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Mitch Stetter

A photo of Mitch Stetter.

Mitchel Blake Stetter (born January 16, 1981, in Huntingburg, Indiana) is a left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers.

CollegeEdit

Stetter attended Indiana State University where he was a pitcher. He was then drafted in the 16th round (459th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft. He led the Sycamores in Strikeouts & Innings Pitched for three seasons; he led the team in wins for one season. He finished his college career in the Top 5 for Strikeouts and Innings Pitched (#5 in both categories) and holds the dubious honor of the most 'hit batters' in 112 seasons of Sycamore baseball with 32.

Awards and honorsEdit

2000 - Freshman All-American; ABCA All-Region; MVC All-Conference 2001 - All-MVC Tourney; All-MVC Academic Team 2002 - All-MVC Academic Team

Major league careerEdit

Stetter made his major league debut on September 1, 2007, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

On September 29, 2007, Stetter picked up his first major league win against the San Diego Padres and his former minor league and college teammate Joe Thatcher.

Stetter was up and down between the Brewers and Triple A Nashville during the 2008 season. He was added to the Brewers postseason roster, where he performed exceptionally well as a left-handed specialist, striking out the likes of Ryan Howard and Chase Utley.

On April 17, 2009, Stetter gave up Gary Sheffield's 500th career home run.

On June 17, 2009, Stetter set a record by retiring his 10th and 11th consecutive batters by strikeout. As of June 25, 2009, the last 15 batters Stetter has retired have been by strikeout followed by a fly out to Corey Hart ending the streak.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 2005 - All-Star, Southern League, as Huntsville Star
  • 2007 - Rising Star, Arizona Fall League, as Mesa Solar Sox

External linksEdit

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