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Allen Webster | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 18 (0) / LA

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Allen Webster endured a rocky afternoon Wednesday in the Rangers' Cactus League win over the Angels, letting up three hits and three runs over three lackluster innings.
He finished with four walks and four strikeouts. Webster labored through a difficult first inning, allowing three walks and a pair of singles before finally retiring the side. He held the Angels scoreless over his last two frames, though his command of the strike zone remained spotty. A classic Quad-A player (too good for the minors, not good enough for the big leagues), Webster will probably spend the year bouncing between Triple-A and Texas. Mar 22 - 8:29 PM

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Rangers signed RHP Allen Webster to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The Pirates acquired Webster last offseason, but he left for an opportunity with the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization. He posted a rough 5.70 ERA and 59/47 K/BB ratio in 71 innings across 12 starts in the KBO. The former Dodgers farmhand owns a 6.13 ERA over 120 2/3 innings in the majors. He turns 27 in February.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Sung Min Kim of River Ave. Blues reports that Allen Webster is expected to sign with a team in the Korean Baseball Organization.

That explains the Pirates' release of him this week. Webster holds a 6.13 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 76/66 K/BB ratio over 120 1/3 innings at the big league level, but he'll turn just 26 in Febuary and it's surprising that he's decided to head overseas at this point. The right-hander was ranked as a top-50 prospect a couple years ago by Baseball America.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Pirates released RHP Allen Webster.

It's unclear what prompted the move. Webster was acquired last month from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations and the former top prospect had seemed like a good project for pitching coach Ray Searage. The right-hander has posted a 6.13 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 76/66 K/BB ratio over 120 1/3 innings at the big league level and will turn 26 in February.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:54:00 AM

Pirates acquired RHP Allen Webster from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.

Webster was designated for assignment last week after a disastrous season between the majors and the minors. Still, he won't be 26 until February and isn't far removed from being considered a top prospect. He'll be an intriguing project for Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage, who obviously has a number of success stories at this point. If there's any chance of him meeting his potential, it's probably here.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Diamondbacks designated RHP Allen Webster for assignment.

The former top prospect, who was acquired by the Diamondbacks in last season's trade that sent Wade Miley to the Red Sox, owns a troublesome 6.13 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 76/66 K/BB ratio over 120 1/3 innings at the big league level. He's talented enough that other teams will be willing to give him a shot this winter.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Allen Webster from Triple-A Reno.

Webster yielded three runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk over five innings in a spot start for the Diamondbacks on August 30. It's unclear what his role will be in his return to the big club.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:15:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Allen Webster to Triple-A Reno.

Webster yielded three runs -- one earned -- on six hits over his five innings in a spot start Sunday. He'll be back when rosters expand, although it might be as a reliever.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Allen Webster pitched well in a no-decision against the Athletics on Sunday, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits over his five innings of work.

Webster struck out two on the afternoon while walking one. He gave up a pair of unearned runs in the third inning and was tagged for a solo homer by Stephen Vogt in the fourth, but that was the extent of the damage against him. It's unclear if he'll draw another turn through the rotation, if he does he would be lined up to take on the Cubs in Chicago on Friday.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 08:15:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Allen Webster from Triple-A Reno.

Webster will start for the Snakes in Sunday's series finale against Oakland. He's a poor fantasy bet.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 11:42:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Allen Webster to Triple-A Reno.

Webster allowed one run over two relief innings in his lone appearance during his most recent stint with the big club. He'll rejoin Reno's rotation.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 02:10:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Allen Webster from Triple-A Reno.

Webster holds a 7.11 ERA over four starts with the D'Backs this season and has been even worse at Reno with an 8.95 mark across 11 outings. He'll be used in relief with the big club.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 03:44:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Allen Webster to Triple-A Reno.

Webster allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings on Monday night, watching his season ERA rise to 7.11. Matt Stites was called up Tuesday in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 05:25:00 PM

Allen Webster took a no-decision, giving up four runs in 3 2/3 innings, but the Diamondbacks still managed to pull out a 10-6 win against the Dodgers on Monday.

Webster allowed three solo home runs in the fourth inning, proving to be his undoing. Two were back-to-back shots by Andre Ethier and Yasmani Grandal. The third was a tape-measure shot by Joc Pederson. Following that, Webster issued a walk and a single before getting yanked. All told, he gave up five hits, walked four, and struck out three. In four starts, Webster has a 7.11 ERA with a 1.68 WHIP and a 12/14 K/BB ratio over 19 innings. He's due to start at home against the Rockies next.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 01:40:00 AM

Allen Webster surrendered five runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Rockies.

It will be interesting to see how patient the Diamondbacks are with Webster. He pitched well in his first start after his surprising callup, but this makes two bad outings in a row, leaving him with a 6.46 ERA. If he's not better next time out, the Diamondbacks could pull Josh Collmenter, Randall Delgado or Daniel Hudson out of the pen to replace him.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 01:29:00 AM

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