MLB

Kip Wells # - P

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1977/04/21
  • POB: Houston, TX
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 12
  • Drafted by Chicago WS in 1998 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsChallenged hitters with a low-90's fastball and a tight curve, and had the ability to strike batters out regularly. Could be used in any role on a pitching staff. Brought the mental toughness to bear down with runners on.
FlawsStamina was always in question when he served as a starting pitcher; he was rarely able to last beyond the sixth inning. Gave up more than his share of homers. Also had control and command issues during a season.
Career potentialServiceable, versatile pitcher.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/11/10Announced his retirement.
2013/05/29Released by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2013/04/13Signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a minor league contract.
2012/08/07Outrighted to Tucson (AAA).
2012/08/03Designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres.
2012/06/25Contract purchased from Tucson (AAA).
2012/05/08Signed by the San Diego Padres to a minor league contract.
2012/04/16Released by the Chicago White Sox.
2012/04/07Signed by the Chicago White Sox to a minor league contract.
2011/03/24Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2010/04/02Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
2010/02/12Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2009/11/05Filed for free agency.
2009/07/31Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA).
2009/07/09Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2009/07/07Refused minor league assignment from the Washington Nationals and opted for free agency.
2009/06/24Designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals.
2009/06/16Missed 13 games (adductor muscle).
2009/06/02Adductor muscle, early September.
2009/04/20Contract purchased from Syracuse (AAA).
2009/03/11Signed by the Washington Nationals to a minor league contract.
2008/10/24Released by the Kansas City Royals.
2008/08/19Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals.
2008/08/10Designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies.
2008/07/21Missed 74 games (hand injury).
2008/04/30Hand injury, 15-day DL.
2007/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2007/10/30Filed for free agency.
2006/11/28Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2006/11/06Filed for free agency.
2006/10/02Missed the last 45 regular season games (foot injury).
2006/08/15Foot injury, 15-day DL.
2006/08/11Missed 4 games (right shoulder injury).
2006/08/07Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2006/07/31Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2006/06/18Missed 69 games (shoulder injury).
2006/04/15Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (shoulder injury).
2006/04/03Shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2006/01/17Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2005/08/13Missed 5 games (finger injury).
2005/08/07Finger injury, day-to-day.
2005/01/13Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2004/09/05Missed 22 games (right elbow inflammation).
2004/08/23Right elbow inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 14th, 2004).
2004/06/25Missed 6 games (hand injury).
2004/06/19Hand injury, day-to-day.
2004/01/19Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2003/05/31Missed 9 games (blister).
2003/05/21Blister, day-to-day.
2002/03/01Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2001/12/13Acquired from the Chicago White Sox.
2001/04/28Recalled from Charlotte (AAA).
2001/03/30Optioned to Charlotte (AAA).

Trades

2013/04/13Signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a minor league contract.
2012/05/08Signed by the San Diego Padres to a minor league contract.
2012/04/07Signed by the Chicago White Sox to a minor league contract.
2011/03/24Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a minor league contract.
2009/07/09Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2009/03/11Signed by the Washington Nationals to a minor league contract.
2008/08/19Signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Royals.
2007/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Colorado Rockies.
2006/11/28Signed as free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals.
2006/07/31Pittsburgh Pirates traded Kip Wells to the Texas Rangers for Jesse Chavez.
2001/12/13Chicago White Sox traded Kip Wells, Sean Lowe and Josh Fogg to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Todd Ritchie and Lee Evans.
1998/06/02Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round in 1998.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2013Salt LakeAAA661300024.135282842292.3410.36
2012San DiegoNL772400037.1412319620191.634.58
2012TucsonAAA1082400050.2603827426221.704.80
2011Obregon/MazatlanMex----------------
2010Long IslandInd----------------
2009CincinnatiNL1072300046.1372424522251.274.66
2009WashingtonNL2300220026.1231919118181.566.49
2009Total Wsh/CinNL3372520072.2604343640431.385.33
2009LouisvilleAAA511000014.2125525161.163.07
2009SyracuseAAA221000011.093312111.002.45
2009PotomacA41000005.03110110.801.80
2008Kansas CityAL1000100010.110101011192.038.71
2008ColoradoNL1521200027.1291916319221.765.27
2008Total Col/KCMLB2521300037.2392926430311.836.22
2008Colorado SpringsAAA440300018.132251846152.078.84
2008TulsaAA11000006.26220181.052.70
2007St. LouisNL3426717000162.218611610319781221.625.70
2006TexasAL22100008.015650342.255.63
2006PittsburghNL771500036.1462727318161.766.69
2006Total Pit/TexMLB992500044.1613332321201.856.50
2006AltoonaAA11100007.16331140.953.68
2006LynchburgA11100006.03000250.830.00
2005PittsburghNL3333818011182.018611610323991321.575.09
2004PittsburghNL242457000138.1145717014661161.534.55
2003PittsburghNL3131109010197.1171777224761471.253.28
2002PittsburghNL33331214011198.1197927921711341.353.58
2001Chicago WSAL40201011000133.114580711461991.554.79
2001CharlotteAAA442100025.126111028241.343.55
2000Chicago WSAL20206900098.212676661558711.866.02
2000CharlotteAAA12125302162.06738371027381.525.37
1999Chicago WSAL774100035.2331716215291.354.04
1999BirminghamAA11118200070.1492423531441.142.94
1999Winston-SalemA14145600085.2783934434951.313.57
TotalMLB296219691032321338.113907737001516359631.514.71
TotalAL79492122000286.0329189168321482121.675.29
TotalNL21717048812321052.110615845321194877511.474.55
TotalAAA43371214021206.124114812827961351.635.58
TotalAA13139200084.1612928633561.112.99
TotalA19166600096.28440354371011.253.26
TotalInd----------------
TotalMex----------------

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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