Luetge with the Seattle Mariners
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
March 24, 1987 |
|April 7, 2012, for the Seattle Mariners|
(through 2015 season)
|Earned run average||4.35|
Lucas Lester Luetge (born March 24, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization. He made his Major League Baseball debut in 2012 for the Seattle Mariners.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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- "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Lucas Luetge". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
- "Lucas Luetge Career Pitching Splits - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
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June 8, 2012
(with Millwood, Furbush, Pryor, League, & Wilhelmsen)