A graduate of Saratoga Central Catholic High School in Saratoga Springs, New York and attended the University of Richmond(during which time he played for the Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League) he was the fourth pick of the 2003 draft and made his debut on May 11, 2005 against the Cincinnati Reds.
Stauffer was called up to the Padres again on August 21, 2006 in order to temporarily fill a spot in a pitching rotation hampered by injuries. His third and fourth callups came on July 29, 2007 and August 26, 2007. After missing the entire 2008 season, Stauffer began 2009 with the minor league San Antonio Missions, and was called up to the big leagues on July 11, 2009.
Tim Stauffer grew up in Saratoga Springs, NY. He graduated from Saratoga Central Catholic in 2000 after leading the Spa Catholic Saints to the 2000 NYS class c championship game where they finished 2nd. Tim Stauffer then went on to pitch for the University of Richmond becoming the best pitcher in school history. He was drafted after his Junior season by the San Diego Padres as the number 4 overall pick in the 2003 MLB draft.