David Welch (baseball)
|Sydney Blue Sox – No. 45|
2 June 1983 |
|6 November, 2010, for the Sydney Blue Sox|
|Earned run average||1.44|
|Career highlights and awards|
David John Welch (born 2 June 1983, in Sydney) is a professional baseball pitcher in the who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 20th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.
In 2005, he played for the Rookie-League Helena Brewers. He was promoted to the Class-A West Virginia Power in 2006, where he was tied for the South Atlantic League lead with one shutout. He was placed on the disabled list on 2 June with back spasms and was reinstated on 15 June.
Welch's 2007 season was spent with the Class-A Advanced Brevard County Manatees where he allowed the fewest baserunners per game by a starter in the Florida State League (FSL). He recorded the ninth-lowest ERA (ERA) with a 3.43 clip in the FSL. He allowed the second-fewest walks per nine innings and fifth-best ERA as a starter in the FSL. He went 6–7 with a 3.43 ERA in 29 games, 20 starts, and led the team in innings pitched with 120 2⁄3 innings. He was placed on the disabled list on 13 April with a concussion and was reinstated on 23 April.
Welch spent the 2008 season with the Double-A Huntsville Stars. He went 11–4 with a 3.90 ERA in 26 games, all starts. He had one shutout. Welch played all of the 2009 season in Huntsville. He was released by the Brewers during spring training 2010.
Sydney Blue Sox
Welch was an integral part of the Sydney rotation along with Chris Oxspring. He finished the regular season with a league best 5–0 record with a 1.44 ERA. Welch threw a no-hitter against the Adelaide Bite in game one of the preliminary final series, the first in Australian Baseball League history.
- McCalvy, Adam. "A true day-off." Major League Baseball. 23 March 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
- Sydney thrashes Adelaide 8–0 Ninemsn
- Welch finds right pitch to tempt Asian clubs Sydney Morning Herald
- David Welch Retires The Australian Baseball Digest
- 19 September 2009. IBAF Notes on 10th Day of Baseball World Cup, International Baseball Federation. Accessed 21 September 2009.