MLB

Michael Wuertz # - P

  • Age: 35
  • DOB: 1978/12/15
  • POB: Austin, MN
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 1997 (11th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHas good stuff that is most effective against right-handed hitters. Gets ahead early in the count and is solid with runners aboard. Can strike batters out.
FlawsStruggles a little more against left-handed hitters, who see his pitches better. Can be a little inconsistent in pressure situations. Injuries are also a factor.
Career potentialMiddle reliever.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/03/08Released by the Miami Marlins.
2013/01/15Signed by the Miami Marlins to a minor league contract.
2012/07/05Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
2012/05/02Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2011/10/25Released by the Oakland Athletics.
2011/09/02Missed 31 games (right thumb injury).
2011/07/30Right thumb injury, 15-day DL.
2011/04/25Missed 21 games (strained left hamstring).
2011/04/06Strained left hamstring, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 2nd, 2011).
2010/05/03Missed 26 games (right shoulder tendinitis).
2010/04/03Right shoulder tendinitis, early September (retroactive to March 26th, 2010).
2010/01/29Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a two-year contract.
2009/02/02Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.
2009/01/20Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2008/10/01Did not make the Chicago Cubs playoff roster.
2008/09/01Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2008/07/11Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2008/01/21Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2007/03/05Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2006/07/23Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2006/05/28Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2006/05/21Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2006/04/15Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2006/03/03Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2004/09/06Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2004/07/11Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2004/06/27Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2004/06/04Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2004/05/20Recalled from Iowa (AAA).
2004/04/30Optioned to Iowa (AAA).
2004/04/03Contract purchased from Iowa (AAA).

Trades

2013/01/15Signed by the Miami Marlins to a minor league contract.
2012/05/02Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract.
2009/02/02Chicago Cubs traded Michael Wuertz to the Oakland Athletics for Richie Robnett and Justin Sellers.
1997/06/03Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 11th round in 1997.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2011OaklandAL3900000033.2372525526321.876.68
2011SacramentoAAA31000003.03330251.679.00
2011StocktonA32000003.06441172.3312.00
2010OaklandAL4802360039.2352119621401.414.31
2010SacramentoAAA43000004.24000331.500.00
2010StocktonA22000003.03000031.000.00
2009OaklandAL7406140078.25225236231020.952.63
2008Chicago CubsNL4501100044.2442318420301.433.63
2008IowaAAA1700140020.01388214291.353.60
2007Chicago CubsNL7302300072.1643028835791.373.48
2006Chicago CubsNL4103100040.2351412516421.252.66
2006IowaAAA30060100041.23010829670.941.73
2005Chicago CubsNL7506200075.2603632640891.323.81
2004Chicago CubsNL3101010029.0221414417301.344.34
2004IowaAAA37011190044.2301312415591.012.42
2003IowaAAA431639100124.014070631635921.414.57
2002IowaAAA282795000154.01851099524691311.655.55
2001West TennesseeAA272749011160.0160807120581351.363.99
2000DaytonaA2828127032171.1166797215641421.343.78
1999LansingA28281112010161.11911048611441271.464.80
1998WilliamsportA14147501086.1793633419591.143.44
TotalMLB426021111100414.1349188171441984441.323.71
TotalAL1610841000152.0124716717701741.283.97
TotalNL2650137100262.1225117104271282701.353.57
TotalAAA1624719163400392.0405213189481473861.414.34
TotalAA272749011160.0160807120581351.363.99
TotalA75743024052425.0445223195311283381.354.13

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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