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Josh Lueke

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

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0-0

ERA

4.00

WHIP

1.33

K

6

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lueke went up and down but ended up pitching in 19 games with the Rays in 2013. His season was really defined by his performance with Triple-A Durham. Over 40 appearances, he went 3-1 with a 0.63 ERA ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 245   DOB: 12/5/1984   BORN: Covington, KY   COLLEGE: Northern Kentucky   DRAFTED: 16th Rd   

February 28, 2014  –  Josh Lueke News

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Lueke allowed one hit in a scoreless inning in Friday's exhibition game against the Orioles.

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Josh Lueke 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
2010 25 A Hic 12 0 0 19.2 12 1 0 36 5 2 1 10 0 0 0.46 0.89
2010 25 AA Wes 12 0 0 7.1 3 0 0 14 0 1 0 3 0 0 0.00 0.42
2010 25 AA Fri 12 0 0 18.2 18 8 2 26 5 1 1 2 0 0 3.86 1.26
2010 25 AAA Tac 12 0 0 17.1 13 4 0 18 5 1 0 2 0 0 2.08 1.05
2011 26 AAA Tac 30 0 0 42.1 34 13 1 35 12 2 4 11 0 0 2.76 1.09
2011 26 MAJ SEA 25 0 0 32.7 34 22 2 29 13 1 1 0 0 2 6.06 1.44
2012 27 AAA Dur 42 0 0 67.2 85 42 6 71 17 2 6 2 0 0 5.59 1.52
2012 27 MAJ TB 3 0 0 3.3 9 7 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 18.90 3.60
2013 28 AAA Dur 40 0 0 57.1 41 4 1 81 15 3 1 17 0 0 0.63 0.98
2013 28 MAJ TB 19 0 0 21.3 23 12 3 25 12 0 2 0 0 2 5.06 1.64
2014 29 MAJ TB 7 0 0 9.0 10 4 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.00 1.33
3-Year Averages MAJ   15 0 0 19.1 22 13 1 18 9 0 1 0 0 1 6.12 1.62

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Josh Lueke Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 17 NYY 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.33
Apr. 14 @Bal 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.43
Apr. 13 @Cin 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.35 1.76
Apr. 6 Tex 0.7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.71
Apr. 4 Tex 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
Apr. 2 Tor 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
Apr. 1 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 1.4 IP/G
7.0 8 4 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
9.0 10 5 4 2 2 6 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4.00 1.33
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
9.0 10 5 4 2 2 6 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4.00 1.33

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Josh Lueke Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201345999121.250
201211016210.667
20116616913410.228

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20135416314402.298
201210223000.429
20116810320202.323

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20139.701011311.861.34
20122.300022011.572.14
201117.311015514.151.44

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201311.701014927.711.89
20121.000001036.007.00
201113.300011719.451.50
Josh Lueke 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
2010 25 A Hic 12 0 19.2 16.88 2.34 7.20 0.00 94.1% 0.46 .54 .398
2010 25 AA Wes 12 0 7.1 17.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -.74 .333
2010 25 AA Fri 12 0 18.2 12.86 2.47 5.20 0.99 71.4% 3.86 2.60 .387
2010 25 AAA Tac 12 0 17.1 9.47 2.63 3.60 0.00 77.8% 2.08 1.97 .301
2011 26 AAA Tac 30 0 42.1 7.48 2.57 2.92 0.21 73.3% 2.76 3.06 .283
2011 26 MAJ SEA 25 0 32.7 7.99 3.58 2.23 0.55 1.24 55.6% 93.6 MPH 6.06 3.41 .336
2012 27 AAA Dur 42 0 67.2 9.51 2.28 4.18 0.80 62.5% 5.59 3.01 .400
2012 27 MAJ TB 3 0 3.3 5.40 8.10 0.67 0.00 0.50 41.7% 92.8 MPH 18.90 4.70 .549
2013 28 AAA Dur 40 0 57.1 12.77 2.36 5.40 0.16 94.5% 0.63 1.48 .333
2013 28 MAJ TB 19 0 21.3 10.55 5.06 2.08 1.27 0.61 71.9% 94.9 MPH 5.06 4.51 .363
2014 29 MAJ TB 7 0 9.0 6.00 2.00 3.00 2.00 1.08 80% 92.0 MPH 4.00 5.42 .292
3-Year Averages MAJ   15 0 19.1 8.48 4.24 2.00 0.47 60% 6.12 3.41 .369

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2014 Stat Review for Josh Lueke    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
6.00 K/9
POOR
2.00 BB/9
GREAT
92.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.08 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.00 ERA
POOR
1.33 WHIP
POOR
5.42 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.292 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
80.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Worst Matchups for Josh Lueke (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Grant Green ANA 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Chris Heisey CIN 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Mark Ellis STL 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Kevin Kouzmanoff TEX 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Lyle Overbay MIL 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Jose Bautista TOR 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Curtis Granderson NY-N 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jose Molina TB 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Travis Buck SD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Andrew Romine DET 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000

Best Matchups for Josh Lueke (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Stewart PIT 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Stubbs COL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Reyes TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J.B. Shuck ANA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Moises Sierra TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Rosales TEX 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Ruggiano CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Omar Quintanilla NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Martin Prado AZ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Josh Lueke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lueke was called up from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Luecke was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Lueke was officially recalled by the Rays on Friday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Lueke appears poised to be called up Friday by the Rays, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Lueke was optioned to Triple-A Durham prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees.

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Lueke will likely be sent down prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees to make room for Alex Colome on the roster, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Lueke will be recalled prior to Sunday's game against the Royals, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Lueke was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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The Rays recalled Lueke from Triple-A Durham on Friday, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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Lueke was traded in November to the Rays where he'll bolster a strong bullpen from a middle-relief role. Lueke made his major-league debut last season out of spring training with a trip to Triple-A sandwiched around two stints with Mariners. His overall numbers appear skewed thanks to a handful of of disasters. Lueke allowed 22 earned runs last season, but 18 came in five games. He had a 1.29 ERA in his remaining 20 appearances. The 6-foot-5 fireballer pitches in the mid-90s with a good slider and splitter. Lueke appears to have a bright future if he can harness his stuff, but his character was tarnished when he was charged with rape and sodomy in 2009 (he plead no contest to a lesser charge), which probably made it easier for the Mariners to move him.