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PITCHING - CAREER-HIGHS
Innings Pitched: 4.0, at FIU (2/25/13)
Longest Start (IP): None
Shortest Start (IP): None
Longest Relief Outing (IP): 4.0, at FIU (2/25/13)
Hits Allowed: 6, at FIU (2/25/13)
Runs Allowed: 3 3x, vs. Baylor (5/18/13)*
ER Allowed: 3 3x, vs. Baylor (5/18/13)*
Walks: 3 2x, vs. TCU (3/31/13)*
Strikeouts: 2 12x, vs. Lubbock Christian (4/14/13)*
Wild Pitches: 2, at FIU (2/25/13)*
Hit Batters: 1 3x, at Kansas State (4/7/13)*
HR Allowed: 1, vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3/21/12)
Pitch Count: 79, at FIU (2/25/13)
* Indicates most recent high
HITTING - CAREER-HIGHS
Games Played (Season): 41 (2011)
Games Started (Season): 32 (2011)
At-Bats: 6 2x, vs. Texas A&M (4/8/11)*
Runs: 2, at Baylor (3/19/11)
Hits: 3 2x, at Oklahoma (4/2/11)*
RBI: 3, at Baylor (3/20/11)
Doubles: 1 3x, vs. UTSA (4/5/11)*
Home Runs: None
Walks: 3, vs. Kansas (5/1/11)
Strikeouts: 3 3x, vs. Texas A&M (4/8/11)*
Stolen Bases: 1, at Kansas State (4/23/11)
Hit Streak: 6 games (3/13-25/11)
* Indicates most recent high
Made 49 appearances (all relief) with a 5-1 record, 5.47 ERA, combined on two shutouts, 51.0 innings, allowed 60 hits, 33 runs (31 earned) with 41 strikeouts and 29 walks while opponents batted .303 allowing one home run during 2012 season... made 30 scoreless relief outings... has struck out multiple batters on 12 occasions... pitched on back-to-back days five times... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY: made 18 appearances with a 3-1 record, 6.75 ERA, 14.2 innings, allowed 17 hits, 11 runs (all earned) with 10 strikeouts and 11 walks while opponents batted .315 without allowing a home run.
2013 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS DRAFT
Drafted in the 15th round (No. 453 overall) by the Chicago White Sox... was the second Red Raider taken in the 2013 MLB Draft (Masek - 5th Round)... became Texas Tech's 134th all-time MLB Draft pick/free agent selection... became the 59th pitcher in school history to be drafted (18th left-handed pitcher)... became the fifth highest drafted left-handed pitcher in school history and the highest since 2008 (James Leverton, 8th Round)... became the first Red Raider drafted by the White Sox since 2008 (OF Doug Thennis, 27th Round)... is the highest drafted Red Raider by the White Sox since 2006 (C Tyler Reves, 4th Round).
Made 23 appearances (all relief) with a 4-1 record, 6.19 ERA, combined on two shutouts, 32.0 innings pitched, allowed 34 hits and 22 runs (all earned) with 21 strikeouts and 18 walks while opponents batted .286 and was one of five Red Raiders to not allow a home run on the season... led the team in appearances... became the first Tech left-handed pitcher to lead the team in appearances since 2010 (Jay Johnson/Ben Flora)... became the first Tech left-handed pitcher to now allow a home run in a season in over 15 years (min. 30 IP)... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS... made six appearances (all relief) with a 1-0 record, 10.80 ERA, 6.2 innings pitched, allowed 10 hits and eight runs (all earned) with six strikeouts and three walks allowed... one of five Red Raider pitchers to earn a win against a nationally-ranked opponent... led the team in appearances against nationally-ranked opponents... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... made eight appearances (all relief) with a 2-1 record, 8.00 ERA, nine innings, allowed seven hits and eight runs (all earned) with three strikeouts and eight walks... one of four Red Raiders with a team-leading two conference wins... one of five Red Raiders to not allow a home run in Big 12 play... BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP... made one appearance (relief) and did not receive a decision while pitching 0.2 innings allowing two runs on two hits with one strikeout... HOME GAMES... made 14 appearances (all relief) with a 2-1 record, 6.23 ERA, combined on two shutouts, 17.1 innings, allowed 15 hits and 12 runs (all earned) with 13 strikeouts and 12 walks... led team in appearances in home games... one of 10 Red Raiders to not allow a home run in a home game... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES... made nine appearances (all relief) with a 2-0 record, 6.14 ERA, 14.2 innings, allowed 19 hits and 10 runs (all earned) with eight strikeouts and six walks... one of three Red Raiders (Dominic Moreno, Jonny Drozd) to win a team-leading two road/neutral site games... one of five Red Raiders to not allow a home run in a road/neutral site game... SITUATIONAL: opposing left-handed batters hit .359 (14-for-39)... opposing right-handed batters hit .250 (20-for-80)... opposing batters hit .254 (18-for-71) with runners on base... opposing batters hit .333 (16-for-48) with the bases empty... opposing batters hit .244 (10-for-41) with two outs... forced opponents to hit into four double plays... MISCELLANEOUS: made 12 scoreless outings, including seven of the first eight appearances of the season... made seven multiple-inning appearances... pitched on back-to-back days three times... struck out multiple batters on six occasions... allowed one or fewer runs in 15-of-23 appearances... allowed two or fewer base hits in 19-of-23 appearances... team posted a 9-14 record during 23 appearances... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made season debut striking out one batter in a scoreless inning against Northern Illinois (2/17)... pitched a career-high four innings with a career-high 79 pitches thrown allowing six hits and three runs (all earned) with two strikeouts and three walks allowed in a 7-9 loss at FIU (2/25)... earned first win of the season during a 5-2 victory at defending NCAA College World Series champion, No. 16 Arizona pitching a scoreless 0.2 innings with a strikeout... struck out two in 2.2 innings pitched against No. 20 Arizona State (3/19) in an 8-7 victory... earned second win of the season/first Big 12 pitching 2.1 scoreless innings at West Virginia (3/23) in game one of a doubleheader during a 6-4 victory... picked up third win of the season/second in Big 12 play pitching 2.2 scoreless innings in relief with a strikeout and three walks against TCU (3/31) in an 8-7 series-finale victory... won fourth game of the season pitching 1.2 innings in relief allowing one run against New Mexico State (4/23) during a 6-1 victory in Lubbock.
Played for the Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods League... went 3-3 with a 4.12 ERA in 25 appearances (all relief) with one save, 28.1 innings pitched with 40 strikeouts and 24 walks... NORTHWOODS LEAGUE RANKINGS: 10th in appearances (25)... made 16 scoreless appearances... pitched multiple innings three times... struck out at least one batter in 24-of-25 outings... struck out multiple batters on 12 occasions... began the season making six straight outings without allowing a run... ended season with five consecutive appearances without yielding a run.
Made 22 appearances (all relief) with a 1-0 record and 4.15 ERA with 17.1 innings pitched allowing 23 hits and 10 runs (8 earned) with 17 strikeouts and eight walks allowed while opponents batted .319... in eight appearances (all relief) AGAINST NATIONALLY-RANKED OPPONENTS went 1-0 with a 5.14 ERA in 7.0 innings with eight hits allowed, four runs (all earned) and eight strikeouts and three walks while opponents batted .308... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... made 10 appearances (all relief) with a 1-0 record with a 4.76 ERA in 5.2 innings allowing 10 hits, three runs (all earned) with seven strikeouts and three walks while opponents batted .417... tied for the team lead with 10 appearances in Big 12 play... in 14 appearances (all relief) IN HOME GAMES went 0-0 with a 4.76 ERA in 11.1 innings allowing 16 hits, eight runs (all earned) with 13 strikeouts and five walks while opponents batted .333... in eight appearances (all relief) IN ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 6.0 innings allowing seven hits, two runs (both earned) with four strikeouts and three walks while opponents batted .292... SITUATIONAL: opposing left-handed batters hit .229 (8-for-35)... opposing right-handed batters hit .405 (15-for-37)... opposing batters hit .250 (10-for-40) with runners on base... opposing batters hit .406 (13-for-32) with the bases empty... opposing batters hit .346 (9-for-26) with two outs... averaged 8.83 strikeouts/nine innings... MISCELLANEOUS: 15-of-22 relief opportunities were scoreless... six of his first eight relief outings of the season were scoreless... struck out multiple batters on five occasions... allowed one or fewer earned runs in 20-of-22 relief opportunities... didn't allow an extra-base hit in 17-of-22 outings... pitched on back-to-back days twice... team posted a 9-13 record during 22 appearances... also appeared as a pinch hitter, defensive replacement in the outfield and started one game in the outfield while batting .000 (0-for-8) with one walk and three strikeouts at the plate... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made season-debut striking out two batters in 1.1 innings against No. 31 Missouri State (2/19)... pitched a season-high 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts against Northern Illinois (2/27)... matched a season-high 1.2 innings, struck out two batters and threw a season-high 31 pitches at No. 10 Arizona State (3/6)... first time pitching on back-to-back days logged 0.1 scoreless innings at Baylor (3/17) before pitching 0.2 innings the following day with a strikeout without allowing a run at Baylor (3/18)... earned first career victory pitching a scoreless inning at No. 9 Texas A&M (5/6)... ended the season making three consecutive scoreless appearances against Texas A&M (twice - 5/4 and 5/5) and against Kansas State (5/17).
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (3/21)... CollegeBaseball360.com Primetime Performer (March 14-20)... HITTING... played in 41 games and started 32 games in right field (23 games), left field (6 games), designated hitter (2 games) and center field (1 game)... batted eight-hole 12 times, six-hole seven times, nine-hole five times, two-hole three times and batted leadoff, three-hole and five-hole each one time... batted .241 (27-for-112) with 16 runs, three doubles, 12 RBI, 20 walks, 1-of-2 stolen bases, .268 slugging percentage, .356 on-base percentage and fielded .929 (48 putouts, 4 assists, 4 errors)... in 15 games (12 starts) AGAINST NATIONALLY-RANKED OPPONENTS batted .294 (15-for-51) with six runs, one double, eight RBI, four walks, .314 slugging percentage and .345 on-base percentage... DURING BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAY... in 24 games (19 starts) batted .254 (18-for-71) with nine runs, one double, eight RBI, 12 walks, .268 slugging percentage and .361 on-base percentage... ranked 50th in the league batting .254 during Big 12 games... ranked sixth among Big 12 freshmen in batting... in 21 HOME GAMES batted .167 (9-for-54) with eight runs, one double, four RBI, 12 walks, .185 slugging percentage and .318 on-base percentage... in 20 ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES batted .310 (18-for-58) with eight runs, two doubles, eight RBI, eight walks, .345 slugging percentage and .394 on-base percentage... in two games at the BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS batted .250 (2-for-8) with an RBI... SITUATIONAL: batted .313 (5-for-16) against left-handed pitching... batted .229 (22-for-96) against right-handed pitching... batted .296 (16-for-54) with runners on base... batted .190 (11-for-58) with the bases empty... batted .400 (2-for-5) with the bases loaded... batted .000 (0-for-5) as a pinch hitter... batted .342 (13-for-38) with runners in scoring position... batted .303 (10-for-33) with two outs... recorded eight two-out RBI... MISCELLANEOUS: tallied four go-ahead RBI... had one game-tying RBI... notched two infield base hits... tied for the team lead (Barrett Barnes) with three outfield assists... had two game-winning RBI, including one walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth (walk-off bases-loaded walk, vs. Kansas)... had five multi-hit games, including two three-hit performances... notched two multiple RBI games, including one three-RBI game... HIT STREAK: recorded a season-high six-game hit streak (3/13-25) hitting .450 (9-for-20) with six runs, one double, five RBI, one walk, .500 slugging percentage and .476 on-base percentage... REACHING BASE SAFELY: posted a season-high seven consecutive games reaching base safely... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made career debut as a pinch runner and scored a run against Western Michigan (2/18) on Opening Day... tallied first career hit, first career extra-base hit and first career multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with a run scored, double, RBI and walk against UNLV (3/1)... went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI in series opener at No. 14 Baylor (3/18)... pinch ran and stayed in the game going 1-for-1 with two runs scored and an RBI in middle game at No. 14 Baylor (3/19)... went 3-for-6 with a run scored and three RBI and drove in the game-tying run in the top of the ninth inning in series finale at No. 14 Baylor (3/20)... batted .600 (6-for-10) during three-game series at No. 14 Baylor while later receiving Big 12 Newcomer of the Week... went 3-for-4 at No. 7 Oklahoma (4/2)... went 2-for-3 with a walk and first career stolen base at Kansas State (4/23)... went 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI against No. 22 Oklahoma State (5/21)... PITCHING... made four appearances (all relief) with a 5.40 ERA in 1.2 innings allowing three hits, one run (earned) with three strikeouts and three walks while opponents batted .429... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS... made career debut on the mound pitching 0.2 innings against BYU (2/25) allowing one run (earned) on one hit with a strikeout and a walk... struck out a season-high two batters in a scoreless relief inning while giving up two hits against No. 8 TCU (3/6).
A three-year letterwinner at Anderson High School for head coach Gilbert Prather... drafted in the 22nd round (682nd overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft... sixth outfielder selected in the draft by the Dodgers... highest drafted prep player (out of high school) to join the Red Raiders since former standout pitcher Chad Bettis was drafted by the Houston Astros in the eighth round (261st overall) during the 2007 MLB Draft... a two-time all-district selection... as a senior batted .480 with three home runs... First Team All-Centex... Second Team All-State... Area All-Star... named Newcomer of the Year in 2008.
Andre Percy Wheeler... born September 27, 1991, in Austin, Texas... son of Patrick and Gwendolyn Wheeler... has two siblings, Thomas and Titus... an education major at Texas Tech.