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Chris Volstad

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 8"   WT: 232   DOB: 9/23/1986   BORN: Palm Beach Gardens, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by Angels in December of 2013

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Volstad is close to signing a contract with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

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Chris Volstad Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 19 A A 0 26 0 152.0 161 52 12 99 36 11 8 0 3.08 1.30
2007 20 AA CAR 7 7 0 42.7 41 15 4 25 10 4 2 0 3.16 1.20
2008 21 AA CAR 15 15 0 91.0 86 34 0 56 30 4 4 0 3.36 1.27
2008 21 MAJ FLA 15 14 0 84.3 76 27 3 52 36 6 4 0 2.88 1.33
2009 22 AAA NEW 1 1 0 4.0 5 3 2 7 2 0 1 0 6.75 1.75
2009 22 MAJ FLA 30 29 1 159.0 169 92 29 107 59 9 13 0 5.21 1.43
2010 23 AAA NEW 3 3 0 17.0 13 6 1 13 9 1 0 0 0 0 3.18 1.29
2010 23 MAJ FLA 30 30 1 175.0 187 89 17 102 60 12 9 0 0 0 4.58 1.41
2011 24 AAA NEW 3 3 1 18.1 20 9 1 14 9 1 1 0 0 0 4.42 1.60
2011 24 MAJ FLA 29 29 0 165.7 187 90 23 117 49 5 13 0 0 0 4.89 1.42
2012 25 AAA IOW 12 12 0 71.1 86 41 7 52 19 3 5 0 0 0 5.17 1.48
2012 25 MAJ CHC 21 21 0 111.3 137 78 16 61 43 3 12 0 0 0 6.31 1.62
2013 26 AAA COL 23 22 0 127.2 156 65 12 57 44 7 6 0 0 0 4.58 1.57
2013 26 MAJ COL 6 0 0 8.3 19 10 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 10.80 2.40
3-Year Averages     18 16 0 95.1 114 59 13 60 31 2 8 0 0 0 5.58 1.52
Career  (View All)     131 123 2 703.7 775 386 89 442 248 35 51 0 4.94 1.45

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Chris Volstad Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013261011500.440
20122082018531137.283

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201321218301.421
20122994125841029.322

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20134.000011111.252.25
201263.0260362585.711.52

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20134.300020010.382.54
201248.3160251887.081.74
Chris Volstad Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 19 A A 0 26 152.0 5.86 2.13 2.75 0.71 78.4% 3.08 3.75 .311
2007 20 AA CAR 7 7 42.7 5.27 2.11 2.50 0.84 76.6% 3.16 4.02 .280
2008 21 AA CAR 15 15 91.0 5.54 2.97 1.87 0.00 70.7% 3.36 3.02 .300
2008 21 MAJ FLA 15 14 84.3 5.55 3.84 1.44 0.32 1.65 78% 90.5 MPH 2.88 3.75 .282
2009 22 AAA NEW 1 1 4.0 15.75 4.50 3.50 4.50 80% 6.75 7.70 .412
2009 22 MAJ FLA 30 29 159.0 6.06 3.34 1.81 1.64 1.61 68.3% 91.7 MPH 5.21 5.38 .291
2010 23 AAA NEW 3 3 17.0 6.88 4.76 1.44 0.53 76.2% 3.18 4.02 .256
2010 23 MAJ FLA 30 30 175.0 5.25 3.09 1.70 0.87 1.55 68.7% 90.9 MPH 4.58 4.46 .303
2011 24 AAA NEW 3 3 18.1 6.96 4.48 1.56 0.50 71.4% 4.42 3.86 .339
2011 24 MAJ FLA 29 29 165.7 6.36 2.66 2.39 1.25 1.97 68.5% 91.3 MPH 4.89 4.50 .319
2012 25 AAA IOW 12 12 71.1 6.58 2.41 2.74 0.89 65.3% 5.17 3.99 .347
2012 25 MAJ CHC 21 21 111.3 4.93 3.48 1.42 1.29 1.81 62.2% 91.2 MPH 6.31 5.21 .324
2013 26 AAA COL 23 22 127.2 4.03 3.11 1.30 0.85 71.8% 4.58 4.62 .323
2013 26 MAJ COL 6 0 8.3 3.24 1.08 3.00 1.08 1.55 52.6% 91.5 MPH 10.80 5.12 .468
3-Year Averages     18 16 95.1 5.68 2.93 1.94 1.23 65.2% 5.58 4.69 .327
Career     131 123 703.7 5.65 3.17 1.78 1.14 68.2% 4.94 4.68 .308

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Chris Volstad: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Angels signed Volstad to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training, MLB.com reports.

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Volstad elected free agency, Baseball America reports.

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Volstad cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday, the Denver Post reports.

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Volstad was designated for assignment Thursday, the Denver Post reports.

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Volstad will be recalled prior to Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

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Volstad was rocked for 11 runs (10 earned) over 2.1 innings in a start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

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Volstad is expected to assume a starting role at Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Denver Post reports.

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Volstad has made the Opening Day roster as a mid-inning reliever, the Denver Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The former first-round pick had a rough season in Chicago with an ERA of 6.31 and peripherals to match. The Royals claimed him off waivers in October, but ultimately was non-tendered when in November. Volstad does keep the ball on the ground, but that's about the only skill he displayed last year, and he still gave up 16 homers in just 111.1 innings. Perhaps at this point, he'll begin to garner interest as a relief option given his aforementioned ability to induce contact on the ground.

2012

Volstad's first-round pedigree keeps getting him chances, but the Marlins ran out of patience with him, shipping him to the Cubs this offseason for Carlos Zambrano. Volstad did post a career-best GB/FB rate of 1.97 last year but couldn't get the grounders when he needed them, and once again gave up too many hits and too many homers. He'll get a fresh start in Wrigley, though that's a downgrade in park and only a minor upgrade defensively, especially if the Cubs insist on playing Alfonso Soriano in left field. That said, Volstad's still only 25, and last year's peripherals were encouraging. He should get a chance to slot into the Cubs rotation this spring.

2011

Volstad got his HR/9IP back under control last year, but otherwise showed no signs of development at all. The Marlins are holding out hope that the former first-round pick can become an innings-eating mid-rotation starter, but his effort to add a slider to his arsenal didn't give him the strikeout pitch he still needs to find consistent success. He's only 24 and is by no means a lost cause, but once he hits arbitration and his price tag starts creeping up Florida's patience may wear thin in a hurry.

2010

Volstad's career took a big step back in 2009, as his attempts to become more of a strikeout pitcher saw him leave far too many pitches up in the zone and resulted in a huge spike in his home-run rate (and, consequently, ERA) without an appreciable increase in his strikeout rate. His overall G/F rate remained a solid 1.61, but given his repertoire he'll probably have to get that number into the 2.0-range if he wants to have sustained success in the majors. Volstad's first-round pedigree will get him more chances, and he still has a good chance of developing into an asset as a mid-rotation starter, but he needs to radically change his approach on the mound to get there.

2009

Volstad didn't generate quite as many ground balls in the majors as he or the Marlins would have liked, but that's about the only blemish on what was otherwise a very successful big league debut. The 2005 first round pick has yet to develop the strikeouts necessary to give him true ace potential, but on the other hand his floor is a lot higher than many young pitchers thanks to his ability to keep the ball in the park (just three home runs allowed in 175.1 innings in '08, including zero in 91 innings at Double-A). If he sharpens his control a little bit more and gets his GB/FB ratio back up in the 2.00+ range he maintained in the minors he should become a prototypical, inning-eating #2 starter.

2008

The strikeouts haven't yet arrived in bunches for Volstad, and perhaps they never will despite his lanky 6-7 frame, but if he can maintain his better than 2.00 GB/FB ratio as he climbs the ladder the Marlins won't begrudge the trade-off. His two main pitches are his heavy low-90s fastball and diving curve, which given his size has already started the Roy Halladay comparisons rolling in. The question right now is whether the Marlins can avoid the "rushed to majors"/"complete collapse"/"career re-boot" aspects of Halladay's early days with the Blue Jays.

2007

Volstad's numbers at Low-A weren't quite as good as fellow 19-year-old Aaron Thompson's, but it was still a very successful season for the 2005 16th overall pick. He has more upside than Thompson, featuring a low/mid-90s fastball and a work-in-progress curve coming at hitters from the top of a 6' 7" frame, and if and when it all clicks for Volstad he could blow through the Marlins system in a hurry. Be patient if you have him stashed in your minor leagues, as Volstad has definite ace potential.