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Pirates prospect interview: Duke Welker

Duke Welker

Right-hander Duke Welker was a combined 2-2 with a 2.29 ERA and five saves at Double A Altoona and Triple A Indianapolis last season. He told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he has adjusted well to his role as a relief pitcher.

GVB – Looking at last year, what did you think of your season? DW – I think I developed and I think I worked out a lot of things that I wanted to accomplish last year. Overall developing and getting to the next level was a success. I'm happy with it and I'm excited for the year coming up. GVB – Going back to 2010 when you went back to West Virginia as a reliever, things really start to pop with...

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