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Zach Putnam

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2016 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

2.30

WHIP

1.32

K

30

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Putnam had been a revelation in the White Sox’s bullpen in 2014, but he took a step back in 2015. He relied increasingly on his above-average splitter, but his other pitches, while maintaining much of...

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2016 ADP:  689.92

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RP): Hidden

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  8/6/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/3/1987
BORN: Rochester, MI   COLLEGE: Michigan  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Zach Putnam Contract Information:

Agreed to one-year, $975K deal with the White Sox in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

July 21, 2016  –  Zach Putnam News

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Putnam (elbow) is expected to have surgery to remove bone spurs, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

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Zach Putnam 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
2008 20 A MAH 3 3 0 9.2 7 4 0 8 5 0 1 0 3.72 1.30
2009 21 A KIN 5 5 0 24.0 22 11 1 23 5 2 0 0 4.13 1.13
2009 21 AA AKR 33 0 0 56.7 59 26 2 57 18 4 2 2 4.13 1.36
2010 22 AA AKR 17 7 0 51.1 58 22 2 41 9 4 1 3 0 0 3.86 1.31
2010 22 AAA COL 17 0 0 24.1 20 9 2 24 7 0 1 0 0 0 3.33 1.12
2011 23 AAA COL 44 0 0 69.0 61 28 6 68 23 6 3 9 0 0 3.65 1.22
2011 23 MAJ CLE 8 0 0 7.3 10 5 1 9 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.14 1.36
2012 24 AAA COL 49 0 0 60.2 73 28 5 49 27 3 4 12 0 0 4.15 1.66
2012 24 MAJ COL 2 0 0 2.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2013 25 AAA IOW 17 0 0 19.1 20 7 0 22 6 1 1 4 0 0 3.26 1.36
2013 25 MAJ CHC 5 0 0 3.3 9 7 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 18.90 2.70
2014 26 AAA CHA 5 0 0 7.0 4 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
2014 26 MAJ CWS 49 0 0 54.7 39 12 2 46 20 5 3 6 1 16 1.98 1.08
2015 27 MAJ CWS 49 0 0 48.7 42 22 7 64 24 3 3 0 3 6 4.07 1.36
2016 28 MAJ CWS 25 0 0 27.3 25 7 2 30 11 1 0 0 0 2 2.30 1.32
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3-Year Averages     34 0 0 35.6 30 13 3 38 14 2 2 2 1 7 3.29 1.24
Career  (View All)     138 0 0 143.3 128 53 13 153 56 10 7 6 3.33 1.28

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Zach Putnam Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 20 @Bos 0.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.30 1.32
Jun. 19 @Cle 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.30 1.21
Jun. 12 KC 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.21
Jun. 10 KC 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.19 1.14
Jun. 8 Was 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.13
Jun. 1 @NYM 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 1.09
May. 31 @NYM 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.38 1.10
May. 28 @KC 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.49 1.06
May. 25 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.79 1.19
May. 24 Cle 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.95 1.20
May. 20 KC 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.24 1.20
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
12.0 12 1 1 1 6 13 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.75 1.50

Zach Putnam Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016411358000.229
201599291219314.229
2014113201024311.235

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20167317617202.258
2015113351223203.247
2014100261015101.170

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201616.300014611.651.29
201529.7300361443.341.28
201426.3223271111.711.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201611.010016513.271.36
201519.0030281035.211.47
201428.331319912.221.02
Zach Putnam 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
2008 20 A MAH 3 3 9.2 7.83 4.89 1.60 0.00 66.7% 3.72 3.09 .281
2009 21 A KIN 5 5 24.0 8.63 1.88 4.60 0.38 61.5% 4.13 2.45 .320
2009 21 AA AKR 33 0 56.7 9.05 2.86 3.17 0.32 68% 4.13 2.65 .357
2010 22 AA AKR 17 7 51.1 7.22 1.59 4.56 0.35 69.2% 3.86 2.63 .352
2010 22 AAA COL 17 0 24.1 8.96 2.61 3.43 0.75 72% 3.33 3.16 .291
2011 23 AAA COL 44 0 69.0 8.87 3.00 2.96 0.78 71.8% 3.65 3.40 .303
2011 23 MAJ CLE 8 0 7.3 11.05 0.00 0.00 1.23 1.00 55.6% 91.8 MPH 6.14 3.34 .435
2012 24 AAA COL 49 0 60.2 7.33 4.04 1.81 0.75 75.8% 4.15 4.05 .360
2012 24 MAJ COL 2 0 2.0 0.00 4.50 0.00 0.00 1.00 100% 90.8 MPH 0.00 4.70 .347
2013 25 AAA IOW 17 0 19.1 10.37 2.83 3.67 0.00 73.1% 3.26 1.84 .386
2013 25 MAJ CHC 5 0 3.3 10.80 0.00 0.00 2.70 4.00 25% 90.5 MPH 18.90 4.70 .597
2014 26 AAA CHA 5 0 7.0 15.43 1.29 12.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .341
2014 26 MAJ CWS 49 0 54.7 7.57 3.29 2.30 0.33 1.98 82.5% 90.1 MPH 1.98 3.15 .255
2015 27 MAJ CWS 49 0 48.7 11.84 4.44 2.67 1.29 1.38 74.6% 90.4 MPH 4.07 4.17 .323
2016 28 MAJ CWS 25 0 27.3 9.88 3.62 2.73 0.66 1.72 85.3% 90.6 MPH 2.30 3.16 .328
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 18.0 6.16 4.00 1.54 1.32 71.7% 4.82 5.07 .304
3-Year Averages     34 0 35.6 9.62 3.54 2.71 0.76 75.6% 3.29 3.34 .302
Career     138 0 143.3 9.61 3.52 2.73 0.82 76.6% 3.33 3.46 .314

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2016 Stat Review for Zach Putnam    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.73 K/BB
WEAK
9.88 K/9
GOOD
3.62 BB/9
WEAK
90.6 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.72 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.30 ERA
GOOD
1.32 WHIP
WEAK
3.16 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.328 BABIP
HIGH
85.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Zach Putnam: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Putnam (elbow) tossed 25-30 pitches off the mound Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Putnam (elbow) has been throwing from 120 feet and plans to throw off a mound Saturday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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Putnam (elbow) played catch from 60 feet Friday and Saturday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

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Putnam (elbow) is hoping to avoid surgery of any kind, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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Putnam (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

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Putnam (elbow) will be available to pitch Wednesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Putnam was unavailable for Tuesday's game due to elbow soreness, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

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Putnam has a 2.57 ERA for the month of May after throwing seven innings spread across seven games.

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Putnam pitched three perfect innings while striking out two batters in the White Sox's 7-0 loss to the Angels on Monday.

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Putnam (lower body) threw an inning against the Brewers on Wednesday.

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Putnam suffered a lower-body injury and will be sidelined for a few days, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Putnam was a workhorse in the White Sox's bullpen. Like many modern short relievers, he closed the year with a sub-2.00 ERA, but he did so without the typical high-90s velocity. In fact, he did it without mid-90s velocity. Instead, he relies upon a big split fastball that averages just 85 mph and results in many groundballs. He should serve as one of the club's top right-handed setup man to begin 2014 and could be an option for the closer role should anything happen to David Robertson.

2012

Putnam had a serviceable year at Triple-A Columbus (1.217 WHIP, 3.65 ERA, 8.87 K/9IP in 44 relief appearances) and figures to get a crack at landing a spot in the Tribe bullpen this spring. The 6-foot-2 right-hander features a fastball and nasty splitter as well as a developing slider. He'd be better served getting consistent work out of the bullpen at Triple-A, but should see some time with the Indians this year even if he doesn't head north with the club in April.