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.
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.
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.
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.
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 batter...it was his first relief appearance for the Cardinals since 5/26 vs. WSH.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.