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Zach Putnam PWhite Sox

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date7-3-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age27 years, 2 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.22011
-0.02012
-0.02013
0.72014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2011 CLE 23 8 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 1 1 0 1 0 0 34 10 5 5 1 18 0 0 2 9 6.14 3.20 2.90 2.1 0.2
2012 COL 24 2 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0.00 4.64 7.68 -0.4 -0.0
2013 CHN 25 5 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 9 7 7 1 14 0 0 0 4 18.90 4.52 5.32 -0.1 -0.0
2014 CHA 26 49 0 54.7 0.0 54.7 5 3 6 2 0 0 213 39 14 12 2 51 20 19 1 46 1.98 3.10 3.45 6.2 0.7
Career64067.30.067.364630027561262448621203593.213.233.657.90.9

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2008 MHV A- 3 3 9.7 4.91 91 .263 .247 .322 .357 .261 .259 99 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2009 KIN A+ 5 5 24.0 4.51 96 .220 .258 .334 .398 .259 .313 97 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2009 AKR AA 33 0 56.7 3.51 119 .225 .256 .331 .386 .264 .331 99 10.1 1.1 10.1 1.1
2009 PES Wnt 5 5 12.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 AKR AA 20 7 51.3 4.13 111 .261 .262 .335 .407 .261 .339 102 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2010 COH AAA 17 0 24.3 4.08 117 .196 .275 .341 .442 .264 .257 109 4.7 0.5 4.7 0.5
2011 CLE MLB 8 0 7.3 2.90 140 .304 .273 .331 .426 .264 .409 109 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2011 COH AAA 44 0 69.0 4.78 100 .229 .263 .324 .398 .252 .284 107 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2012 COL MLB 2 0 2.0 7.68 45 .256 .242 .268 .402 .220 .375 115 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 CSP AAA 49 0 60.7 4.97 111 .279 .278 .341 .429 .266 .351 107 8.5 0.8 8.0 0.7
2013 CHN MLB 5 0 3.3 5.32 77 .434 .238 .304 .341 .238 .571 107 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2013 IOW AAA 17 0 19.3 3.00 141 .223 .274 .350 .423 .271 .364 102 5.7 0.6 5.7 0.6
2014 CHA MLB 49 0 54.7 3.45 119 .203 .260 .320 .401 .268 .257 103 6.2 0.7 6.2 0.7
2014 CHR AAA 5 0 7.0 0.81 184 .134 .255 .322 .357 .240 .308 111 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2008 MHV A- 0 1 0 3 3 9.7 7 5 8 0 44% .259 6.5 4.6 0.0 7.4 1.24 3.71 0.6 0.1
2009 AKR AA 4 2 2 33 0 56.7 59 18 57 2 57% .331 9.4 2.9 0.3 9.0 1.36 4.13 10.1 1.1
2009 PES Wnt 0 1 0 5 5 12.3 18 3 18 0 0% .500 13.2 2.2 0.0 13.2 1.71 8.78 0.0 0.0
2009 KIN A+ 2 0 0 5 5 24.0 22 5 23 1 54% .313 8.2 1.9 0.4 8.6 1.12 4.12 1.7 0.2
2010 AKR AA 4 1 3 20 7 51.3 58 9 41 2 46% .339 10.2 1.6 0.4 7.2 1.31 3.86 9.6 1.0
2010 COH AAA 0 1 0 17 0 24.3 20 7 24 2 46% .257 7.4 2.6 0.7 8.9 1.11 3.33 4.7 0.5
2011 COH AAA 6 3 9 44 0 69.0 61 23 68 6 52% .284 8.0 3.0 0.8 8.9 1.22 3.65 4.9 0.5
2011 CLE MLB 1 1 0 8 0 7.3 10 0 9 1 35% .409 12.3 0.0 1.2 11.0 1.36 6.14 2.1 0.2
2012 COL MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 3 1 0 0 50% .375 13.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 2.00 0.00 -0.4 -0.0
2012 CSP AAA 3 4 12 49 0 60.7 73 27 49 5 46% .351 10.8 4.0 0.7 7.3 1.65 4.15 8.0 0.7
2013 CHN MLB 0 0 0 5 0 3.3 9 0 4 1 53% .571 24.3 0.0 2.7 10.8 2.70 18.90 -0.1 -0.0
2013 IOW AAA 1 1 4 17 0 19.3 20 6 22 0 73% .364 9.3 2.8 0.0 10.2 1.34 3.26 5.7 0.6
2014 CHA MLB 5 3 6 49 0 54.7 39 20 46 2 55% .257 6.4 3.3 0.3 7.6 1.08 1.98 6.2 0.7
2014 CHR AAA 1 0 0 5 0 7.0 4 1 12 0 54% .308 5.1 1.3 0.0 15.4 0.71 0.00 3.9 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 114 0.5526 0.5263 0.7333 0.6349 0.3922 0.8750 0.4500 0.2500
2012 30 0.4333 0.5667 0.7059 0.6923 0.4706 0.7778 0.6250 0.2941
2013 70 0.5143 0.5143 0.7778 0.6667 0.3529 0.9167 0.5000 0.2222
2014 857 0.3664 0.4665 0.6927 0.6274 0.3683 0.8477 0.5400 0.3073
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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-24 2014-08-08 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2013-06-12 2013-09-30 60-DL 110 100 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Chips 2013-08-02 -
2012-03-10 2012-03-17 Camp 7 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2010-05-27 2010-06-23 Minors 27 0 Right Mid Back Tightness Rhomboid -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $
2013 CHN $
2012 COL $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 142 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 4/17/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 12/21/12 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 5/30/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/9/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Cleveland 1/20/12. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Colorado 11/2/12. Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 11/30/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Cleveland 9/13/11.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2008 (5-171) (Michigan) $0.6M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .510 .472 .735 .419
11 vs R (Multi) .391 .425 .638 .351
18 Split (Multi) .119 .047 .097 .068
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .714 .625 1.000 .566
31 vs R (2013) .364 .364 .636 .343
38 Split (2013) .351 .261 .364 .224
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 17, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 16, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 22: Looking Back, Looking ForwardMauricio Rubio2014-09-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 19Mauricio Rubio2014-08-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: FAAB in Review: Asking the Non-ExpertsMike Gianella2014-07-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 18Mauricio Rubio2014-07-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 14th EditionBret Sayre2014-07-23
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser to Me: Week 14: Closer SwapMauricio Rubio2014-06-30
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seventh EditionBret Sayre2014-05-29
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)When it comes to saves in 2015, can you please rank the following. Vic Black, Josh Fields, Zach Putnam, Junichi Tazawa. Thanks dude.
(Corey from San Jacinto)
Putnam, Fields, and Black, Tazawa with the caveat that anything can happen between now and ST 2015. If you're looking for fluidity, Chicago and Houston are better place to go than Boston (sounds like they might bring back Koji Uehara) and New York (Mejia is OK if he's healthy, and Familia looks like a solid back-up plan). (Mike Gianella)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some prospects at RP that you like (are there any)?
(McPaine from St. Paul)
There's rarely such a thing as a RP "prospect." The good pitching prospects generally start out in the rotation, and if they can't hack it, they move into the bullpen. That said, there are certainly some relievers in Triple-A that could prove valuable to an AL or NL-only team. Don't count on them for saves anytime soon, but they could provide good ratios. A few off the top of my head: Eduardo Sanchez was just recalled by St. Louis and has good stuff. Juan Abreu is interesting in Houston if he can improve his control. I like Zach Putnam for Colorado. Nick Hagadone's been up and down for Cleveland this year. Jose Ceda is out for 2012 (Tommy John) but is interesting next year, perhaps even getting in the saves mix at some point. (Derek Carty)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Zach Putnam has thrown 1,269 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Splitter (85mph) and Cutter (89mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph) and Fourseam Fastball (90mph).