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Duke Welker #53 - P

Pittsburgh

  • Age: 28
  • DOB: 1986/02/10
  • POB: Kirkland, WA
  • Height: 6-7 Weight: 240lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 1
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2007 (2nd round).
  • Current Status: In the minors (on 40-man roster)

Scouting Report

AssetsA mammoth right-hander (6-7, 260 pounds), he appears to have found his niche as a reliever. Can be overpowering at times at lower levels.
FlawsNeeds to become a better control artist and reduce his walks total in order to maximize his big-league potential as a late-inning reliever.
Career potentialHuge right-hander with a little upside.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/03/14Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA).
2013/11/19Acquired from the Minnesota Twins.
2013/09/01Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2013/06/26Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA).
2013/06/20Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA).
2013/05/11Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA).
2013/05/08Recalled from Indianapolis (AAA).
2013/03/13Optioned to Indianapolis (AAA).
2013/03/01Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2012/03/15Optioned to Altoona (AA).
2012/03/03Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a one-year contract.
2011/11/18Contract purchased from Indianapolis (AAA).

Trades

2013/11/19Pittsburgh Pirates traded Kris Johnson to the Minnesota Twins for Duke Welker.
2013/08/31Pittsburgh Pirates traded Alex Presley and a player to be named later (Duke Welker - September 1, 2013) or cash considerations to the Minnesota Twins for Justin Morneau.
2007/06/07Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round (68th overall) in 2007.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2013PittsburghNL20000001.10000010.000.00
2013IndianapolisAAA4803490063.0532825331651.333.57
2012IndianapolisAAA2600100031.22488118301.332.27
2012AltoonaAA1502150023.1197607191.112.31
2011AltoonaAA801000010.011760191.205.40
2011BradentonA3603560052.0331813225411.122.25
2010West VirginiaA2001150022.116149024251.793.63
2010BradentonA2000100024.1161210223201.603.70
2009West VirginiaA3115011200101.0968065767691.615.79
2008HickoryA2424413000116.01428171748721.645.51
2007State CollegeA772200030.22998210271.272.35
TotalNL20000001.10000010.000.00
TotalAAA7403590094.2773633449951.333.14
TotalAA2303150033.130141208281.143.24
TotalA1384610331300346.1332214176201972541.534.57

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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