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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

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Putnam was projected to be one of the more prominent arms in the White Sox bullpen, and he looked the part during the first part of the season. By late June, the right-hander held a 2.30 ERA thanks to...

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2017 ADP:

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2017
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.

January 13, 2017  –  Zach Putnam News

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Putnam (elbow) signed a one-year, $1.1175 million deal with the White Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

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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     41 0 0 43.6 35 13 3 46 18 3 2 2 1 8 2.69 1.22
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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Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  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 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  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 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  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

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

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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
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3-Year Averages     41 0 43.6 9.51 3.72 2.56 0.62 80% 2.69 3.22 .294
Career     138 0 143.3 9.61 3.52 2.73 0.82 76.6% 3.33 3.46 .314

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Zach Putnam Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 48.7 -1 5 -1 0 30 0 0 0
2016 P 27.3 0 2 0 0 16 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 -1 0 -2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.73 K/BB
AVERAGE
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

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2.30 ERA
GREAT
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
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2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Zach Putnam

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

Putnam (elbow) is throwing out to 120 feet in his rehab program and has not experienced any setbacks.

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Putnam (elbow) underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment in his right elbow Thursday, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Putnam had been a revelation in the White Soxís 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 the same velocity, were somewhat below-average. He struck out a career-best 30 percent of batters faced, but he also walked 11 percent and allowed too many line drives in front of a poor defense. He should rebound a bit if he can get his HR/FB to regress a bit from its lofty 17.5 percent in 2015, and he should remain one of the teamís most-used relievers in 2016.

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.