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Joe Little
Joe Little


Arvada, Colo.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175



Draft: Selected in 48th round of the 2000 draft by the Cleveland Indians.

Summer 2002: Played for the Cotuit Kettlers in the Cape Cod League ... Went 2-2 with a 4.37 ERA in seven appearances ... Averaged one strikeout per inning in 35 innings pitched while walking just 15 ... Combined with three teammates to toss a no-hitter against Chatham.

Arizona 2002: Arizona's Sunday starter, made 17 appearances in 2002 ... Did not earn a decision against Washington State (5/18) despite giving up only four runs in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two ... Struck out eight in a six inning loss to UCLA (5/11) ... Won his sixth game of the season with six innings of work against UC Riverside (4/21). Struck out six and walked none while giving up three runs on four hits. Retired 14 straight hitters after giving up a leadoff single to start the game ... Was the hard-luck loser in Arizona's 2-1 defeat at Cal (4/14). Pitched well for 6.2 innings, giving up just two runs on seven hits, while striking out five and walking one ... Did not earn a decision after tossing seven innings at Oregon State (3/29). Gave up just one run on six hits while striking out seven ... Ended Arizona's season-high losing streak of four straight with 5.1 innings of work against UNC Wilmington (3/16). Earned his team-leading fifth win with six strikeouts and only one walk against the Seahawks ... Did not earn a decision in 5.2 innings of work at Long Beach State (3/9) ... Won his team-high-tying fourth game of the season with six innings of work against CSUDH (3/3). Struck out six and walked only one ... Did not earn a decision in six innings of work against UC Irvine (2/23) in which he surrendered only two runs on five hits ... Suffered his first loss in 24 career appearances at Texas A&M (2/16) ... Struck out a career high 10 San Diego State hitters over seven innings to pick up his third win of the season (2/8) in UA's 6-3 victory ... Went seven innings with nine K's to earn his second win of the season against Utah just six days after being hit above the left eye with a foul ball in Arizona's dugout. He received 20 stitches from the injury, but did not miss a start ... Went six innings in his season debut against New Mexico, struck out five and walked only one en route to the win.

Summer 2001: Played for the Mat Su Miners in the Alaska Baseball League ... Was 3-2 with a 1.79 ERA in eight starts ... Struck out 56 hitters while walking only 22 in 50.1 innings ... The Miners finished 12th in the National Baseball Congress World Series.

Arizona 2001: Appeared in 20 games, 19 in relief and one start ... Picked up his fourth win of the season with 6.2 innings of work against Washington in the season's final game ... Struck out a career-high eight Huskies in the victory ... Worked 6.1 innings of relief at seventh-ranked Stanford ... Came on in relief in series finale against ASU, tossing a then-career high 5.1 innings of three hit ball ... Worked three innings and struck out five to earn second save at Grand Canyon ... Picked up third victory with three innings of work against UCLA (3/11) ... Tossed 2.1 innings in relief against New Mexico (2/10) ... Earned first career victory at Hawaii-Hilo (1/19) ... Did not surrender a run in first five innings pitched.

High School: Graduated from Central High School in Arvada, Colo. where he played under Coach Mark Magdeleno ... Earned four letters pitching and playing first base and a right field... Team captain his senior year... All-state and honorable mention all-USA his senior season... Also played football under Coach Bob Bozied... Earned two letters as a wide receiver ... Was a member of the honor roll all four years.

Personal: Full name: Joseph Thomas Little... Nickname: Joe... Born: 3/10/82 in Wheatridge, Colo. ... Major: IDS Applied Political Economy ... Son of Tom and Kathy Little... Has a sister, Amy, who played volleyball at the University of Southern Colorado from 1998-2001.