas Hatch (born September 29, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Thomas Hatch
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Hatch with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020
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Pitcher
Born: (1994-09-29) September 29, 1994 (age 27)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 2020, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
(through 2021 season)
Win–loss record3–2
Earned run average3.79
Strikeouts31
Teams

CareerEdit

AmateurEdit

Hatch attended Jenks High School in Jenks, Oklahoma.[1] As a junior, he went 7–2 with a 1.60 ERA.[2] He was not drafted out of high school in the 2013 MLB draft, and he enrolled at Oklahoma State University and pitched for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He pursued a degree in accounting. In 2014, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[3] He did not pitch in 2015 due to a sprained ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow, which did not require surgery. He pitched extensively in 2016, as Oklahoma State reached the 2016 College World Series. In 2016, his junior year, Hatch went 9–3 with a 2.14 ERA in 19 starts, winning the Big 12 Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Year Award.[4]

Chicago CubsEdit

Hatch was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the third round, with the 104th overall selection, of the 2016 MLB draft. He signed with the Cubs, receiving a $573,900 signing bonus.[5] He did not pitch in 2016 after signing.[6] He made his professional debut in 2017 with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League,[7] posting a 5–11 record with a 4.04 ERA in 26 starts.[8] Hatch spent the 2018 season with the Tennessee Smokies of the Class AA Southern League, earning Southern League All-Star honors[9] and compiling an 8-6 record with a 3.82 ERA in 26 starts.[10] He returned to Tennessee to start the 2019 season.[11]

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

On July 30, 2019, the Cubs traded Hatch to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for David Phelps.[12] He was assigned to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, with whom he finished the year. Over 27 starts between Tennessee and New Hampshire, he pitched to a 6–13 record with a 4.12 ERA.[13]

Hatch was added to the Blue Jays 40-man roster after the 2019 season.[14] On July 26, 2020, he made his MLB debut.[15] With the 2020 Toronto Blue Jays, Hatch appeared in 17 games, compiling a 3–1 record with 2.73 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 26.1 innings pitched.[16]

On April 22, 2021, Hatch was placed on the 60-day injured list due to right elbow inflammation.[17] He was activated from the injured list on July 6.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Correspondent, KEVIN HENRY World. "Pitcher Thomas Hatch leads Jenks to victory over Union". Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cowboy Baseball Announces Signees".
  3. ^ "Thomas Hatch - Profile". pointstreak.com. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma State ace Thomas Hatch gets stronger at right time". 19 June 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Writer, BARRY LEWIS World Sports. "Pro baseball: Cubs sign OSU pitcher Thomas Hatch". Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "Cubs allow Thomas Hatch to ease into pro ball". MLB.com. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  7. ^ World, Barry Lewis Tulsa. "Pro baseball: Former OSU, Jenks pitcher Thomas Hatch posts first pro win". Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Thomas Hatch Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  9. ^ "Four Smokies Named Southern League All-Stars".
  10. ^ "Thomas Hatch Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Down on the Farm: 3-1 record on Opening Day, Happ update, highlights, more". 5 April 2019.
  12. ^ Mark Gonzales (July 30, 2019). "Cubs looking to add more after acquiring reliever David Phelps from the Blue Jays". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 4, 2019.
  13. ^ TSN Staff (November 20, 2019). "Jays add Hatch, Espinal to 40-man roster, outright Mayza". TSN. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  14. ^ Shi Davidi (November 20, 2019). "Blue Jays add prospects Thomas Hatch, Santiago Espinal to 40-man roster". Sportsnet. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  15. ^ Keegan Matheson (July 26, 2020). "3 things we learned in Jays' opening series". MLB.com. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  16. ^ "Thomas Hatch Stats, Fantasy & News".
  17. ^ "Diamondbacks Trade Jeremy Beasley to Blue Jays".
  18. ^ "Blue Jays Activate Thomas Hatch from Injured List".

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