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Duke WelkerHigh 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 [32.010]PlaceKirkland,Washington
High SchoolWoodinville (Woodinville,WA)
CollegeUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville,AR), Seminole State College (Seminole,OK)

DraftedSelected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2nd round (68th overall) of the 2007 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 39th round (1163rd overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners 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
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Pitching Stats -- Batting Stats -- Fielding Statistics -- Other Pitching -- Transactions -- Salaries
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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 CollegeCollege-p20173010011000000000.333.3331.3331.666413.0001.0001.000.6570.000.000.0033.333.00100.00
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 DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2016-08-08RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Giants  
2016-08-03RPSan Francisco GiantsSan Jose (A+)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to San Jose (A+)Team Roster on 2016-08-03
2016-04-15RPSan Francisco GiantsSacramento (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League ContractTeam Roster on 2016-04-15
2014-07-16RPFree Agent -Free Agent--Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent  
2014-07-14RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Pirates  
2014-07-09RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for AssignmentTeam Roster on 2014-07-09
2014-05-17RPPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 InjuredTeam Roster on 2014-05-17
2014-04-12RPPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Indianapolis (AAA)Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-03-14RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to minorsTeam Roster on 2014-03-14
2013-11-21RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Twins to Pirates for Kris JohnsonTeam Roster on 2013-11-21
2013-10-07RPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Pirates to Twins to complete Justin Morneau trade of 8/31Team Roster on 2013-10-07
2013-09-26RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Indianapolis (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-09-26
2013-06-26RPPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Indianapolis (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-06-26
2013-06-20RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Indianapolis (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-06-20
2013-05-11PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Indianapolis (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-05-11
2013-05-08PPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Indianapolis (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-05-08
2013-03-13PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Indianapolis (AAA)Team Roster on 2013-03-13
2013-03-05PPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0m)Team Roster on 2013-03-05
2012-11-12PPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActive--Team Roster on 2012-11-12
2012-10-08PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DLTeam Roster on 2012-10-08
2012-07-25PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 InjuredTeam Roster on 2012-07-25
2012-05-24PPittsburgh PiratesIndianapolis (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Indianapolis (AAA)Team Roster on 2012-05-24
2012-03-15RPPittsburgh PiratesAltoona (AA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Altoona (AA)Team 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 Payroll27490,0000.0177536-3,021,531490,000967,0002013-03-05 - 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