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Regular Season Totals
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date12-5-1984
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
Age30 years, 0 months, 23 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.32011
-0.02012
0.02013
-0.42014
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 SEA 26 25 0 32.7 0.0 32.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 142 34 22 22 2 48 13 12 0 29 6.06 3.28 3.96 2.7 0.3
2012 TBA 27 3 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 9 7 7 0 13 3 3 0 2 18.90 4.55 5.66 -0.4 -0.0
2013 TBA 28 19 0 21.3 0.0 21.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 99 23 12 12 3 41 12 11 1 25 5.06 4.39 4.00 0.2 0.0
2014 TBA 29 25 0 30.3 0.0 30.3 1 2 0 0 0 0 135 38 20 19 7 64 5 4 1 19 5.64 5.50 5.75 -3.6 -0.4
Career72087.70.087.725000039710461601216633302756.164.364.67-1.1-0.1

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
2007 CLN A 20 0 35.0 5.19 71 .237 .253 .322 .371 .260 .252 93 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2007 SPO A- 2 0 2.7 -0.48 209 .135 .202 .309 .341 .221 .500 108 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2008 CLN A 8 0 10.3 2.98 131 .214 .239 .313 .352 .254 .345 103 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2008 BAK A+ 35 0 59.0 3.62 128 .281 .273 .342 .411 .272 .351 99 16.7 1.7 16.7 1.7
2009 BAK A+ 4 0 7.7 1.28 174 .167 .262 .332 .396 .262 .294 99 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2010 HIC A 17 0 19.7 0.61 186 .186 .259 .328 .382 .266 .324 100 10.9 1.1 10.9 1.1
2010 FRI AA 15 0 18.7 3.04 129 .253 .265 .343 .404 .271 .364 97 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2010 WTN AA 6 0 7.3 0.48 189 .153 .270 .337 .407 .268 .308 101 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2010 TAC AAA 12 0 17.3 2.77 139 .222 .286 .353 .443 .270 .288 87 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2010 PEJ Wnt 1 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 PEJ Wnt 10 0 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 SEA MLB 25 0 32.7 3.96 103 .270 .252 .318 .406 .261 .327 91 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2011 TAC AAA 30 0 42.3 3.10 145 .218 .287 .356 .452 .264 .268 100 13.7 1.3 13.7 1.3
2012 TBA MLB 3 0 3.3 5.66 70 .468 .267 .334 .450 .277 .562 98 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2012 DUR AAA 42 0 67.7 4.14 110 .274 .258 .328 .392 .254 .389 104 9.5 0.9 9.5 0.9
2013 TBA MLB 19 0 21.3 4.00 100 .326 .258 .316 .396 .265 .345 93 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 DUR AAA 40 0 57.3 1.79 162 .196 .253 .322 .382 .251 .310 109 22.8 2.3 22.8 2.3
2014 TBA MLB 25 0 30.3 5.75 56 .321 .249 .310 .393 .261 .301 96 -3.6 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
2014 DUR AAA 32 0 37.3 4.58 99 .232 .263 .333 .397 .254 .287 101 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3

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
2007 CLN A 0 3 6 20 0 35.0 29 10 31 4 51% .252 7.5 2.6 1.0 8.0 1.11 3.34 -0.5 -0.1
2007 SPO A- 0 0 0 2 0 2.7 2 0 6 0 50% .500 6.7 0.0 0.0 20.0 0.74 0.00 2.0 0.2
2008 BAK A+ 2 6 1 35 0 59.0 65 16 72 6 45% .351 9.9 2.4 0.9 11.0 1.37 5.03 16.7 1.7
2008 CLN A 1 1 2 8 0 10.3 10 2 12 0 38% .345 8.7 1.7 0.0 10.5 1.17 2.62 2.5 0.3
2009 BAK A+ 0 1 1 4 0 7.7 5 1 11 0 53% .294 5.8 1.2 0.0 12.9 0.78 1.17 3.7 0.4
2010 FRI AA 1 1 2 15 0 18.7 18 5 26 2 52% .364 8.7 2.4 1.0 12.5 1.23 3.85 3.9 0.4
2010 TAC AAA 1 0 2 12 0 17.3 14 5 18 0 42% .288 7.3 2.6 0.0 9.4 1.10 2.08 6.2 0.6
2010 PEJ Wnt 0 1 2 10 0 11.3 7 3 12 0 0% .250 5.6 2.4 0.0 9.6 0.88 0.80 0.0 0.0
2010 HIC A 2 1 10 17 0 19.7 12 5 36 0 65% .324 5.5 2.3 0.0 16.4 0.86 0.46 10.9 1.1
2010 WTN AA 1 0 3 6 0 7.3 4 0 14 0 38% .308 4.9 0.0 0.0 17.3 0.55 0.00 4.1 0.4
2011 SEA MLB 1 1 0 25 0 32.7 34 13 29 2 44% .327 9.4 3.6 0.6 8.0 1.44 6.06 2.7 0.3
2011 TAC AAA 2 4 11 30 0 42.3 34 12 35 1 51% .268 7.2 2.6 0.2 7.4 1.09 2.76 13.7 1.3
2012 TBA MLB 0 0 0 3 0 3.3 9 3 2 0 19% .562 24.3 8.1 0.0 5.4 3.60 18.90 -0.4 -0.0
2012 DUR AAA 2 6 2 42 0 67.7 85 17 71 6 40% .389 11.3 2.3 0.8 9.4 1.51 5.59 9.5 0.9
2013 DUR AAA 3 1 17 40 0 57.3 41 15 81 1 46% .310 6.4 2.4 0.2 12.7 0.98 0.63 22.8 2.3
2013 TBA MLB 0 2 0 19 0 21.3 23 12 25 3 33% .345 9.7 5.1 1.3 10.5 1.64 5.06 0.2 0.0
2014 TBA MLB 1 2 0 25 0 30.3 38 5 19 7 43% .301 11.3 1.5 2.1 5.6 1.42 5.64 -3.6 -0.4
2014 DUR AAA 0 1 12 32 0 37.3 32 9 40 3 38% .287 7.7 2.2 0.7 9.6 1.10 3.38 3.2 0.3

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 546 0.5220 0.4670 0.7765 0.6140 0.3065 0.8857 0.5375 0.2235
2012 78 0.4615 0.3974 0.9032 0.5833 0.2381 0.9048 0.9000 0.0968
2013 402 0.5149 0.4204 0.8107 0.5894 0.2410 0.8689 0.6596 0.1893
2014 483 0.5487 0.5383 0.8269 0.6943 0.3486 0.8967 0.6579 0.1731
Career15090.52550.47380.80830.63160.2990.88570.62730.1917

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 TBA $504,200
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$0
2011Current$504,200
3 yrPvs + Cur$504,200
3 yrTotal$504,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 170 d1 year/$0.5042M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5042M (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14. DFA by Tampa Bay 6/7/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/9/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Seattle 11/19/10. Re-signed by Seattle 2/11. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/27/11.
  • Acquired by Seattle in trade from Texas 7/9/10 (Cliff Lee deal).
  • Drafted by Texas 2007 (16-500) (Northern Kentucky).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .265 .320 .439 .276
11 vs R (Multi) .332 .366 .561 .367
18 Split (Multi) -.066 -.047 -.122 -.091
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .261 .282 .420 .254
31 vs R (2014) .345 .375 .603 .395
38 Split (2014) -.084 -.093 -.183 -.140
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Articles

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Inside The Park Blog: Bullpen WoesJason Collette2012-04-21
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Painting the Black: Who Are These Guys?R.J. Anderson2012-04-10
Inside The Park Blog: It Is Never Too Early To StrategizeJason Collette2012-04-07
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Donald Sterling is banned for life. Josh Lueke pitched last night. Why?
(Mo Betta from Ville)
You can make baseball arguments that he shouldn't be on the roster. The stuff is fine but the command isn't there. They tried making him more deceptive by upping his delivery's pace in the spring, but it hasn't worked. He's a generic waiver-wire arm who'll bring bad PR. (R.J. Anderson)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Josh Lueke making the Mariners opening day roster?
(Josh G from Stockton)
He has the stuff to pitch at that level. From a PR perspective, I think putting him on the opening day roster was easier than putting him on in May, when the media would be able to focus their attention on the move with a brighter light. I'm not a fan of Lueke the man, but the stuff is legit. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Josh Lueke has thrown 1,734 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Splitter (81mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph) and Sinker (93mph).