MLB Player Profile: SD Padres – Huston Street

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Sunday Mar.03, 2013

Huston Street was the 2005 Rookie of the Year for the Oakland.  He has really good control for a Closer - with a Strikeout to Wal ratio of 4-1 (9.2 SO per 9 IP vs 2.3 BB per 9 IP

Huston Street was the 2005 Rookie of the Year for the Oakland. He has really good control for a Closer – with a Strikeout to Walk ratio of 4-1 (9.2 SO per 9 IP vs 2.3 BB per 9 IP)His game is suited for the Petco Park.  At only Age 29, he could conceivably pitch for the next decade and has an outside chance at about 400 Saves for his Career.  He has played for the 3 West Coast teams (OAK, COL and SD.)

By Chance Moore (Padres Correspondent)  

Street was traded by the Rockies to the San Diego Padres for Left Hander Nick Schmidt on December 7, 2011. As part of the deal the Padres paid the remaining money on his contract. Street missed a month with a right shoulder strain, but otherwise had an excellent first half with the Padres. He compiled a 1.13 ERA, was 13 for 13 in converting Save Opportunities, and did not allow a Home Run in his 1st 25 games, earning a selection to his first All-Star Game.

Street is an underrated Relief Pitcher in the MLB realms.  The man burst onto the scene for Oakland in 2005 – netting the Rookie of the Year Award in the American League with a 5-1 Record and 23 Saves during his 78.1 IP.  8 Years into his career, he has 201 Saves – while yielding a 3.01 ERA.  Here he is on the Active MLB Saves List in #8 position.  Really he will be 7th early into the year because Brian Fuentes recently retired.

Rank Player (yrs, age) Saves Throws
1. Mariano Rivera (18, 42) 608 R
2. Jason Isringhausen (16, 39) 300 R
3. Joe Nathan (12, 37) 298 R
4. Francisco Rodriguez (11, 30) 294 R
5. Jose Valverde (10, 34) 277 R
6. Jonathan Papelbon (8, 31) 257 R
7. Brian Fuentes (12, 36) 204 L
8. Huston Street (8, 28) 201 R
9. J.J. Putz (10, 35) 183 R
10. Brian Wilson (7, 30) 171 R

Huston Street Interview on his 1st Save for the San Diego Padres in 2012:

Huston Street has a Career WHIP of 1.037 - quite incredible when he pitched 3 years at Coors Field.

Huston Street has a Career WHIP of 1.037 – quite incredible when he pitched 3 years at Coors Field.

On July 29, 2012, the Padres and Street agreed to terms on a Two-Year contract extension with a Club option for the 2015 season.  The salary goes for $ 7 MIL annually – including that very option.

On August 10 2012, Street suffered a strained left calf while fielding the final out of the game and missed the next six weeks. At the time of the injury, he had not allowed a run since June 17. He returned to pitch in three more games at the end of the season, blowing his only Save of the season in his final Appearance.

Unlike most Closers, Street is a finesse pitcher instead of a power pitcher. Street’s fastball usually hovers in the 90–93 MPH, range, topping out around 95 MPH, but has exceptional tailing movement. He also features a sharp slider at 84–86 MPH that he uses frequently against Righties, as well as a good circle change at around the 81–83 MPH range – with splitter like movement that he uses effectively against Lefties.

Huston Street completed the 2012 season with 23 saves in 24 tries, a 1.85 ERA, a 0.72 WHIP, a 2-1 record and 47 Strikeouts in 39 frames.

If Street can stay healthy & injury free, look for him to make a huge impact for the Padres in 2013.

When the game was on the line last season  Street was almost unhittable. He held opposing teams to a .130 Batting Average and had a WHIP of .718 to along with a 1.85 ERA

When the game was on the line last season, Street was almost unhittable. He held opposing teams to a .130 Batting Average and had a WHIP of 0.718 to go along with a 1.85 ERA.

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A big thank – you goes out to our “Padres Correspondent” Chance Moore for preparing today’s featured article.  Chance speaks fluent Baseball & is very active on twitter. Chance enjoys discussing all aspects of the game & likes to keep fans up-to-date with all the Baseball details they itch for, as does he. He spent his collegiate career at El Camino in Torrance CA.  Chance currently serves as a staff member for Elite Baseball – the premier provider of amateur Baseball services in the nation.  You can also follow Chance’s personal blog website here. Feel Free to follow Chance on Twitter and talk the game of baseball with him

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  1. Huston Street is a gamer and a winner. He was one of my favorite Rockies when he played for them. He always took the ball, even when he was not 100%. His dad was also a winner. As a QB for the Longhorns, James Street was undefeated in his career, and he threw a no-hitter for the Longhorns.

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