Jonathan Matthew Palmer…resides in Gilbert, Ariz., with , Michelle, and three children…attended Caruthersville HS (MO), Three Rivers (MO) Community College and Missouri State University…originally selected by the San Francisco Giants in 31st round of 2002 Jue Draft…signed by Giants' scout Todd Thomas.
Spent the entire season with AAA Albuquerque in the Dodgers organization going 6-8 with a 3.84 ERA (57 ER, 133.2 IP) with 131 strikeouts in 25 games (22 starts)…was the first time since 2007 that he spent the entire season in the minors with no appearances with the Major League club…he won five of his first eight decisions before losing five of his final six…posted a 3.40 ERA (38 ER, 100.2 IP) from June until the end of the season after posting a 5.18 ERA (19 ER, 33.0 IP) in his first seven starts…was 1-2 with a 4.82 ERA (10 ER, 18.2 IP) in five games (four starts) with Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Pitched primarily with AAA Tucson in 21 games (20 starts)…in May went 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA (4 ER, 18.0 IP) with 11 strikeouts in three starts…appeared in three games with San Diego including two scoreless outings.
Spent the majority of the season pitching for Triple-A Salt Lake, also making three Major League starts for LAA...Grabbed a win in his second Big League start, working 6.0 innings of one-run ball 4/19 at TEX...Factored in the decision in 20 of his 24 minor league starts, going 9-11...Combined to work 152.2 innings between Salt Lake and LAA, his heaviest work load since 2008 and the fourth-most innings pitched in his 10-year career.
Made first career Opening Day roster...Finished season 1-2 with a 4.54 ERA (33.2 IP - 17 ER) in 14 appearances (one
start) with Angels...Allowed 38 hits (1 HR) while walking 20 and striking out 17...Tossed 4.1 innings on April 22
vs. Detroit, marking longest relief outing of career and longest outing of the season by an Angels reliever...Posted
a 6.26 ERA (23.0 IP - 16 ER) over his first nine appearances of the season before being placed on the DL, May 6...
Missed 76 games (May 6-July 26) with an acute sprain of the right sternoclavicular joint...Was reinstated from
disabled list and optioned to Salt Lake, July 26...Went 2-3 with a 2.72 ERA (46.1 IP - 14 ER) in 13 appearances
(seven starts) with the Bees...Was recalled by Angels, Sept. 6 and registered a 0.84 ERA (10.2 IP - 1 ER) in final
Began season at triple-A Salt Lake where he posted a 1-1 record with an 11.74 ERA (7.2 IP - 10 ER) in two
starts...Had contract selected by Angels, April 23...Finished season 11-2 with a 3.93 ERA (121.1 IP - 53 ER)
with a complete game in 40 appearances, 13 starts...Allowed 105 hits (12 HR), walked 55 and struck out 69...
Was 9-1 with a 4.66 ERA (75.1 IP - 39 ER) as a starter...Recorded first big league win in Angels debut, April
23 vs. Detroit (6 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO,1 HR)...With sixth consecutive victory, June 12 vs. San Diego,
joined Jered Weaver as only Halos in club history to start Angels career with six straight wins...Became the
first rookie in Major League history over the age of 30 to start a season with six consecutive wins, all as a
starter...Also became just the fifth pitcher in Angel history to start a season 6-0...Teammates J. Saunders and
E. Santana were the third and fourth players to join that group (both in 2008)...Made first relief appearance,
July 1 at Texas (2 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO)...Made spot starts July 25 vs. Minnesota and September 30 vs. Texas...Held
right-handed batters to a .196 average.
In 2008, spent majority of season at triple-A Fresno (Giants affiliate)...Led Pacific Coast League with 143
strikeouts and ranked seventh in ERA and fifth in walks (72)...Named PCL Player of Week, May 5-11, 2008...
Made Major League debut, Aug. 16, 2008 vs. Atlanta...Made three starts with San Francisco, posting an 0-2
record with an 8.53 ERA (12.2 IP - 12 ER).
In 2007, posted an 11-8 record with one complete game and a 4.32 ERA (150 IP - 72 ER) in 29 appearances, 25
starts, at Fresno...Allowed 155 hits (17 HR), walked 51 and struck out 98...Appeared in one start at double-A
Was impressive following conversion to full-time starter, combining for 11-7 mark and 2.93 ERA (50er, 153.1ip) in 30 games (24 starts) between double-A Connecticut and triple- A Fresno...opened year with Defenders, going 5-3 with 1.30 ERA in 15 outings (9 starts)...was tabbed as club's Pitcher of Month for June...earned mid-summer promotion and acquitted himself well during 1st Pacific Coast League exposure, posting 6-4 mark with 4.05 ERA in 15 opening assignments...made 7 starts for Scottsdale Scorpions in Arizona Fall League, going 0-1 with 4.29 ERA (10er, 21.0ip
Was limited by injuries to just 11 appearances (2 starts) at double-A Norwich...pitched well in limited action, logging 2.67 ERA.
Spent 1st full year at double-A level, going 4-7 with 8 saves and 3.06 ERA in 42 outings (5 starts) with Norwich.
Earned South Atlantic League Rolaids Relief Man of Year Award after dominating campaign as closer for single- A Hagerstown...captured monthly Rolaids honors in May, July and August...All-Star was perfect 5-0 with 25 saves and 1.20 ERA in 44 relief outings, while holding opposition to microscopic .121 avg. against (21-for-174)...was promoted to Norwich, where he made 5 late-season appearances.
Opened professional career in sterling fashion, forging 3-2 record and 1.84 ERA in 16 games (9 starts) for rookie-level Salem-Keizer.