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Josh Whitesell

32-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 225   DOB: 4/14/1982   BORN: Durham, NC   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Josh Whitesell Contract Information:

Whitesell signed a one-year, $850,000 contract extension with the Lotte Marines in December of 2012.

December 2, 2012  –  Josh Whitesell News

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Whitesell signed a one-year, $850,000 contract extension with the Lotte Marines, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Josh Whitesell 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
2006 24 AA HAR 127 468 403 47 106 30 11 0 19 56 2 6 53 125 6 2 4 .263 .353 .432 .785
2007 25 AA HAR 119 487 387 78 110 45 23 1 21 74 6 2 87 107 0 3 10 .284 .425 .512 .937
2008 26 AAA TUC 127 560 475 86 156 62 36 0 26 110 1 2 74 136 0 3 8 .328 .425 .568 .993
2008 26 MAJ ARI 7 9 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .286 .444 .714 1.159
2009 27 AAA REN 63 274 225 35 66 23 14 1 8 58 1 1 40 48 0 6 3 .293 .398 .471 .869
2009 27 MAJ ARI 46 133 108 7 21 8 7 0 1 14 0 0 24 29 0 0 1 .194 .346 .287 .633
2010 28 AAA Syr 54 219 184 23 56 17 12 1 4 34 0 0 30 47 0 2 3 .304 .406 .446 .852
Career  (View All) MAJ   53 142 115 8 23 9 7 0 2 15 0 0 25 31 0 0 2 .200 .352 .313 .665

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Josh Whitesell: MLB Games Played By Position

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Josh Whitesell Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Josh Whitesell Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 24 AA HAR 468 403 11.3% 26.7% 0.42 69% .336 .169
2007 25 AA HAR 487 387 17.9% 22% 0.81 72% .344 .228
2008 26 AAA TUC 560 475 13.2% 24.3% 0.54 71% .415 .240
2008 26 MAJ ARI 9 7 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 71% .250 .428
2009 27 AAA REN 274 225 14.6% 17.5% 0.83 79% .343 .178
2009 27 MAJ ARI 133 108 18% 21.8% 0.83 73% .256 .093
2010 28 AAA Syr 219 184 13.7% 21.5% 0.64 74% .391 .142
Career MAJ   142 115 17.6% 21.8% 0.81 73% .256 .113

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Best Matchups for Josh Whitesell (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Collin Balester PIT 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Matt Cain SF 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Adam Wainwright STL 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.250
Heath Bell TB 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Kyle Farnsworth NY-N 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 1.000
Franklin Morales COL 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 1.000
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .667 1.000
Jake Peavy BOS 4 1 0 1 2 2 1 .250 .250 .750

Worst Matchups for Josh Whitesell (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ronald Belisario CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Cliff Lee PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tim Lincecum SF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Peter Moylan HOU 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Edward Mujica BOS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Bobby Parnell NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Huston Street SD 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Thatcher AZ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Valverde NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Josh Whitesell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Whitesell signed a one-year, $300,000 contract with the Lotte Marines, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Whitesell has adapted nicely to Japan, hitting .335/.437/.648 in 213 plate appearances.

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Whitesell has been acquired by Yakult of the Japanese Baseball League, the Kyodo News reports.

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Whitesell has been sent to the Nationals' minor league camp.

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Whitesell agreed to a minor league contract with Washington that includes an invitation to spring training, the Associated Press reports.

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Whitesell was not tendered a contract before the deadline on Saturday night, the D-Backs' official site reports.

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The Diamondbacks optioned Whitesell to Triple-A Reno Saturday, the team's official site reports.

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Whitesell is expected to make four or five starts per week for the rest of the season, the Arizona Republic reports.

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As expected, Whitesell was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Thursday, the Arizona Republic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Josh Whitesell.

2010

Whitesell had a small taste of the majors with Arizona last season, but ultimately spent the majority of his time at Triple-A Reno. The D-Backs' acquisition of Brandon Allen really dropped his value in July and he was later non-tendered. He signed with Washington and could win a bench job this spring, but nothing is guaranteed to power-hitting left-handed hitters that are raking in the Pacific Coast League beyond their late 20s. If he were ever given 450 big league at-bats, 20-25 homers are within reach, but it doesn't appear as though that opportunity will be afforded to him.

2009

Whitesell enjoyed plenty of success in the Pacific Coast League after the D-Backs claimed him off waivers from the Nationals in March. Even as a 26-year-old, Whitesell's .328/.425/.568 line with good power (26 homers) is impressive when you consider that he doesn't have bad splits against left-handed pitching or any glaring flaw that will prevent him from getting a look at the next level. That said, tearing up the minor leagues at his age suggests his future is likely as a part-time player, unless he ends up in an organization with less corner infield depth than Arizona, as he currently has Conor Jackson and Chad Tracy -- among others -- in front of him in the pecking order for at-bats with the D-Backs.

2008

Whitesell put up very good numbers at Double-A, but as a 25-year-old repeating the level that's not a big accomplishment. With Chris Marrero struggling to find a position in the Nationals system and possibly destined for first base, the window for Whitesell to establish himself as a major leaguer is extremely narrow.