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Luke Putkonen

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2016 Stats

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 217   DOB: 5/10/1986   BORN: Wheaton, IL   COLLEGE: North Carolina   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Putkonen, the Tigers' third round pick in 2007, signed a contract in July 2007.

June 4, 2015  –  Luke Putkonen News

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Putkonen (elbow) was released by the Tigers on Wednesday, MLive.com's James Schmehl reports.

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Luke Putkonen 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
2007 21 R GCL 3 3 0 8.7 8 4 0 9 0 0 1 0 4.15 0.92
2008 22 A ONE 6 6 0 24.2 24 10 1 17 8 2 1 0 3.65 1.32
2009 23 A WES 28 28 0 149.3 148 52 3 115 47 7 8 0 3.14 1.31
2010 24 A+ LAK 27 26 0 152.2 143 54 8 87 44 9 6 0 0 0 3.18 1.23
2011 25 A+ LAK 18 8 0 65.0 77 40 10 52 18 2 6 0 0 0 5.54 1.46
2011 25 AA ERI 18 11 0 52.1 68 44 8 23 22 1 7 0 0 0 7.57 1.73
2012 26 AAA TOL 24 2 0 57.1 68 31 3 46 20 3 3 0 0 0 4.87 1.54
2012 26 MAJ DET 12 0 0 16.0 19 7 0 10 8 0 2 1 1 0 3.94 1.69
2013 27 AAA TOL 20 1 0 37.2 25 8 0 38 13 2 0 1 0 0 1.91 1.02
2013 27 MAJ DET 30 0 0 29.7 30 10 4 28 9 1 3 0 0 1 3.03 1.31
2014 28 A WES 3 0 0 2.2 4 4 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 13.50 2.73
2014 28 AAA TOL 2 0 0 4.0 7 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11.25 2.00
2014 28 MAJ DET 2 0 0 2.7 6 8 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 27.00 3.00
2015 29 AAA TOL 2 0 0 1.2 6 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 32.40 6.67
3-Year Averages     2 0 0 2.7 6 8 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 27.00 3.00
Career  (View All)     44 0 0 48.3 55 25 6 39 19 1 5 1 4.66 1.53

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Luke Putkonen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20146102100.333

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201412024202.444

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20142.000012231.503.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20140.700000013.501.50
Luke Putkonen 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
2007 21 R GCL 3 3 8.7 9.35 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 4.15 1.12 .341
2008 22 A ONE 6 6 24.2 6.32 2.98 2.13 0.37 71% 3.65 3.32 .310
2009 23 A WES 28 28 149.3 6.93 2.83 2.45 0.18 74.5% 3.14 2.87 .321
2010 24 A+ LAK 27 26 152.2 5.14 2.60 1.98 0.47 74.3% 3.18 3.73 .283
2011 25 A+ LAK 18 8 65.0 7.20 2.49 2.89 1.38 64.7% 5.54 4.57 .338
2011 25 AA ERI 18 11 52.1 3.97 3.80 1.05 1.38 56.1% 7.57 5.70 .326
2012 26 AAA TOL 24 2 57.1 7.25 3.15 2.30 0.47 67.1% 4.87 3.38 .361
2012 26 MAJ DET 12 0 16.0 5.63 4.50 1.25 0.00 1.75 74.1% 94.5 MPH 3.94 3.45 .351
2013 27 AAA TOL 20 1 37.2 9.19 3.15 2.92 0.00 78.9% 1.91 2.21 .272
2013 27 MAJ DET 30 0 29.7 8.49 2.73 3.11 1.21 1.73 82.9% 94.1 MPH 3.03 3.98 .318
2014 28 A WES 3 0 2.2 0.00 8.18 0.00 4.09 40% 13.50 11.84 .326
2014 28 AAA TOL 2 0 4.0 0.00 2.25 0.00 2.25 42.9% 11.25 7.20 .347
2014 28 MAJ DET 2 0 2.7 3.38 6.75 0.50 6.75 1.50 0% 91.5 MPH 27.00 15.58 .380
2015 29 AAA TOL 2 0 1.2 7.50 15.00 0.50 0.00 25% 32.40 6.53 .716
3-Year Averages     2 0 2.7 3.38 6.75 0.50 6.75 0% 27.00 14.45 .380
Career     44 0 48.3 7.26 3.54 2.05 1.12 72.1% 4.66 4.42 .335

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Luke Putkonen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Putkonen was placed on the 15-day DL with elbow problems, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Putkonen was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

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Putkonen has been designated for assignment, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Putkonen (elbow) has been recalled from his rehab assignment but remains on the DL, Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

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Putkonen (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Low-A West Michigan on Thursday, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

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Putkonen (elbow) is nearing a rehab assignment, MLive.com reports.

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Putkonen (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen Wednesday and has been progressing well with High-A Lakeland, MLive's James Schmehl reports.

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Putkonen (elbow) began a throwing program with High-A Lakeland on Monday, MLive's James Schmehl reports.

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Putkonen (elbow) has been transferred to the 60-day DL.

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Putkonen underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Thursday to remove a posterior osteophyte from his right elbow, the Tigers' PR Department reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Putkonen lost the 2014 season to injury. After earning a spot in the Tigers' bullpen for Opening Day, Putkonen was only able to make two appearances before elbow injuries sidelined him for much of the season. He underwent arthroscopic surgery in mid-June to remove a posterior osteophyte from his right elbow. The 28-year-old righty was able to work his way back towards a rehab stint in late-August, but Detroit opted to shut him down for the reminder of the season after he struggled in three appearances for Low-A West Michigan. Last time he was healthy, Putkonen did solid work out of the Tigers’ bullpen, posting a 3.03 ERA and 28:9 K:BB ratio in 29.2 innings during the 2013 season. Prior to his injury, the big (6-6, 217) righty possessed a fastball that would settle in around 94 mph, with the ability to reach up to 98 mph. He would also utilize a swing-and-miss curveball and sinker. The Tigers expect Putkonen to be ready when pitchers and catchers report. If he proves to be as effective as he was in 2013, Putkonen will be in the running for a bullpen spot on Opening Day.

2014

For the second straight year, Putkonen split time between Triple-A Toledo and Detroit. The 27-year-old picher was deployed out of the bullpen in a middle-relief role at both stops. He was stellar for the Mud Hens, posting a 1.91 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 37.1 innings. While not as strong at the major league level, Putkonen still put together a solid season for the Tigers, finishing with a 3.03 ERA and 28:9 K:BB ratio in 30 appearances. The tall (6-foot-6, 215-pound) righty pitched in the mid-90s with his fastball, but he doesn’t focus on being overpowering, instead trying to induce groundballs with his sinking action. Putkonen is expected to once again be in the mix for a middle-innings role with the Tigers, and he could earn more innings than in past seasons with a strong spring.