RotoWire Partners

Kip Wells

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2014 RotoWire Projections

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Kip Wells in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   DOB: 4/21/1977   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Baylor   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

$

Kip Wells Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Padres in May of 2012.

May 29, 2013  –  Kip Wells News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Wells was released from Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Kip Wells – simply subscribe now.

Kip Wells Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 28 MAJ PIT 34 33 1 182.0 186 103 23 132 99 8 18 0 5.09 1.57
2006 29 AA ALT 1 1 0 7.3 6 3 1 4 1 1 0 0 3.68 0.95
2006 29 AAA IND 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2006 29 MAJ PIT 7 7 0 36.3 46 27 3 16 18 1 5 0 6.69 1.76
2006 29 MAJ TEX 2 4 0 8.0 15 5 0 4 3 1 0 0 5.63 2.25
2006  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ PIT/TEX 9 11 0 44.3 61 32 3 20 21 2 5 0 6.50 1.85
2007 30 MAJ STL 35 26 0 162.7 186 103 19 122 78 7 17 0 5.70 1.62
2008 31 AA TUL 1 1 0 6.7 6 2 0 8 1 0 0 0 2.70 1.05
2008 31 AAA COL 4 4 0 18.3 32 18 4 15 6 0 3 0 8.84 2.07
2008 31 MAJ KAN 10 0 0 10.3 10 10 1 9 11 0 1 0 8.71 2.03
2008 31 MAJ COL 15 2 0 27.3 29 16 3 22 19 1 2 0 5.27 1.76
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ KAN/COL 25 2 0 37.7 39 26 4 31 30 1 3 0 6.21 1.83
2009 32 A Pot 4 1 0 5.0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2009 32 AAA SYR 2 3 0 25.7 21 8 3 27 7 2 0 0 2.81 1.09
2009 32 AAA LOU 5 3 0 25.7 21 8 3 27 7 2 0 0 2.81 1.09
2009 32 MAJ CIN 10 2 0 46.3 37 24 5 25 22 2 3 0 4.66 1.27
2009 32 MAJ WAS 23 0 0 26.3 23 19 1 18 18 0 2 2 6.49 1.56
2009  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CIN/WAS 33 2 0 72.7 60 43 6 43 40 2 5 2 5.33 1.38
2012 35 AAA Tuc 10 8 0 50.2 60 27 4 22 26 2 4 0 0 0 4.80 1.71
2012 35 MAJ SD 7 7 0 37.3 41 19 6 19 20 2 4 0 0 0 4.58 1.63
2013 36 AAA Sal 6 6 0 24.1 35 28 4 9 22 1 3 0 0 0 10.36 2.37
3-Year Averages MAJ   7 7 0 37.3 41 19 6 19 20 2 4 0 0 0 4.58 1.63
Career  (View All) MAJ   303 216 2 1,338.3 1390 700 151 963 635 69 103 2 4.71 1.51

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

No No Yes

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kip Wells

<a href='/baseball/showArticle.htm?id=15831'>FAAB Factor - NL: Adrian, Beckett, Skaggs</a>

FAAB Factor - NL: Adrian, Beckett, Skaggs

Adrian Gonzalez headlines this week's article, which is the Escape From Boston version.

Kip Wells Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012719817221.279

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201298101224205.286

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201215.00209926.001.80

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201222.3220101143.631.52
Kip Wells Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 28 MAJ PIT 34 33 182.0 6.53 4.90 1.33 1.14 69.5% 5.09 5.08 .300
2006 29 AA ALT 1 1 7.3 4.91 1.23 4.00 1.23 66.7% 3.68 4.29 .231
2006 29 AAA IND 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .00 .000
2006 29 MAJ PIT 7 7 36.3 3.96 4.46 0.89 0.74 1.77 60.7% 6.69 4.93 .332
2006 29 MAJ TEX 2 4 8.0 4.50 3.38 1.33 0.00 1.77 72.2% 5.63 3.36 .447
2006  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ PIT/TEX 9 11 44.3 4.06 4.26 0.95 0.61 1.77 63.3% 6.50 4.65 .356
2007 30 MAJ STL 35 26 162.7 6.75 4.32 1.56 1.05 1.53 65.7% 5.70 4.70 .332
2008 31 AA TUL 1 1 6.7 10.80 1.35 8.00 0.00 71.4% 2.70 1.25 .357
2008 31 AAA COL 4 4 18.3 7.36 2.95 2.50 1.96 58.8% 8.84 5.38 .433
2008 31 MAJ KAN 10 0 10.3 7.84 9.58 0.82 0.87 2.24 55% 92.0 MPH 8.71 6.02 .309
2008 31 MAJ COL 15 2 27.3 7.24 6.26 1.16 0.99 2.24 71.1% 92.0 MPH 5.27 5.17 .321
2008  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ KAN/COL 25 2 37.7 7.41 7.17 1.03 0.96 2.24 66.2% 92.0 MPH 6.21 5.40 .318
2009 32 A Pot 4 1 5.0 1.80 1.80 1.00 0.00 75% 1.80 3.40 .186
2009 32 AAA SYR 2 3 25.7 9.47 2.45 3.86 1.05 80% 2.81 3.43 .284
2009 32 AAA LOU 5 3 25.7 9.47 2.45 3.86 1.05 80% 2.81 3.43 .284
2009 32 MAJ CIN 10 2 46.3 4.86 4.27 1.14 0.97 1.49 64.8% 92.3 MPH 4.66 5.00 .232
2009 32 MAJ WAS 23 0 26.3 6.15 6.15 1.00 0.34 1.49 55% 92.3 MPH 6.49 4.45 .281
2009  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CIN/WAS 33 2 72.7 5.33 4.95 1.08 0.74 1.49 60.6% 92.3 MPH 5.33 4.80 .250
2012 35 AAA Tuc 10 8 50.2 3.94 4.66 0.85 0.72 72% 4.80 4.97 .319
2012 35 MAJ SD 7 7 37.3 4.58 4.82 0.95 1.45 1.28 76.4% 89.8 MPH 4.58 5.96 .289
2013 36 AAA Sal 6 6 24.1 3.36 8.22 0.41 1.49 54.7% 10.36 7.47 .345
3-Year Averages MAJ   7 7 37.3 4.58 4.82 0.95 1.45 76.4% 4.58 5.88 .289
Career MAJ   303 216 1,338.3 6.48 4.27 1.52 1.02 70.7% 4.71 4.70 .306

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

No No

Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Kip Wells (by OPS against, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Prince Fielder TEX 15 6 4 7 0 4 0 .400 1.267 1.642
Matt Holliday STL 17 9 3 5 0 1 0 .529 1.059 1.614
Lyle Overbay MIL 18 8 2 4 8 4 1 .444 .833 1.449
Aramis Ramirez MIL 13 6 1 5 1 1 0 .462 .769 1.269
Yadier Molina STL 14 5 2 3 0 1 0 .357 .786 1.143
Albert Pujols ANA 33 10 4 9 3 8 1 .303 .727 1.127
Endy Chavez SEA 12 6 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.038
Adam Dunn CHI-A 38 10 2 6 11 9 0 .263 .474 .902
Hunter Pence SF 12 4 0 2 1 3 1 .333 .500 .885
Rafael Furcal MIA 22 7 0 4 5 4 0 .318 .364 .792

Best Matchups for Kip Wells (by OPS against, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Hunter Pence SF 12 4 0 2 1 3 1 .333 .500 .885
Rafael Furcal MIA 22 7 0 4 5 4 0 .318 .364 .792
Rickie Weeks MIL 15 3 1 2 1 5 0 .200 .467 .717
Chase Utley PHI 15 4 0 2 3 1 1 .267 .267 .656
Miguel Cabrera DET 21 5 0 2 3 9 1 .238 .286 .619
Ryan Howard PHI 12 2 0 0 1 3 0 .167 .250 .481
Adam LaRoche WAS 16 3 0 1 1 3 1 .188 .188 .423
J.J. Hardy BAL 18 2 0 0 2 1 0 .111 .111 .311
Bobby Abreu NY-N 14 1 0 0 2 7 0 .071 .071 .259
Jimmy Rollins PHI 20 1 0 0 1 6 2 .050 .100 .195

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

Kip Wells: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wells signed a minor league contract with the Angels on Saturday, CBS Sports reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Tuscon, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells was designated for assignment Friday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells (2-4) couldn't escape the fifth inning Wednesday in a loss to the Reds. He allowed five runs on five hits and four walks and struck out just two in 4.1 innings.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells turned in a quality performance, allowing two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out four over six innings of a 7-2 win over Miami on Friday night.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits over 4.2 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Rockies.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells allowed two runs (both earned) on three hits, five walks, and two strikeouts over 4.1 innings in Monday's 2-0 loss to the Astros.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells will start Monday against the Astros, the North County Times' Jeff Sanders reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells gave up three runs off seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts over six innings against the Reds on Friday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells threw seven scoreless innings to earn his first MLB win since 2009 in Sunday's 2-0 victory over the Rockies.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wells will start Sunday against the Rockies, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Kip Wells.

2008

Wells was one of the worst pitchers in the league last year, finishing 7-17 with a 5.70 ERA and 1.62 WHIP. While he was more or less effective in eight relief appearances, the Cardinals didn't sign him as a long reliever. He'll be 31 in April and he's never been able to repeat the mild success he had in 2003. Buy him at your peril, as the Rockies are looking at Wells as a potential fifth starter during spring training.

2007

Wells was limited to just nine starts due to a blood clot in his throwing shoulder and then subsequent foot problems with Texas following a trade from Pittsburgh. Control problems continue, walking 21 batters in 44.1 innings, which will limit his success going forward. He signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals in November.

2006

Blessed with a mid-90s fastball and a sharp-breaking slider, Wells has always had the potential to be a No. 1 starter. Unfortunately, he's never garnered command of his considerable talent. In 2005, Wells tossed way too many five-inning games with 120-plus pitch counts. As a result, he finished the season with a major-league high 18 losses. He won just eight games and sported a 1.57 whip in 182 innings. New Pirates manager Jim Tracy has had some success with reclamation projects in Los Angeles, such as Jeff Weaver, but Dodger Stadium may be one of the best pitcher's parks in the NL. While Wells went 10-9 with a 3.28 ERA and a 1.25 whip in 197 1/3 innings back in 2003, a change of scenery might be best for both the pitcher and the team. He'll become a free agent after the season, making it all the more likely that Wells will be wearing a new uniform before the end of the 2006 season.

2005

Last season was frustrating for Wells, who went 5-7 with a 4.55 ERA in 24 starts after finishing 11th in the National League with a 3.28 ERA in 2003. The Pirates expect the righty, who was bothered by finger and elbow ailments, to be at full strength when pitchers and catchers report and assuming he is healthy, there is a very good chance that he’ll bounce back as a solid No. 2 starter behind Oliver Perez. Given what figure to be lower expectations, you can probably grab Wells cheap in your NL auction or late in your draft and he should provide solid fantasy value once again.

2004

If the Pirates can organize some offense for him this year, Wells has sleeper potential. Wells quietly finished 11th in the league in ERA last season while going 10-9. Before we label him as just a .500 pitcher, it's worth noting that his record could have easily been better. In his nine losses, the Pirates scored just 14 runs. Wells left seven other games with the lead, only to have them blown by the league's worst bullpen. A true homer, Wells led all National League pitchers with a 2.12 ERA while pitching at home. He also held opponents to a .233 average, which ranked 10th in the league. Expect more of the same, with a few more wins, this season from the Pirates' underrated hurler.

2003

Part of the Todd Ritchie heist, Wells provided the Pirates with the rotation anchor they sorely needed. He threw a lot more groundballs with the Pirates than he had with the White Sox, accounting for a good deal of his improvement over 2001. He should be a reliable mid-rotation guy for years to come.