28-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Luke French in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
The Twins have signed French, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
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|2009 (Multiple Teams)||23||MAJ||DET/SEA||15||12||0||67.3||87||39||11||42||28||4||5||0||–||–||5.21||1.71|
|Career (View All)||31||25||0||155.0||175||86||24||79||57||9||12||0||–||–||4.99||1.50|
Luke French Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||G||GS||IP||K/9||BB/9||K/BB||HR/9||GB/FB Ratio||Strand %||Fastball||ERA||FIP||BABIP|
|2009 (Multiple Teams)||23||MAJ||DET/SEA||15||12||67.3||5.61||3.74||1.50||1.47||0.63||73.1%||87.7 MPH||5.21||5.37||.339|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Luke French.
French failed to the crack the rotation in spring training last season and by mid-summer lost his spot on the 40-man roster. If he's in the rotation conversation this spring, it will only be because the Mariners are thin. And even then, he'd likely just be a place holder until Seattle's prospects are ready. French has little upside, as last season's 6.27 ERA in 26 Triple-A starts and terrible peripheral numbers across the board attest.
French is a marginal starter at best with a bad K:BB (37:29) and a low K/9IP (3.79) who is capable of getting good results now and then under the right circumstances. His game log bears this out: after joining the rotation for good Aug. 1, he posted five starts with no more than two runs allowed and seven starts with at least four runs allowed. A flyball pitcher, French relies on good command and gets lit if he doesn't have it - his 11 second-half homers allowed came in six starts. The left-hander is only a legit candidate for the 2011 rotation because the Mariners have so few options.
Detroit traded French to the Mariners at the deadline last season for Jarrod Washburn. Like Washburn, French is flyball pitcher who relies on control and, also like Washburn, if he doesn't have good command, it turns into batting practice for hitters (he had five starts of two runs or less and five starts of four runs or more). The biggest difference is he's about $10 million cheaper, which is why it was a good trade for the Mariners even if French never does much in a Seattle uniform. French could compete for the fifth spot in the rotation in spring training, but more likely will end up at Triple-A Tacoma.