Zach Putnam

Zach Putnam #57

  • P
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/220
  • Age: 28


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Zach Putnam Stats

1-0 2.49 21.2 22 1.06

Zach Putnam MLB Career Stats

10-7 3.40 137.2 145 1.24

Zach Putnam Bio

  • Full Name: Steven Zachary McGuire Putnam
  • Pronunciation: PUT-numb
  • Born: 7/3/1987 in Rochester, MI
  • Draft: 2008, Cleveland Indians, 5th rd. (171st overall)
  • College: Michigan
  • Debut: September 13, 2011
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2016 Stats 1 0 2.49 18 0 0 21.2 22 1.06
MLB Career Stats 10 7 3.40 131 0 6 137.2 145 1.24

Zach Putnam 2016 Splits

Last 7 Games 0 0 0.96 7 0 0 9.1 8 1 3 10 1.18
Last 15 Games 1 0 1.40 15 0 0 19.1 13 3 5 20 0.93
Last 30 Games 1 0 2.49 18 0 0 21.2 17 6 6 22 1.06
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games W L SV IP H ER BB SO
5/24 vs CLE 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 1 1
5/25 vs CLE 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1
5/28 @ KC 0 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 2
Last 3 Games
5/24 vs CLE
5/25 vs CLE
5/28 @ KC
2016 Games by Position: RP (18)

Zach Putnam Splitter Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2016 White Sox AL 209 Splitter 84.69 83.06 1635.00 5.30 86.20
MLB Avg - - - Splitter 84.93 83.92 1534.00 5.71 87.37


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Zach Putnam Stats

*Since 2006

Zach Putnam Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Zach Putnam Statcast Events


Zach Putnam 2016 Projections

Rest of Season
2 1 3.48 31 0 0 0 0 0 31.0 26 13 12 3 1 13 0 34 1.26
3 1 3.08 49 0 0 0 0 0 52.2 43 19 18 4 1 19 1 56 1.18
Rest of Season

Zach Putnam News

Zach Putnam Fantasy News

March 13, 2016 at 7:55 PM ET

Petricka, Putnam slowed by minor injuries

It has been a relatively healthy camp for the White Sox, and the maladies they have dealt with don't seem to be of the worrisome variety.

August 29, 2015 at 8:57 PM ET

Groin injury lands Putnam on DL; Webb activated

Zach Putnam doesn't feel as if he'll be out of action for too long with a strained right groin, but the White Sox need live arms, so they reinstated Daniel Webb from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and put Putnam on the DL retroactive to Thursday.


Zach Putnam Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2014 6 24th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2014 16 20th in AL

Zach Putnam Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 11, 2015 Chicago White Sox activated RHP Zach Putnam from the 15-day disabled list.
August 29, 2015 Chicago White Sox placed RHP Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 27, 2015. strained right groin
August 8, 2014 Chicago White Sox activated RHP Zach Putnam from the 15-day disabled list.
August 5, 2014 Chicago White Sox sent RHP Zach Putnam on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
July 24, 2014 Chicago White Sox placed RHP Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list. Right shoulder inflammation
April 17, 2014 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of RHP Zach Putnam from Charlotte Knights.
April 2, 2014 RHP Zach Putnam assigned to Charlotte Knights.
November 27, 2013 Chicago White Sox signed free agent RHP Zach Putnam to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 4, 2013 RHP Zach Putnam elected free agency.
October 9, 2013 Chicago Cubs sent RHP Zach Putnam outright to Iowa Cubs.
June 28, 2013 Zach Putnam roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
June 12, 2013 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list. Right elbow soreness.
May 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of RHP Zach Putnam from Iowa Cubs.
December 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Zach Putnam to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 30, 2012 RHP Zach Putnam elected free agency.
November 2, 2012 Chicago Cubs claimed RHP Zach Putnam off waivers from Colorado Rockies.
October 5, 2012 Colorado Rockies recalled Zach Putnam from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 27, 2012 Colorado Rockies optioned Zach Putnam to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 25, 2012 Colorado Rockies recalled Zach Putnam from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
April 26, 2012 Colorado Rockies optioned Zach Putnam to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
April 25, 2012 Colorado Rockies recalled Zach Putnam from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 20, 2012 Colorado Rockies optioned Zach Putnam to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
January 20, 2012 Cleveland Indians traded RHP Zach Putnam to Colorado Rockies for RHP Kevin Slowey.
September 13, 2011 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of Zach Putnam from Columbus Clippers.
January 13, 2011 Cleveland Indians invited non-roster RHP Zach Putnam to spring training.
July 18, 2010 Zach Putnam assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron Aeros.
June 23, 2010 Zach Putnam roster status changed by Akron Aeros.
June 1, 2010 Akron Aeros placed RHP Zach Putnam on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 29, 2010. Right rhomboid tightness.
February 2, 2010 Cleveland Indians invited non-roster RHP Zach Putnam to spring training.
May 8, 2009 RHP Zach Putnam assigned to Akron Aeros from Kinston Indians.

Steven Zachary McGuire Putnam Bio Info

Single…attended the University of Michigan…was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year in 2008 … was ranked
as the 50th-best prospect in the 2008 draft class…graduated in 2005 from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich.…was named the Gatorade High School Player of the Year and Mr. Baseball for Michigan in 2005…was ranked by Baseball America as the third-best high school player in 2005…helped guide the Pioneers to their first state title in 2004.


Made 49 relief appearances in his second season with the White Sox … posted a 4.07 ERA (22 ER/48.2 IP) after registering a 1.98 mark (12 ER/54.2 IP) in 2014. ... Worked at least 1.0 IP in 39 of his outings and struck out two or more batters 19 times. ... Allowed just 19.0 percent (4-21) of inherited baserunners to score … first batters faced went 13-43 (.302). ... Limited left-handers to a .229 average (19-83), while righthanders batted .247 (23-93) … opponents hit just .218 (12-55) with RISP and .240 (6-25) with RISP/two outs. ... Worked 10.0 scoreless IP with 13 strikeouts in nine games vs. the American League West … opponents went 2-29 (.069). ... Suffered the loss in his season debut on 4/8 at Kansas City (2 ER/1.0 IP), allowing a game-winning, two-run home run to Lorenzo Cain in the eighth inning. ... Made six straight scoreless appearances (4.1 IP) from 4/15- 5/1 after allowing five runs in his first two outings (2.0 IP). ... Struck out at least one batter in a career-high eight consecutive outings from 5/3-20 (14 SO/8.2 IP). ... Earned his first win of the season despite allowing one run over 1.0 IP on 5/6 vs. Detroit … struck out the side and earned a hold in a perfect inning on 6/10 vs. Houston. ... Allowed just one earned run in 11.2 IP over 11 appearances from 5/7-6/10, recording three holds with 19 strikeouts. ... Suffered his second loss of the season on 6/13 at Tampa Bay after allowing the game-tying hit and the game-winning run to reach base in the eighth inning.  Was charged with his third loss on 6/28 at Detroit after surrendering a game-ending, solo home run to James McCann in the ninth inning … retired the first three hitters he faced, stranding the winning run at second base in the eighth. ... Earned the win in consecutive appearances on 7/4 vs. Baltimore (1 ER/0.1 IP) and 7/8 vs. Toronto (1.0 scoreless IP). ... Struck out two in five straight outings from 7/18-8/1. ... Was placed on the disabled list on 8/29 (retroactive to 8/27) with a strained right groin and was reinstated on 9/11 … made eight appearances over the remainder of the season, allowing eight earned runs with nine strikeouts over 7.2 IP


American League Relief Leaders: 7th in AVG/1st Batter (.136); 10th in ERA (1.98)...Ranked among the American League rookie relief leaders in ERA (2nd, 1.98), holds (2nd, 16) and appearances (6th, 49) in his first full season in the major leagues...His 16 holds led the White Sox, and his six saves tied Matt Lindstrom for third on the team … 37 of his 49 appearances were scoreless...Limited opponents to a .205 average (39-190)...Right-handers hit just .170 (15-88), and lefties batted .235 (24-102)...First batters faced hit just .136 (6-44) … Allowed just 10.3 percent (3-29) of inherited runners to score...Posted a 1.71 ERA (5 ER/26.1 IP) with 27 strikeouts over 25 appearances at U.S. Cellular Field … Opponents hit .184 (9-49) with RISP and .091 (2-22) with RISP/two outs … Did not allow a run (11.0 IP) in 10 August outings...His contract was purchased from Class AAA Charlotte on 4/17...Made his Sox debut on 4/18 at Texas (1 ER/2.1 IP)...Struck out a career-high four on 4/22 at Detroit...Made six straight scoreless appearances (10.1 IP) from 4/25-5/9, allowing just three hits...Logged a career-high 2.2 IP on 4/25 vs. Tampa Bay … Retired 15 straight batters from 4/28-5/9...Worked 2.0 scoreless IP in each of his first two wins on 5/6 at Cubs and 5/19 at Kansas City...Surrendered a game-winning solo home run to Jacoby Ellsbury in the 10th inning on 5/22 vs. the Yankees...Made six straight scoreless appearances (5.0 IP) from 5/26-6/17, recording three holds and six strikeouts...Recorded the final four outs for his first career save on 6/28 at Toronto … Earned saves in consecutive appearances on 7/18-19 vs. Houston...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 7/24-8/8 with right shoulder inflammation (one rehab appearance with Charlotte)...Compiled a career-high 11.0 scoreless IP streak (10 games) from 8/8-31 after being reinstated, allowing just two hits...Recorded his fourth save on 8/27 vs. Cleveland, stranding the tying and go-ahead runs...Registered saves in his final two games on 9/16 at Kansas City (1.0 scoreless IP) and 9/19 at Tampa Bay (0.2 scoreless)...Began the season with Charlotte … All five of his appearances with the Knights were scoreless (7.0 IP)...Sox acquisition was recommended by Daraka Shaheed.


Spent most of the season with Class AAA Iowa but also appeared in five games with the Cubs…began
the season with Iowa, holding lefties to a .091 average (3-33)…posted a 1.06 ERA (2 ER/ 17.0 IP) in his last
15 appearances with Iowa…was recalled by Chicago-NL on 5/30 and made his season debut that afternoon
with 0.1 scoreless IP vs. the White Sox…struck out the side in 1.0 scoreless IP on 6/8 vs. Pittsburgh…tied a
career high with three strikeouts on 6/8 vs. Pittsburgh (second time)…left the game on 6/11 vs. Cincinnati due to a sore right elbow…was placed on the disabled list with a bone spur in his right elbow on 6/12 and missed the rest of the season…was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 6/28.

2012 Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 3-4 with 12 saves and a 4.15 ERA (28 ER/60.2 IP) in 49 relief appearances ... made two scoreless appearances for the Rockies (2.0 IP) in two stints with the major league club. ...Combined for two scoreless relief outings (2.0 IP) in two brief stints with the Rockies. ...Recalled by Colorado, April 25, as the 26th man for a doubleheader in Pittsburgh ... tossed a scoreless inning in the nightcap, and was optioned following the twinbill. ...Recalled again, June 25, and tossed a scoreless inning the next day vs. the Nationals prior to being optioned back to Colorado Springs. ...Converted 12 of his first 15 save opportunities and struck out 49 with 27 walks in 60.2 innings pitched with Colorado Springs. ...Recorded a 0.96 ERA (1 ER/9.1 IP) in his first seven games through April 30 ... posted a 2.00 ERA (4 ER/18.0 IP) in his final 13 outings from August through the end of the season. ...Pitched to a 3.16 road ERA (11 ER/31.1 IP) in 25 games ... went 3-1 with six saves while fanning 29 and walking 13. ...Did not issue a free pass in 28 of his 49 relief appearances. 2011 Spent the entire season at Triple-Columbus before receiving a late call-up to the Major Leagues on 9/13, his first taste of big league action...went 6-3 with 9 saves and a 3.65 ERA in 44 relief appearances (69.0 ip, 28 er) and recorded 2 saves in two International League playoff outings (2.0 ip, 0 r)...On the year he limited left-handed batters to a .205 (23-112) average against and held Triple-A hitters to a .194 (14-for- 72) overall mark with RISP and a .111 (4-36) mark with RISP and 2 outs...Contract purchased on 9/13 and made his Major League debut that night at TEX (1.0 ip, 2 er)...Picked up first Major League win on 9/24 vs. MIN (1.1 ip, 1 h, career-high 3K)...did not walk a batter in 7.1 ip with nine strikeouts...last 4 games posted an ERA of 2.25 (4.0 ip, 1 er)...five of his eight outings with Cleveland were scoreless...Named the 10th-best prospect in the Indians organization entering 2012 according to Baseball America 2010 Split the year between AA Akron and AAA Columbus and was a combined 4-2 w/a 3.69 ERA in 37 games/7GS (3SV, 75.2IP, 78H, 31ER, 16BB, 65K)...Started the year in the Akron rotation and went 2-1 w/a 4.86 ERA in 7 starts (33.1IP, 42H, 18ER) and was converted to relief on May 15 and made his final 13 appearances for the Aeros in that role, going 2-0-3 w/a 2.00 ERA (18.0IP, 16H, 4ER, 3BB, 17K)...Promoted to AAA Columbus on July 18...At Columbus 12 of his final 17 outings were scoreless and over his last 10 games he did not allow an earned run (14.1IP, 5H, 1R/0ER, 3BB, 15K)...Over his last 12 outings from August 3rd-on his ERA was 1.04 (17.1IP, 8H, 2ER, 18K)...Counting his Akron relief role change and Columbus stint his ERA was 2.76 (42.1IP, 36H, 13ER) on the year in relief...Did not allow a run in his 5 appearances in the International League playoffs (5.0IP, 3H, 0R, 6K)...Batters hit just .222 (20-90, 2HR) off him at Triple-A, including a mark of .191 (9-47) by LHH hitters (.544OPS)...Walked just .26 batters per 9.0IP at Columbus and 2.13 walks per 9.0IP overall in relief. 2009 Started the year in the Kinston rotation and was 2-0 w/a 4.13 ERA in 5 starts (24.0IP, 22H, 11ER, 23K, .247AVG) before being promoted to AA Akron on May 4 and spent the remainder of the season in a relief role for the Aeros...Did not allow a run in 7 of his 8 May appearances upon joining Akron, going 1-0 w/a 1.93 ERA (14.0IP, 11H, 3ER, 11K)...Was 1-0 w/a 1.80ERA in 8 July games (15.0IP, 15H, 3ER, 20K) and in his 16 second half outings was 3-0 w/a 2.54ERA (28.1IP, 28H, 8ER, 31K)...Did not allow a run over his final 4 regular season outings (6.1IP, 3H, 9K)...Was 1-0 w/a 0.00 ERA in 3 Eastern League playoff games (4.1IP, 2H, 0R, 3K, .143AVG) for the Eastern League champs and then started 5 games in the Arizona Fall League for Peoria after the regular season (0-1, 8.76ERA, 12.1IP, 18H, 12ER, 3BB, 18K). 2008 Made his professional debut and played three games for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League...went 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA in three starts, striking out eight and walking five over 9 2/3 innings...opponents hit .206 against him.