Wichita State Mike Pelfrey Detroit Tigers Vs Minnesota Twins Comerica Park Detroit Michigan

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Mike Pelfrey, Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins, Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan

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posted by Ken Lund alias Ken Lund on Saturday 26th of September 2015 12:35:01 AM

Michael Alan "Mike" Pelfrey (born January 14, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the New York Mets and the Minnesota Twins. He is a right-handed groundball pitcher. After his junior year at Wichita State University, Pelfrey entered the June 2005 amateur baseball draft. Having chosen Scott Boras as his agent, there were concerns that Pelfrey would hold out or require a higher-than-market value contract. The Mets selected him with the ninth overall pick (ahead of future All-Stars Andrew McCutchen and Jay Bruce by two and three spots, respectively), even though he was projected to have gone higher than that. After six months of negotiations, the Mets signed Pelfrey to a four-year major league contract on January 10, 2006. The deal reportedly included a $3.5 million signing bonus and $5.3 million in guaranteed salary. On December 20, 2012, the Minnesota Twins announced they had signed Pelfrey to a one-year, $4 million contract. As the Twins had retired number 34 in honor of the late Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett, Pelfrey was assigned number 37. Pelfrey had his worst season in his 8 years in the Majors, finishing 5–13 for the Twins. He pitched in 29 games following his 2012 Tommy John surgery, his ERA finished at 5.19 in his first full year in the American League. On December 14, 2013, Pelfrey signed a deal with the Minnesota Twins for two years and $11 million. He could earn a maximum of $3.5 million in performance bonuses. Pelfrey made 5 starts before being shut down for the season with groin, elbow, and shoulder injuries. On December 6, 2015, Pelfrey signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Detroit Tigers. Pelfrey's pitches, as tracked in 2013 by the PITCHf/x system, were a sinker at 93 mph, a four-seam fastball at 93 mph, a slider at 87 mph, a splitter at 86 mph, and a curveball at 76 mph. His sinker is his primary pitch, although he also likes to use his four-seamer early in the count against right-handed hitters. He tends to use his splitter more against left-handed hitters and his slider more against righties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pelfrey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_...

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