From the Field: Daniel Webb, p, Chicago White Sox

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Daniel Webb signed IC in blue

Webb went to school at Northwest Florida State Junior College, and would be drafted in the 18th round of the 2009 draft by the Blue Jays. It was not his first time to be drafted; he was considered one of the top prep arms of the 2008 draft, but signability concerns dropped him to Arizona in the 12th round. He decided to go to Junior College.

Despite having a good arm, Webb was a project. He had consistency issues in his delivery, and would lose the strike zone often. But he had a strong arm, and armed with a fastball, slurve and low-90’s fastball…he was worth the flyer.

He started his pro career as a starter, and it did not work out. His 8-21 record told that story.

So the White Sox (who he was traded to in 2012) converted him into a pen arm. It was the ticket. He would go from a struggling Low-A pitcher in 2012 to the major league pen in 2013. All of his pitches improved, notably his fastball which he could now dial up to 96 and a changeup which was one of the best in the organization.

Webb has seem major league time every season since 2013, though injures have slowed him down a little. He is only 26 and his arm does not have a ton of mileage on it yet, so he should still have plenty of career ahead of him.

Standard Pitching
Year Age Tm W L ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO ERA+ FIP WHIP
2013 23 CHW 0 0 3.18 9 0 4 0 0 0 11.1 9 4 4 0 4 0 10 136 2.34 1.147
2014 24 CHW 6 5 3.99 57 0 26 0 0 0 67.2 59 31 30 6 42 5 58 94 4.52 1.493
2015 25 CHW 1 0 6.30 27 0 6 0 0 0 30.0 41 26 21 3 22 1 22 63 5.27 2.100
2016 26 CHW 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.15 3.000
4 Yrs 7 5 4.50 94 0 37 0 0 0 110.0 111 61 55 9 69 6 93 86 4.46 1.636
162 Game Avg. 5 4 4.50 68 0 27 0 0 0 80 80 44 40 7 50 4 67 86 4.46 1.636
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/26/2017.
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