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Todd Wellemeyer MLB Career Stats

32-34 4.83 614.2 459 1.51

Todd Wellemeyer Bio

  • Full Name: Todd Allen Wellemeyer
  • Born: 8/30/1978 in Louisville, KY
  • Draft: 2000, Chicago Cubs, 4th rd. (103rd overall)
  • College: Bellarmine
  • Debut: May 15, 2003
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MLB Career Stats 32 34 4.83 208 75 3 614.2 459 1.51


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Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2008 3.71 16th in NL


Season W Rank
2008 13 18th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2008 1.25 17th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2008 .245 15th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2008 32 20th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2008 6.29 19th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2008 2.16 19th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2008 25 13th in NL

Todd Wellemeyer Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 7, 2011 RHP Todd Wellemeyer retired.
May 5, 2011 RHP Todd Wellemeyer assigned to Iowa Cubs.
January 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Todd Wellemeyer to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 17, 2010 San Francisco Giants released RHP Todd Wellemeyer.
August 9, 2010 San Francisco Giants designated RHP Todd Wellemeyer for assignment.
August 5, 2010 San Francisco Giants activated RHP Todd Wellemeyer from the 15-day disabled list.
July 19, 2010 AZL Giants sent RHP Todd Wellemeyer on a rehab assignment to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 14, 2010 Todd Wellemeyer assigned to AZL Giants.
June 11, 2010 San Francisco Giants placed RHP Todd Wellemeyer on the 15-day disabled list. Right Quad injury
April 4, 2010 San Francisco Giants selected the contract of RHP Todd Wellemeyer from Fresno Grizzlies.
April 3, 2010 Todd Wellemeyer assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
February 21, 2010 San Francisco Giants signed free agent RHP Todd Wellemeyer to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 9, 2009 RHP Todd Wellemeyer elected free agency.
October 19, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Todd Wellemeyer.
October 7, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals reassigned RHP Todd Wellemeyer to the minor leagues.
September 3, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Todd Wellemeyer from the 15-day disabled list.
August 31, 2009 sent RHP Todd Wellemeyer on a rehab assignment to Memphis Redbirds.
August 11, 2009 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Todd Wellemeyer on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 5, 2009. right elbow inflammation

Todd Allen Wellemeyer Bio Info

Todd returns for his second stint with the organization after he was selected by Chicago in the fourth round of the 2000 draft ... he pitched for the Cubs from 2003-05 before he was traded to Florida in March of 2006...Is 32-34 with three saves and a 4.83 ERA (330 ER/614.2 IP) in 208 major league contests (75 starts) with the Cubs (2003-05), Marlins (2006), Royals (2006-07), Cardinals (2007-09) and Giants (2010)...Made 57 relief appearances for Chicago in 2003-05, going 5-3 with two saves and a 6.19 ERA (58 ER/84.1 IP)...In 113 minor league appearances (103 starts), is 33-29 with a 4.15 ERA (243 ER/527.1 IP)...Began his big league career in the bullpen before moving to the starting rotation for St. Louis in 2007...Is 26-24 with a 4.65 ERA (212 ER/410.2 IP) in 75 career starts...Posted his best year with St. Louis in 2008, recording career highs with 13 wins, 32 starts and 191.2 innings pitched...Is a 1997 graduate of Eastern High School in Louisville, Ky., where he played baseball and basketball ... the righthander was a four-time member of the all-district team...Attended Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., earning all-conference honors in 2000. 2010 Todd was 3-5 with a 5.68 ERA (37 ER/58.2 IP) in 13 games (11 starts) for the San Francisco Giants ... missed nearly two months on the disabled list due to a right quadriceps strain. © Held right-handed hitters to a .216 batting average (27-for-125), however, left-handed batters hit .316 (30-for-95) against him...Posted a 2.97 ERA (12 ER/36.1 IP) in six home games (five starts) compared to a 10.07 ERA (25 ER/22.1 IP) in seven games (six starts) away from AT&T Park...Landed on the disabled list, June 11, after straining his right quadriceps the day before in his start at Cincinnati ... tossed 2.0 shutout innings before leaving the game...After rehab stints with the AZL Giants and Triple-A Fresno, was activated, August 5...Made his final appearance with the Giants, August 8 in Atlanta - allowed hits to all four batters faced, surrendering one run out of the bullpen...Designated for assignment, August 9, and was granted his unconditional release, August 19. 2009 In his final season with the Cardinals, made 28 appearances (21 starts), going 7-10 with a 5.89 ERA (80 ER/122.1 IP) ... made just three starts in the season's second half (0-2, 9.64) and six of his last seven appearances were in relief...Was 0-1 with a 3.24 ERA (3 ER/8.1 IP) in seven relief outings...Placed on the disabled list, August 5, with right elbow inflammation ... reinstated September 3...Made two rehab outings with Triple-A Memphis (2.0 IP)...Opponents batted .328 (160-for-488) off him...Allowed six homers in three starts, June 6-17, to just three players, each with two-homer games: Colorado's Ian Stewart, Florida's Ross Gload and Detroit's Curtis Granderson...Was 2-0 with a 3.29 ERA in three interleague starts ... was 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA in four games (three starts) vs. the N.L. West...Was 4-6 with a 6.04 ERA in 14 games ( 12 starts) at Busch Stadium, and went 3-4 with a 5.69 ERA in 14 games (nine starts) on the road. 2008 Had break-through year in his first season as a full-time starter, going 13-9 with a 3.71 ERA in 32 starts...The Cardinals are 24-19 (.558 win pct.) in his games started with St. Louis...Is 11-6 with a 3.92 ERA (137.2 IP / 60 ER) in 31 career outings (24 starts) at Busch...Won the National League's May Pitcher of the Month Award after going 4-0 in six starts with a 2.19 ERA. Allowed 11 runs (9 ER) in 37.0 IP...His 2.58 August ERA was 12th-lowest in the N.L....his .213 batting average in August ranked 8th-lowest...Went 6-5 with a 3.31 ERA (87.0 IP / 32 ER) after the All-Star break, holding opponents to a .233 batting average...Cardinals scored just nine runs total in his six starts from 8/26-9/22, including three shut-out losses. He still averaged 5.17 runs of support/9 IP for season,15th-best in N.L...His 2.98 road ERA (87.2 IP / 29 ER) was 4th-best in the N.L...Was 9-7, 4.33 ERA in 18 starts at home in 2008...Opponents batted .245 off him, 15th-lowest BA against in the N.L. Opponents had a .270 batting average on balls in play, 4thlowest in the N.L...Left-handed batters were just 11-for-57 (.193) off him in his last six starts. Lefties were 3-for-40 (.075) against him in four starts from 8/31-9/17...Pitched 6.0 innings or more in 12 of his last 15 starts...He allowed 5 HR's in his first three starts (18.0 IP), but just three in his next 10 starts (63.0 IP) - then matched a career high by allowing three HRs in his start on 6/15 vs PHI...Received three days of extra rest after 6/5 start and skipped one start in June with right elbow soreness. It was diagnosed as a mild olecrenon stress reaction & posterior impingement...Tossed a career-high 8.0 innings and matched career-high with seven K's in 5-3 win 9/6 vs. FLA. 2007 Was a solid contributor upon joining St. Louis via a waiver claim from the Kansas City organization on 5/15. Started 11 games for St. Louis and came out of the bullpen nine times. In his 11 starts for STL, went 3-1 with a 3.65 ERA (49.1 IP / 20 ER). The Cardinals were a sparkling 9-2 in those games. Had 15 K's & 6 BB's in his 14.1 IP of relief with Cardinals (0-1, 1.26 ERA). Combined to go 3-3 with a 4.54 ERA (79.1 IP / 50 ER) in 32 games (11 starts) combined between KC & STL. Began the season with Kansas City, going 0-1 with a 10.34 ERA in 12 relief outings for the Royals...only pitched in one game that turned out a win for KC. Was on the DL from 7/9-8/24 with a sprained right elbow, missing 39 games in the season's second half. Allowed just two earned runs in nine appearances (4 starts) from 7/8 to end of season for a 0.70 ERA (25.2 IP). The 0.70 ERA was lowest in the N.L. (min 25.0 IP) and limited opponents to a .100 batting avg. (8-for-80) over this span. Did not post a decision but allowed just two earned runs in 13.0 IP (1.38 ERA) in three straight starts to end his season. The Cards went 2-1 in those games. He started both of the Cardinals' 14-inning games: 6/20 vs. KC and 9/18 vs. PHI. Made his STL debut on 5/19 at DET, fanning 4 batters (then season-high by Cards reliever) with no walks. Moved into starting role on 5/30 at COL and earned an 8-4 win in his first Major League start. Allowed three runs in 5.0-plus innings, with two of the three runs via solo HR's. Helped his own cause with an RBI-single in the Cardinals five-run 5th inning. His first Cardinals loss came 7/3 vs. ARI - the first time the Cards had lost a game he pitched in since his first Cards action on May 19...the Cards had won nine straight when he was on the mound prior to this start. Made an injury rehab. start at Springfield (AA) 8/21 and was activated from DL prior to 8/24 game. Had a scoreless inning of relief in 5th on 8/24 vs. ATL, fanning one was his first relief appearance for the Cardinals since 5/26 vs. WSH. 2006 Claimed off waivers from the Marlins on June 9...went 0-2 with a 5.48 ERA (21.1 IP, 13 ER) in 18 relief appearances for Florida...Went 1-2 with a team-leading 3.63 ERA in 28 games for the Royals...allowed just 48 hits in 57.0 innings, for a .235 opponents batting average...As a Royal, held left-handed batters to a .198 (18-91) average while righties hit .265 (30-113) against him...held batters to a .185 (12-65) average with runners in scoring position...did not allow an extra-base hit with runners in scoring position...For KC, fared better on the road, posting a 2.28 ERA (23.2 IP, 6 ER) in 10 road appearances while recording a 4.59 ERA (33.1 IP, 17 ER) in 18 home outings...Pitched more than 1.0 inning in 18 of his 28 appearances for KC, including his fi nal 13 outings of the season...led all Royals relievers with 57.0 innings pitched from June 9 to the end of the season...Allowed at least 1 baserunner in 26 of his 28 outings, issuing walks in 23 of 28 appearances (37 walks total)...Took his 1st loss as a Royal on July 22 vs. Los Angeles (A.L.), allowing a run without recording an out...Pitched a career high 6.2 innings on Aug. 13 at Cleveland, allowing just 1 run on 2 hits while striking out a season-high 5 batters...Notched his 1st save of the season on Sept. 5 vs. New York, a 5-0 Royals win... limited the Yankees to 3 hits and matched a season-high with 5 strikeouts in 3.1-scoreless innings...Earned his 1st win as a member of the Royals in his fi nal appearance of 2006, allowing 1 run on 3 hits in 4.0 innings on Sept. 30 at Detroit, a 9-6 KC win. 2005 Had 3 separate stints on the Cubs, combining to go 2-1 with a 6.12 ERA in 22 relief appearances...posted 3 holds and 1 save...Opened the season at Iowa (AAA), going 3-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 12 starts... tossed 53.2 innings, allowing 47 hits and 25 walks while striking out 48...allowed just 2 home runs and surrendered 3 or less earned runs in each of his starts...Worked a career high 12.2 scoreless innings for the Cubs from May 7-30... allowed just 1 hit and 6 walks while striking out 12...Earned his 2nd career save on May 13 at Washington, recording the final out in a 6-3 Cubs win...Tossed 3.2 scoreless innings on May 27 vs. Colorado, picking up his 1st win of the season and his 4th career win...Earned his 2nd win of the season and 5th of his career on June 11 vs. Boston. 2004 Began the season with the Cubs, making his 1st appearance on the Opening Day roster...went 2-1 with a 5.92 ERA in 2 stints with Chicago... appeared in 20 relief appearances...Also worked 13 games at Iowa (AAA), including 4 starts...went 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA, striking out 22 in 22.0 innings...Placed on the 15-day D.L. on May 28 (retro to 5/22) with a right shoulder strain...activated July 21 after missing 46 games...Earned his 1st win of the season in his 1st appearance after being activated from the D.L. vs. Cincinnati on July 21. 2003 Saw his 1st action in the Majors, spending 4 separate stints with the Cubs...compiled a 1-1 record and a 6.51 ERA in 15 relief appearances...Made his Major League debut on May 15 at Milwaukee and earned the save in the Cubs 17-inning, 4-2 win...struck out the side in his only inning of work...Became the 1st Cub to record a save in his Major League debut...the relief appearance was the 1st in his professional career...Earned his 1st Major League win on May 31 vs. Houston...tossed 2.0 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts in the Cubs 1-0, 16-inning win...Opened the season at West Tennessee (AA), going 1-1 with a 5.48 ERA in 4 starts before being promoted to Iowa (AAA) on April 26...went 5-5 with a 5.18 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) for Iowa. 2002 Split the 2002 season between Daytona (A) and West Tennessee (AA)...combined to go 5-7 with a 4.14 ERA...struck out 124 in 119.2 innings...Named a 2002 Florida State League mid-season All-Star at Daytona...Following the 2002 season, pitched for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League...recorded a 3.12 ERA in 9 starts and was named to the league's all-prospect team. 2001 Went 13-9 with a 4.16 ERA in 27 starts for Lansing (A) ... fanned 167 batters in 147.0 innings -- a ratio of 10.2 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...ranked 2nd among Midwest League starters in strikeouts per 9.0 innings...was 3rd in strikeouts and tied for 3rd in victories...his win total tied for 1st among all Cubs minor league pitchers, while his strikeout total ranked 2nd...after the season, he was selected by Baseball America as the 20th-best prospect in the league. 2000 Made his professional debut at Eugene (A), where he tied for 1st in the Northwest League in starts (15) ... went 4-4 with a 3.67 ERA...held opponents to a .225 batting average...fanned 85 batters in 76.0 innings...was selected as the league's 13th-best prospect by Baseball America.