Exploring the Arsenal – Andrew Werner

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. Statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs .

Wednesday, 6:35 PM – Andrew Werner

No PITCHf/x Data Available
2012 (AAA)  
IP 23.1
K/PA 19.6%
BB/PA 5.9%
HR/9 0.39
GB% 55.3%
Whiff% N/A
ERA 5.79
FIP 2.81

Werner was an undrafted free agent who got his start in professional baseball by spending two years in the independent Frontier League. He signed with San Diego as a 24-year-old in 2011 and put up a 3.23 ERA in 136.1 innings split between Low-A and High-A. He has spent most of 2012 in Double-A, receiving a promotion to Triple-A in late July. He has continued having success in the upper levels, with a 3.70 ERA in 126.1 innings. Werner is making his major league debut, so there is no PITCHf/x data available for him. From what I was able to find, he throws in the upper 80’s and mostly survives on strong command.

Author: Matt Bandi

Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.

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