Boone Logan

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Boone Logan
File:20110828-0409 Boone Logan.jpg
Logan with the New York Yankees
Colorado Rockies – No. 48
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 2015 season)
Win–loss record 26–18
Earned run average 4.55
Strikeouts 380
WHIP 1.50
Teams

Boone Logan (born August 13, 1984) is an American professional baseball left-handed relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. Logan previously played for the Chicago White Sox from 2006–2008, the Atlanta Braves in 2009 and the New York Yankees from 2010 to 2013.

Early life

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

Playing career

Chicago White Sox

He was selected in the 20th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox. He became a local sports news story after advancing 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.

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.[3]

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

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 Vizcaino.[4] 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.

In 2011, he made 64 relief appearances going 5-3 with a 3.46 ERA

The 2012 year became somewhat workaholic for Logan as he made an MLB-leading 80 relief appearances going 7-2 with 1 save and a 3.74 ERA.

In 2013, he made 61 appearances from the 'pen going 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA. On October 6, 2013, Logan underwent surgery in his left elbow to remove bone spurs. He became a free agent at the end of the season.

Colorado Rockies

Logan signed a three-year deal with the Colorado Rockies on December 16, 2013.[5]

2014

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.

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.[6] 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.[7]

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)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Shpigel, Ben (2010-02-20). "Reliever Boone Logan Hopes to Stick with the Yankees". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2011-06-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Braves acquire pitchers Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan from White Sox". MLB.com. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2009-01-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091222&content_id=7841678&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
  5. Boone Logan, Rockies finalize deal
  6. "Boone Logan Career Pitching Splits". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 28 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "PITCHf/x Player Card: Boone Logan". BrooksBaseball.net. Retrieved 28 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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