2008: Joe Hatasaki (pronounced HOT-ah-sock-ee) is a left-hander who worked in both short and long relief out of the bullpen, going 1-0 wth a 8.00 ERA in eight outings after transferring from Arizona State • Surrendered a two-run homer in an inning of work at No. 12 Missouri on May 18 • Tossed a shutout inning of relief at No. 12 Missouri on May 17, his first action in over a month • Allowed a pair of runs on two hits in an inning of work at No. 21 Oklahoma State on April 12 • Came out of the bullpen to throw a shutout frame against Northern Colorado on March 25 • Made one appearance against Kansas State, allowing one run in the ninth inning of NU’s 11-4 victory on March 15 • Worked a shutout inning of relief against Northern Colorado on March 8 • Picked up the win against Nebraska-Kearney on March 4, as he fired a shutout inning of relief against the Lopers • Struggled in his first outing, allowing four runs on four hits over 2.0 innings at Stanford in the season opener on Feb. 22 • Spent the summer playing for the San Luis Obispo Blues for Coach Chal Fanning, helping the squad post a 42-20 record • Went 4-4 in 10 appearances, as he led the team in starts (10) and innings pitched (50.1) and ranked second in strikeouts (55) and third in wins (four).
Arizona State: Spent his freshman year at Arizona State, as the Sun Devils went 49-15 en route to a College World Series appearance • Made four appearances and did not record a decision • Made his only start against UAB on Feb. 25, allowing one run on two hits in 2.2 innings as the Sun Devils won 12-5.
Mountain View High School: Pitched four seasons at Mountain View High School, compiling a 22-5 record, as he earned all-league and All-CCS accolades each year • Chosen to play in the 2006 PlayStation All-American Baseball game • Rated among the top-100 prospects in the country by Team One Baseball as a senior • Tossed a one-hitter in his best outing, earning CalHi Sports Player-of-the-Week honors • Underwent Tommy John surgery in October of 2004, keeping him off the mound that season, but earned first-team SCVAL honors as a designated hitter • Enjoyed his best year as a sophomore, going 10-1 with three saves and a 1.18 ERA while striking out 104 and walking 15 • Named the San Jose Mercury News Sophomore of the Year, League MVP and Mountain View Outstanding Pitcher in 2004 • Rated among Baseball America’s Top 50 Prospects as a sophomore.
Personal: Born on Dec. 22, 1987, in St. Joseph, Mo. • Parents are Grant and Donna Hatasaki • Has one sister (Allison) • Has not declared a major.
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2008.... 8.00 1-0 8 0 0 0/1 0 9.0 12 8 8 6 1
TOTAL... 8.00 1-0 8 0 0 0/1 0 9.0 12 8 8 6 1