Joe Nathan Stats

Joe Nathan was born on Friday, November 22, 1974, in Houston, Texas. Nathan was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 21, 1999, with the San Francisco Giants. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Joe Nathan baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"The Twins knew (Joe) Nathan was good, but even they were taken aback by his domination. 'We knew he could finish games for us,' said one Minnesota scout, 'but we did not know he would save 44 games. That was not in my report.'" - Sportswriter Henry Schulman in the San Francisco Chronicle (06/14/2005)

Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan Autograph on a 2007 Topps Finest Baseball Card (#RFMA-JN)

Joe Nathan Autograph on a 2007 Topps Finest Baseball Card (#RFMA-JN)

Birth Name:
Joseph Michael Nathan ( Twitter : @JoeNathan36 )
Nickname:
Joe
Born On:
11-22-1974  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Houston, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Pine Bush High School (Circleville, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
230
First Game:
04-21-1999 (Age 24)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
1995 : 6th Round (159th)

Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan Pitching Stats

1999 25 Giants 19 14 2 7 4 .636 4.18 0 0 1 90.1 395 84 42 45 17 46 0 54 2 1 0 0
2000 26 Giants 20 15 0 5 2 .714 5.21 0 0 0 93.1 426 89 54 63 12 63 4 61 5 4 0 0
2002 28 Giants 4 0 3 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 0 3.2 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2003 29 Giants 78 0 9 12 4 .750 2.96 0 0 0 79.0 316 51 26 26 7 33 3 83 4 3 1 19
2004 30 Twins 73 0 63 1 2 .333 1.62 0 0 44 72.1 284 48 13 14 3 23 3 89 5 2 0 0
2005 31 Twins 69 0 58 7 4 .636 2.70 0 0 43 70.0 276 46 21 22 5 22 1 94 2 0 0 0
2006 32 Twins 64 0 61 7 0 1.000 1.58 0 0 36 68.1 262 38 12 12 3 16 4 95 3 1 0 0
2007 33 Twins 68 0 60 4 2 .667 1.88 0 0 37 71.2 282 54 15 15 4 19 2 77 3 1 0 0
2008 34 Twins 68 0 57 1 2 .333 1.33 0 0 39 67.2 261 43 10 13 5 18 4 74 2 2 0 0
2009 35 Twins 70 0 62 2 2 .500 2.10 0 0 47 68.2 271 42 16 16 7 22 1 89 4 2 0 0
2011 37 Twins 48 0 33 2 1 .667 4.84 0 0 14 44.2 191 38 24 26 7 14 2 43 3 3 0 8
2012 38 Rangers 66 0 62 3 5 .375 2.80 0 0 37 64.1 257 55 20 23 7 13 1 78 5 2 0 0
2013 39 Rangers 67 0 61 6 2 .750 1.39 0 0 43 64.2 250 36 10 10 2 22 3 73 4 1 0 0
2014 40 Tigers 62 0 54 5 4 .556 4.81 0 0 35 58.0 259 60 31 32 5 29 3 54 4 1 1 0
2015 41 Tigers 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0.00 0 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 42 Cubs 3 0 0 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 2.0 10 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0
2016 42 Giants 7 0 1 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 4.1 18 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 0
16 Years 787 29 587 64 34 .653 2.87 0 0 377 923.1 3,771 690 294 317 84 344 31 976 47 23 2 27

Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan Hitting Stats

1999 25 Giants 19 28 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 6 5 0 0 0 .179 .233 .214
2000 26 Giants 20 32 3 5 2 0 2 0 3 1 0 9 4 1 0 1 .156 .176 .406
2002 28 Giants 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 29 Giants 78 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2004 30 Twins 73 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2005 31 Twins 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2006 32 Twins 64 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 33 Twins 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 34 Twins 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 35 Twins 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 37 Twins 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 38 Rangers 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 39 Rangers 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 40 Tigers 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 41 Tigers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 42 Cubs 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 42 Giants 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
16 Years 787 63 4 10 3 0 2 0 4 3 0 17 10 1 0 1 .159 .194 .302

Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan Fielding Stats

1999 Giants P 19 14 271 14 0.7 14 3 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.39
2000 Giants P 20 15 280 19 1.0 19 8 11 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.83
2002 Giants P 4 0 11 2 0.5 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.91
2003 Giants P 78 0 237 9 0.1 9 4 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.03
2004 Twins P 73 0 217 7 0.1 7 1 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.87
2005 Twins P 69 0 210 9 0.1 8 2 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.03
2006 Twins P 64 0 204 10 0.2 8 3 5 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .800 1.06
2007 Twins P 68 0 216 5 0.1 4 1 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.50
2008 Twins P 68 0 204 10 0.1 9 3 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.19
2009 Twins P 70 0 207 12 0.2 11 5 6 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.43
2011 Twins P 48 0 132 9 0.2 9 5 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.84
2012 Rangers P 66 0 193 8 0.1 7 3 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .875 0.98
2013 Rangers P 67 0 195 12 0.2 12 5 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.66
2014 Tigers P 62 0 174 12 0.2 12 6 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
2015 Tigers P 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2016 Cubs P 3 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2016 Giants P 7 0 13 1 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
P Totals 787 29 2,771 139 0.2 132 50 82 7 6 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.29
16 Years 787 29 2,771 139 0.2 132 50 82 7 6 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.29

Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan Miscellaneous Stats

1999 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 4.7 28.0 1.17 5.38 4.58
2000 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 0 16.0 3.6 10.7 0.97 5.88 6.08
2002 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 4.91 0.00
2003 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.52 9.46 3.76
2004 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.87 11.07 2.86
2005 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.27 12.09 2.83
2006 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 5.94 12.51 2.11
2007 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.05 9.67 2.39
2008 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.11 9.84 2.39
2009 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.05 11.66 2.88
2011 Twins 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.07 8.66 2.82
2012 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.00 10.91 1.82
2013 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.32 10.16 3.06
2014 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.86 8.38 4.50
2015 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 27.03 0.00
2016 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.00 18.00 9.00
2016 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.50 10.39 4.15
16 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 0 31.5 3.7 15.8 2.84 9.51 3.35

Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1999 San Francisco Giants 36 $200,000.00 - -
2000 San Francisco Giants 36 $225,000.00 - -
2002 San Francisco Giants 36 $250,000.00 - -
2003 San Francisco Giants 36 $300,000.00 - -
2004 Minnesota Twins 36 $440,000.00 Stats -
2005 Minnesota Twins 36 $2,100,000.00 Stats -
2006 Minnesota Twins 36 $3,750,000.00 - -
2007 Minnesota Twins 36 $5,250,000.00 - -
2008 Minnesota Twins 36 $6,000,000.00 Stats -
2009 Minnesota Twins 36 $11,250,000.00 Stats -
2011 Minnesota Twins 36 $11,250,000.00 - -
2012 Texas Rangers 36 $7,000,000.00 Stats -
2013 Texas Rangers 36 $8,000,000.00 Stats -
2014 Detroit Tigers 36 $9,000,000.00 - -
2015 Detroit Tigers 36 $10,000,000.00 - -
2016 Chicago Cubs 36 $1,000,000.00 - -
2016 San Francisco Giants 74 "     " - -
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Joe Nathan played shortstop in college (two-time Academic All-American), switched to pitching in the minors, making his way to the majors with the San Francisco Giants as a starting pitcher (1999-2000, 12-6 record). Sent to the bullpen in 2003, he showed he could be a setup guy as well, appearing in 78 games, winning 12, losing 4, holding the lead 19 times. Traded away the following year, the Twins only saw a closer, and Nathan once again proved he could play that position as well, averaging 32.5 saves a season in Minnesota, 260 total saves with the Twins - a franchise record for most saves, surpassing Rick Aguilera (254). [ MLB.com Sortable Twins' Stats ]

Joe Nathan also made a little Twins history in 2009 , during his 47-save season, setting a new also still-standing single season record in Minnesota for saves, held previously by Eddie Guardado , who had 45 saves in 2002 ! [ MLB.com Sortable Twins' Stats ]

Did you know that Joe Nathan, during his time as a closer (2004 through 2014), saved 375 games, the most by any pitcher during that same timeframe? Twirlers with 300-or-more total saves, across that identical era, were; Mariano Rivera (369 saves), Francisco Rodriguez (346 saves), Jonathan Papelbon (325 saves), and Francisco Cordero (304 saves).

Did you know that Joe Nathan has 377 career saves, currently #7 on the Top 1,000 , and his 376 saves in the American League is the second most, behind hall of famer Mariano Rivera (652)?

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