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Portrait of Turk Wendell

Turk Wendell PCubs

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 645.7 36 33 33 515 3.93 2.1
Birth Date5-19-1967
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
BatsL
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
1993 CHN 26 7 4 22.7 19.3 3.3 1 2 0 0 2 0 98 24 13 11 0 28 8 7 0 15 4.37 2.71 3.39 5.1 0.5
1994 CHN 27 6 2 14.3 8.0 6.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 76 22 20 19 3 37 10 9 0 9 11.93 6.62 7.74 -3.8 -0.4
1995 CHN 28 43 0 60.3 0.0 60.3 3 1 0 0 0 0 270 71 35 33 11 116 24 20 2 50 4.92 5.07 5.74 -0.5 -0.0
1996 CHN 29 70 0 79.3 0.0 79.3 4 5 18 3 0 0 339 58 26 25 8 91 44 40 3 75 2.84 4.29 4.92 4.2 0.4
1997 CHN 30 52 0 60.0 0.0 60.0 3 5 4 2 0 0 269 53 32 28 4 88 39 34 1 54 4.20 4.14 4.74 3.9 0.4
1997 NYN 30 13 0 16.3 0.0 16.3 0 0 1 1 0 0 76 15 10 9 3 28 14 13 1 10 4.96 6.99 7.50 -3.1 -0.3
1998 NYN 31 66 0 76.7 0.0 76.7 5 1 4 5 0 0 319 62 25 25 4 98 33 24 2 58 2.93 3.60 4.54 4.0 0.4
1999 NYN 32 80 0 85.7 0.0 85.7 5 4 3 5 0 0 369 80 31 29 9 124 37 29 2 77 3.05 4.01 3.94 16.1 1.4
2000 NYN 33 77 0 82.7 0.0 82.7 8 6 1 6 0 0 346 60 36 33 9 104 41 34 5 73 3.59 4.37 4.59 7.5 0.6
2001 NYN 34 49 0 51.3 0.0 51.3 4 3 1 2 0 0 218 42 23 20 8 78 22 16 3 41 3.51 4.90 5.07 -0.3 -0.1
2001 PHI 34 21 0 15.7 0.0 15.7 0 2 0 1 0 0 79 21 13 13 4 37 12 9 1 15 7.47 6.90 5.79 -1.7 -0.2
2003 PHI 36 56 0 64.0 0.0 64.0 3 3 1 4 0 0 273 54 24 24 6 83 28 23 6 27 3.38 4.94 5.93 -4.5 -0.4
2004 COL 37 12 0 16.7 0.0 16.7 0 0 0 1 0 0 80 21 13 13 4 40 12 11 2 11 7.02 7.27 7.36 -2.3 -0.2
Career5526645.727.3618.33633333020281258330128273952324269285153.934.565.0324.52.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1988 PUL Rk 14 14 101.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 BUR A 22 22 159.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 DUR A+ 3 3 24.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1989 GRN AA 1 1 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 DUR A+ 6 5 38.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1990 GRN AA 36 13 91.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 GRN AA 25 20 147.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 GWN AAA 3 3 21.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 IOW AAA 4 4 25.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 CHN MLB 7 4 22.7 3.39 122 .229 .246 .309 .376 .247 .320 96 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
1993 IOW AAA 25 25 148.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 CHN MLB 6 2 14.3 7.74 29 .351 .277 .339 .428 .261 .352 98 -3.7 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
1994 IOW AAA 23 23 168.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 CHN MLB 43 0 60.3 5.74 82 .282 .265 .327 .409 .257 .328 104 -0.3 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
1995 DAY A+ 4 2 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ORL AA 5 0 7.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 CHN MLB 70 0 79.3 4.92 98 .222 .264 .331 .406 .254 .239 103 3.8 0.4 4.2 0.4
1997 CHN MLB 52 0 60.0 4.74 99 .260 .262 .330 .414 .258 .287 102 4.3 0.4 3.9 0.4
1997 NYN MLB 13 0 16.3 7.50 46 .287 .257 .338 .416 .269 .250 105 -2.9 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
1998 NYN MLB 66 0 76.7 4.54 96 .228 .266 .330 .422 .260 .261 95 3.9 0.4 4.0 0.4
1999 NYN MLB 80 0 85.7 3.94 120 .247 .273 .344 .437 .263 .291 98 16.3 1.5 16.1 1.4
2000 NYN MLB 77 0 82.7 4.59 103 .238 .266 .338 .431 .260 .234 93 7.3 0.7 7.5 0.6
2001 NYN MLB 49 0 51.3 5.07 85 .256 .258 .324 .422 .257 .236 93 0.4 0.0 -0.3 -0.1
2001 PHI MLB 21 0 15.7 5.79 73 .340 .262 .329 .428 .261 .362 96 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2003 PHI MLB 56 0 64.0 5.93 66 .249 .266 .330 .423 .261 .233 96 -4.6 -0.5 -4.5 -0.4
2003 CLR A+ 5 5 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .188 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 COL MLB 12 0 16.7 7.36 64 .317 .257 .320 .416 .258 .333 115 -1.7 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2004 CSP AAA 12 8 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .347 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1988 PUL Rk 3 8 0 14 14 101.0 85 30 87 3 0% .000 7.6 2.7 0.3 7.8 1.14 3.83 0.0 0.0
1989 DUR A+ 2 0 0 3 3 24.0 13 6 27 0 0% .000 4.9 2.2 0.0 10.1 0.79 1.12 0.0 0.0
1989 BUR A 9 11 0 22 22 159.0 127 41 153 7 0% .000 7.2 2.3 0.4 8.7 1.06 2.21 0.0 0.0
1989 GRN AA 0 0 0 1 1 3.7 7 1 3 3 0% .000 17.0 2.4 7.3 7.3 2.16 9.73 0.0 0.0
1990 GRN AA 4 9 2 36 13 91.0 105 48 85 5 0% .000 10.4 4.7 0.5 8.4 1.68 5.74 0.0 0.0
1990 DUR A+ 1 3 0 6 5 38.7 24 15 26 3 0% .000 5.6 3.5 0.7 6.0 1.01 1.86 0.0 0.0
1991 GWN AAA 0 2 0 3 3 21.0 20 16 18 3 0% .000 8.6 6.9 1.3 7.7 1.71 3.43 0.0 0.0
1991 GRN AA 11 3 0 25 20 147.7 130 51 122 4 0% .000 7.9 3.1 0.2 7.4 1.23 2.56 0.0 0.0
1992 IOW AAA 2 0 0 4 4 25.0 17 15 12 3 0% .000 6.1 5.4 1.1 4.3 1.28 1.44 0.0 0.0
1993 CHN MLB 1 2 0 7 4 22.7 24 8 15 0 52% .320 9.5 3.2 0.0 6.0 1.41 4.37 5.1 0.5
1993 IOW AAA 10 8 0 25 25 148.7 148 47 110 9 0% .000 9.0 2.8 0.5 6.7 1.31 4.60 0.0 0.0
1994 CHN MLB 0 1 0 6 2 14.3 22 10 9 3 47% .352 13.8 6.3 1.9 5.7 2.23 11.93 -3.8 -0.4
1994 IOW AAA 11 6 0 23 23 168.0 141 28 118 12 0% .000 7.6 1.5 0.6 6.3 1.01 2.95 0.0 0.0
1995 CHN MLB 3 1 0 43 0 60.3 71 24 50 11 51% .328 10.6 3.6 1.6 7.5 1.57 4.92 -0.5 -0.0
1995 ORL AA 1 0 1 5 0 7.0 6 4 7 0 0% .000 7.7 5.1 0.0 9.0 1.43 3.86 0.0 0.0
1995 DAY A+ 0 0 0 4 2 7.7 5 1 8 0 0% .000 5.8 1.2 0.0 9.4 0.78 1.17 0.0 0.0
1996 CHN MLB 4 5 18 70 0 79.3 58 44 75 8 50% .239 6.6 5.0 0.9 8.5 1.29 2.84 4.2 0.4
1997 CHN MLB 3 5 4 52 0 60.0 53 39 54 4 42% .287 8.0 5.8 0.6 8.1 1.53 4.20 3.9 0.4
1997 NYN MLB 0 0 1 13 0 16.3 15 14 10 3 41% .250 8.3 7.7 1.7 5.5 1.78 4.96 -3.1 -0.3
1998 NYN MLB 5 1 4 66 0 76.7 62 33 58 4 43% .261 7.3 3.9 0.5 6.8 1.24 2.93 4.0 0.4
1999 NYN MLB 5 4 3 80 0 85.7 80 37 77 9 29% .291 8.4 3.9 0.9 8.1 1.37 3.05 16.1 1.4
2000 NYN MLB 8 6 1 77 0 82.7 60 41 73 9 48% .234 6.5 4.5 1.0 7.9 1.22 3.59 7.5 0.6
2001 NYN MLB 4 3 1 49 0 51.3 42 22 41 8 43% .236 7.4 3.9 1.4 7.2 1.25 3.51 -0.3 -0.1
2001 PHI MLB 0 2 0 21 0 15.7 21 12 15 4 32% .362 12.1 6.9 2.3 8.6 2.11 7.47 -1.7 -0.2
2003 PHI MLB 3 3 1 56 0 64.0 54 28 27 6 42% .233 7.6 3.9 0.8 3.8 1.28 3.38 -4.5 -0.4
2003 CLR A+ 0 0 0 5 5 6.0 3 0 5 0 0% .188 4.5 0.0 0.0 7.5 0.50 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 CSP AAA 0 1 0 12 8 14.0 19 4 8 2 0% .347 12.2 2.6 1.3 5.1 1.64 5.79 0.0 0.0
2004 COL MLB 0 0 0 12 0 16.7 21 12 11 4 38% .333 11.3 6.5 2.2 5.9 1.98 7.02 -2.3 -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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-05-14 2004-07-21 15-DL 68 60 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2003-03-30 2003-04-14 15-DL 15 12 Right Elbow Soreness -
2002-03-31 2002-09-30 60-DL 183 161 Right Elbow Surgery Scar Tissue Near Tendon 2002-05-20
1995-04-26 1995-05-27 15-DL 31 27 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2004 COL $700,000
2003 PHI $3,350,000
2002 PHI $2,950,000
2001 NYN $3,100,000
2000 NYN $2,050,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$12,150,000
5 yrTotal$12,150,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 68 d

Details
  • released 3/05 sent to minor-league camp 3/05 signed as a free agent from COL 1/05 (minor-league contract) contract purchased 4/04 signed as a free agent from PHI 1/04, 1 year/$0.7M (04) (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from NYM 12/00, 3 year/$9.39M (01-03)+$0.6M bonuses

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BP Articles

Turk Wendell is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
In A Pickle: How To Lose Lots of One-Run GamesJason Wojciechowski2014-09-15
The BP Wayback Machine: Ryan Dempster and Jake Westbrook: Two Careers in Player CommentsBaseball Prospectus2014-02-17
Head Games: Mistake Swings and Forbidden StealsWill Woods2012-09-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Kimbrel and Venters: Ticking Time Bombs?Jason Collette2011-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Operatic Wagner, or Soap-Operatic?Christina Kahrl2009-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-08-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Trade Deadline EditionJay Jaffe2007-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: College BoysJim Baker2006-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Claussen Pickle, Revisited: An Analysis of Traded Braves Prospects, 1990-2004Jay Jaffe2005-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The CentralsChristina Kahrl2005-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessRational Exuberance: Meet the Mets: A Decade Without a PlanJonah Keri2004-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 19-25Christina Kahrl2004-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 15-19Christina Kahrl2004-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 13-16, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: Rocky Mountain HighDayn Perry2004-01-28
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-09-18
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Quantum LeapNate Silver2003-08-06
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-07-24
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-06-26
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-29
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-15
Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2003-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsLee Sinins2003-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTesting the Nexus: Pitcher Age and Workload EffectsWill Carroll2003-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Day in the LifeWill Carroll2003-03-04
Transaction Analysis: September 28-November 10, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-11-15
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02
Internet Baseball Awards: Player of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-03
Internet Baseball Awards: Pitcher of the YearBaseball Prospectus2000-11-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-05-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why does it seem like everyone has forgotten that Felix Hernandez exists?
(Joel from GA)
Who?

OK, I'm kidding, of course. It's a fair complaint, but I think much of the problem is the enthusiasm for novelty. In Mariners history, it's novel to see Erik Bedard doing the things that were expected of him, and it's also exciting to see Jarrod Washburn keep on keeping on as far as perpetuating last year's second-half success. And serene above all that is King Felix, ascending as expected--damnably tedious as story lines go. Maybe he needs silly facial hair. Or to hire Turk Wendell to coach him on endearing, contrived nervous tics. Or to be found eating kittens. I don't know, but at this rate, merely growing up to be every bit as excellent as expected is the sort of thing that just isn't seen as "news" in some circles. (Christina Kahrl)


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