Monday, February 6, 2017

Tom Hotchkiss, College Outings - 23

Tom Hotchkiss proved a workhorse for Santa Clara University in 1990.

Hotchkiss appeared in 35 games for the club in all, tied for the fourth most appearances in school history. Thirty-three of those came in relief, a number tied for eighth all-time, according to the school's record book.

Hotchkiss pitched well enough that year to catch the eye of scouts and the Toronto Blue Jays. He went on to a professional career that spanned four seasons. He never made AA.

Hotchkiss' career began that year in 1990, taken by the Blue Jays in the 27th round of the draft out of Santa Clara in California. He's also credited by his formal name, Thomas Hotchkiss.

Hotchkiss started with the Blue Jays at rookie Medicine Hat. He helped the club to a July win in relief, picking up his share of 15 team strikeouts on the day. He got into 20 games, all in relief, posting a 4.91 ERA.

He moved to high-A Dunedin for 1991. He got into 15 games that year and 37 more upon returning there in 1992. He won six games in 1992, including one in a May contest.

Hotchkiss played one more season at Dunedin in 1993. He got into 43 games. He gave up a run in one inning of work in an August game. Overall, he went 0-3, with a 5.40 ERA, ending his career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,529
Made the Majors:1,014-40.1%
Never Made Majors:1,515-59.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 421
10+ Seasons in the Minors:259

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