|San Diego Padres – No. 52|
March 4, 1985 |
Maria Stein, Ohio
|Bats: Right||Throws: Left|
|September 3, 2010 for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||3.25|
|Competitor for United States|
|Baseball World Cup|
|Gold||2009 Nettuno||National team|
Cory Robert Luebke (born baseball player for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. His hometown is Maria Stein, Ohio, where he attended Marion Local High School. He attended college at The Ohio State University. He was pick number 63 in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.March 4, 1985) is a professional
San Diego Padres
Luebke spent his first professional season, 2007 at three different levels of the Padres' organization. He started with the Short-Season Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League. He went 3-0 with 26 strikeouts and a 1.46 ERA in eight games, three starts. He was soon promoted to the Class-A Fort Wayne Wizards of the Midwest League, where he went 1-2 with 30 strikeouts and a 3.33 ERA in five games, all starts. He was then promoted again to the Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League, where he went 1-1 with five strikeouts and a 7.71 ERA in two games, one start. Luebke went a combined 5-3 with 61 strikeouts and a 3.07 ERA in 582⁄3 innings pitched.
In 2008 Luebke started the season with the Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm, but was later sent down to the Class-A Fort Wayne Wizards. With Lake Elsinore he went 3-6 with a 6.84 ERA in 17 games, 15 starts. During his time with Fort Wayne, Luebke went 3-3 with 40 strikeouts and a 2.89 ERA in 10 games, all starts. Luebke went a combined 6-9 with 100 strikeouts with a 5.12 ERA in 1281⁄3 innings pitched.
He split the 2009 season with the Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm and the Double-A San Antonio Missions. He began the season with Lake Elsinore for the second consecutive season. He went 8-2 with 80 strikeouts and a 2.34 ERA in 14 games, all starts. He was then promoted to the Missions where he went 3-2 with a 3.70 ERA in nine games, all starts. Luebke went a combined 11-4 with 112 strikeouts and a 2.78 ERA in 1292⁄3 innings pitched. Luebke attributed his success in '09 to working out kinks in his delivery. He was named the number 12 prospect in the Texas League by Baseball America. Luebke pitched for Team USA in the 2009 Baseball World Cup. He threw a near perfect game against Team Canada. He started the championship game, striking out seven and pitching 41⁄3 innings.
On July 11, 2010, Luebke was promoted to the Triple-A Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League. While with the San Antonio Missions, Luebke went 5-1 with a 2.40 ERA and a WHIP of 0.94. He made 9 starts with Portland, going 5-0 with a 2.97 ERA. He was promoted to the Padres on September 1, 2010 and made his first major league start on September 3, where he got his first loss, pitching 5 innings and giving up four runs. He earned his first career win in his next start, throwing 6 innings and only giving up 2 hits and 1 walk.
Luebke started 2011 in the Padres bullpen. He pitched in 29 games in relief, posting a 3.23 ERA in 39 innings with 43 strike-outs against 15 walks. On June 26, Luebke was promoted to the Padres starting rotation. He started 17 games, going 8-9 with a 3.31 ERA. Over 1002⁄3 innings as a starter, he struck out 111 batters and walked 29, holding opposing hitters to a .218 batting average. His success in 2011 raised his profile to that of a front-of-the-rotation starter.
On March 30, 2012, Luebke agreed to a four-year extension with the Padres worth a guaranteed $12 million that includes 2 club options for 2016 and 2017. He received a $500,000 bonus for the deal. He will earn $0.5 million in 2012, $1 million in 2013, $3 million in 2014 and $5.25 million in 2015. His 2016 option is worth $7.5 million and has a $1.75 million buyout, and his 2017 option is worth $10 million with a $250,000 buyout. Luebke could earn up to $27.75 million.
Luebke opened 2012 in the Padres starting rotation and made 5 starts, going 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA, before being removed from the rotation with elbow tightness and soreness. On May 20, 2012, Cory Luebke underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a partial tear of the UCL in his left elbow, causing him to miss the rest of the 2012 season.
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