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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
8 614.7 32 34 3 459 4.83 -0.5
Birth Date8-30-1978
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2003 CHN 24 15 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 1 1 1 0 0 0 122 25 22 20 5 49 19 18 0 30 6.51 5.21 5.71 0.3 0.0
2004 CHN 25 20 0 24.3 0.0 24.3 2 1 0 0 0 0 119 27 16 16 1 34 20 18 0 30 5.92 3.49 3.55 4.9 0.5
2005 CHN 26 22 0 32.3 0.0 32.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 146 32 23 22 7 58 22 21 0 32 6.12 5.87 6.95 -2.6 -0.3
2006 FLO 27 18 0 21.3 0.0 21.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 97 20 13 13 1 32 13 12 2 17 5.48 4.23 5.20 0.3 0.0
2006 KCA 27 28 0 57.0 0.0 57.0 1 2 1 1 1 0 248 48 25 23 5 75 37 35 2 37 3.63 5.08 5.68 5.3 0.6
2007 KCA 28 12 0 15.7 0.0 15.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 25 19 18 4 42 11 9 1 9 10.34 7.78 8.49 -3.6 -0.4
2007 SLN 28 20 11 63.7 49.3 14.3 3 2 0 0 2 0 269 52 31 22 7 82 29 29 2 51 3.11 4.47 4.79 7.6 0.7
2008 SLN 29 32 32 191.7 191.7 0.0 13 9 0 0 17 2 807 178 84 79 25 302 62 61 7 134 3.71 4.48 4.72 11.8 0.9
2009 SLN 30 28 21 122.3 114.0 8.3 7 10 0 0 5 0 561 160 88 80 19 248 57 55 3 78 5.89 5.27 5.67 -9.6 -1.1
2010 SFN 31 13 11 58.7 55.7 3.0 3 5 0 0 4 1 265 57 37 37 12 104 35 34 3 41 5.68 6.31 6.94 -11.9 -1.4
Career20875614.7410.7204.03234312932718624358330861026305292204594.835.015.452.3-0.5

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 CHN MLB 15 0 27.7 5.71 81 .272 .269 .330 .440 .263 .294 104 -0.2 -0.0 0.3 0.0
2004 CHN MLB 20 0 24.3 3.55 121 .286 .258 .326 .426 .260 .382 96 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2005 CHN MLB 22 0 32.3 6.95 53 .286 .268 .330 .418 .260 .294 103 -2.8 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2006 FLO MLB 18 0 21.3 5.20 85 .278 .270 .336 .435 .270 .297 93 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2006 KCA MLB 28 0 57.0 5.68 98 .238 .279 .343 .442 .263 .257 113 5.1 0.5 5.3 0.6
2007 KCA MLB 12 0 15.7 8.49 29 .362 .264 .338 .410 .265 .356 102 -3.6 -0.4 -3.6 -0.4
2007 SLN MLB 20 11 63.7 4.79 101 .243 .264 .328 .411 .255 .250 101 8.3 0.8 7.6 0.7
2008 SLN MLB 32 32 191.7 4.72 93 .259 .255 .318 .408 .255 .264 95 11.5 1.2 11.8 0.9
2009 SLN MLB 28 21 122.3 5.67 63 .317 .253 .318 .394 .252 .349 92 -8.4 -0.8 -9.6 -1.1
2010 SFN MLB 13 11 58.7 6.94 17 .323 .253 .322 .392 .266 .259 87 -10.6 -1.1 -11.9 -1.4
2011 IOW AAA 1 1 3.7 3.47 135 .343 .293 .347 .455 .267 .471 101 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2003 CHN MLB 1 1 1 15 0 27.7 25 19 30 5 38% .294 8.1 6.2 1.6 9.8 1.59 6.51 0.3 0.0
2004 CHN MLB 2 1 0 20 0 24.3 27 20 30 1 33% .382 10.0 7.4 0.4 11.1 1.93 5.92 4.9 0.5
2005 CHN MLB 2 1 1 22 0 32.3 32 22 32 7 49% .294 8.9 6.1 1.9 8.9 1.67 6.12 -2.6 -0.3
2006 KCA MLB 1 2 1 28 0 57.0 48 37 37 5 52% .257 7.6 5.8 0.8 5.8 1.49 3.63 5.3 0.6
2006 FLO MLB 0 2 0 18 0 21.3 20 13 17 1 45% .297 8.4 5.5 0.4 7.2 1.55 5.48 0.3 0.0
2007 SLN MLB 3 2 0 20 11 63.7 52 29 51 7 42% .250 7.4 4.1 1.0 7.2 1.27 3.11 7.6 0.7
2007 KCA MLB 0 1 0 12 0 15.7 25 11 9 4 41% .356 14.4 6.3 2.3 5.2 2.30 10.34 -3.6 -0.4
2008 SLN MLB 13 9 0 32 32 191.7 178 62 134 25 40% .264 8.4 2.9 1.2 6.3 1.25 3.71 11.8 0.9
2009 SLN MLB 7 10 0 28 21 122.3 160 57 78 19 40% .349 11.8 4.2 1.4 5.7 1.77 5.89 -9.6 -1.1
2010 SFN MLB 3 5 0 13 11 58.7 57 35 41 12 36% .259 8.7 5.4 1.8 6.3 1.57 5.68 -11.9 -1.4
2011 IOW AAA 0 1 0 1 1 3.7 8 2 2 0 47% .471 19.6 4.9 0.0 4.9 2.73 9.82 1.7 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 2993 0.4972 0.4724 0.8033 0.6452 0.3010 0.8979 0.6026 0.1953
2009 2082 0.5197 0.4611 0.8342 0.6340 0.2730 0.9067 0.6520 0.1658
2010 888 0.5270 0.4205 0.8257 0.5940 0.2262 0.8957 0.6211 0.1743
Career59630.50950.46070.81740.63370.28010.90060.62260.1819

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-03-13 2011-03-28 Camp 15 0 Right Hip Soreness -
2010-06-11 2010-08-05 15-DL 55 48 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-08-05 2009-09-03 15-DL 29 25 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-06-15 2008-06-26 DTD 11 9 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2008-06-06 2008-06-14 DTD 8 7 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2007-07-09 2007-08-24 15-DL 46 39 Right Elbow Sprain -
2004-05-22 2004-07-16 15-DL 55 47 Right Shoulder Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 $
2010 SFN $1,000,000
2009 SLN $4,050,000
2008 SLN $1,000,000
2007 KCA $635,000
2006 FLO $347,500
2005 CHN $329,000
2004 CHN $310,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$7,671,500
7 yrTotal$7,671,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 144 d2011

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/25/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1M (2010). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/10/10 (minor-league contract). $1M salary in majors. $0.5M in performance bonuses. Contract purchased by San Francisco 4/4/10. DFA by San Francisco 8/9/10, released 8/17/10.
  • 1 year/$4.05M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1M (2008). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/28/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.325M-$0.875M). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 15, 20 starts and 100, 125 IP. $50,000 each for 25 starts, 150 IP.
  • 1 year/$0.635M (2007). Re-signed by KC 2/07 (avoided arbitration, $0.75M-$0.565M). Claimed by St. Louis off waivers from KC 5/15/07 after being DFA 5/10/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3475M (2006). Claimed by KC off waivers from Florida after being DFA 6/06.
  • 1 year/$0.329M (2005)
  • 1 year/$0.31M (2004)
  • Drafted 2000 (4-103).

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DateQuestionAnswer
2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)I am amazed to see the St. Louis Cardinals doing so well this year with seemingly so little. Is this a career year for Tony LaRussa?
(mwanders from Moscow, ID)
Well, the guy does have a couple World Series rings, including one won with a team that was barely over .500 after 162 games. But if this is a career year for TLR, it's one for Dave Duncan as well, patching together that pitching staff. I mean, Kyle Lohse and Todd Wellemeyer are 1-2 in SNLVAR on that staff, and if I told you that was a playoff contending recipe at the outset of the year, I'd be doing the Hit List for the Outer Mongolian Independent League myself. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)As regards "figuring out the WHY," what's your take on why/how St. Louis is overperforming so much?
(Bill from New Mexico)
The Cards have done a great job with a rotation that's largely retreads, converted relievers, and booger-eating spazzes, guys like Braden Looper and Todd Wellemeyer into solid contributors. Credit Dave Duncan, who was able to get enough out of Jeff Weaver to bring home an unlikely World Championship while every other team that's had him since Detroit has been bitterly disappointed. The bottom line is that the Cards aren't beating themselves - they're second in the NL in fewest walks allowed even while running second-to-last in strikeouts.

The other thing that's noteworthy is the way Tony LaRussa has pieced together his outfield. I'm not the biggest TLR fan in the world, and I'm still a little skeptical that guys like Ryan Ludwick and Skip Schumaker can keep it up for a full year, but this is hardly the 70-something win team I foresaw. (Jay Jaffe)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Todd Wellemeyer threw 6,447 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2010, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2010, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Sinker (91mph). He also rarely threw a Change (80mph).