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Tim Stauffer

Tim Stauffer
MLB Player information
NameTim Stauffer
PositionStarting pitcher
MLB debutMay 11, 2005 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Earned run average3.92
*San Diego Padres (2005-present)

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Timothy James Stauffer (born June 2, 1982) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He was born in Portland, Maine.

A graduate of Saratoga Central Catholic High School in Saratoga Springs, New York and attended the University of Richmond,(during which time he played for the Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League) he was the fourth pick of the 2003 draft and made his debut on May 11, 2005 against the Cincinnati Reds.

He played on the 2002 Chatham A's of the Cape Cod League, and is featured in the book The Last Best League: One Summer, One Season, One Dream by Jim Collins.

Stauffer was called up to the Padres again on August 21, 2006 in order to temporarily fill a spot in a pitching rotation hampered by injuries. His third and fourth callups came on July 29, 2007 and August 26, 2007. After missing the entire 2008 season, Stauffer began 2009 with the minor league San Antonio Missions, and was called up to the big leagues on July 11, 2009.

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