Lucas Luetge

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Lucas Luetge
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Luetge with the Seattle Mariners
Free agent
Relief pitcher
Born: (1987-03-24) March 24, 1987 (age 30)
Industry, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 7, 2012, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 3–5
Earned run average 4.35
Strikeouts 74
Career highlights and awards

Lucas Lester Luetge (born March 24, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut in 2012 for the Seattle Mariners.


Lucas Luetge pitches for the Mariners in 2012.

Luetge was born in Industry, Texas. He attended Bellville High School in Bellville, Texas and Rice University, where he played college baseball for the Rice Owls baseball team. The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Luetge in the 21st round of the 2008 MLB Draft.

The Seattle Mariners selected Luetge from the Brewers on December 8, 2011 in the Rule 5 Draft.[1]

On June 8, 2012, he was one of 6 pitchers that the Mariners used to no-hit the Dodgers. He recorded one out, getting James Loney on a sacrifice bunt. Luetge was the fourth pitcher to throw in the no-hitter after Stephen Pryor was taken out of the game.

He signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels on 17 November 2015.

During the 2016 offseason, Luetge signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.[2]

On June 4, 2017, Luetge signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles. [3] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Scouting report[edit]

Luetge throws a variety of pitches. He has a four-seam and two-seam fastball that average about 90 mph, a sweeping slider in the low 80s, a curveball in the mid-upper 70s, and an occasional changeup.[4] Luetge's wide arm angle on his delivery makes him appealing as a left-handed specialist; through his first 13 appearances in the 2012 season, lefties were hitting only .105 off of him, but righties managed a .308 average.[5]


  1. ^ "Zduriencik adds familiar name in Rule 5". Seattle Mariners. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Eddy, Matt (December 5, 2016). "Minor League Transactions: Nov. 19-Dec. 1". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
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  4. ^ "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Lucas Luetge". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Lucas Luetge Career Pitching Splits -". Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Johan Santana
No-hit game
June 8, 2012
(with Millwood, Furbush, Pryor, League, & Wilhelmsen)
Succeeded by
Matt Cain