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Zach PutnamTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Free Agent since 2017 MLB Years: 2011-2017
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

PositionsP-338Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameSteven Zachary Putnam
Height6-2Weight215BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 3,1987 [30.330]PlaceRochester,Michigan
High SchoolPioneer (Ann Arbor,MI)
CollegeUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor,MI)

DraftedSelected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 5th round (171st overall) of the 2008 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 38th round (1140th overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$600,000Signing ScoutsDerrick RossService Time4.135 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2012-CLE-#10
MLB DebutSeptember 13,2011 [24.072]
OrganizationsCHA [4] CLE [4] CHN [1] COL [1] Awards8
TBC Player ID54009Retrosheet IDputnz001MLBAM ID474029
Pitch Repertoire Splitter (58.13%) -- Fastball (17.68%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (13.22%) -- Cutter (8.23%) -- Slider (2.74%)
Fastball Velocity [2017] - 90.89 - [2016] - 90.33 - [2015] - 90.23 - [2014] - 88.43 - [2013] - 90.38 - [2012] - 90.86 - [2011] - 91.64
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts71Walks43Hittable61SO/BB59vsPower61Hitting0Durability51Team.490Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2006MichiganBig10NCAA-1Fr3S/R18104.22321000010.29751390001.127.590.842.537.593.001.000-
2007MichiganBig10NCAA-1So3ST19853.87161511000102.0944844538871001.298.270.443.347.652.29.615-
2008MichiganBig10NCAA-1Jr3ST20902.5812120100076.2622922423782001.117.280.472.709.163.391.000-
2008Mahoning Valley ScrappersNYPLA-cle53ST20013.7233000009.27540580001.246.52--4.667.451.60.000-
2009Kinston IndiansCaroA+cle-ST21204.13550000024.022121115230001.138.250.381.888.634.601.000-
2009Akron AerosEastAAcle35Rel21424.1333033009256.2592926218571001.369.370.322.869.053.17.667-
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0624.1338533009280.2814137323801001.299.040.332.578.933.48.750-
2010Akron AerosEastAAcle40S/R22413.8620713009351.058252229411001.3110.170.351.587.194.56.800-
2010Columbus ClippersILAAAcle28Rel22013.3317017005024.02010927241001.117.400.742.598.883.43.000-
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0423.69377300014375.2783531416652001.249.280.481.907.734.06.667-
2011Columbus ClippersILAAAcle27Rel23633.65440440016969.0613028623686001.227.960.783.008.872.96.667-
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle44Rel23116.1480800307.010551091021.3612.271.23--11.050.00.5003.16
2012Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol36R/CL24344.154904900331260.2733528527495001.6510.830.744.017.271.81.429-
2012Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol54Rel24000.0020200002.03000100002.0013.50--4.50--0.00-4.60
2013Iowa CubsPCLAAAchn35Rel25113.2617017008419.0207706220001.349.31--2.7910.243.67.500-
2013Chicago CubsNLMLBchn57Rel250018.9050500103.09771040002.7024.302.70--10.800.00-4.55
2014Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha19Rel26100.0050500307.040001120000.715.14--1.2915.4312.001.000-
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha57Rel26531.98490490013654.2391412220465011.086.420.333.297.572.30.6253.08
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBcha57Rel27334.07490490016048.2422422724645041.367.771.294.4411.842.67.5004.10
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha57Rel28102.3025025006027.02577211302001.328.230.663.629.882.731.0003.11
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBcha57Rel29001.0470700008.22110192000.352.08--1.049.359.00-1.43
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter1073.20145014500396149.01305854135716215071.237.700.773.389.592.84.5880.24
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter21133.7719315178008330319.03241531351810130414001.329.060.502.828.503.01.618-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1193.591320132006525179.01788272136417512001.348.880.653.198.732.73.550-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter834.005374600185107.11175448427982001.339.750.332.258.173.63.727-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter204.13550000024.022121115230001.138.250.381.888.634.601.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter013.7233000009.27540580001.246.52--4.667.451.60.000-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1853.37312922000188.2165847110641743001.217.830.473.048.262.72.783-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter962.71130013000356137.01084642115614914051.186.980.713.629.622.66.600-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter116.1480800307.010551091021.3612.271.23--11.050.00.500-
Chicago Cubs Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0018.9050500103.09771040002.7024.302.70--10.800.00--
Colorado Rockies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0020200002.03000100002.0013.50--4.50--0.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings14103.20210021000569220.018884781983234220101.237.700.773.389.592.84.5830.24
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1493.7713210122005720220.022110592126920810001.329.060.502.828.503.01.609-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006MichiganBig10NCAA-1Fr3p181636163004005410006.167.286.250.5369342.188.083.222.25411.909.520.800.000.0050.00
2007MichiganBig10NCAA-1So3p1961224387414285911202780507.330.397.518.91511624257.340.188.277.3957.7810.511.353.1128.0032.43
2008MichiganBig10NCAA-1Jr3p20551994761132115130282950303.307.400.558.95811126235.309.251.407.41111.9112.341.044.6818.0942.62
2012Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol36p24243000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter243000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter243000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter13245986141304191144153601408016.307.390.514.90423653534.314.207.329.0009.9311.241.133.5624.1637.59
Average Minor - Per 162 games162200000000002000000.000.000.000.0000020.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2008Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPLA-cle20P3---2-2221.0000.67------3100.04.0
2009Kinston Indians CaroA+cle21P5--31-1441.0000.80------5100.03.6
2009Akron Aeros EastAAcle21P33--69-315151.0000.45------33100.023.2
2010Akron Aeros EastAAcle22P20--311--14141.0000.70------20100.014.1
2010Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle22P17--13--441.0000.24------17100.011.8
2011Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle23P44--582-1513.8670.30------44100.030.6
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle23P8-7-------------8100.04.9
2012Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol24P49--75--12121.0000.24------49100.034.0
2012Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol24P2-2-------------2100.01.2
2013Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn25P17---5--551.0000.29------17100.011.8
2013Chicago CubsNLMLBchn25P5-3-------------5100.03.1
2014Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha26P5---1--111.0000.20------5100.03.5
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha26P49-5434--771.0000.140.137277.8-49100.030.2
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBcha27P49-4828--10101.0000.200.216185.7-49100.030.2
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha28P25-27-2-1221.0000.080.073175.0-25100.015.4
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBcha29P7-8-------------7100.04.3
MLB Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P145-149514-119191.0000.130.1316480.0-1450.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P132--13222-3735.9460.27------1320.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P53--920-329291.0000.55------530.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5--31-1441.0000.80------50.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P3---2-2221.0000.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2008Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYPLA-cle203----------
2009Kinston Indians CaroA+cle215----------
2009Akron Aeros EastAAcle2133----------
2010Akron Aeros EastAAcle2220----------
2010Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle2217----------
2011Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle2344----------
2011Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle238----------
2012Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol2449----------
2012Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol242----------
2013Iowa Cubs PCLAAAchn2517----------
2013Chicago CubsNLMLBchn255----------
2014Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha265----------
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2649----------
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2749----------
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2825----------
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBcha297----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2007Chatham AsCape Cod LeagueCollege19200.75422000012.07110216100.755.250.001.5012.008.000.751.000
2009Peoria SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor21019.00550000012.01812120318001.7513.500.002.2513.506.009.00.000
2010Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB22000.0020200001.2100001000.835.400.000.005.4000.00.000
2011Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB23009.0040400104.0444214101.259.004.502.259.004.009.00.000
2012Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB24009.0040400104.0444123001.509.002.254.506.751.509.00.000
2013Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25003.6011011002110.01444026101.6012.600.001.805.403.003.60.000
2014Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB26002.5310010003110.213331213001.4710.970.841.6910.976.502.53.000
2015Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB27019.3590900518.213994210001.8313.504.152.0810.385.009.35.000
2016Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB28117.1170700216.1955145002.1312.791.425.687.111.257.11.500
2017Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB290115.4371600217.0121212359102.4315.433.866.4311.571.8015.43.000
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs200.75422000012.07110216100.755.250.001.5012.008.000.751.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs019.00550000012.01812120318001.7513.500.002.2513.506.009.00.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 8 yrs137.05541530016552.3704141121851301.6812.042.063.108.772.837.05.250

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Chatham AsCape Cod LeagueCollege19279018231141301102120002.256.343.422.765386102.292.166.2679.8020.592.103.9222.5026.09
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs279018231141301102120002.256.343.422.765386102.292.166.2679.8020.592.103.9222.5026.09

Awards [8]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2005High School All-American - 1st Team (UT)1
20072nd Team College All-American (Utility) ... Big Ten Conference All-Conference Team (DH) ... Big Ten Conference All-Conference Team (SP)3
20082nd Team College All-American (Utility) ... Big Ten Conference All-Conference Team (DH) ... Big Ten Conference All-Conference Team (SP) ... Big Ten Conference Pitcher of the Year4

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2017-12-02RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted Free Agency (non-tendered)30.152  
2017-11-01RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.121Team Roster on 2017-11-01
2017-06-28RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL29.361Team Roster on 2017-06-28
2017-04-25RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Right elbow inflammation29.297Team Roster on 2017-04-25
2017-01-12RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($1.1175m) [Avoids arbitration]29.193Team Roster on 2017-01-12
2016-10-02RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL29.091Team Roster on 2016-10-02
2016-06-22RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Ulnar neuritis, right elbow28.355Team Roster on 2016-06-22
2016-01-17RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0.975m) [Avoids arbitration]28.198Team Roster on 2016-01-17
2015-09-11RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.070Team Roster on 2015-09-11
2015-08-29RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right groin strain28.057Team Roster on 2015-08-29
2014-08-08RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL27.036Team Roster on 2014-08-08
2014-07-24RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right shoulder inflammation27.021Team Roster on 2014-07-24
2014-04-17RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors26.289Team Roster on 2014-04-17
2014-04-12RPChicago White SoxCharlotte (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Charlotte (AAA)26.284Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2013-12-09RPChicago White SoxChicago White Sox (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract26.159Team Roster on 2013-12-09
2013-11-05RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency26.125  
2013-10-09RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL and outrighted to minors26.098Team Roster on 2013-10-09
2013-06-29RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL25.362Team Roster on 2013-06-29
2013-06-12RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right elbow soreness [-]25.345Team Roster on 2013-06-12
2013-05-30RPChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Iowa (AAA)25.332Team Roster on 2013-05-30
2013-04-06PChicago CubsIowa (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Iowa (AAA)25.278Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2013-01-03PChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract25.184Team Roster on 2013-01-03
2012-12-01PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency25.151  
2012-11-12PChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YActive--25.132Team Roster on 2012-11-12
2012-11-02PChicago CubsChicago Cubs (MLB)YMinors--Claimed off waivers from Rockies by Cubs25.122Team Roster on 2012-11-02
2012-06-27RPColorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Colorado Springs (AAA)24.360Team Roster on 2012-06-27
2012-06-25RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)24.358Team Roster on 2012-06-25
2012-04-26PColorado RockiesColorado Springs (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Colorado Springs (AAA)24.298Team Roster on 2012-04-26
2012-04-24PColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Colorado Springs (AAA)24.296Team Roster on 2012-04-24
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2012-01-20TradeTraded by Indians to Rockies for Kevin Slowey 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2008Cleveland Indians-20600,000-------600,000Signing Bonus out of 2008 Draft (5th round - 171st overall)
2011Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll23414,000-78936-2,722,607414,0001,014,000
2012Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll24480,000-76033-2,954,887480,0001,494,000
2013Chicago CubsTeam Payroll25490,000-77543-3,023,990490,0001,984,0002013-01-03 - Signed to minor league contract
2014Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll26500,000-79429-3,256,497500,0002,484,0002013-12-09 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2015Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll27525,0002.13558921353,571,283507,5003,009,000
2016Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll28975,0003.13547419483,498,245507,5003,984,0002016-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($0.975m) [Avoids arbitration]
2017Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll291,175,0004.13547015483,651,709535,0005,159,0002017-01-12 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($1.1175m) [Avoids arbitration]
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red