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Duke Welker

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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2014 Preseason Projections

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Welker displayed a strong strikeout rate at Triple-A last season (9.3 K/9) but mediocre control (65:31 K:BB ratio). His 3.57 ERA at Triple-A was enough to get him called up for two games with the Pira...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  7/16/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 240   DOB: 2/10/1986
BORN: Kirkland, WA   COLLEGE: Arkansas  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Duke Welker Contract Information:

Welker signed for $477,000 in the summer of 2007.

July 14, 2014  –  Duke Welker News

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Duke Welker 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
2007 21 A STA 7 7 0 30.7 29 8 2 27 10 2 2 0 2.35 1.27
2008 22 A HIC 24 24 0 116.0 142 71 7 72 48 4 13 0 5.51 1.64
2009 23 A WES 31 15 0 101.0 96 65 7 69 67 0 11 2 5.79 1.61
2010 24 A+ BRA 20 0 0 24.1 16 10 2 20 23 0 1 0 0 0 3.70 1.62
2010 24 AA WES 20 0 0 21.1 13 9 0 24 24 1 0 5 0 0 3.80 1.75
2011 25 A+ BRA 8 0 0 51.0 32 13 2 41 25 3 5 6 0 0 2.29 1.12
2011 25 AA ALT 8 0 0 10.0 11 6 0 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.20
2012 26 AA ALT 26 0 0 23.1 19 6 0 19 7 2 0 5 0 0 2.31 1.13
2012 26 AAA IND 26 0 0 31.2 24 8 1 30 18 0 1 0 0 0 2.27 1.35
2013 27 AAA IND 48 0 0 63.0 53 25 3 65 31 3 4 9 0 0 3.57 1.33
2013 27 MAJ PIT 2 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2014 28 AAA IND 9 0 0 11.0 9 6 0 15 11 1 1 2 0 0 4.91 1.82
3-Year Averages     2 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Duke Welker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
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Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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Duke Welker 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
2007 21 A STA 7 7 30.7 7.92 2.93 2.70 0.59 83.8% 2.35 3.46 .312
2008 22 A HIC 24 24 116.0 5.59 3.72 1.50 0.54 65% 5.51 3.98 .346
2009 23 A WES 31 15 101.0 6.15 5.97 1.03 0.62 62.8% 5.79 4.72 .292
2010 24 A+ BRA 20 0 24.1 7.47 8.59 0.87 0.75 78.4% 3.70 5.61 .226
2010 24 AA WES 20 0 21.1 10.24 10.24 1.00 0.00 75.7% 3.80 4.48 .268
2011 25 A+ BRA 8 0 51.0 7.24 4.41 1.64 0.35 80% 2.29 3.69 .226
2011 25 AA ALT 8 0 10.0 8.10 0.90 9.00 0.00 50% 5.40 2.00 .364
2012 26 AA ALT 26 0 23.1 7.40 2.73 2.71 0.00 76.9% 2.31 2.46 .292
2012 26 AAA IND 26 0 31.2 8.65 5.19 1.67 0.29 82.9% 2.27 3.52 .284
2013 27 AAA IND 48 0 63.0 9.29 4.43 2.10 0.43 72.8% 3.57 3.33 .307
2013 27 MAJ PIT 2 0 1.3 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 0% 97.0 MPH 0.00 1.70 .000
2014 28 AAA IND 9 0 11.0 12.27 9.00 1.36 0.00 70% 4.91 3.47 .360
3-Year Averages     2 0 1.3 6.75 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.70 .000

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2014 Stat Review for Duke Welker    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.36 K/BB
TERRIBLE
12.27 K/9
ELITE
9.00 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.91 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.82 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.47 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.360 BABIP
HIGH
70.0% Strand Rate
LOW

Duke Welker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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Welker (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Welker tweeted out Thursday that he was undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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Welker was traded to Pittsburgh from Minnesota on Tuesday for Kris Johnson.

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Welker will head to Minnesota as the player to be named later in the Justin Morneau trade, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Welker has been recalled by the Pirates, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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Welker was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday.

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The Pirates recalled Welker from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

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Welker has been promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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The Pirates added Welker to their 40-man roster Friday, according to the Pirates' Twitter account.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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Welker impressed Pirates management enough that it placed him on the 40-man roster in 2011. The 2007 second-round draft pick then rewarded the organization with a 2.29 ERA split between Double-A and Triple-A. He yielded 43 hits in 55 innings with a 1.24 WHIP and 49:25 K:BB ratio. Walker, 27, is at a critical juncture in his career. He's a long shot to start the season in the majors, but another strong showing at Triple-A could put him in line for a midseason callup. From a fantasy perspective, however, there's no reason to chase him in drafts.