Zach Putnam Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 32
Born: July 3, 1987
Rochester, MI
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th round, 2008 by CLE; 38th round, 2005 by DET
How Acquired: Minor league free agent (Dec. 2018)
College: Michigan
High School: Pioneer HS (MI)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Right-hander with a solid pitcher's build. Clean 3/4 delivery.  Pitch mix includes a 90-92 mph four-seam fastball,  an 89-91 mph cutter, and a mid-80s splitter. Fringe-average control.  No discernible splits.  Had Tommy John surgery in June 2016. Potential effective major league middle reliever if healthy.

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    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2006 Michigan NCAA Coll --- 18 1 0 1.000 4.22 3 2 0 10.2 9 7 5 1 3 9 1.12 3.00 7.59
  2007 Michigan NCAA Coll --- 19 8 5 0.615 3.87 16 15 0 102.0 94 48 44 5 38 87 1.29 2.29 7.65
  2008 Michigan NCAA Coll --- 20 9 0 1.000 2.58 12 12 0 76.2 62 29 22 4 23 78 1.11 3.39 9.16
  2008 Mahoning Valley NYPL A- Cle 20 0 1 0.000 3.72 3 3 0 9.2 7 5 4 0 5 8 1.24 1.60 7.45
  2009 Kinston Caro A+ Cle 21 2 0 1.000 4.13 5 5 0 24.0 22 12 11 1 5 23 1.13 4.60 8.63
  2009 Akron East AA Cle 21 4 2 0.667 4.13 33 0 2 56.2 59 29 26 2 18 57 1.36 3.17 9.05
  2010 Akron East AA Cle 22 4 1 0.800 3.86 20 7 3 51.0 58 25 22 2 9 41 1.31 4.56 7.19
  2010 Columbus IL AAA Cle 22 0 1 0.000 3.33 17 0 0 24.0 20 10 9 2 7 24 1.11 3.43 8.88
  2011 Columbus IL AAA Cle 23 6 3 0.667 3.65 44 0 9 69.0 61 30 28 6 23 68 1.22 2.96 8.87
  2011 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 23 1 1 0.500 6.14 8 0 0 7.0 10 5 5 1 0 9 1.36 0.00 11.05
  2012 Colorado Springs PCL AAA Col 24 3 4 0.429 4.15 49 0 12 60.2 73 35 28 5 27 49 1.65 1.81 7.27
  2012 Colorado NL MLB Col 24 0 0 --- 0.00 2 0 0 2.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2.00 0.00 --
  2013 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 25 1 1 0.500 3.26 17 0 4 19.0 20 7 7 0 6 22 1.34 3.67 10.24
  2013 Chicago NL MLB CHC 25 0 0 --- 18.90 5 0 0 3.0 9 7 7 1 0 4 2.70 0.00 10.80
  2014 Charlotte IL AAA CWS 26 1 0 1.000 0.00 5 0 0 7.0 4 0 0 0 1 12 0.71 12.00 15.43
  2014 Chicago AL MLB CWS 26 5 3 0.625 1.98 49 0 6 54.2 39 14 12 2 20 46 1.08 2.30 7.57
  2015 Chicago AL MLB CWS 27 3 3 0.500 4.07 49 0 0 48.2 42 24 22 7 24 64 1.36 2.67 11.84
  2016 Chicago AL MLB CWS 28 1 0 1.000 2.30 25 0 0 27.0 25 7 7 2 11 30 1.32 2.73 9.88
  2017 Chicago AL MLB CWS 29 0 0 --- 1.04 7 0 0 8.2 2 1 1 0 1 9 0.35 9.00 9.35
  2018 DNP-Injured --- --- --- 30 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
August 14, 2008 by Derrick Ross (CLE)
Signing Bonus: $600,000
MiLB Debut: June 2008 (Mahoning Valley)
MLFA Eligible: November 2019
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
September 13, 2011 (CLE)
MLB Service Time (through 2019):
4 years, 135 days
Options Remaining
: 2 (2012)
Contract (2020): Free Agent
Trade Restrictions
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