Chris Volstad

Chris Volstad #50

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 8"/230
  • Age: 29


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Chris Volstad MLB Career Stats

35-51 4.92 705.2 442 1.45

Chris Volstad Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher Kenneth Volstad
  • Born: 9/23/1986 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Draft: 2005, Florida Marlins, 1st rd. (16th overall)
  • High School: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Debut: July 6, 2008
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MLB Career Stats 35 51 4.92 131 123 0 705.2 442 1.45
  • Status: Active

Chris Volstad Sinker Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Pirates NL 13 Sinker 91.94 90.00 2119.89 5.69 100.00
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.26 91.00 2085.32 6.10 90.00


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June 28, 2015 at 3:34 PM ET

Pirates designate Tabata, Volstad for assignment

The Pirates designated outfielder Jose Tabata and right-hander Chris Volstad for assignment, calling up outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and utility man Steve Lombardozzi in their place.

June 24, 2015 at 8:02 PM ET

Pirates place Hart on DL, call up Volstad

Pirates first baseman Corey Hart was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday, with a "left shoulder impingement," and right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Wednesday.


Chris Volstad Awards

Marlins Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2008 Florida NL

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Carolina SOU

NYP Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Jamestown NYP

Chris Volstad Leaderboards


Season W Rank
2010 12 24th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2009 1 19th in NL
2010 2 6th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2009 1 6th in NL
2010 1 8th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2010 5.25 7th in NL
2011 6.36 16th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2010 1.70 6th in NL
2011 2.39 17th in NL


Season H Rank
2010 187 23rd in NL
2011 187 24th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2009 29 4th in NL
2011 23 12th in NL

Chris Volstad Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 3, 2015 Indianapolis Indians activated RHP Chris Volstad.
July 2, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates sent RHP Chris Volstad outright to Indianapolis Indians.
June 28, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates designated RHP Chris Volstad for assignment.
June 24, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of RHP Chris Volstad from Indianapolis Indians.
January 30, 2015 RHP Chris Volstad assigned to Indianapolis Indians.
January 28, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Chris Volstad to a minor league contract.
September 18, 2014 Salt Lake Bees activated RHP Chris Volstad from the 7-day disabled list.
August 30, 2014 Salt Lake Bees placed RHP Chris Volstad on the 7-day disabled list. Right Elbow Sprain
July 18, 2014 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Chris Volstad to a minor league contract.
July 18, 2014 RHP Chris Volstad assigned to Salt Lake Bees.
December 27, 2013 Los Angeles Angels released RHP Chris Volstad.
November 11, 2013 Chris Volstad assigned to Salt Lake Bees.
November 5, 2013 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Chris Volstad to a minor league contract.
October 1, 2013 RHP Chris Volstad elected free agency.
June 22, 2013 Colorado Rockies sent RHP Chris Volstad outright to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 22, 2013 Chris Volstad assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 20, 2013 Colorado Rockies designated Chris Volstad for assignment.
June 16, 2013 Colorado Rockies optioned RHP Chris Volstad to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 12, 2013 Colorado Rockies recalled Chris Volstad from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
April 19, 2013 Colorado Rockies optioned Chris Volstad to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 29, 2013 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Chris Volstad from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 28, 2013 Chris Volstad assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
February 4, 2013 Colorado Rockies signed free agent RHP Chris Volstad to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 28, 2012 RHP Chris Volstad elected free agency.
November 20, 2012 Kansas City Royals designated RHP Chris Volstad for assignment.
October 26, 2012 Kansas City Royals claimed RHP Chris Volstad off waivers from Chicago Cubs.
August 1, 2012 Chicago Cubs recalled Chris Volstad from Iowa Cubs.
July 8, 2012 Chicago Cubs optioned Chris Volstad to Iowa Cubs.
July 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs recalled Chris Volstad from Iowa Cubs.
May 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs optioned Chris Volstad to Iowa Cubs.
January 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs traded RHP Carlos Zambrano to Miami Marlins for RHP Chris Volstad.
August 11, 2011 Florida Marlins recalled Chris Volstad from New Orleans Zephyrs.
July 23, 2011 Florida Marlins optioned Chris Volstad to New Orleans Zephyrs.
July 25, 2010 Florida Marlins recalled Chris Volstad from New Orleans Zephyrs.
July 7, 2010 Florida Marlins optioned Chris Volstad to New Orleans Zephyrs.
September 8, 2009 Florida Marlins recalled Chris Volstad from New Orleans Zephyrs.
August 29, 2009 Florida Marlins optioned Chris Volstad to New Orleans Zephyrs.

Christopher Kenneth Volstad Bio Info

Chris begins his first season with the Cubs after spending all or part of the last four seasons with the Miami Marlins...he posted a 32-39 record with a 4.59 ERA (298 ER/584.0 IP) in 103 big league outings (102 starts)...Made at least 29 starts the last three seasons dating to 2009, including a career-best 30 starts in 2010 when he went 12-9 with a 4.58 ERA (89 ER/175.0 IP)...Is 6-4 with a 3.52 ERA (40 ER/102.1 IP) in 18 career September starts...that ERA is almost a full run better than any other month in his career (second-lowest is a 4.40 ERA in April)...Originally selected by the Marlins in the first round (16th overall) of the 2005 draft out of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High School...Was the Marlins Rookie of the Year in 2008, the same season he was named a Southern League All-Star...earned New York-Penn League All-Star honors in 2005...Graduated from Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High School in 2005. Went 7-2 with one save and a 0.41 ERA in 10 games as a senior, striking out 98 hitters and walking eight in 69.0 innings. 2011 Chris set a career mark with 117 strikeouts in his final season with the Marlins...after going 0-4 with a 5.01 ERA (13 ER/23.1 IP) in August, he posted a 2.32 ERA (8 ER/31.0 IP) in September - had four no-decisions in five starts, however...His 2.32 ERA in September was the second-lowest ERA he recorded in a month with at least five starts...he posted a 2.25 ERA in September of 2008...Did not allow more than two earned runs in his last six starts, holding opponents to a .252 batting average...Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings six times, last done September 23 at Milwaukee...Began the year with the Marlins, but was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, July 23...made three starts for the Zephyrs, going 1-1 with a 4.42 ERA (9 ER/18.1 IP) before being recalled August 12...Hit .196 (9-for-46) at the dish for the Marlins. 2010 Posted a 12-9 record with two complete games and 4.58 ERA in 30 starts for the Marlins. Set career-highs in wins, starts, complete games and innings pitched (175.0) ... Over his first 17 starts, went 4-8 with one complete game and a 4.78 ERA (98.0 IP/52 ER) ... Tossed his first complete game of the season and second of his career on May 1 vs. Washington, allowing just one run on four hits with one walk and eight strikeouts. Marked a season-high with eight strikeouts in the game ... Took losses in four straight games from May 12-28, marking his longest losing streak of the season ... His best month came in May as he posted a 2-4 mark and 3.43 ERA (39.1 IP/15 ER) in six starts. In September, posted a 4-0 mark with a complete game and 4.46 ERA (36.1 IP/18 ER) in six starts ... Optioned to triple-A New Orleans on July 6. Made three starts with the Zephyrs, going 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA (17.0 IP/6 ER) prior to being recalled on July 25 ... Following his recall on July 25, finished the season 8-1 with a 4.32 ERA (77.0 IP/37 ER) over his last 13 starts ... Threw his second complete game of the year, third career, on September 20 vs. St. Louis. Limited Cardinals to just five hits in the Marlins 4-0 victory. Marked second career complete game shutout. Blanked San Francisco on July 8, 2009 at AT&T Park ... Ended the season by winning his final six decisions to mark a career-best win streak. In his eight starts over the streak, allowed just four home runs and had an ERA of 3.75 (50.1 IP/21 ER) ... Tallied quality starts in 15 of his 30 assignments and limited opponents to three earned runs-or-less 20 times ... Made equal starts at home and on road (15), going 6-4 with a 3.57 ERA (93.1 IP/37 ER) at home. When on the road, went 6-5 with a 5.73 ERA (81.2 IP/52 ER). Allowed just three home runs at Sun Life Stadium, yet surrendered 14 in other ballparks. 2009 Made his first Opening Day roster out of Spring Training and went on to post a 9-13 record and 5.21 ERA in 29 starts for the Marlins...Started one game at triple-A New Orleans after being optioned on August 28. Allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in a loss to Nashville on September 6...Recalled by Florida on September 8 and made one start, taking the loss against New York on September 27...Tossed his first career complete game shutout on July 8 at San Francisco. Surrendered five hits while striking out six. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the third-youngest player in Marlins' history to pitch a shutout. Dontrelle Willis threw two shutouts five days apart in 2003, the first one at the ripe old age of 21 years, 155 days old and Anibal Sanchez threw one at the age of 22 years, 191 days old in 2006...From July 21 to August 16, strung together a season best three game win streak (six starts)...Dropped a career-high four consecutive decisions twice; May 31 to June 16 and August 22 to the end of the season...Struck out nine batters on May 20 vs. Arizona to establish a career-high...Through his first 12 starts, marked a 4-5 record and 3.65 ERA (74.0 IP/30 ER). Over his final 17 starts, went 5-8 with a 6.56 ERA (85.0 IP/62 ER)...His finest month was in April, where he went 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA (30.1 IP/9 ER) in five starts...Surrendered a career-high eight runs on June 16 at Fenway Park against the Red Sox. 2008 Started the season at double-A Carolina, where he put up a 4- 4 record and 3.36 ERA (91.0 IP/34 ER) in 15 starts for the Mudcats...did not allow a single home run in 91.0 innings in the Minor Leagues...named to Southern League All-Star team, but did not participate as his contract was selected by Florida on July 6...Made Major League debut on July 6 at COL...tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits with two strikeouts, to earn his first ML win...Inserted into starting rotation, July 11 at first ML start, tossed 8.2 innings, allowing one run on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts...he became the sixth player since 1971 to record a win in his first two ML appearances; one as a starter, the other as a reliever, and first since Doug Waechter in 2003...the others to accomplish the feat are: David Nied (1992), John Farrell (1987), John Montefusco (1974) and Monty Montgomery (1971)...He recorded quality starts in nine of his 14 starting assignments... only allowed four or more runs in a game twice (August 1 vs. COL and August 23 at ARI), while holding opponents to two-or-less runs in eight of his starts...Allowed only three home runs in 84.1 innings at the Major League level...tossed a combined 175.1 innings between Carolina and Florida, marking the most innings in a single season in his professional career...Struck out a season-high six batters on three occasions; July 11 at LAD, July 26 at CHI and August 1 vs. COL...Named Marlins' Rookie of the Year by the South Florida Baseball Writers Association of America. 2007 His 12 combined wins in 2007 tied him with Graham Taylor for most among Marlins' Minor Leaguers...was second in organization with 118 total strikeouts and finished sixth with an ERA of 3.96...was second among Hammerheads' pitchers with 93 strikeouts and 126.0 innings pitched... pitched first career complete-game shutout on June 30 against Lakeland, allowing six hits while striking out five and walking one batter... pitched second complete game two weeks later in 4-1 loss at Ft. Myers. 2006 Played entire season with Greensboro (A), going 11-8 with 3.08 ERA in 26 starts...Went 4-0 with 2.81 ERA in April, winning four straight starts from April 11-27 after receiving no-decision in first start of two of first four wins, blanked opponents in 7.0-inning efforts...held West Virginia scoreless in 7.0 innings en route to win on April 11, allowing three hits with two strikeouts...allowed just five hits with seven strikeouts and earned win in 7.0-inning start on April 22...won five straight decisions from June 27 to August 3, going 5-0 with 1.26 ERA over seven starts during that span...Finished second among Marlins minor leaguers with 11 wins, behind only Jose Garcia (12 wins with Albuquerque, Carolina, Jupiter)...was fourth among Marlins farm hands with .579 winning percentage, 3.08 ERA and 152.0 innings. 2005 Spent time with the Marlins' affiliates in the Gulf Coast League (R) and Jamestown (A), after he was selected in the first round of the June Draft...began season in the GCL and went 1-1 with 2.33 ERA in six starts...charged with first pro decision on July 18 at the GCL Mets, a loss after allowing four runs (3 ER) in 6.0 innings...earned first pro win on July 23 against the GCL Nationals, holding them to three runs (1 ER) on seven hits with season-high seven strikeouts in 7.0 innings...promoted to Jamestown on July 25, and went 3-2 with 2.13 ERA in seven starts...named to New York-Penn League All-Star Team...after starting 1-2, won final two decisions...held Auburn scoreless on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in 6.0 innings en route to win on August 19...blanked Batavia in 5.0 innings and earned win on September 4 (Game Two), yielding seven hits with two walks and four strikeouts.