Duke Welker (Tony Farlow)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Duke Welker
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:University of Arkansas
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:220 lbs.
Report Date(s):05/06/07

Focus Area
Fastball:Welker throws his fastball in the 90-93 mph range, though he has touched 95 mph.
Fastball movement:Welker has average life on his fastball.
Curve:Welker's curve is a below-average pitch.
Slider:He throws a fringy average slider.
Control:His command grades out as average.
Poise:He's got decent makeup on the mound.
Physical Description:Welker is big, an average athlete who has an Adam Wainwright body type.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:His fastball, when combining the velocity, movement and command, is a plus pitch.
Weaknesses:His other stuff grades out as average at best.
Summary:Welker has been a steady starter for Arkansas this year. His size to go along with an above-average fastball and average slider should be intriguing to someone. If he can improve his curve or develop a changeup, he could be a No. 4 or 5 starter in the future.