Biographical

Portrait of Josh Lueke

Josh Lueke P

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0 0.00
Birth Date12-5-1984
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2011 SEA MLB 25 0 32.7 34 13 29 2 .261 91 9.4 3.6 0.6 8.0 44% .327 .270 1.44 3.28 6.06 98 4.09 0.3
2012 TBA MLB 3 0 3.3 9 3 2 0 .277 98 24.3 8.1 0.0 5.4 19% .562 .468 3.60 4.55 18.90 112 5.85 -0.0
2013 TBA MLB 19 0 21.3 23 12 25 3 .265 93 9.7 5.1 1.3 10.5 33% .345 .326 1.64 4.39 5.06 101 3.56 0.3
2014 TBA MLB 25 0 30.3 38 5 19 7 .262 94 11.3 1.5 2.1 5.6 43% .301 .325 1.42 5.50 5.64 115 5.65 -0.4
CareerMLB72087.7104337512.2639310.73.41.27.740%.335.3131.564.366.161054.570.0

Statistics for All Levels

'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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2007 CLN A 20 0 35.0 29 10 31 4 .260 93 7.5 2.6 1.0 8.0 51% .252 .237 1.11 4.14 3.34
2007 SPO A- 2 0 2.7 2 0 6 0 .221 108 6.7 0.0 0.0 20.0 50% .500 .135 0.74 0.36 0.00
2008 CLN A 8 0 10.3 10 2 12 0 .254 103 8.7 1.7 0.0 10.5 38% .345 .214 1.17 1.81 2.62
2008 BAK A+ 35 0 59.0 65 16 72 6 .272 99 9.9 2.4 0.9 11.0 45% .351 .281 1.37 3.67 5.03
2009 BAK A+ 4 0 7.7 5 1 11 0 .262 99 5.8 1.2 0.0 12.9 53% .294 .167 0.78 1.30 1.17
2010 HIC A 17 0 19.7 12 5 36 0 .266 100 5.5 2.3 0.0 16.4 65% .324 .186 0.86 0.94 0.46
2010 FRI AA 15 0 18.7 18 5 26 2 .271 97 8.7 2.4 1.0 12.5 52% .364 .253 1.23 2.58 3.85
2010 WTN AA 6 0 7.3 4 0 14 0 .268 101 4.9 0.0 0.0 17.3 38% .308 .153 0.55 -0.45 0.00
2010 TAC AAA 12 0 17.3 14 5 18 0 .270 87 7.3 2.6 0.0 9.4 42% .288 .222 1.10 2.37 2.08
2010 PEJ Wnt 1 0 1.0 0 1 2 0 .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 .000 1.00 3.36 0.00
2010 PEJ Wnt 10 0 11.3 7 3 12 0 .000 5.6 2.4 0.0 9.6 0% .250 .000 0.88 3.03 0.80
2011 SEA MLB 25 0 32.7 34 13 29 2 .261 91 9.4 3.6 0.6 8.0 44% .327 .270 1.44 3.28 6.06
2011 TAC AAA 30 0 42.3 34 12 35 1 .264 100 7.2 2.6 0.2 7.4 51% .268 .218 1.09 3.64 2.76
2012 TBA MLB 3 0 3.3 9 3 2 0 .277 98 24.3 8.1 0.0 5.4 19% .562 .468 3.60 4.55 18.90
2012 DUR AAA 42 0 67.7 85 17 71 6 .254 104 11.3 2.3 0.8 9.4 40% .389 .274 1.51 2.97 5.59
2013 TBA MLB 19 0 21.3 23 12 25 3 .265 93 9.7 5.1 1.3 10.5 33% .345 .326 1.64 4.39 5.06
2013 DUR AAA 40 0 57.3 41 15 81 1 .251 109 6.4 2.4 0.2 12.7 46% .310 .196 0.98 1.50 0.63
2014 TBA MLB 25 0 30.3 38 5 19 7 .262 94 11.3 1.5 2.1 5.6 43% .301 .325 1.42 5.50 5.64
2014 DUR AAA 32 0 37.3 32 9 40 3 .252 104 7.7 2.2 0.7 9.6 38% .287 .229 1.10 3.06 3.38
2015 CDC AAA 51 0 59.3 41 11 79 4 .000 6.2 1.7 0.6 12.0 0% .272 .000 0.88 2.40 2.43

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 517 0.5300 0.4603 0.7521 0.5985 0.3045 0.8598 0.5135 0.2479
2012 78 0.4744 0.3974 0.9032 0.5946 0.2195 0.9091 0.8889 0.0968
2013 402 0.5149 0.4204 0.7633 0.5797 0.2513 0.8083 0.6531 0.2367
2014 483 0.5321 0.5362 0.7915 0.6887 0.3628 0.8644 0.6341 0.2085
Career14800.52370.47090.7760.62260.30460.84990.61060.224

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
3 yrPrevious$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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BP Articles

Josh Lueke is referenced in the following articles.

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Prospectus Feature: The Rays' Complex History With Domestic ViolenceJessica Quiroli2016-05-06
Fifth Column: Break Down the MakeupMichael Baumann2016-05-05
Pebble Hunting: What It Means To Have The Best Farm System In Baseball, Part 4Sam Miller2016-03-11
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Transaction Analysis: Silverman's Kohn JobR.J. Anderson2014-10-20
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Minnesota Signs Kendrys MoralesBret Sayre2014-06-09
Working the Count: Jose Abreu's Not-So-Slow BatNoah Woodward2014-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Ben Revere's RideChris Mosch2014-05-28
The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season RelieversBaseball Prospectus2014-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: For Whom the Bell TollsR.J. Anderson2014-05-05
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Jose Abreu's Amazing MonthDaniel Rathman2014-04-28
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Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20Ben Lindbergh2013-09-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Other Guys, Part OneMike Gianella2013-09-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Mark Reynolds Wanders OnR.J. Anderson2013-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Rios in TexasJason Cole2013-08-09
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: The All-Hit, No-Pitch RaysR.J. Anderson2013-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessSobsequy: International Feel, Vol. 2Adam Sobsey2013-05-01
Pebble Hunting: 17 Teams That Would Have Won the World Series if Not for Jason BaySam Miller2012-11-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Sunk in the HudsonR.J. Anderson2012-05-18
Inside The Park Blog: Bullpen WoesJason Collette2012-04-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox, April 14Adam Sobsey2012-04-17
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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Prospectus Perspective: The New Jack Zoo ReviewBradley Ankrom2011-09-09
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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

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Josh Lueke threw 1,761 pitches that were 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 relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Splitter (81mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph) and Sinker (93mph).