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Portrait of Luke Putkonen

Luke Putkonen PTigers

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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date5-10-1986
Height6' 6"
Weight215 lbs
Age29 years, 3 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2011
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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
2012 DET MLB 12 0 16.0 19 8 10 0 .260 101 10.7 4.5 0.0 5.6 54% .352 .259 1.69 3.30 3.94 110 5.49 -0.1
2013 DET MLB 30 0 29.7 30 9 28 4 .266 101 9.1 2.7 1.2 8.5 59% .302 .259 1.31 3.85 3.03 97 3.28 0.5
2014 DET MLB 2 0 2.7 6 2 1 2 .259 104 20.2 6.8 6.8 3.4 43% .333 .470 3.00 0.00 27.00 112 22.25 -0.6
CareerMLB44048.35519396.26310110.23.51.17.356%.322.2771.534.314.661035.59-0.2

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 TGR Rk 3 3 8.7 8 0 9 0 .265 47 8.3 0.0 0.0 9.3 36% .429 .344 0.92 1.38 4.14
2008 ONE A- 6 6 24.7 24 8 17 1 .253 99 8.7 2.9 0.4 6.2 60% .324 .235 1.30 3.86 3.64
2009 WMI A 28 28 149.3 148 47 115 3 .256 102 8.9 2.8 0.2 6.9 62% .318 .249 1.31 3.47 3.13
2010 LAK A+ 27 26 152.7 144 44 87 8 .266 84 8.5 2.6 0.5 5.1 49% .284 .246 1.23 3.96 3.18
2011 LAK A+ 18 8 65.0 77 18 52 10 .260 103 10.7 2.5 1.4 7.2 51% .332 .282 1.46 4.76 5.54
2011 ERI AA 11 11 52.3 68 22 23 8 .275 90 11.7 3.8 1.4 4.0 48% .314 .333 1.72 5.89 7.57
2012 DET MLB 12 0 16.0 19 8 10 0 .260 101 10.7 4.5 0.0 5.6 54% .352 .259 1.69 3.30 3.94
2012 TOL AAA 24 2 56.7 68 20 46 3 .253 100 10.8 3.2 0.5 7.3 48% .365 .265 1.55 3.33 4.92
2012 MSS Wnt 6 6 21.3 19 7 11 1 .000 8.0 3.0 0.4 4.6 0% .265 .000 1.22 4.91 5.06
2013 DET MLB 30 0 29.7 30 9 28 4 .266 101 9.1 2.7 1.2 8.5 59% .302 .259 1.31 3.85 3.03
2013 TOL AAA 20 1 37.7 25 13 38 0 .251 94 6.0 3.1 0.0 9.1 53% .258 .189 1.01 2.22 1.91
2014 DET MLB 2 0 2.7 6 2 1 2 .259 104 20.2 6.8 6.8 3.4 43% .333 .470 3.00 0.00 27.00
2014 WMI A 3 0 2.7 4 2 0 1 .253 94 13.5 6.8 3.4 0.0 67% .273 .336 2.25 0.00 13.50
2014 TOL AAA 2 0 4.0 7 1 0 1 .257 97 15.8 2.2 2.2 0.0 50% .353 .347 2.00 0.00 11.25
2015 TOL AAA 2 0 1.7 6 2 1 0 .246 102 32.4 10.8 0.0 5.4 40% .600 .505 4.80 5.57 32.40

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
2012 297 0.5051 0.4512 0.8358 0.6200 0.2789 0.8817 0.7317 0.1642
2013 479 0.5240 0.4193 0.7950 0.5777 0.2412 0.8759 0.5818 0.2050
2014 59 0.4237 0.3729 0.8636 0.5600 0.2353 0.9286 0.7500 0.1364
Career8350.51020.42740.81440.59150.25420.88170.6470.1856

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
2014-04-19 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur 2014-06-12 -
2008-08-07 2008-09-08 Minors 32 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2008-07-10 2008-07-27 Minors 17 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2005-01-01 2005-01-01 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 DET $
2014 DET $510,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$510,000
1 yrTotal$510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 18 d2015

Details
  • 2015. DFA by Detroit 1/7/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 1/15/15. Released by Detroit 3/28/15. Re-signed by Detroit 4/23/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2014). Re-signed by Detroit 2/24/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Detroit 2/18/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Detroit 4/26/12.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2007 (3-121) (North Carolina). $0.236M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .287 .329 .344 .239
11 vs R (Multi) .296 .381 .587 .342
18 Split (Multi) -.009 -.051 -.243 -.103
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .333 .333 .500 .313
31 vs R (2014) .444 .583 1.333 .549
38 Split (2014) -.111 -.250 -.833 -.236
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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Luke Putkonen is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Yankees Fancy DrewR.J. Anderson2015-01-08
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Detroit TigersPaul Sporer2013-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Wild Final WeekendAndrew Koo2013-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: A Wild Final WeekendSatchel Price2013-09-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-03
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Could Washington Win the Wild Card?Daniel Rathman2013-08-30
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Meet the Detroit TigerrorsDaniel Rathman2013-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Wolf on the NogginR.J. Anderson2013-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessPunk Hits: The Record the Houston Astros Won't BreakIan Miller2013-05-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-03


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Luke Putkonen threw 837 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Curve (79mph), also mixing in a Splitter (85mph).