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Pirates Prospect Interview: Duke Welker

Duke Welker

Right-hander Duke Welker was drafted by the Pirates in the 2nd round of the 2007 draft. This is his first year of full-season pro baseball after spending 2007 with the State College. The 22-year old had a rough start at Hickory and is 2-8 with a 4.67 ERA. He has pitched well in his last three starts allowing a total of six runs. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Welker.

GVB-- You started the season at Hickory and you had that one stint on the disabled list missing a month with a sprained right ankle, you are okay now - what has your first full season in pro ball been like? DW-- Oh, it's been fun, it's been long, it's been entertaining. It's kinda different, just because I've never had such a long season and yet we still have a ways to go. It's just kind of...

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