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Randy Wells

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 8/28/1982   BORN: Belleville, IL   COLLEGE: SW Illinois JC   DRAFTED: 38th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Randy Wells Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Rangers in December of 2012.

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Randy Wells 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
2005 22 AA WES 6 0 0 9.3 13 4 0 4 7 0 1 1 3.86 2.14
2006 23 AA WES 12 12 0 63.3 45 11 2 56 13 4 2 0 1.56 0.92
2006 23 AAA IOW 13 12 0 69.0 87 38 7 59 23 5 5 0 4.96 1.59
2007 24 AAA IOW 40 9 0 95.7 100 48 11 101 41 5 6 2 4.52 1.47
2008 25 AAA IOW 28 19 0 118.7 127 53 15 102 34 10 4 0 4.02 1.36
2008 25 MAJ CHN 3 0 0 4.3 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.46
2008 25 MAJ TOR 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2008  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ CHN/TOR 4 0 0 5.3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0.56
2009 26 AAA IOW 5 5 0 26.0 19 8 1 21 7 3 0 0 2.77 1.00
2009 26 MAJ CHN 27 27 0 165.3 165 56 14 104 46 12 10 0 3.05 1.28
2010 27 MAJ CHC 32 32 0 194.3 209 92 19 144 63 8 14 0 0 0 4.26 1.40
2011 28 A PEO 1 1 0 3.2 6 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.45 1.88
2011 28 AAA IOW 1 1 0 4.0 6 6 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 13.50 2.25
2011 28 MAJ CHC 23 23 1 135.3 141 75 23 82 47 7 6 0 0 0 4.99 1.39
2012 29 AAA IOW 9 9 0 43.1 52 38 6 29 18 3 3 0 0 0 7.89 1.62
2012 29 MAJ CHC 12 4 0 28.7 35 17 1 14 24 1 2 0 1 0 5.34 2.06
2013 30 AAA ROU 5 5 0 23.2 32 16 4 20 12 0 4 0 0 0 6.08 1.90
3-Year Averages     17 13 0 82.0 88 46 12 48 35 4 4 0 0 0 5.05 1.50
Career  (View All)     98 86 1 529.0 550 240 57 345 183 28 32 0 4.08 1.39

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Randy Wells Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20126881618901.353

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012756817310.279

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201212.710071004.972.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201216.002071415.631.94
Randy Wells 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
2005 22 AA WES 6 0 9.3 3.86 6.75 0.57 0.00 80% 3.86 4.59 .368
2006 23 AA WES 12 12 63.3 7.96 1.85 4.31 0.28 83.9% 1.56 2.60 .260
2006 23 AAA IOW 13 12 69.0 7.70 3.00 2.57 0.91 69.9% 4.96 3.85 .371
2007 24 AAA IOW 40 9 95.7 9.50 3.86 2.46 1.03 71.5% 4.52 4.03 .345
2008 25 AAA IOW 28 19 118.7 7.74 2.58 3.00 1.14 74% 4.02 4.01 .325
2008 25 MAJ CHN 3 0 4.3 2.08 4.15 0.50 0.00 2.00 100% 89.2 MPH 0.00 4.17 .000
2008 25 MAJ TOR 1 0 1.0 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 2.00 100% 89.2 MPH 0.00 6.30 .000
2008  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ CHN/TOR 4 0 5.3 1.69 5.06 0.33 0.00 2.00 100% 89.2 MPH 0.00 4.57 .000
2009 26 AAA IOW 5 5 26.0 7.27 2.42 3.00 0.35 72% 2.77 2.89 .256
2009 26 MAJ CHN 27 27 165.3 5.66 2.50 2.26 0.76 1.41 78.7% 89.6 MPH 3.05 3.91 .294
2010 27 MAJ CHC 32 32 194.3 6.67 2.92 2.29 0.88 1.53 71.1% 89.6 MPH 4.26 4.05 .320
2011 28 A PEO 1 1 3.2 2.81 0.00 0.00 0.00 83.3% 2.45 2.58 .428
2011 28 AAA IOW 1 1 4.0 6.75 6.75 1.00 2.25 37.5% 13.50 7.20 .377
2011 28 MAJ CHC 23 23 135.3 5.45 3.13 1.74 1.53 1.16 68.5% 88.1 MPH 4.99 5.28 .283
2012 29 AAA IOW 9 9 43.1 6.06 3.76 1.61 1.25 50% 7.89 5.13 .332
2012 29 MAJ CHC 12 4 28.7 4.40 7.53 0.58 0.31 1.32 72.4% 89.2 MPH 5.34 5.40 .337
2013 30 AAA ROU 5 5 23.2 7.76 4.66 1.67 1.55 70% 6.08 5.27 .381
3-Year Averages     17 13 82.0 5.27 3.84 1.37 1.32 69.4% 5.05 5.21 .293
Career     98 86 529.0 5.87 3.11 1.89 0.97 72.9% 4.08 4.37 .301

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

Wells was assigned to minor league camp by the Rangers on Friday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Wells needed 54 pitches to complete his two-inning start Friday, allowing five hits, a walk and two runs.

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Wells (elbow) is throwing with the rest of the Rangers' pitchers during the spring, MLB.com reports.

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Wells (elbow) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

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Wells (elbow) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Tuesday and is likely out for the season, CSN Chicago reports.

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Wells (elbow) was placed on the 7-day DL on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Wells has been assigned outright to Triple-A Iowa, ESPN's Doug Padilla reports.

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Wells was designated for assignment Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Wells allowed three runs (all earned) on six hits, four walks, and three strikeouts over three innings in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Mets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Randy Wells.

2012

Wells missed two months with a strained forearm, and when he came back he had the worst season of his three-year career. His velocity dipped slightly, and his walk, strikeout, groundball and home-run rates all went in the wrong direction. Wells managed to pitch better in the second half with a 4.04 ERA and 2:1 K:BB ratio, but given his modest velocity and low strikeout rate, he needs to keep the ball down and doesn't have a large margin for error.

2011

A sinkerballer who relies on keeping the ball down and changing speeds, Wells pitched nearly as well last year as he did as a rookie, but without the desirable cosmetic results. Wells' strikeout rate actually went up - to a respectable 6.7 K/9IP, and he did a better job of inducing groundballs (1.53 G/F). Wells' walk and home-run rates rose slightly but not enough by themselves to explain the big jump in ERA and WHIP. It was largely a .324 BABIP (as opposed to .290 in 2009) and a 71.1 percent strand rate (78.7 in 2009) that made the difference. Add in the lack of run support and a poor bullpen, and the result is four fewer wins in five more starts. Wells is a solid middle-of-the-rotation pitcher, but given all the balls in play, and Wrigley's unpredictable winds, his numbers are likely to fluctuate a good deal from year to year. He'll begin the year in the Cubs' rotation.

2010

Wells was one of the lone bright spots for the Cubs last year, exceeding all expectations as a rookie. He kept the ball on the ground and in the park and showed decent command. He's not overpowering, but relies on a sinker and changes speeds. While Wells' cosmetic stats (12 wins, 3.05 ERA) exceeded his peripherals (3.91 FIP), it was still an impressive debut. The question is whether his struggles in September were due to him tiring down the stretch (he threw 191 innings at Triple-A and the majors combined after throwing just 124 innings in 2008), or a case of opposing hitters figuring him out?

2009

Wells pitched serviceably at Triple-A Iowa last year, striking out 102 and walking 34 in 118.2 IP. Wells' overall numbers were hurt by his high hit rate and his propensity to give up the long ball, two traits he also displayed in 2007. Expect Wells to start at Triple-A again in 2009.