Voelker attended Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota and played college baseball at Des Moines Area Community College and Dallas Baptist University . He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft .  He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Tigers and was promoted to the Connecticut Tigers after two games. In 2015, he pitched for the West Michigan Whitecaps , Lakeland Flying Tigers and Erie SeaWolves .   He played 2016 with Erie and started 2017 with the Toledo Mud Hens .