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Portrait of Duke Welker

Duke Welker PPirates

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-10-1986
Height6' 7"
Weight240 lbs
Age28 years, 8 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.02013
-0.32014
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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
2013 PIT 27 2 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 1.52 2.50 0.2 0.0
Career201.30.01.300000040000000010.001.522.500.20.0

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 SCO A- 7 7 30.7 4.52 98 .247 .265 .348 .387 .276 .325 97 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2008 HIC A 24 24 116.0 5.43 86 .285 .259 .328 .384 .261 .346 107 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6
2009 WVA A 31 15 101.0 7.07 34 .289 .249 .324 .365 .262 .283 98 -16.9 -1.8 -16.9 -1.8
2010 WVA A 20 0 22.3 6.46 52 .272 .249 .327 .380 .265 .281 99 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2010 BRD A+ 20 0 24.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .209 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BRD A+ 36 0 52.0 5.92 78 .190 .256 .322 .368 .250 .225 106 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2011 ALT AA 8 0 10.0 2.60 133 .282 .267 .327 .406 .274 .324 84 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2012 ALT AA 15 0 23.3 3.63 119 .232 .257 .329 .374 .259 .268 101 3.5 0.4 4.0 0.4
2012 IND AAA 26 0 31.7 4.48 98 .216 .252 .327 .376 .249 .284 100 2.1 0.2 2.6 0.2
2013 PIT MLB 2 0 1.3 2.50 134 -.009 .251 .318 .362 .258 .000 94 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 IND AAA 48 0 63.0 3.89 111 .237 .254 .322 .375 .248 .303 101 7.6 0.8 8.4 0.9
2014 IND AAA 9 0 11.0 3.16 130 .263 .251 .328 .398 .250 .333 100 2.4 0.2 2.4 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
2007 SCO A- 2 2 0 7 7 30.7 29 10 27 2 53% .325 8.5 2.9 0.6 7.9 1.27 2.35 2.6 0.3
2008 HIC A 4 13 0 24 24 116.0 142 48 72 7 59% .346 11.0 3.7 0.5 5.6 1.64 5.51 5.4 0.6
2009 WVA A 0 11 2 31 15 101.0 96 67 69 7 60% .283 8.6 6.0 0.6 6.1 1.61 5.79 -16.9 -1.8
2010 BRD A+ 0 1 0 20 0 24.3 16 23 20 2 0% .209 5.9 8.5 0.7 7.4 1.60 3.70 0.0 0.0
2010 WVA A 1 1 5 20 0 22.3 16 24 25 0 54% .281 6.5 9.7 0.0 10.1 1.79 3.63 -3.1 -0.3
2011 ALT AA 1 0 0 8 0 10.0 11 1 9 0 59% .324 9.9 0.9 0.0 8.1 1.20 5.40 2.6 0.3
2011 BRD A+ 3 5 6 36 0 52.0 33 25 41 2 70% .225 5.7 4.3 0.3 7.1 1.12 2.25 -2.0 -0.2
2012 ALT AA 2 1 5 15 0 23.3 19 7 19 0 65% .268 7.3 2.7 0.0 7.3 1.11 2.31 4.0 0.4
2012 IND AAA 0 1 0 26 0 31.7 24 18 30 1 54% .284 6.8 5.1 0.3 8.5 1.33 2.27 2.6 0.2
2013 PIT MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 0 0 1 0 33% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8 0.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2013 IND AAA 3 4 9 48 0 63.0 53 31 65 3 52% .303 7.6 4.4 0.4 9.3 1.33 3.57 8.4 0.9
2014 IND AAA 1 1 2 9 0 11.0 9 11 15 0 52% .333 7.4 9.0 0.0 12.3 1.82 4.91 2.4 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
2013 20 0.5000 0.3000 0.8333 0.4000 0.2000 1.0000 0.5000 0.1667
Career200.50.30.83330.40.210.50.1667

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-04 2014-07-09 Minors 66 0 Right Elbow Surgery UCL Reconstruction - -
2012-07-24 2012-08-22 Minors 29 26 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-15 2011-04-23 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-04-18 2008-05-12 Minors 24 0 Not Disclosed -
2007-08-21 2007-09-05 Minors 15 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PIT $
2013 PIT $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 10 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14. DFA by Pittsburgh 7/9/14. Released 7/14/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13. Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Pittsburgh 10/5/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/18/11. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2007 (2-68) (Arkansas) $0.477M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .000 .000 .000 -.019
11 vs R (Multi) .000 .000 .000 -.035
18 Split (Multi) .000 .000 .000 .015
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 -.019
31 vs R (2013) .000 .000 .000 -.035
38 Split (2013) .000 .000 .000 .015
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Articles

Duke Welker is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: A Pierz to be Missing R.J. Anderson2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Giant LOOGYSam Miller2013-11-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesNick J. Faleris2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesJason Cole2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesChris Mellen2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesBen Lindbergh2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: May 24, 2013BP Prospect Staff2013-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Barton ParcelR.J. Anderson2013-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 12th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 9th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: More Unknown Facts About More Unknown PlayersJason Wojciechowski2013-03-28


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Duke Welker threw 20 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Slider (85mph).