General: Should be back in the mix in the Cardinal bullpen after not seeing much action in his sophomore season, which followed a promising freshman campaign Pitched well in fall workouts, showing a good fastball, curve and changeup Has nasty stuff Has continued to build his confidence and become more consistent One of the team's hardest throwers with a fastball in the vicinity of 90 mph Extremely valuable in the bullpen, especially with his ability to pitch on short rest, and is a possibility to be the club's closer.
Cardinal Career:Updated Career Stats Has a 1-4 record and a 4.87 ERA with one save and one combined shutout in 26 appearances (all out of the bullpen) Has struck out 25 batters in 40.2 innings Has not made an error in 11 defensive chances Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on April 13, 2004.
As A Junior In 2006: Touched for four earned runs in his only outing of season against Kansas (2/12).
As A Sophomore In 2005: Had an 0-2 record and a 5.62 ERA in six appearances out of the bullpen, striking out two in 8.0 innings A member of the team's 25-player roster for the NCAA Waco Regional but did not pitch Successful in all three of his defensive chances Pitched a scoreless inning in his only Pac-10 appearance.
2005 Individual Game Notes Game-By-Game Stats 5/10 at Santa Clara - L, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO 5/9 at California - ND, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB 4/12 vs. San Francisco - ND, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 4 BB 4/5 vs. Santa Clara - ND, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB 3/29 vs. Pacific - L, 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO 2/27 vs. USC - ND, 1.0 IP, 1 H
As A Freshman In 2004: One of the team's top relievers, appearing in 20 games (all out of the bullpen) and posting a 1-2 record with one save and a 4.68 ERA Struck out 23 batters in 32.2 innings Took part in one of the team's two shutouts Had a very successful run to start the season, not allowing an earned run during his first six appearances and 11.2 innings, as well as only one earned run through his first 10 outings and 18.2 frames Kept his ERA under 1.00 until April 27 Had one pickoff Successful in all eight of his defensive chances Was 1-2 with a save and a 6.75 ERA in 11 Pac-10 appearances, striking out 14 in 17.1 innings.
2004 Individual Game Notes Game-By-Game Stats 6/5 vs. Long Beach State(Regional)- ND, 0.2 IP, 1 H ... postseason debut 5/11 vs. Santa Clara - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 SO 5/7 at Washington - L, 0.1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER 5/4 vs. San Jose State - SV, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO 4/27 at Santa Clara - ND, 0.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER ... ERA jumped over 1.00 for the first time of season 4/16 vs. California - SV, 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO ... only collegiate save 4/10 at Oregon State - W, 2.2 IP, 2 BB, 6 SO ... first collegiate victory with dominating no-hit, career-high strikeout performance 4/8 at Oregon State - ND, 1.1 IP, 1 BB 4/4 at UCLA - L, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO ... suffered first loss of season after giving up game-winning homer to first batter in bottom of ninth 4/2 at UCLA - ND, 1.0 IP, 1 SO ... sixth consecutive scoreless outing to open career 3/30 at San Jose State - ND, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 SO ... combined on one of Stanford's two shutouts during the season 3/28 vs. Cal Poly - ND, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO 3/23 at Saint Mary's - ND, 1.0 IP, 3 H 3/6 at USC - ND, 4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO ... career-high innings pitched 2/28 at California - ND, 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO ... collegiate debut
High School: A 2003 graduate of Redondo Union High School A member of the 2003 Los Angeles Times South Bay/Westside All-Region team and the Bay League MVP in 2003 Named First Team All-Ocean League twice (2002, '03) A three-time selection to the All-Area squad (2001, '02, '03) Earned 2002 First Team All-CIF Southern Section honors Named to the 2002 South All-Star team by the California Baseball Coaches' Association Posted a 7-3 record with 65 strikeouts and also chipped in with a .414 batting average, 20 RBI and 12 doubles as a senior Won eight games as a junior with a 1.84 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 73.1 innings Led his team to two consecutive Ocean League titles (2001, '02) Also captain of his prep soccer team Graduated with a 4.0 GPA Named his high school's Most Outstanding Senior for 2002-03 Voted "most likely to become famous" by his high school class Coached in baseball by Tim Ammentorp.
Other Amateur Baseball: Played with the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Coastal League in the summer of 2005, going 2-0 with a 2.83 ERA while ranking second on the club in both appearances (20) and saves (5) Struck out 37 batters in 35.0 innings and allowed an opponents batting average of just .195 for a 2005 team that had a 51-12 overall record, won the California Collegiate League and finished second at the National Baseball Congress World Series Spent the summer of 2004 with the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska Baseball League, going 2-3 with a 2.66 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 47.1 innings pitched Combined on one shutout in nine appearances and seven starts in the summer of 2004 for a team that finished 29-16 overall, 24-4 at home and 20-15 in conference action Pitched for the South Orange County Connie Mack Stars in the summers of 2002 and 2003, as well as the Seattle Mariners scout team in 2002 Played with the South Bay Sharks Baseball Club for five summers (1998-2002) Led the Sharks to a first-place finish at the 2002 South Orange County Baseball Tournament and a runner-up showing at the Perfect Game WWBA Tournament Helped the Sharks win the gold medal at the 2001 Junior Olympics.
MLB First-Year Player Draft: Has never been drafted.
Getting To Know Jeff Stimpson
Norm and Dottie Stimpson
Grandfather, Melvin Fisk, played collegiate football at Iowa (1937, '38) ... Aunt, Linda Stimpson, was a world class swimmer and the first female student-athlete to earn a scholarship at USC, where she was a national backstroke champion, and broke American records in the 100 yard backstroke and 100 yard butterfly in 1974
Favorite Pro Sports Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
Favorite Pro Sports Athlete:
Advice To Youngsters:
Play as often as you can
Earliest Baseball Memory:
Striking out the first batter he faced the first time he pitched when he was nine years old