Steve Soderstrom
Pitcher
Born: (1972-04-03) April 3, 1972 (age 50)
Turlock, California
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 17, 1996, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1996, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record2–0
Earned run average5.27
Strikeouts9
Teams

Stephen Andrew Soderstrom (born April 3, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball player. He attended Turlock High School. Soderstrom went on to pitch for Fresno State University.

The draft

He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 15th Round (402nd overall) of the 1990 amateur draft. He didn't sign. Then, in 1993, he was drafted by the San Francisco Giants sixth overall in the 1993 amateur entry draft.

After the draft

He spent three years in the Giants' organization before getting to the major leagues. The 6'3", 215 pound right-hander made his major league debut on September 17, 1996. His stay in the majors lasted just 10 days, as his final MLB game was on September 27. Over those ten days, he started all three of the games he pitched in, compiling a 2-0 record while giving up 16 hits in 1323 innings and gaining an ERA of 5.27. He walked six and struck out nine.

He currently owns and operates Backyard Sports Academy, a multi-sport instructional facility, in his hometown of Turlock.

His son, Tyler, was drafted number 26 overall in the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics. He is a catcher and attended the same high school as his father. They became the 10th father-son duo to be drafted in the first round.[1] Another son, Tate, is an outfielder at the University of Arizona.[2]

References

  1. ^ Adler, David. "A's Soderstrom joins father as first-round pick". MLB.com. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Tate Soderstrom Player Profile". University of Arizona Baseball. Retrieved 27 December 2020.