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Tigers Prospect Profile #38: Luke Putkonen

Luke Putkonen joined the organization with plenty of fanfare and hope that he could develop into a frontline starter. While that projection has shifted, Putkonen still has big league potential.

Luke Putkonen Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 6-6 Weight: 200 Born: 5/10/1986 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background Drafted in the third round out of North Carolina in 2007, expectations for Putkonen have changed since that time. He signed for $236,000 as a draft-eligible sophomore, after missing a year in college recovering from Tommy John surgery. The six-foot-six right-hander toed... Recommended Stories

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