Married to Kim.
Is a 2000 graduate of Norwalk (IA) Community High School, where his uniform No. 3 was retired in a ceremony on 12/17/10.
Went 4-0 with 23 saves (26 chances) and a 2.38 ERA prior to the break and was selected to his second straight All-Star team...Finished season ranked fifth in the National League in saves and fifth
in save percentage (36-for-40, 90.0)...His .187 batting average against ranked sixth among N.L. relievers...Posted a 1.64 ERA and 19 saves (22 chances) in 34 appearances at home and a 4.05 ERA
and 17 saves (18 chances) in 29 games on the road...Held the opposition to a .156 batting average and recorded a 1.46 ERA in his 39 games pitched at night...Went 5-for-5 in save situations and
did not give up a run in seven games (7.0ip) against American League opponents...Had a 17.55 ERA (6.2ip/13er) in the eight games in which he surrendered a home run and a 0.85 ERA (53.0ip/5er)
in the 55 games in which he did not give up a long ball...Picked up first save in team game #9 on 4/15 at San Francisco...Converted first five saves before suffering first blown save on 5/8 vs.
Washington...Was on Bereavement List from 5/10-12 due to passing of his grandmother...Converted 10 consecutive save opportunities from 5/9 thru 6/5...Suffered second blown save while picking
up third win on 6/7 at Cincinnati...Converted 16 straight save opportunities from 7/4 to 9/17...Struck out the only batter he faced (Billy Butler) in the All-Star Game on 7/10 (also threw a wild
pitch)...Had only three save opportunities and converted all three during the month of August...Was scored upon just once in his 13 games between 8/5 and 9/10 (11.1ip/1er), which included nine
straight scoreless outings from 8/5-29 (8.1ip)...Suffered a blown save in his final appearance on 9/30 vs. Cincinnati, snapping his streak of 16 straight successful saves...Was scored upon just once
(9/30) in his last 15 games pitched at PNC Park (15.0ip/2er), beginning on 7/5...The Pirates posted a 55-8 record in his 63 appearances...Did not allow any of his seven inherited runners to
score...Finished season with 96 career saves and 82 with the Pirates (fourth on the club's all-time list)...Did not receive a plate appearance.
Was named to the National League All-Star team in his first season as
Pittsburgh's closer...Converted 40 of his 44 save opportunities...Was one of six pitchers in the
N.L. to earn at least 40 saves and the third in team history to do so - also Mike Williams (46 in
2002) and Jose Mesa (42 in 2004)...Was successful in each of his first 26 save opportunities
thru the All-Star break...Established club record with 26 saves prior to the All-Star break
(previous record was 25 by Williams in 2002)...Also set club record for most consecutive saves
(26) in one season, breaking the previous mark of 24 set by Mike Gonzalez in 2006...Was scored
upon just six times in his first 52 games and had a 1.01 ERA (53.1ip/5er) following his outing
on 8/15...Had three multi-inning saves (1.1ip on 4/4 at St. Louis, 1.2ip on 4/17 at Cincinnati
and 1.1ip on 7/28 at Atlanta) - the first Bucco pitcher with three saves of 1.0ip or more since
Salomon Torres in 2006...Faced three batters in the All-Star Game (0.1ip/1h/0r/0bb/1so),
played in Arizona on 7/12...Suffered first blown save on 7/17 at Houston; entered game in 8th
inning with two outs and a runner on base and allowed game-tying double...His second blown
save also came in the 8th inning on 8/14 at Milwaukee...Gave up two runs and suffered first
9th-inning blown save on 8/21 vs. Cincinnati...Gave up seven runs (six earned) in 7.2ip vs.
Cincinnati - had a 1.18 ERA (61.0ip/8er) against the other teams he faced in 2011...Suffered fourth blown save, but picked up his lone
win on 9/23 vs. Cincinnati...Tied for third in the N.L. with eight saves during the month of September...Allowed just two of his 16 inherited
runners to score.
Joel Ryan Hanrahan...Is a 2000 graduate of Norwalk Community (IA) High School, where his uniform
#3 was retired in a ceremony this past December 17...Served as the closer for Team USA in the 2009 World Baseball
Classic, where he posted a 1.80 ERA (5.0ip/1er) in six appearances...Participated in team's annual Caravan in January.
Posted a 1.72 ERA (31.1ip/6er) and struck out
37 batters in his 33 games with Pittsburgh after being acquired in a trade
with Washington on 6/30...Went 1-4 with five saves and a 4.78 ERA
(64.0ip/34er) in 67 combined games with the two clubs...Also whiffed 72
batters and averaged 10.1 strikeouts/per 9.0ip - the 10th-best mark among
N.L. relievers with at least 60.0ip...Posted a 0.93 ERA (32.1ip/3er) in final
30 games with Pittsburgh, beginning on 7/12 - the fourth-lowest ERA among
Major League relief pitchers with at least 25.0ip in that time...Served as the
closer for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, where he posted a 1.80
ERA (5.0ip/1er) in six games during the tournament...Began regular season
with Washington...Earned first two saves with Nationals in back-to-back
outings on 4/20-21 vs. Atlanta...Suffered first of three losses with Nats after
being charged with three runs in 0.1ip on 4/27 at Philadelphia...Posted a
3.77 ERA (14.1ip/6er) while being scored upon in just four of his 14
appearances during the month of May...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 6/30
and reported to the club on 7/1...Made debut with Pirates on 7/1 vs. Chicago
and pitched a scoreless inning (1 K)...Gave up three hits, one walk and two runs in 1.0ip on 7/3 at Florida...Was also scored upon in next outing on
7/7 at Houston (0.1ip/1er) before making seven straight scoreless appearances from 7/12-28 (6.2ip)...Was credited with win for Washington from
suspended game of 5/5 while spending off day with Pirates in Philadelphia on 7/9...Tossed season-high 2.1 scoreless innings (3 K's) on 7/22 vs.
Milwaukee...Lined out in first and only plate appearance with Bucs on 7/22...Appeared in six of the nine games of Bucco homestand from 8/17-27
and was scored upon once (4.2ip/1er)...Struck out four of the seven batters he faced on 8/31 at Cincinnati (game one)...Made 15 straight outings
without allowing an earned run from 8/19 thru the end of the season (15.2ip)...Gave up three unearned runs in 0.1ip on 9/11 at Houston...Pitched
2.0 scoreless innings on 9/15 at Los Angeles and did not pitch again until 9/27 due to a tender elbow...Pitched a perfect inning on 9/27 vs. Los
Angeles and a scoreless frame in final outing on 10/2 at Cincinnati...Did not give up a home run while pitching with Pittsburgh...Allowed two of his
nine inherited runners to score while pitching with Bucs.
In first full big league season, began season in long relief, overpowered competition, shifted to middle relief and
eventually earned spot as Nationals' closer...assumed closer role when Jon Rauch was traded to ARI, July 22...teamleading
84.1 innings ranked 3rd among NL relievers, while 93 strikeouts in relief rated 2nd in the NL...however, 42
relief walks also ranked 2nd in the NL...team-best 6 relief wins tied for 5th in the NL...established career highs across
the board...converted 9 of 13 save opportunities and posted a 1.84 ERA when pitching in save situations...went 1-0
with 9 saves in 12 save opportunities and a 3.96 ERA in 24 appearances after becoming Manny Acta's closer on July
22...was 5-3 with 3 holds and a 3.94 ERA in 45 games before assuming the closer role...improved strikeout-to-walk
ratio after becoming closer, improving from 2.03 (65 K/32 BB) to 2.80 (28 K/10 BB)...posted a .233 batting average
against (.228 vs. LHB, .237 vs. RHB)...went 3-1 (7-for-7 save opportunities) with 2.83 ERA in 36 games when pitching
on one or less days' rest.
Became the first pitcher making a big league debut to triple in first career plate
appearance since LAD's Doug Rau, Sept. 2, 1972 at STL...earned first big league win in 2nd start, August 4 vs. STL...
was touched for one run on 6 hits in 5.0 innings and Washington prevailed, 12-1...allowed 3 earned runs or less in 8
of 11 starts, but recorded just 2 quality starts...became the franchise's first pitcher to post 3 wins in first 5 MLB starts
since RHP Mike Thurman turned the trick in 1997-98...went 3-1 with a 3.42 ERA (10 ER/26.1 IP) in his first 5 starts as
opposed to 2-2 with an 8.76 ERA (24 ER/24.2 IP) in final 7 games (6 starts)...when starting, Washington went 7-4...
struggled with command and averaged over 20 pitches per inning with the Nationals...when walking 3 or less in a
starting role, went 3-0 with an ERA of 4.25 (14 ER/29.2 IP)...when walking 4 or more in a starting role, finished 1-3 with
an 8.69 ERA (19 ER/19.2 IP)...in final 4 starts, walked 15 and struck out 16 in 14.1 innings.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Was a revelation with the bat, posting a triple in first big league plate appearance (July
28-night at NYM), a 2-run double in 2nd start (Aug. 4 vs. STL) and another 2-bagger on Aug. 9 at SFG...thus, became
the first MLB pitcher to record an extra-base hit in each of first 3 big league starts since RHP Clint Hartung (who posted
an extra-base hit in his first 5 big league starts) turned the trick with the 1947 New York Giants.
In Minor Leagues: Was 5-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 15 starts with Columbus upon being promoted on July 28...allowed
more than 3 earned runs just twice in his 15 starting assignments...led the Clippers with 71 strikeouts at time of
promotion...fanned 8.5 International League batters per 9.0 innings pitched...was placed on the DL (strained right
hamstring), April 27.
Went a combined 11-5 with a 3.58 ERA in 26 starts with Las Vegas of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League and
Jacksonville of the Double-A Southern League...was designated for assignment and outrighted off the 40-man roster
in January, and began the year in Jacksonville...was named SL Pitcher of the Week for the period ending June 11 (2-0,
0.00 ERA in 2 starts)...with Jacksonville, allowed 3 runs or less in 11 of his 12 starts, and allowed only 6.6 hits per 9.0
innings...batting average against in the SL was .138 with RISP...placed on the Disabled List, May 6-15, with a strained
right hamstring...went 4-0 with a 1.08 ERA (3 ER/25.0 IP) in last 4 SL starts, May 25-June 10, to earn a promotion to
Las Vegas...posted a 2.52 ERA for Las Vegas in 5 starts in August.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Struck out a season-high 10 batters on 2 occasions: May 31 at Montgomery and August
16 vs. Portland...July 4 at Portland, provided Independence Day fireworks with a 5th-inning solo home run.
Started the season with Vero Beach of the Single-A Florida State League after beginning the year on the 7-Day
Disabled List with a strained right hamstring...made the jump to Double-A Jacksonville on May 6...went 2-2 with a 2.92
ERA in 5 July starts...did not pitch during Jacksonville's post-season march to the SL Championship.
In his first full season at Triple-A Las Vegas, tied for second on the team with
seven victories and led the club with 97 strikeouts...went 7-7 with a 5.05 ERA in 25
games (22 starts)...ranked second on the club with 22 starts and third with 119.1
innings pitched...had his best start of the season on June 16 vs. Portland, tying a
season high with 6.0 innings pitched while allowing one run on three hits...batted
.281 (9-for-32) on the season and slugged a home run on May 4 vs.Tucson...posted
a 4.11 ERA at home and 6.39 mark on the road in the Pacific Coast League.
Entered the season ranked as the Dodger organization's eighth-best prospect...earned Pitcher of the Year honors in the Double-A Southern League and led the league with a 2.43 ERA...ranked fifth in the league with 130 strikeouts...allowed more than three earned runs in just two of his 23 starts for Double-A Jacksonville...posted a 10-4 record, tying him for sixth in the league in victories...named to the Topps Double-A All-Star team at season's end...had a 7-2 record and 2.67 ERA on the road...was 3-2 with a 2.21 mark at home at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville...allowed just five home runs in 133.1 innings pitched for the Suns...held opponents to a .239 batting average while with Jacksonville...began the season with consecutive scoreless outings of five and six innings, respectively, before allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings in his third start...pitched a season-high 7.0 innings on six occasions, including April 24 at Chattanooga, when he struck out 10 batters...also fanned 10 hitters on July 25 at Greenville and struck out a season-high 11 batters in his next start, July 31 vs. Chattanooga...allowed a season-low two hits over 7.0 innings on June 8 at Mobile...batted .100 (3-for-30) for Jacksonville, including two doubles...registered his first professional hit on April 9 at Tennessee...had a 4- 1 record in April, but posted his highest monthly ERA (3.21) in that month...had a 1.42 ERA in May, 1.95 mark in June and 1.50 ERA in one August start prior to his promotion to Triple-A Las Vegas...posted a 1-2 record and 10.08 ERA in five starts for the 51s...pitched 6.0 innings and allowed three earned runs in his Triple-A debut on Aug. 11 at Memphis...earned his first Triple-A victory on Aug. 26 at Fresno, as he allowed five earned runs in 5.0 innings...went 2-for-5 at the plate in the Pacific Coast League, as both hits were doubles...overall, he had four doubles out of five hits.
CAREER SUMMARY: Now in his fifth year in the Dodger organization...ranked by Baseball America as the fifth-best prospect in the Dodger organization...has posted a 34-25 record and 3.99 ERA in 95 games (93 starts) in the minor leagues...was named the Southern League Pitcher of the Year in 2003...was rated as having the best breaking pitch in the Double-A Southern League, according to Baseball America...that publication also named him the sixth-best prospect in the Southern League...was named to the 2003 Topps Double-A All-Star team, which encompasses three different leagues...has allowed just 37 homers in 512.0 innings pitched in his career, an average of one every 13.8 innings.
Had a big season for Vero Beach before being promoted to Jacksonville, where he was 1-1 in three starts...between the two clubs, recorded 149 strikeouts in 154.2 innings (28 starts) to lead all Dodger minor leaguers...with Vero Beach, he was 10-6 with a Florida State League-leading 139 strikeouts in 143.2 innings...became the second hurler in Vero Beach history to throw two no-hitters in a season, joining Sid Fernandez (1982)...he no-hit visiting Jupiter on April 21, striking out six and walking two, and in a rain-shortened six-inning contest on July 4, he held Brevard County hitless in a 5-1 victory, allowing two walks and a hit batsman...selected to pitch in the Florida State League All-Star Game...ranked by Baseball America as the eighth-best prospect in the FSL...after losing first two decisions of the season, went on to win seven of his next eight...pitched effectively in two Southern League playoff starts for Jacksonville, going 1-0 with a 0.67 ERA in 13.1 innings.
Led Wilmington staff in innings pitched (144.0), tied for first in starts (26) and tied for second in strikeouts (116).
Began professional career with Rookie level Great Falls after being selected by the Dodgers in the second round
of the June First-Year Player Draft...Held opposing batters to a .221 average, the third-lowest among all Pioneer League
starting pitchers...Went 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA in his final five starts.