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Allen Webster | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 18 (0) / LA

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Cubs signed RHP Allen Webster to a minor league contract
Webster spent 2016 in Korea and 2017 at Triple-A in the Rangers organization, posting a 6.79 ERA over 12 appearances (11 starts). The former top prospect hasn't pitched in the majors since 2015 and is merely a flier for the Cubs. Mar 2 - 3:29 PM

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Allen Webster tossed four innings of scoreless ball in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Royals.

Webster struck out one, walked one and allowed a solitary hit over his four frames of work. He will be starting the 2017 season at Triple-A, but figures to see his fair share of call-ups as the season unfolds. There is no real fantasy value with the 27-year-old right-hander, even if the Rangers do give him an extended look at some point in time. He posted a 5.70 ERA in 12 starts while pitching in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2016.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Rangers reassigned RHP Allen Webster and C A.J. Jimenez to minor league camp.

Webster, a non-roster invitee, posted a 4.02 ERA and 13/9 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings during Cactus League action. The 27-year-old has the ability to become a free agent if he so chooses.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 11:50:00 AM

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.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 08:29:00 PM

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

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