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Tigers Prospect Profile #25: Luke Putkonen

Putkonen got his first big league call-up in 2012

After six years of bouncing around the minor leagues, Luke Putkonen arrived for 2012 spring training with a purpose, and within months earned a big league call-up. His results for the big league club were a mixed bag; where does he need to improve to make himself a fixture in Detroit?

Luke Putkonen Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 6-6 Weight: 210 Born: 5/10/1986 Bats: Right Throws: Right Acquired: 2007 MLB Draft, 3rd Round Ranking History: #33 (2007), #35 (2008), #13 (2009), #38 (2010), #112 (2011) Background Six years after being picked in the third round by the Tigers, Putkonen finally reached the Major Leagues, appearing in 12 games out of the bullpen with a 3.9...

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