Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Getting to Know the Cubs: Chris Volstad

There will be plenty of new faces in the mix when Spring Training gets underway in February. Right handed pitcher Chris Volstad is one of those faces. Here is some biographical information on Volstad that will help you know what to expect when you see him on the Wrigley Field mound this summer. Information courtesy of BaseballReference.com.
  • Born: September 23, 1986
  • Age: 25
  • High School: Palm Beach Gardens
  • Drafted: by the Marlins in the first round (16th overall) in the 2005 draft
  • MLB Debut: July 6, 2008, earned the win in relief VS Rockies
  • Teams: Marlins (2008-2011)
  • Arbitration Eligible: 2013
  • Free Agent: 2015
  • Acquired: In the trade that sent Carlos Zambrano to Miami
  • 2011 Stats: 5-13 with 4.89 ERA
  • Career Stats: 32-39 with 4.59 ERA
  • B/T: Right
  • Height: 6'8"
  • 103 Career Games, 102 starts
  • Incidents: Suspended six games in 2010 for involvement in bench clearing brawl
  • Style: Finesse Pitcher, ground ball pitcher
  • Pitches: Sinking fastball (90-93 mph), tight curve, sinking change-up and slider
  • Does not strike out many or allow many home runs
We'll continue to profile each of the new Cubs over the next weeks.

That's it for now, but I'll keep you posted!


  1. This is so great! Ilove it! Thankyou!!!!!! So excited for 2012.Keep up the good work and info,It's appreciated,BZ.

  2. Thanks so much! Keep coming back for more!