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Kip Wells

Kip Wells 27 P

Salt Lake Bees

  • Status: Released
  • Full Name: Robert Kip Wells
  • Age: 37 (April 21, 1977)
  • Birthplace: Houston, TX
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 205
  • Draft: Round 1 (1998, CWS)
  • MLB Debut: 08/02/1999
  • School: Baylor
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Kip Wells Stats Summary

Kip Wells Career Stats

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Kip Wells Awards and Honors

Kip Wells  27 P

  • Full Name: Robert Kip Wells
  • Born: April 21, 1977
  • Age: 37
  • Birthplace: Houston, TX
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 205
  • Draft: Round 1 (1998, CWS)
  • School: Baylor
  • MLB Debut: 08/02/1999
Selected by Milwaukee in the 58th round of the June 1995 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign...selected by Chicago (AL) in the 1st round (No. 16 overall) of the June 1998 First-Year Player Draft...acquired by Pittsburgh from Chicago (AL) on 12/13/01, along with pitchers Josh Fogg and Sean Lowe, in a deal for pitcher Todd Ritchie and Minor League catcher Lee Evans...tabbed by Baseball America as No. 2 on the "Top 100 Names You Need to Know For 2000"...1995 graduate of Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas...was an Academic Excellence Award winner...went 7-1 with a 2.35 ERA and earned All-State honors as a senior, leading team to the 5-A state championship...team finished 32-2 and was ranked No. 2 in the USA Today and Baseball America national high school polls...his father, Robert, pitched four years at the University of Texas...attended Baylor University, where he compiled a career record of 21-14, a 5.17 ERA (282.0 IP / 162 ER), six complete games and 288 strikeouts in three seasons...named Second-Team All-America by Baseball America and First-Team All-Big 12 as a junior after going 13-4 with a 3.71 ERA (123.2 / 51 ER) and four complete games...also set single-season strikeout record (135) that season...established school record with his 13th win and Baylor's only victory in the Big XII Tournament...rated as No. 3 pitcher in the Cape Cod League in 1997 and No. 1 Pro Prospect in the Big 12 according to Baseball America...played for the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod League, where he went 5-6 with a 1.92 ERA (51.2 IP / 11 ER), 49 strikeouts and five saves to earn the league's Outstanding Pro Prospect Award...has gone 3-0 with a 2.95 ERA (18.1 IP / 7 R / 6 ER) in three career outings when starting on his birthday...Robert Kip Wells...wife's name is Emily...reside in Houston, Texas.