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Luke French

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 9/13/1985   BORN: Salina, KS   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

January 27, 2012  –  Luke French News

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Luke French 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
2009 23 MAJ DET 7 5 0 29.3 33 11 2 19 11 1 2 0 3.38 1.50
2009 23 MAJ SEA 8 7 0 38.0 54 28 9 23 17 3 3 0 6.63 1.87
2009  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ DET/SEA 15 12 0 67.3 87 39 11 42 28 4 5 0 5.21 1.71
2010 24 AAA Tac 17 17 0 113.1 109 37 7 63 23 11 3 0 0 0 2.94 1.17
2010 24 MAJ SEA 16 13 0 87.7 88 47 13 37 29 5 7 0 0 0 4.83 1.33
2011 25 AAA Tac 26 26 0 146.1 195 102 30 81 61 9 9 0 0 0 6.27 1.75
2012 26 AA New 19 9 0 55.2 35 13 4 27 17 4 1 0 0 0 2.10 0.94
2012 26 AAA Roc 19 14 0 74.1 90 53 11 49 40 1 5 0 0 0 6.42 1.75
Career  (View All) MAJ   31 25 0 155.0 175 86 24 79 57 9 12 0 4.99 1.50

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Luke French Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Luke French 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
2009 23 MAJ DET 7 5 29.3 5.83 3.38 1.73 0.61 0.63 78.6% 87.7 MPH 3.38 3.95 .327
2009 23 MAJ SEA 8 7 38.0 5.45 4.03 1.35 2.13 0.63 69.4% 87.7 MPH 6.63 6.46 .348
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
2010 24 AAA Tac 17 17 113.1 5.01 1.83 2.74 0.56 76% 2.94 3.63 .285
2010 24 MAJ SEA 16 13 87.7 3.80 2.98 1.28 1.33 0.67 67.3% 86.0 MPH 4.83 5.41 .263
2011 25 AAA Tac 26 26 146.1 4.99 3.76 1.33 1.85 68.1% 6.27 6.05 .333
2012 26 AA New 19 9 55.2 4.40 2.77 1.59 0.65 81.3% 2.10 4.14 .194
2012 26 AAA Roc 19 14 74.1 5.95 4.86 1.23 1.34 64.7% 6.42 5.51 .331
Career MAJ   31 25 155.0 4.59 3.31 1.39 1.39 70.2% 4.99 5.33 .297

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Worst Matchups for Luke French (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jed Lowrie OAK 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 .667 2.667 3.333
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Daric Barton OAK 7 3 2 5 4 1 0 .429 1.429 2.065
Ian Kinsler DET 3 2 0 3 0 0 1 .667 1.333 1.933
Mark Teixeira NY-A 9 5 2 2 3 0 0 .556 1.222 1.889
Billy Butler KC 10 6 1 3 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
David Murphy CLE 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Adrian Beltre TEX 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Jason Bartlett MIN 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Delmon Young BAL 6 2 1 1 1 2 0 .333 1.000 1.500

Best Matchups for Luke French (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Aaron Hill AZ 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Carson CLE 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Kalish CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nelson Cruz BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Napoli BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Jones BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Max Ramirez CIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
John McDonald ANA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Brantley CLE 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Wieters BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

French was designated for assignment Saturday.

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French has been optioned to Triple-A, the Mariners' official site reports.

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French is still in contention for the fifth spot in the Mariners rotation, but he's expected to lose out to Michael Pineda, the Seattle Times reports.

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French is a frontrunner for the Mariners' final rotation spot, according to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times.

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French didn't exactly finish the season on a high note, allowing eight runs over four listless innings Friday against the A's.

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French allowed two earned runs over five innings and picked up his fifth win of the season Sunday in a victory over the Rays. French was able to limit the damage despite giving up eight hits and three walks.

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French allowed four runs on seven hits in only 5.1 innings of work Wednesday night against Oakland.

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French tossed seven innings of one-hit shutout ball Friday to beat the Indians and Fausto Carmona 1-0.

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French pitched seven innings of one-run ball Sunday, allowing three hits and a walk. He struck out four.

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French tossed five innings on Sunday, giving up five earned runs on five walks and a strikeout.

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French held the Orioles to three hits over 7.2 scoreless innings Tuesday to earn his second win of the year.

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French gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the A's on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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.