Shane Loux

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Shane Loux
San Francisco Giants
Starting pitcher
Born: (1979-08-31) August 31, 1979 (age 34)
Rapid City, South Dakota
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 2002 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win-Loss 4-7
Earned run average 5.94
Strikeouts 47

Shane Alan Loux (born August 31, 1979) is a Major League Baseball pitcher. Loux graduated from Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona.

Detroit Tigers[edit]

From 1997-2002, Loux posted a record of 51-53,escalating through the Tigers system before his call up in 2002.

2002-2003 season[edit]

Loux made his debut in 2002 for the Detroit Tigers, pitching in three games. He also pitched in 2003 for Detroit. Between 2002-2003, Loux posted a mark of 1-4 for the Tigers in 44.1 innings. He also struck out 15 and walked 15 batters.

2003-2004 season[edit]

After several years of playing in the minor leagues with Detroit, Loux was let go by the organization after posting an ERA of over 4.30 in 47 games in Triple A from 2003-2004.

2005 season[edit]

Loux did not pitch with any organization in 2005.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Loux returned to professional baseball, signing a Minor League deal with the Kansas City Royals. He pitched out of the bullpen the whole year, posting a 2-5 record with a 6.46 ERA in 31 games.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

2008 season[edit]

Loux made his return to the Major Leagues for the Angels following a 12-6 record in Triple A and being named PCL pitcher of the year.[1] In his first game, he went two innings, not allowing a hit, but walking one batter.

2009 season[edit]

In 2009, he appeared in 18 games, 6 starts for the Angels. He posted a record of 2-3 in 58.1 innings, allowing 84 hits and walking as many as he struck out (19).[2]

In October 2009, Loux was granted free agency.

Houston Astros[edit]

Loux signed a Minor League deal with the Houston Astros.[3]

He posted a 6-12 record in 20 games.

San Francisco Giants[edit]

Loux signed a Minor League deal with the San Francisco Giants.[4]

2011 season[edit]

Loux pitched for the Triple A Fresno Grizzlies in 2011, posting an 8-12 record. Loux pitched a career high 179.1 innings with a SO/BB of 2.05 in 28 starts. On October 31, 2011, the Giants resigned Loux.[5]

2012 season[edit]

In 2012, after posting a 1.41 ERA in 23 games in Triple A, Loux was called up by the Giants. In 25.1 innings, Loux struck out 9 and walked 9 with a 4.97 ERA for the Giants. He would land on the DL on June 29 with a neck strain.[6]

2013 season[edit]

In 2013, after posting a 4.09 ERA in 9 games for the Triple A Fresno Grizzlies,[7] Loux announced via twitter on July 11, 2013 that he would undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. His surgery was scheduled for July 12, 2013.[8]

Scouting report[edit]

Loux is a sinkerballer (low 90s), using the pitch more than half the time. His main secondary pitch is a cutter (mid 80s) along with a curveball and a changeup.[9]

Throughout his Major League and Minor League career, has been a pitch to contact pitcher, relying on his sinker (baseball).[10]


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