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Duke WelkerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2016 MLB Years: 2013-2013
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Rated Prospect

PositionsP-277Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMatthew Scott Welker
Height6-7Weight220BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 10,1986 [32.132]PlaceKirkland,Washington
High SchoolWoodinville (Woodinville,WA)
CollegeUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville,AR), Seminole State College (Seminole,OK)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (68th overall) of the 2007 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 39th round (1163rd overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 34th round (1023rd overall) of the 2004 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$477,000Signing ScoutsMike LeuzingerService Time0.010 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2008-PIT-#9
MLB DebutJune 23,2013 [27.133]
OrganizationsPIT [8] SFN [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID46644Retrosheet IDwelkd001MLBAM ID444992
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (50.00%) -- Slider (45.00%) -- Cutter (5.00%)
Fastball Velocity [2013] - 97.08
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts51Walks32Hittable48SO/BB34vsPower48Hitting0Durability49Team.526Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2006Seminole State CollegeCollegeNCAASoRel20722.3117017000074.0513019031610001.116.20--3.777.421.97.778-
2007ArkansasSECNCAA-1Jr-ST21753.5918180000097.28148393398010401.237.460.283.597.372.05.583-
2007State College SpikesNYPLA-pit43ST21222.35770000030.22998210271101.278.510.592.937.922.70.500-
2008Hickory CrawdadsSALApit21ST224135.51242400000116.014281717487214401.6411.020.543.725.591.50.235-
2009West Virginia PowerSALApit25S/R230115.793115160072101.09680657676922101.618.550.625.976.151.03.000-
2010West Virginia PowerSALApit-Rel24113.63200200013522.016149024253001.796.45--9.6710.071.04.500-
2010Bradenton MaraudersFSLA+pit53Rel24013.7020020005024.0161210223203001.605.920.748.517.400.87.000-
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0123.66400400018546.2322619247456001.696.170.399.068.680.96.333-
2011Bradenton MaraudersFSLA+pit32Rel25352.25360360022652.0331813225416101.125.710.354.337.101.64.375-
2011Altoona CurveEastAApit54Rel25105.40808002010.011760191001.209.90--0.908.109.001.000-
2011Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0452.76440440024662.0442519226507101.136.390.293.777.261.92.444-
2012Altoona CurveEastAApit32Rel26212.31150150012523.0197607191101.117.33--2.707.332.71.667-
2012Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit23Rel26012.2726026004031.22488118303001.336.820.285.128.531.67.000-
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0222.29410410016554.1431514125494101.247.040.164.098.021.96.500-
2013Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit32Rel27343.57480480030963.0532825331654101.337.570.434.439.292.10.429-
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit61Rel27000.0020200101.0000001000--------6.750.00-1.55
2014Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit32Rel28114.91909004211.0976011151201.827.36--9.0012.271.36.500-
2016Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAsfn18Rel30133.86310310013235.0492015316303101.8612.600.774.117.711.88.250-
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0020200101.0000001000--------6.750.00--1.50
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter18434.19275462290011231518.049729124227281422621201.508.600.474.867.301.50.295-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter593.451140114005113140.2135635477614011401.508.640.454.868.961.84.357-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter313.24230230014533.030141208282101.148.10--2.167.563.50.750-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter362.71560560027676.0493023448619101.275.780.475.667.191.27.333-
A Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter5255.4575393600207239.02541751451413916639501.649.550.535.236.241.19.167-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter222.35770000030.22998210271101.278.510.592.937.922.70.500-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1473.043518170000171.2132785837014110401.186.920.163.677.392.01.667-
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0020200101.0000001000--------6.750.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings000.003300330001650220.000000165000--------6.750.00--1.50
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings8184.191161997004713220.02101231021111917826501.508.600.474.867.301.50.308-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Seminole State CollegeCollegeSop20173010011000000000.333.3331.3331.666413.0001.0001.000.6570.000.000.0033.333.00100.00
2012Altoona CurveEastAApit32p2670000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit23p26102010000000100000.500.500.5001.0001021.000.000.000.4420.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         172010000000101000.500.500.5001.0001031.000.000.000.4420.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2013Indianapolis IndiansILAAApit32p27170000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2016Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAsfn18p30210100000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter552110000000103000.500.500.5001.0001051.000.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter482110000000102000.500.500.5001.0001041.000.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter70000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter173010011000000000.333.3331.3331.666413.0001.0001.000.0000.000.000.0033.333.00100.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626330000000309000.500.500.5001.00030151.000.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2007State College Spikes NYPLA-pit21P7--49--13131.0001.86------7100.09.3
2008Hickory Crawdads SALApit22P24--1026313936.9231.50------24100.017.3
2009West Virginia Power SALApit23P31--1215513227.8440.87------31100.022.6
2010West Virginia Power SALApit24P20---41154.8000.20------20100.014.4
2010Bradenton Marauders FSLA+pit24P20--331-76.8570.30------20100.014.5
2011Bradenton Marauders FSLA+pit25P36--913132322.9570.61------36100.026.3
2011Altoona Curve EastAApit25P8--32--551.0000.63------8100.05.7
2012Altoona Curve EastAApit26P15--11--221.0000.13------15100.010.6
2012Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit26P26--311-54.8000.15------26100.018.1
2013Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit27P48--5123-2017.8500.35------48100.033.3
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit27P2-1-1--111.0000.501.00-----2100.01.2
2014Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit28P9--211-43.7500.33------9100.06.3
2016Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAsfn30P31--61--771.0000.23------31100.021.5
MLB Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2-1-1--111.0000.501.00-----20.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P114--16155-3631.8610.27------1140.00.0
AA Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P23--43--771.0000.30------230.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P56--1216233028.9330.50------560.00.0
A Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P75--2245937667.8820.89------750.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P7--49--13131.0001.86------70.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2007State College Spikes NYPLA-pit217----------
2008Hickory Crawdads SALApit2224----------
2009West Virginia Power SALApit2331----------
2010West Virginia Power SALApit2420----------
2010Bradenton Marauders FSLA+pit2420----------
2011Bradenton Marauders FSLA+pit2536----------
2011Altoona Curve EastAApit258----------
2012Altoona Curve EastAApit2615----------
2012Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit2626----------
2013Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit2748----------
2013Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit272----------
2014Indianapolis Indians ILAAApit289----------
2016Sacramento River Cats PCLAAAsfn3031----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2012Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB26000.0010100001.0120011002.009.000.009.009.001.0018.00.000
2013Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB27003.0030300003.0211113001.006.003.003.009.003.003.00.000
2014Pittsburgh PiratesMLB Spring TrainingMLB281010.1360600105.1766154002.3511.811.698.446.750.8010.131.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs106.751001000109.31097278001.829.641.936.757.711.148.681.000

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2016-08-08RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Giants30.179  
2016-08-03RPSan Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to San Jose (A+)30.174Team Roster on 2016-08-03
2016-04-15RPSan Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract30.064Team Roster on 2016-04-15
2014-07-16RPFree Agent -Free Agent--Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent28.156  
2014-07-14RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Pirates28.154  
2014-07-09RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment28.149Team Roster on 2014-07-09
2014-05-17RPPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Injured28.096Team Roster on 2014-05-17
2014-04-12RPPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Indianapolis (AAA)28.061Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-03-14RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to minors28.032Team Roster on 2014-03-14
2013-11-21RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Twins to Pirates for Kris Johnson27.284Team Roster on 2013-11-21
2013-10-07RPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Pirates to Twins to complete Justin Morneau trade of 8/3127.239Team Roster on 2013-10-07
2013-09-26RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Indianapolis (AAA)27.228Team Roster on 2013-09-26
2013-06-26RPPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Indianapolis (AAA)27.136Team Roster on 2013-06-26
2013-06-20RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Indianapolis (AAA)27.130Team Roster on 2013-06-20
2013-05-11PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Indianapolis (AAA)27.090Team Roster on 2013-05-11
2013-05-08PPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Indianapolis (AAA)27.087Team Roster on 2013-05-08
2013-03-13PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Indianapolis (AAA)27.031Team Roster on 2013-03-13
2013-03-05PPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0m)27.023Team Roster on 2013-03-05
2012-11-12PPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActive--26.275Team Roster on 2012-11-12
2012-10-08PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL26.240Team Roster on 2012-10-08
2012-07-25PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Injured26.165Team Roster on 2012-07-25
2012-05-24PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Indianapolis (AAA)26.103Team Roster on 2012-05-24
2012-03-15RPPittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Altoona (AA)26.033Team Roster on 2012-03-15
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

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YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2007Pittsburgh Pirates-21477,000-------477,000Signing Bonus out of 2007 Draft (2nd round - 68th overall)
2013Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll27490,0000.0177536-3,023,990490,000967,0002013-03-05 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0m)
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red