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Eli Whiteside

34-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 10/22/1979   BORN: New Albany, MS   COLLEGE: Delta State   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in November of 2013.

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Whiteside is headed to Triple-A Iowa, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Eli Whiteside Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AA BOW 90 326 297 41 75 36 18 0 18 60 2 2 25 65 0 3 1 .253 .310 .495 .805
2005 25 AAA OTT 95 344 317 28 74 27 22 1 4 27 1 3 21 65 1 3 2 .233 .283 .347 .630
2005 25 MAJ BAL 9 12 12 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2006 26 AAA OTT 92 340 315 37 77 30 18 1 11 47 1 3 10 73 2 6 7 .244 .278 .413 .691
2007 27 AA BOW 42 156 141 18 41 15 7 4 4 30 0 3 8 32 3 2 2 .291 .333 .482 .815
2007 27 AAA NOR 18 67 61 5 11 3 1 0 2 6 1 1 1 12 2 1 2 .180 .215 .295 .510
2008 28 AAA FRE 49 169 151 13 36 9 7 0 2 22 2 0 12 27 1 4 1 .238 .292 .325 .617
2008 28 AAA ROC 8 25 24 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .167 .200 .292 .492
2009 29 AAA FRE 34 126 116 16 28 14 7 1 6 24 0 0 8 40 2 0 0 .241 .290 .474 .764
2009 29 MAJ SFO 49 134 127 15 29 9 6 1 2 13 0 0 4 30 0 0 3 .228 .269 .339 .607
2010 30 MAJ SFO 56 140 126 19 30 11 6 1 4 10 1 2 8 35 3 0 3 .238 .299 .397 .696
2011 31 MAJ SF 82 236 213 14 42 14 8 2 4 17 2 1 18 59 1 2 2 .197 .264 .310 .574
2012 32 AAA Fre 60 229 201 27 45 13 11 1 1 20 0 1 17 43 3 3 5 .224 .296 .303 .599
2012 32 MAJ SF 12 14 11 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 .091 .214 .182 .396
2013 33 AAA Rou 67 244 225 21 42 11 6 0 5 25 0 0 16 61 0 2 1 .187 .242 .280 .522
2014 34 AAA Iow 8 30 25 1 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 7 0 0 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
3-Year Averages MAJ   47 123 112 8 21 7 4 1 2 9 1 0 9 31 0 1 1 .188 .252 .295 .547
Career  (View All) MAJ   208 536 489 52 105 35 21 4 10 43 3 3 31 130 4 3 9 .215 .273 .335 .608

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Eli Whiteside Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 @NYY Did not play.
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Apr. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 13 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 12 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 11 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 10 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 9 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 8 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 6 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 5 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 4 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 3 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Pit Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Pit Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Eli Whiteside: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 11
2011 81
2010 55
2009 47

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Eli Whiteside Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201221010.000.000.000
2011363270.250.500.872

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201292010.111.222.495
2011177112112.186.271.511

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201252010.000.000.143
20111137380.221.363.604

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201261010.167.333.619
20111007192.170.250.536
Eli Whiteside Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AA BOW 326 297 7.7% 19.9% 0.38 78% .266 .242
2005 25 AAA OTT 344 317 6.1% 18.9% 0.32 79% .282 .114
2005 25 MAJ BAL 12 12 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .300 .000
2006 26 AAA OTT 340 315 2.9% 21.5% 0.14 77% .286 .169
2007 27 AA BOW 156 141 5.1% 20.5% 0.25 77% .352 .191
2007 27 AAA NOR 67 61 1.5% 17.9% 0.08 80% .191 .115
2008 28 AAA FRE 169 151 7.1% 16% 0.44 82% .279 .087
2008 28 AAA ROC 25 24 4% 24% 0.17 75% .176 .125
2009 29 AAA FRE 126 116 6.3% 31.7% 0.20 66% .314 .233
2009 29 MAJ SFO 134 127 3% 22.4% 0.13 76% .284 .111
2010 30 MAJ SFO 140 126 5.7% 25% 0.23 72% .299 .159
2011 31 MAJ SF 236 213 7.6% 25% 0.31 72% .253 .113
2012 32 AAA Fre 229 201 7.4% 18.8% 0.40 79% .280 .079
2012 32 MAJ SF 14 11 7.1% 28.6% 0.25 64% .143 .091
2013 33 AAA Rou 244 225 6.6% 25% 0.26 73% .233 .093
2014 34 AAA Iow 30 25 13.3% 23.3% 0.57 72% .278 .000
3-Year Averages MAJ   123 112 7.3% 25.2% 0.29 72% .241 .107
Career MAJ   536 489 5.8% 24.3% 0.24 73% .272 .120

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Best Matchups for Eli Whiteside (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chad Qualls HOU 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Zach Duke MIL 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Dan Haren LA 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
John Lannan NY-N 4 1 1 1 2 1 0 .250 1.000 1.500
Rubby De La Rosa BOS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Yunesky Maya ATL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
David Purcey CHI-A 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Cory Luebke SD 6 2 1 1 1 3 0 .333 1.000 1.429
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.167
Manny Parra CIN 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 1.167

Worst Matchups for Eli Whiteside (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Anibal Sanchez DET 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jorge De La Rosa COL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Wilton Lopez COL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Lance Lynn STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Marmol MIA 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Evan Meek BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Motte STL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Stammen WAS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Eli Whiteside: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Whiteside and John Baker are the finalists for the Cubs' backup catcher job, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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The Cubs have signed Whiteside to a minor league deal.

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Whiteside (calf) has resumed baseball activities, ESPN Dallas reports.

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Whiteside is dealing with a mild left calf strain and is expected to be out of the lineup for three-to-five days, ESPN Dallas reports.

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Whiteside cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

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The Rangers designated Whiteside for assignment Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Whiteside was claimed off waivers by the Rangers on Wednesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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The Blue Jays have claimed Whiteside, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Whiteside was designated for assignment Wednesday, the New York Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Whiteside spent almost all of 2012 in Triple-A since Hector Sanchez leaped over him in the depth chart, but he appeared in 12 games (14 plate appearances) in the majors. Known more as a defensive specialist, Whiteside hit .224/.296/.303 with one home run in 229 plate appearances in Triple-A and his wRC+ of 56 was his lowest since 2008. His inability to make consistent contact (12.8 percent career swinging-strike rate), has kept his career average below .220. Whiteside was claimed on waivers by the Rangers in December, and will open the year as the team's No. 3 catcher by working at Triple-A.

2012

Whiteside saw more action than expected last year after Buster Posey went down with a season-ending injury, and he responded with a predictably poor .197/.264/.310 line, as the 32-year-old journeyman isn’t suited for more than about a start per week. The Giants have a few options at catcher even with Posey returning, so as a result, Whiteside re-signed on a minor league deal after being non-tendered. He’ll battle Hector Sanchez and Chris Stewart to enter the year as the team’s backup catcher.

2011

Whiteside batted .238 with four home runs over 126 at-bats last year and enters 2011 in the same exact role – as the team's backup catcher. Don't expect much playing time with Buster Posey ahead of him on the depth chart.

2010

Whiteside saw his first action in the majors since 2005 last season, posting a .228/.269/.339 line over 127 at-bats. Bengie Molina is likely to leave via free agency, but while Buster Posey isn’t ready for the full-time catching gig, expect San Francisco to address the position outside the organization, so Whiteside’s role moving forward is in question.

2006

With the signing of Ramon Hernandez to a four-year deal before the season, the Orioles made it clear that Whiteside isn't the future of their organization at catcher, and at 26 he never will be. His best shot at making it to the big leagues is as a backup in 2006, though he'll likely spend most of the season in Triple-A.

2005

It speaks volumes about the Orioles farm system that a .253 Double-A hitter is its best catching prospect. Whiteside did have a promising season in the Arizona Fall League, posting a .329 average with 20 RBI in 70 AB, and has more long-term upside than Geronimo Gil, but he shouldn’t see any time in the majors the next couple of seasons.

2004

Whiteside showed some promise coming out of his 2002 rookie season combined at Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie only to regress at the plate in 2003. The organization is weak at catcher, so Whiteside has a chance to move up the ladder. In order to do that he'll have to do better than a .204 average, and certainly better than a .230 OBP.