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Allen Webster | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 25 - 11:12 AM

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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.
Nov 20 - 10:52 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.
Sep 8 - 4:15 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.
Aug 31 - 4:51 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.
Aug 30 - 8:15 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.
Aug 29 - 11:42 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.
Aug 7 - 2:10 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.
Aug 5 - 3:44 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.
Jun 30 - 5:25 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.
Jun 30 - 1:40 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.
Jun 25 - 1:29 AM

Allen Webster was hit hard in Thursday’s loss to the Angels, surrendering six runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Webster also issued five free passes while fanning four in the contest. He had held the Halos to a pair of solo home runs through the first five frames, but seemed to tire in the sixth as the Angels erupted for four more runs to chase Webster from the game. It doesn’t get any easier for him next time out, as he’ll carry a troublesome 6.55 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into a battle against the Rockies in Colorado on Wednesday.
Jun 18 - 6:21 PM

Allen Webster allowed just two runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a victory over the Giants.

Webster walked three and struck out two to earn his first win of the season. The 25-year-old should have a chance to stay in the starting rotation now that Josh Collmenter has been relegated to bullpen duty. With only a career 5.78 K/9, he isn't worth owning in fantasy.
Jun 13 - 10:25 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Allen Webster from Triple-A Reno.

Webster will start for the D'Backs on Saturday, taking the place of Josh Collmenter who has been shifted to the bullpen. The 25-year-old posted a 5.03 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 36/28 K/BB ratio over 11 starts with the Red Sox in 2014. He can safely be avoided in all mixed leagues.
Jun 13 - 3:38 PM

Allen Webster will join Arizona's rotation and start Saturday against the Giants.

Webster is being rushed into the rotation despite giving up six runs in his last start for Triple-A Reno. He had a 9.00 ERA in five Triple-A start, missing a month in the interim due to shoulder fatigue. It's really hard to believe that the Diamondbacks are turning to him already.
Jun 13 - 1:40 AM

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