Boone Logan

Boone Logan
Boone Logan 2017.jpg
Logan pitching for the Cleveland Indians in 2017
Free agent
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-08-13) August 13, 1984 (age 34)
San Antonio, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 4, 2006, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record 30–23
Earned run average 4.50
Strikeouts 479
WHIP 1.47
Teams

Boone Logan (born August 13, 1984) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher who is currently a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Cleveland Indians, and Milwaukee Brewers.

Early life

Logan grew up in San Antonio, Texas and attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Helotes, Texas.[1] He attended and pitched for Temple College in Temple, Texas, in 2003.

Playing career

Logan with the Chicago White Sox in 2008

Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox selected Logan in the 20th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft. He advanced from the Sox's Rookie League affiliate, the Great Falls White Sox, straight to the major league club during spring training in 2006.[2] Logan made his Major League debut on April 4, 2006. During 2006, Logan made 21 relief appearances with 1 save despite splitting his time in the Minors but accumulated an 8.31 ERA in the Majors that year.

In 2007, Logan made 68 relief appearances going 2-1 with a 4.97 ERA. In 2008, he made 55 appearances going 2-3 with a 5.95 ERA.[3]

Atlanta Braves

On December 4, 2008, Logan was traded, along with Javier Vázquez, to the Atlanta Braves for minor league catcher Tyler Flowers, shortstop Brent Lillibridge, third baseman Jon Gilmore and pitcher Santos Rodriguez.[4]

During the 2009 season, Logan made 20 relief appearances going 1-1 with a 5.19 ERA.[5]

New York Yankees

On December 22, 2009, Logan was once again traded along with Javier Vázquez, this time to the New York Yankees for Melky Cabrera, and prospects Michael Dunn and Arodys Vizcaíno.[6] On April 16, 2010 Logan was called up by the Yankees to replace Chan Ho Park in the Yankee bullpen. In 2010, Logan made 51 relief appearances going 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA.

Logan with the New York Yankees in 2011

In 2011, he made 64 relief appearances going 5-3 with a 3.46 ERA.[7] Logan made an MLB-leading 80 relief appearances in 2012, going 7-2 with 1 save and a 3.74 ERA.[8]

In 2013, he made 61 appearances from the bullpen going 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA. On October 4, 2013, Logan underwent surgery in his left elbow to remove bone spurs. He became a free agent at the end of the season.[citation needed]

Colorado Rockies

Logan signed a three-year deal with the Colorado Rockies on December 16, 2013.[9]

On September 13, 2014, Logan again underwent surgery in his left elbow to remove a bone spur, abruptly ending his 2014 season. In 35 games, Logan went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA.

Logan was also on the Rockies for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.[citation needed]

Cleveland Indians

On February 7, 2017, Logan signed with the Indians to a one-year contract with an option for the 2018 season.[10]

The Indians declined to exercise their club option on Logan's contract for the 2018 season on November 6, 2017, making Logan a free agent.[11]

Milwaukee Brewers

On January 10, 2018, Logan signed a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers worth $1.875 million.[12] On June 19, Logan was designated for assignment and was released on June 24.[13]

Pitching style

Logan throws with a sidearm delivery, making him appealing as a left-handed specialist. Left-handed hitters have batted only .247 against him in his career, while righties have hit .311.[14] Logan is especially tough against lefties because his primary pitch is a slider in the low 80s that breaks sharply away from them. This is his favorite pitch to throw in two-strike counts. He also has a four-seam fastball and two-seam fastball that appear in the 92-95 mph range. Logan also throws a high-80s changeup from time to time against right-handers.[15]

References

  1. ^ King, David. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=SAEC&p_theme=saec&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=110C76D1208DEC60&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Shpigel, Ben (2010-02-20). "Reliever Boone Logan Hopes to Stick with the Yankees". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
  3. ^ "Boone Logan Stats". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Braves acquire pitchers Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan from White Sox". MLB.com. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
  5. ^ "Boone Logan Stats". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  6. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091222&content_id=7841678&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
  7. ^ "Boone Logan stats". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Boone Logan Stats". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  9. ^ Boone Logan, Rockies finalize deal
  10. ^ Bastian, Jordan (February 7, 2017). "Indians make deal with Logan official". MLB.com. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  11. ^ Hoynes, Paul (November 6, 2017). "Cleveland Indians decline Boone Logan's $7 million club option for 2018". Cleveland.com.
  12. ^ https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/mlb/brewers/2018/01/10/brewers-sign-veteran-reliever-j-j-hoover-minor-league-deal-invitation-camp/1018905001/
  13. ^ https://www.foxsports.com/wisconsin/story/milwaukee-brewers-freddy-peralta-boone-logan-061918
  14. ^ "Boone Logan Career Pitching Splits". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  15. ^ "PITCHf/x Player Card: Boone Logan". BrooksBaseball.net. Retrieved 28 April 2012.

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