|Born: February 17, 1971|
San Gabriel, California
|July 26, 1996, for the Texas Rangers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 1, 2004, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||4.14|
In his career, he is 24-22 with a 4.14 ERA, 250 strikeouts, 112 walks, 9 saves, in 384.1 innings pitched. His best season was in 1997 with the Texas Rangers, where he went 10-6 with a 3.42 ERA. He also walked 23 batters and struck out 69, while also picking up one save.
He was a part of a big trade on November 2, 1999, where the Texas Rangers traded Patterson, Juan González and Gregg Zaun to the Detroit Tigers for Justin Thompson, Francisco Cordero, Gabe Kapler, Bill Haselman, Frank Catalanotto and minor leaguer Alan Webb.
Before being drafted to the Texas Rangers, Patterson was a pitcher for the Tulsa Drillers in the early to mid 1990s. At the time the Tulsa Drillers were owned by the Texas Rangers before being bought by the Houston Astros.