Josh Hader

Position: LHP
Born: 04/07/94
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 160
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Via trade from the Astros on July 30, 2015, with RHP Adrian Houser, OF Domingo Santana and OF Brett Phillips in exchange for OF Carlos Gomez and RHP Mike Fiers (MIL). Originally drafted by the Orioles in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
3-4 with a 5.37 ERA in 12 starts at Colorado Springs (Triple-A), striking out 51 and walking 31 in 52 innings while allowing 49 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Colorado Springs on June 9 when RHP Paolo Espino was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 06/10/17

Debut Details
June 10, in a 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks. The second of three pitchers, he did not give up a hit in one inning of work, walking two and striking out one. Of 14 pitches thrown, eight were for strikes (that included an intentional walk). Coming on to start the bottom of the seventh in relief of right-handed starter Junior Guerra, he walked Gregory Blanco before retiring Daniel Descalso on a fly to left and David Peralta on a fly to center. With Paul Goldschmidt up, catcher Manny Pina allowed a passed ball, advancing Blanco to second, at which point Hader intentionally walked Goldschmidt and then struck out Jake Lamb looking on three pitches.

Player Notes
The trade from the Astros to the Brewers was actually the second trade Hader has been involved in during his young career: On July 31, 2013, he was dealt by the Orioles to the Astros along with OF L.J. Hoes for RHP Bud Norris in a deadline deal. Armed with a lively fastball in the middle 90s, a sharp slider and a deceptive delivery, he's been working on getting more consistent with his changeup but overall he has plus stuff for a starter and has posted a career 3.26 ERA in five-plus seasons, limiting hitters to a .216 BAA as he's fanned 610 and scattered 424 hits in 541 1/3 innings in that time. In 2016, between Biloxi (Double-A) and Colorado Springs, he combined to go 3-8 with a 3.29 ERA in 25 starts, leading the system with 161 strikeouts in 125 innings and allowing 101 hits while walking 55 for a .223 BAA.

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