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J.J. Putz

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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1-1

ERA

6.59

WHIP

1.68

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14

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0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It's hard to look at Putz's 2013 numbers and believe he had such a good season. Six of his nine earned runs came in March and April, and he was hurt soon after, allowing Brad Ziegler to eventually tak...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 250   DOB: 2/22/1977   BORN: Trenton, MI   COLLEGE: Michigan   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Diamondbacks in June of 2014.

November 6, 2014  –  J.J. Putz News

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Putz has been named special assistant to Diamondbacks president and CEO Derrick Hall, MLB.com reports.

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J.J. Putz Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 27 AAA TAC 7 0 0 8.3 10 4 2 13 3 0 0 3 4.32 1.56
2005 28 MAJ SEA 64 0 0 60.0 58 24 8 45 23 6 5 1 3.60 1.35
2006 29 MAJ SEA 72 0 0 78.3 59 20 4 104 13 4 1 36 2.30 0.92
2007 30 MAJ SEA 68 0 0 71.7 37 11 6 82 13 6 1 40 1.38 0.70
2008 31 A AZL 2 2 0 3.0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2008 31 AAA TAC 1 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 31 MAJ SEA 47 0 0 46.3 46 20 4 56 28 6 5 15 3.88 1.60
2009 32 MAJ NYM 29 0 0 29.3 29 17 1 19 19 1 4 2 5.22 1.64
2010 33 MAJ CWS 60 0 0 54.0 41 17 4 65 15 7 5 3 4 14 2.83 1.04
2011 34 R SCO 2 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2011 34 AAA REN 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2011 34 MAJ ARI 60 0 0 58.0 41 14 4 61 12 2 2 45 4 0 2.17 0.91
2012 35 MAJ ARI 57 0 0 54.3 45 17 4 65 11 1 5 32 5 0 2.82 1.03
2013 36 AAA REN 4 4 0 4.0 2 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
2013 36 MAJ ARI 40 0 0 34.3 26 9 4 38 17 3 1 6 5 6 2.36 1.25
2014 37 AAA REN 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.50
2014 37 MAJ ARI 18 0 0 13.7 17 10 1 14 6 1 1 0 0 0 6.59 1.68
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3-Year Averages     52 0 0 48.9 37 13 4 54 13 2 2 27 4 2 2.39 1.02
Career  (View All)     572 0 0 566.7 469 194 50 599 184 37 33 189 3.08 1.15

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J.J. Putz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014225212300.600
2013571479202.180
201211333623602.219

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201440945111.147
201383241017402.233
201210532522402.227

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20147.70006304.701.83
201318.731323810.480.86
201229.3121431723.071.13

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20146.01108319.001.50
201315.700315934.601.72
201225.0031834422.520.92
J.J. Putz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 27 AAA TAC 7 0 8.3 14.04 3.24 4.33 2.16 81.8% 4.32 4.28 .432
2005 28 MAJ SEA 64 0 60.0 6.75 3.45 1.96 1.20 78.1% 3.60 4.62 .287
2006 29 MAJ SEA 72 0 78.3 11.95 1.49 8.00 0.46 1.37 76.5% 2.30 1.72 .320
2007 30 MAJ SEA 68 0 71.7 10.30 1.63 6.31 0.75 1.09 88.6% 1.38 2.56 .205
2008 31 A AZL 2 2 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.53 .310
2008 31 AAA TAC 1 1 1.7 5.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 2.00 .000
2008 31 MAJ SEA 47 0 46.3 10.88 5.44 2.00 0.78 0.80 77.1% 95.0 MPH 3.88 3.78 .360
2009 32 MAJ NYM 29 0 29.3 5.83 5.83 1.00 0.31 1.09 66% 93.5 MPH 5.22 4.36 .305
2010 33 MAJ CWS 60 0 54.0 10.83 2.50 4.33 0.67 1.47 75% 94.0 MPH 2.83 2.64 .298
2011 34 R SCO 2 2 2.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .151
2011 34 AAA REN 2 0 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .275
2011 34 MAJ ARI 60 0 58.0 9.47 1.86 5.08 0.62 1.00 79.6% 93.0 MPH 2.17 2.72 .265
2012 35 MAJ ARI 57 0 54.3 10.77 1.82 5.91 0.66 1.41 75% 92.9 MPH 2.82 2.48 .317
2013 36 AAA REN 4 4 4.0 9.00 6.75 1.33 0.00 80% 2.25 3.45 .216
2013 36 MAJ ARI 40 0 34.3 9.96 4.46 2.24 1.05 1.65 87.2% 91.7 MPH 2.36 3.99 .272
2014 37 AAA REN 2 0 1.2 15.00 15.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.87 .419
2014 37 MAJ ARI 18 0 13.7 9.22 3.95 2.33 0.66 2.20 59.1% 89.7 MPH 6.59 3.64 .395
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3-Year Averages     52 0 48.9 9.94 2.39 4.15 0.74 80.4% 2.39 2.85 .282
Career     572 0 566.7 9.51 2.92 3.26 0.79 76.1% 3.08 3.24 .295

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2014 Stat Review for J.J. Putz    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.33 K/BB
WEAK
9.22 K/9
GOOD
3.95 BB/9
POOR
89.7 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.7 HR/9
AVERAGE
2.20 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.59 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.68 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.64 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.395 BABIP
HIGH
59.1% Strand Rate
LOW

J.J. Putz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Putz, who was designated for assignment last week, was released Saturday by the Diamondbacks, MLB.com reports.

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The Diamondbacks designated Putz for assignment Friday.

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Putz (forearm) made his first appearance Monday since early May after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation, giving up two hits.

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Putz (forearm) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday.

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Putz's (forearm) rehab process may be extended, Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Putz (forearm) pitched an inning in Triple-A Reno, giving up a hit and two walks.

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Putz (forearm) will throw for Triple-A Reno on Thursday and Friday before returning to extended spring training for a final tuneup before joining the Diamondbacks, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

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Putz (forearm) threw 24 pitches in a simulated game, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After scuffling in April, Putz turned things around and delivered peripherals in line with his 2011 numbers (1.8 BB/9, 0.7 HR/9) while increasing his strikeout rate (10.8 K/9). Beyond 2013, David Hernandez or Heath Bell figure to be the favorites to handle the ninth-inning for Arizona, but the job should belong to Putz again after the D-Backs picked up his $6.5 million option for 2013 in October. Although he finished with 32 saves this season, Putz's expected job security and strong ratios should make him one of the league's better closers again, with the number of viable alternatives available helping to ease his workload and minimize situations where he will be used on three consecutive days.

2012

Despite losing a tick on his fastball, Putz turned in his lowest walk rate (1.86 BB/9IP) since 2007 and showed flashes of being the dominant closer he was with the Mariners in 2006 and 2007. Perhaps the only concern here is that he battled elbow tendinitis and missed most of July, his third DL stint in four years with elbow woes, but the remedy could be as simple as holding him back from multiple save opportunities on consecutive days. The D-Backs have him under contract for $4.5 million in 2012 and have the option of keeping him for $6.5 million in 2013 if he's able to repeat his success from Year 1 in the desert. With his strikeout-per-inning potential and stable ratios in each of the last two seasons, Putz should be considered a top-10 closer on draft day.

2011

Putz made it through last season relatively injury-free, which is something he couldn't do during his time with the Mets. He even served a brief stint as the White Sox's closer, picking up three saves. Putz ratcheted his strikeout rate back above 10.0 per nine innings, and he only walked 15 in 54 frames. The Diamondbacks signed him to be their closer, and his 2010 season shows no evidence that he should falter in 2011. Keep in mind that he was one of the league's elite closers during his time with the Mariners, and that skill set is still here if he's able to remain healthy.

2010

Putz, one of Mets' key 2008 offseason acquisition to restore a faltering bullpen, struggled nearly from the get-go before being shut down with bone spurs in his elbow. Putz had a similar issue in Seattle but was told he could pitch through it, but it reared up during the season. Putz had June surgery, then during his rehab had to be shut down due to some new fraying and a slight tear in his right forearm. The Mets did not exercise their $8.6 million club option for 2010, instead paying Putz a $1 million buyout, and he subsequently signed with the White Sox.

2009

A year after being the best closer in baseball, Putz's 2008 was a big waste. Putz came back too early from an April ribcage injury, overcompensating and putting additional strain on his arm, which led to an elbow injury and another DL stint. He returned healthy in late July, and his 27 appearances thereafter basically acted as early spring training for this season. He allowed 38 baserunners in 27.1 innings (notching eight saves and blowing five), but started rounding into form in his final 13 games with 11 scoreless appearances, including eight perfect outings (17 strikeouts, two walks). The Mets traded for Putz in the offseason to set-up Francisco Rodriguez, costing Putz much of his fantasy value. The closer role for the Mariners will be open for competition in spring training.

2008

Putz was the best closer in baseball last season. He led all relievers (min. 25 IP) with a 1.38 ERA and a .202 OBP, and with just two blown saves, his 95.2 save percentage was tops as well. In save opportunities, Putz struck out 48 and allowed 21 hits, 11 walks and seven runs in 46.1 innings for a 0.691 WHIP and a 1.36 ERA. Outside of his two blown saves, he allowed just three runs in his 40 saved games. On a better team Putz would have had more than 40 saves, too. His first save opportunity didn't come until April 23, and he ended the year with just three save chances after Aug. 24. A more reliable bridge to the ninth inning would save Putz from having to work as many eighth innings, but he handled the extra work well.

2007

Putz had a breakout year in 2006, taking over the closer job from Eddie Guardado in mid-May and finishing the season with an 8:1 K:BB. He was at his best as the closer. In 40 save situations as the full-time closer, Putz allowed just 26 hits, six unintentional walks and eight earned runs (1.69 ERA) in 43.2 innings with 55 strikeouts (9:1 K/BB) and 34 saves. He went through one 33-inning stretch in which he struck out 41 and walked just one. Putz switched from a four-seam to a two-seam fastball (less velocity, more movement) last spring, but still routinely hit 95-97 mph, and he added a curve to his repertoire, which also includes a sharp slider. Putz is entrenched as the closer.

2006

Putz was inconsistent for most of 2005, but finished the season allowing only three runs in his last 16 appearances. He has a 97-mph fastball and last season worked on slowing down his slider to make his fastball look even faster. Putz will battle Rafael Soriano for the righty set-up role, but likely will pitch middle relief.

2005

After being called up in late April last season, Putz was handed the closing job in August when Eddie Guardado went down with a shoulder injury. He has the stuff to close, including a 97-mph fastball and a breaking ball, and pitched much better as a closer than in other relief roles: in 17 games as the closer, he was 9-for-9 in save chances and allowed four runs in 15.1 IP for a 2.35 ERA with 11 strikeouts and one walk. If Guardado's elbow doesn't hold up, Putz could close again. Otherwise, he will be the right-handed set-up man.

2004

Putz is one of handful of rookie candidates for the M's bullpen this year. He and Aaron Looper were September call-ups last season, but saw only limited action (2 ER in 3.2 IP). He posted a 2.51 ERA and 11 saves in 41 appearances at Triple-A Tacoma last season. Even if he makes the squad, he is targeted for middle relief duty.

2003

Putz will be at Triple-A during the 2003 season.