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Kip Wells MLB Career Stats

69-103 4.71 1338.1 963 1.51

Kip Wells Bio

  • Full Name: Robert Kip Wells
  • Born: 4/21/1977 in Houston, TX
  • Draft: 1998, Chicago White Sox, 1st rd. (16th overall)
  • College: Baylor
  • Debut: August 2, 1999
  • Ret., Final Game: 8/1/2012
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MLB Career Stats 69 103 4.71 296 219 2 1338.1 963 1.51


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Kip Wells Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
1999 Birmingham SOU

Kip Wells Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2002 3.58 21st in NL
2003 3.28 11th in NL


Season W Rank
2002 12 21st in NL


Season SO Rank
2002 134 25th in NL
2003 147 22nd in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2003 1.25 18th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2002 .261 24th in NL
2003 .233 10th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2002 33 12th in NL
2005 33 13th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2002 1 22nd in NL
2003 1 24th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2002 1 10th in NL
2005 1 8th in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2002 198.1 25th in NL
2003 197.1 22nd in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2002 6.08 21st in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2002 1.89 17th in NL
2003 1.93 20th in NL
2005 1.33 3rd in NL
2007 1.56 7th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2002 71 18th in NL
2003 76 17th in NL
2004 66 23rd in NL
2005 99 1st in NL
2007 78 10th in NL


Season H Rank
2002 197 19th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2003 24 14th in NL
2005 23 22nd in NL

Kip Wells Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 29, 2013 Salt Lake Bees released RHP Kip Wells.
April 29, 2013 RHP Kip Wells assigned to Salt Lake Bees from Angels Extended Spring Training.
April 15, 2013 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Kip Wells to a minor league contract.
October 4, 2012 RHP Kip Wells elected free agency.
September 25, 2012 Tucson Padres activated RHP Kip Wells from the temporarily inactive list.
August 25, 2012 Tucson Padres placed RHP Kip Wells on the temporarily inactive list.
August 10, 2012 Tucson Padres activated RHP Kip Wells.
August 7, 2012 San Diego Padres sent RHP Kip Wells outright to Tucson Padres.
August 3, 2012 San Diego Padres designated Kip Wells for assignment.
June 26, 2012 San Diego Padres selected the contract of RHP Kip Wells from Tucson Padres.
May 18, 2012 Kip Wells assigned to Tucson Padres from Padres Extended Spring Training.
May 7, 2012 San Diego Padres signed free agent RHP Kip Wells to a minor league contract.
March 22, 2011 Reno Aces signed free agent Kip Wells.
April 2, 2010 Cincinnati Reds released RHP Kip Wells.
February 12, 2010 Cincinnati Reds signed free agent RHP Kip Wells to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 16, 2009 RHP Kip Wells elected free agency.
July 31, 2009 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of RHP Kip Wells from Louisville Bats.
July 7, 2009 Louisville Bats signed free agent Kip Wells.
June 24, 2009 Washington Nationals designated Kip Wells for assignment.
June 15, 2009 Washington Nationals activated RHP Kip Wells from the 15-day disabled list.
June 9, 2009 Washington Nationals sent RHP Kip Wells on a rehab assignment to Potomac Nationals.
June 2, 2009 Washington Nationals placed RHP Kip Wells on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 31, 2009. Right adductor strain
April 20, 2009 Washington Nationals purchased contract of RHP Kip Wells from Syracuse Chiefs.

Robert Kip Wells Bio Info

In 1995 graduated from Elkins (TX) High School, where he was an Academic Excellence Award a senior went 7-1, 2.35 and earned All-State honors while leading EHS to the Texas 5A state 3 seasons at Baylor University went 21-14, 5.17 with 6 complete games and 288 a junior went 13-4, 3.71 with 4 complete games and was named first-team All-Big 12 and a second-team All-American by Baseball America...that season established school records with 13 wins and 135 strikeouts...while playing for Brewster in 1997 was named the Outstanding Professional Prospect in the Cape Cod League. 2009 For the Nationals and Reds combined to finish 2-5, 5.33 with 2 saves in 7 starts and 26 relief his 7 starts, all for the Reds went 2-2, his 26 relief apps went 0-3, his starts the Reds went 5-2 and scored 25 runs (3.57 r/g)...was signed by the Nationals during spring training...began the season at Class AAA Syracuse and was promoted on 4/20 after posting a 2.45era in 2 starts...from 5/31- 6/14 was on Wsh's disabled list with a strained right shoulder...was released on 7/6 and the next day was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract...was assigned to Class AAA Louisville and posted a 3.07 in 1 start and 4 relief apps before he was promoted on 7/31, along with RHP Justin Lehr, when the Reds traded IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. to the Yankees and 3B Edwin Encarnacion and RHP Josh Roenicke to the Blue Jays...made his first 3 apps for the Reds in relief before joining the rotation...made his Reds debut on 8/10 at StL after starter Johnny Cueto left in the second inning with an injury...his appearance on 8/26 at Mil was his first Major League start since 7/21/08, snapping a string of 66 consecutive relief apps for the Rockies, Royals, Nationals and Reds... the 3-1 victory on 9/5 at Atl was his first since 4/17/08 for Col at SD, snapping a 6-game losing his 4 September starts for the Reds went 2-1, 3.65... on 11/16 filed for free agency...on 2/2/10 was re-signed to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp. 2008 Began the season with the Rockies...from 4/29-7/20 was on the disabled list with a blood clot in his right hand...was released on 8/18...the next day was signed by the Royals and made 10 apps for KC...was released following the season. 2007 In his first season with St. Louis, Wells lost 17 games, the most by an N.L. hurler and the most by a Cardinals pitcher since Joe Magrane also lost 17 in 1990...his 3.43 runs of support per nine innings was the lowest among M.L. pitchers with 20 or more starts...his 62 runs of support ranked 8th lowest...had a 0.90 ERA in his seven wins (40.0 ip, 4 er), 8.86 ERA in his 17 losses (83.1 ip, 82 er) and 3.89 ERA (39.1 ip, 17 er) in his 10 no-decisions...was 5-17 with a 6.27 ERA (139.1 ip, 97 er) in 26 starts and 2-0, 2.31 ERA (23.1 ip, 6 er) in eight relief appearances...finished strong, posting a 5-6 record, 4.60 ERA in his last 20 appearances (12 starts) since June 20 vs. a 2-11, 6.93 mark in his first 14 starts of the season...held opponents to a .237 (18-for-76) batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs...did not allow a HR in 56 consecutive innings from June 8-Aug. 8 (13 appearances, nine starts)...made his 200th career appearance in his start on April 14 vs. MIL and his 200th start in his outing on Aug. 24 vs. ATL...allowed 116 runs, tied for sixth-most in the N.L, despite surrendering only 19 HR...among the seven N.L. pitchers who allowed at least 100 runs, only SF's Matt Morris allowed fewer HR (18)...suffered a career-long seven-game losing streak from April 14-May 16...had an 8.54 ERA (39.0 ip, 37 er) during the streak...the Cards were out-scored 130-63 in his 15 starts and four relief appearances before the All-Star break, including a combined 20-0 (13-0 & 7-0) in two consecutive decisions from May 5 (vs. HOU)-May 11 (at SD)...made three relief outings between starts on June 24 & July 13...allowed just one run in 9.0 total innings during that span...made his STL debut on April 3 vs. Mets, and suffered a 4-1 defeat despite fanning seven batters in 6.0 frames...allowed four runs (2 er)...tossed 7.0 innings of one-hit, shutout ball April 8 at HOU while walking one and fanning seven batters in a 10-1 Cards win...provided the two runs of offense, but received the loss in a 6-2 game at SF on April 19...singled and scored in the third and hit his fourth career home run in the fifth...allowed seven earned runs in each of three consecutive starts from April 30-May 5, as his losing streak reached five games...allowed four runs (3 by HR) in 7-0 loss at SD on May 11...struck out a season-high eight batters, but was victimized by zero run support for second consecutive start...tossed a season-high 125 pitches to get through 5.0 innings of a 5-4 loss at LA on May 16....walked a season-high six batters and allowed five runs on six hits...snapped his seven-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over PIT on May 23, allowing only one er (two total) in 7.0 innings on five hits and a walk...worked out of the bullpen for first time since Sept. 9, 2001 in a 14-inning Cards win June 20 vs. KC and tossed 2.0 scoreless innings for the win...relieved Wellemeyer on July 3 vs. ARI and went a career-high 5.0 innings as a reliever, retiring the first 11 batters faced (five strikeouts)...was the longest relief outing by a Cardinal pitcher since S. Hitchcock on 8/26/03 went 5.0 ip in a 7-4 loss vs. CHI...pitched 2.0 scoreless relief innings July 7 vs. SF & June 30 at CIN...lasted just 1.0 inning in his start on July 13 at PHI, his shortest start since Aug. 24, 2005 when he went 0.2 ip in an 8-3 loss vs. STL and a season low as a starter...allowed five first-inning runs and one in the second (4 earned) in an eventual 13-3 loss...tossed a gem on July 18 in a 6-0 win at FLA, pitching 8.0 shutout innings while allowing just two hits for his fourth victory...allowed five runs and matched his career-high with 11 hits allowed in 5.0 innings on July 29 vs. MIL before the Cards rallied with 5 runs in the 9th for a 9-5 win...out-dueled Greg Maddux on Aug. 8 in a 2-1 win over Padres, allowing just one unearned run in 7.0 innings...worked around five walks and six hits in 6.0-plus innings on Aug. 3 at WSH, allowing 2 runs as he took a no-decision in the 3-2 loss...was 2-for-3 with an RBI...bounced back from three first-inning runs to post a win in his Aug. 14 start at MIL...allowed a pair of first-inning HRs and three hits, then blanked MIL the next 5.0 innings allowing just one hit...also went 2-for-3 with two RBI...lasted just 4.0 innings, allowing seven runs (five earned), in a 7-2 loss Aug. 24 vs. ATL, the 200th start of his career...held ARI to one run on 2 hits in 4.0- plus innings of relief on Sept. 9 with 4 strikeouts...matched a season high with six walks allowed and gave up double-digit hits for fourth time (10) in 4.2 innings of a 5-4 loss at CIN on Sept. 13, his final start...posted the win in the team's final game of the season by pitching 3.0 scoreless innings of relief in 6-5 win on Sept. 30 at PIT...made six spring outings (five starts), going 0-0, 1.16 ERA (3 er, 23.1 ip)...struck out 22 and walked eight batters...his 1.16 spring ERA ranked second in the N.L. and his 22 strikeouts were seventh-best in the league. 2006 Was traded to Texas from Pittsburgh on 7/31 in deal for Minor League pitcher Jesse Chavez...Combined to go 2-5, 6.50 ERA (32 ER/44.1IP) in nine starts between the two teams...In two starts with the Rangers was 1-0, 5.63 ERA. Went 2-1 (9 ER/27.2 IP) over his final five starts before ending the season on the disabled list with a sprained left foot...Made his Texas debut on 8/2 with a victory at MIN, 10-2. Came out of his start on 8/11 vs. SEA with a sprained left foot...Began season on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing surgery on 3/6 to repair a blocked artery in his right arm...Suffered complete blockage of the axillary artery, which is located in the upper chest beneath the clavicle and supplies blood to the head and arms (armpit)...The artery was replaced with a vein taken from Well's leg...Surgery performed by Dr. Robert Thompson at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis...Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list 4/15...Threw 46 pitches in a 3.0 inning simulated game in Bradenton, Fla., on 5/27. Threw 54 pitches and gave up three runs and nine hits in an extended spring training game on 5/31...Surrendered three hits, walked two and struck out five while tossing 6.0 scoreless frames in a 2-0 win over Salem while pitching with Single-A Lynchburg in first game of rehab on 6/10...Tossed 7.1 innings and allowed six hits and three earned runs in second game of rehab with Double-A Altoona on 6/15...Was recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from disabled list on 6/18...Made season debut with Pirates on 6/20 at Kansas City and lost a 10-6 decision (3.1ip/5h/6r/6er/5bb/2so)...Was handed second loss in next start on 6/25 at Los Angeles after allowing five runs in 5.0 innings of work...Singled off Brad Penny in same contest for only hit with Pittsburgh...Lasted just 2.1 innings and surrendered seven runs while dropping a 7-6 decision vs. Detroit on 6/30...Following the initial frame he no-hit the Mets over his next 5.0 innings of work on 7/5, but had allowed five 1st inning runs on four hits at New York (NL) in a 5-0 loss that put his record at 0-4...Scattered one run over 7.0 innings of work but received a no-decision in 3-1 win vs. Colorado on 7/17. Fell to 0-5 after losing a 5-0 decision at Florida on 7/22. Received just three runs of support while he was on the mound from 7/5-22...Twirled 7.0 scoreless innings in a 3-0 combined shutout vs. San Francisco on 7/28 for lone victory with the Pirates (his first win since 10/1/05 vs. Milwaukee). 2005 Spent fourth straight full season with Pittsburgh...Tied career high in starts and led staff in that department...Also led club in innings pitched and strikeouts...Received the lowest amount of run support among all Major League pitchers (3.07 per game average); the Pirates were held to three runs or less in 23 of his 33 starts and were shut out four times...Led all major league pitchers in losses; the most in a season by a Pittsburgh pitcher since Jose DeLeon went 2-19 in 1985...Paced N.L. pitchers in walks and ranked fourth in runs allowed...Surrendered a team-high 25 1st-inning runs...Went 0-3 with a 7.23 ERA (18.2ip/15er) in his first three starts (also surrendered six home runs in that time, including three @Milwaukee on 4/11)...Made third career start on his birthday (4/21) and won a 4-2 decision against Eric Milton in Cincinnati...Twirled 7.0 innings of shutout ball in a 2-0 win over Houston's Andy Pettitte on 4/27...Won third straight decision on 5/8 @Arizona in Pittsburgh's 16-2 victory (Wells left with a 4-2 lead before the Pirates scored five runs in the 8th inning and seven in the 9th)...Allowed one run in 8.0 innings but came away with a no-decision on 5/18 vs. Chicago (Jose Mesa had a "blown save" in the 9th)...Held St. Louis to one unearned run in 7.1 innings, but received a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 2-1, 12-inning loss on 5/24 @Busch Stadium...Lasted just 2.2 innings after allowing nine runs (4er) in an 11-2 setback @Cincinnati on 5/29...Won back-to-back starts, pitching 7.2 scoreless frames on 6/3 vs. Atlanta and allowing one run in 7.0ip on 6/8 vs. Baltimore...Lost four straight decisions from 6/14-30 while posting a 10.80 ERA (16.2ip/20er)...The Pirates did not score a run while he was on the mound in each of his four starts during his losing streak...Pitched just 2.0 innings (4r/4er) in a 7-5 loss @Washington on 6/30...Twirled second career shutout and four-hitter while whiffing a career-high 12 batters in 3-0 win vs. Philadelphia on 7/5...Lost back-to-back outings following his shutout, including an 8-2 setback (2.2ip/6r) in Chicago on 7/17...Had ERA rise from 3.39 on 6/8 to 4.82 after the game on 7/17...Missed scheduled start on 8/7 vs. Los Angeles due to a cracked fingernail and blister on right middle finger...Tossed 7.0 scoreless frames while opposing Roger Clemens (8.0ip/0r) in Houston on 8/13; Pirates won the game, 1-0, on a Jack Wilson home run off Brad Lidge in the 9th inning...Connected off Robinson Tejeda @Philadelphia for third career home run on 8/19...Retired just two of the 10 batters he faced while losing an 8-3 decision to the Cardinals @PNC Park on 8/24 (0.2ip/5er)...Walked a season-high six batters and lost fourth straight decision on 9/10 @Cincinnati...Lasted just 2.0 innings and was charged with eight runs in 9/21 loss vs. Houston...Lost career-high six straight decisions from 8/24 to 9/26...Was victorious in final start; a 5-1 win vs. Milwaukee on 10/1...Went 1-6 with a 7.79 ERA (34.2ip/33r/30er) in his last eight starts, beginning on 8/24, and 2-10 with a 6.32 ERA (74.0ip/55r/52er) in his last 15, beginning on 7/10...The Pirates went 11-22 in his 33 starts...Went 9-for-57 (.158) at the plate with a double, homer and two RBI...Grounded out as a pinch hitter on 9/12 @St. Louis (fifth career pinch hitting appearance). 2004 Made first career Opening Day start and won a 2-1 decision over Philadelphia's Kevin Millwood @PNC Park on 4/5 (6.0ip/5h/0r/3bb/7so)...Won two of his first three decisions and had a 1.89 ERA (19.0ip/4er) after his first three starts...Dropped his record to 2-4 after losing three in a row from 4/23 thru 5/5...Lost a 2-0 decision to Houston's Andy Pettitte on 4/29 (the Pirates were held to two hits)...Snapped three-game losing streak with 8-1 victory over Jerome Williams @San Francisco on 5/16...Went 0-1 with a 6.02 ERA (40.1ip/27er) in seven starts from 5/23 thru 6/30...Surrendered season-high eight runs, including a grand slam by Adam Melhuse, in 13-3 loss @Oakland on 6/13...Missed start in June due to right hand irritation and visited hand specialist Dr. David Ruch on 6/18...Tossed 8.0 scoreless innings and allowed just four hits in 3-1 win over Josh Beckett @Pro Player Stadium on 7/5...Posted a 2.70 ERA (20.0ip/6er) over three-start stretch from 7/17-27, but did not receive a decision in any of the contests. ...Allowed one run and did not walk a batter over 8.0 innings, but received a no-decision in Pittsburgh's 2-1, 10-inning loss on 7/22 @Atlanta...Twirled season-high 8.1 innings while scattering four hits in 3-1 victory over San Diego's David Wells @PETCO Park on 8/7...Went five straight starts without giving up a home run from 7/5 thru 7/27 (34.2ip)...Surrendered 11 hits, including two home runs, while pitching just 4.1 innings in 9-3 loss vs. Colorado on 8/13...Was placed on 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation on 8/23 (retro to 8/14)...Was reinstated from D.L. on 9/5 and started that afternoon @Houston...Left the 9/5 contest after throwing just 13 pitches (0.1ip) due to tightness in his right elbow and did not pitch for remainder of the season...Went 8-for-43 (.186) at the plate with three doubles and a triple...His triple came @Cincinnati on 4/10...Had two multi-hit contests; 4/10 @Cincinnati and 8/7 @San Diego...Doubled in back-to-back contests on 8/1 and 8/7...Was used a pinch hitter on 5/9 vs. Los Angeles and produced a sacrifice bunt...Allowed just five 1st-inning runs...The Pirates went 10-14 in his 24 starts...Underwent minor surgery on 10/5 to eliminate sensation of numbness he experienced in the middle finger of his pitching hand throughout season...The outpatient procedure, known as carpal tunnel release, was performed by hand specialist Dr. Mark Baratz at Allegheny General Hospital. 2003 Spent second straight season with Pittsburgh...Led staff in starts and shared team lead in victories with Josh Fogg and Jeff Suppan...Established career high in strikeouts...Led all National League pitchers with a 2.12 ERA while pitching at home and had the fifth-best ERA (2.41) in day games...Lost his first three decisions despite allowing a total of 10 runs in his first four starts...Started and suffered the loss in Pittsburgh's Home Opener on 4/8 vs. Milwaukee while walking a career-high seven batters...Tossed 7.0 innings of one-hit ball and whiffed eight batters in a no-decision vs. Chicago on 4/19 (Pittsburgh lost the game 6-1 after the bullpen allowed five runs in the 10th inning)...Hit a 457' home run off PNC Park's batter's eye against Los Angeles' Odalis Perez on 4/25 (his second career homer)...Earned first win on 5/1 @San Diego, a stretch of 11 starts between victories dating back to 8/24/02...Allowed three runs in 7.0 innings of work but lost a 7-1 decision @Tampa Bay (the Pirates were held to one hit)...Was tagged for a season-high seven runs in loss @Milwaukee on 7/7...Whiffed nine batters and won a 6-3 decision over Milwaukee's Matt Ford on 7/20 (7.0ip/1r/0er)...Won third straight decision on 7/30 vs. San Diego...Tossed second career complete game (his first since 5/29/02), but lost a 2-1 decision to Mike Hampton @Atlanta on 9/7...Went 3-1 with a 1.33 ERA (27.0ip/4er) in his last four starts and 4-2 with a 1.71 ERA (42.0ip/8er) in six starts during the month of September...Batted .191 (13-for-68) with three doubles, a home run and five RBI...Went 2-for-2 as a pinch hitter, picking up singles on 7/31 and 8/8...The Pirates posted a 14-17 record in his 31 starts. 2002 Spent entire year with Pittsburgh, his first full season in the major leagues...Established career highs in victories, starts and innings pitched...Tied for third among National League batters with 13 sacrifice bunts and tied for fifth among pitchers in losses...Led pitching staff in strikeouts, innings pitched and losses, while sharing the lead in wins and starts...Won his debut with the Pirates on 4/3, a 5-3 victory @New York (5.0ip/2er)...Lasted just 1.1 innings and was tagged for six runs in his PNC Park debut on 4/10 vs. Cincinnati...Won three straight decisions from 4/15 thru 5/3 and seven of his next eight...Notched his third win on his 25th birthday (4/21 vs. Philadelphia)...Connected off San Diego's Ben Howard for first career home run on 5/3 @San Diego...Tied career high with four straight wins from 5/14-29...Was charged with just two earned runs during four-game win streak (28.2ip - 0.63 ERA) and finished the month of May with an 8-2 record and 3.00 ERA...Tossed first career shutout, a four-hitter, on 5/29 vs. Chicago (NL)...Did not surrender a run in 22.1 innings of work from 5/19 thru 6/3 and did not allow a home run in nine straight starts (57.0 innings) from 5/3 thru 6/15...Held Milwaukee hitless through 7.1 innings on 7/1 @PNC Park before yielding an opposite-field single to Alex Sanchez; surrendered an RBI-double to Jeffrey Hammonds two batters later and went on to lose a 2-0 decision (8.0ip/2h/1er)...Served up three home runs in a 10-2 loss vs. Houston on 7/6...Established career high in victories on 8/9 @San Francisco, despite surrendering career home run #600 to Barry Bonds...Made 100th career appearance in final start on 9/28 @Chicago...Went 2-8 with a 3.89 ERA (78.2ip/34er) in final 13 starts...Received just eight runs of support in final six outings (1.3 per game) after benefiting from 14 runs on 8/24 @Milwaukee...The Pirates went 14-19 in his 33 starts...Went 12-for-63 (.190) at the plate with two doubles, a homer and five RBI. 2001 Spent majority of season with Chicago (AL), where he split time between the bullpen and starting rotation...Went 7-10 with a 5.42 ERA in 20 starts and 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 20 relief appearances (had never pitched professionally in relief prior to 2001)...Surrendered all 14 home runs in a starting role...Shared American League lead in wild pitches...Began season with Charlotte (White Sox' AAA)...Made four starts and was recalled by Chicago on 4/28...Did not surrender a run in his first five games (9.1ip) thru 5/12...Tossed a career-high 4.2 scoreless innings of relief on 5/12 vs. Texas...Made first start on 5/18 @Oakland and lost a 3-2 decision...Picked up first win in his next start on 5/24 @Toronto (6.0ip/1er)...Won back-to-back starts on 6/5 and 6/10, but then lost three of his next four decisions...Lost four straight decisions from 7/27 thru 8/12...Went 1-5 with an 11.70 ERA (30.0ip/39er) in his final eight starts from 7/22 thru 10/7...Recorded first major-league hit (off Jason Bere) and stolen base @Wrigley Field on 7/12...Had ERA as low as 2.42 following the action on 7/12...Went 0-3 with a 15.68 ERA (10.1ip/18er) in three starts from 7/27 thru 8/7...Returned to bullpen following start on 8/7 and made 15 consecutive relief appearances from 8/12 thru 9/9...Suffered first career "blown save" on 8/16 vs. Texas, but also recorded his second relief victory...Made seven straight scoreless appearances from 8/24 thru 9/4 (8.1ip)...Made final four appearances as a starter and went 1-2 with a 9.37 ERA (16.1ip/17er)...Threw four wild pitches on 9/26 vs. Minnesota, the most by a White Sox pitcher since James Baldwin also threw four on 9/18/96 vs. Cleveland. 2000 Began season as the #2 starter for the White Sox...Received no-decision in first start on 4/4 @Texas and suffered losses in his next two trips to the mound...Earned first victory on 4/21 vs. Detroit...Went 2-3 with a 7.28 ERA (38.1ip/31er) in seven starts before being optioned to Charlotte on 5/8...Went 1-0 with a 3.48 ERA (10.1ip/4er) in two starts with the Knights before returning to the White Sox on 5/23...Whiffed seven in an 8-2 win over the Yankees that night...Went 1-4 with a 5.16 ERA in his next seven starts thru 6/29, with lone win coming on 6/19 vs. Cleveland...Was optioned to Charlotte a second time on 7/1 after going 2-4 with a 4.71 ERA (36.1ip/19er) in eight starts after being recalled...Posted a 4-3 record and a 5.74 ERA (51.2ip/33er) in his second stint with the Knights...Was on D.L. from 7/8-18 with a sore right shoulder...Was named International League Pitcher-of-the-Week for week of 8/28 thru 9/4...Recorded first professional shutout on 9/1 @Norfolk...Was recalled by Chicago a final time on 9/5 and made five starts for the Sox during the final month...Tossed season-high 7.0 innings and earned win on 9/6 vs. Texas...Lost back-to-back starts on 9/12 and 9/17 before winning for final time on 9/30 vs. Kansas City...Was not included on Chicago's post-season roster. 1999 Combined to go 13-8 with a 3.29 ERA (156.0ip/57er) and 139 strikeouts with Winston-Salem (White Sox' A) and Birmingham (White Sox' AA)...Tied for first among the organization's leaders in wins, ranked second in ERA and third in strikeouts. ...Was named the "Top Prospect" in the Carolina League and #3 prospect in the Southern League in a post-season poll by Baseball America...Was cited by the same publication as having the "Best Off-speed Pitch" in the Southern League and the "Best Breaking Pitch" in the Carolina League...Began season with Winston-Salem, where he averaged 10.0 strikeouts per 9.0ip...Made professional debut on 4/9 and suffered loss @Lynchburg...Struck out season-high 14 batters in 7.0 innings of work on 5/1 vs. Myrtle Beach...Was leading the league in strikeouts and ranked third in innings pitched at the time of his promotion to Birmingham on 6/20...Was named the organizational Player-of-the-Month for July after posting a 4-0 record and a 0.67 ERA (27.0ip/2er) with the Barons...Won first six starts and posted a 1.58 ERA (40.0ip/7er) from 6/24 thru 7/26...Hurled 7.0 scoreless innings on 7/21 vs. Huntsville and 6.0 shutout frames in his next start on 7/26 vs. Mobile...Had contract purchased by Chicago (AL) on 8/2, becoming the first White Sox player from the 1998 draft and second pitcher in baseball (Detroit's Jeff Weaver) to reach the major leagues...Started in place of an injured Jim Parque and won a 6-2 decision in his big-league debut on 8/2 @Detroit (5.1ip/2r/1er)...Also won second start on 8/13 before returning to Double-A on 8/14...Made four more starts with Birmingham and was recalled again by Chicago on 9/5...Was charged with eight earned runs in 3.2ip on 9/10 vs. Cleveland and suffered first major league loss. 1998 Was selected by Chicago in the first round of the June draft...Was the 16th overall player taken in the draft...Did not agree to terms with the White Sox until 12/22.