Whitley
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
0-0
ERA
18.00
WHIP
3
K
1
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
With a fastball that averages just over 90 mph and a career 7.2 K/9, Whitley is not going to be confused for a future closer. He is a serviceable middle reliever; likely nothing more. Whitley halved his home-run rate last season (from 1.26 HR/9 to 0.63) and once again poste... read more
With a fastball that averages just over 90 mph and a career 7.2 K/9, Whitley is not going to be confused for a future closer. He is a serviceable middle reliever; likely nothing more. Whitley halved his home-run rate last season (from 1.26 HR/9 to 0.63) and once again posted a strong walk rate (2.5 BB/9), leading to a 3.56 FIP over 57.1 innings. However, his home-run rate seems likely to regress as his HR/FB rate stabilizes (5.3 percent last season, 9.6 percent for career). There may be room for strikeout growth given his 13.3 percent swinging-strike rate and mid-30s O-Swing rate, and Whitley did show significant improvement against right-handed hitters last season (.262 wOBA), but the seventh inning seems to be his ceiling for 2018, and middle relief is more likely his role after he joined the Braves on a waiver claim in December.
LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 6/14/1989    College: Troy    Drafted: 15th Rd in 2010Show Contract
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Chase Whitley Contract Info:
Agreed to a one-year contract with the Braves in December of 2017, avoiding arbitration.
Optioned to Triple-A
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
May 1, 2018
Whitley was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
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2018 Stat Review for Chase Whitley
1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.00 K/9
AVERAGE
9.00 BB/9
TERRIBLE
86.7 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
9.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.33 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
18.00 ERA
TERRIBLE
3.00 WHIP
TERRIBLE
17.20 FIP
TERRIBLE
0.355 BABIP
HIGH
50.0 % Strand Rate
LOW
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  1. Chase Whitley 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Chase Whitley 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Whitley enjoyed a successful late-season cameo in his return from May 2015 Tommy John surgery, giving up just two earned runs over 10.1 innings in four relief appearances, before doing the same over four frames in his sole start on the final day of the regular season against the Rangers. The 27-year-old posted an impressive 9.4 K/9 rate on the strength of 15 whiffs over his five trips to the mound and saw his fastball get back up to just over 90 mph. The former Yankees prospect makes for an intriguing candidate for a bottom-of-the-rotation spot this coming spring, and should be that much stronger after his first healthy offseason in two years. Given his past body of work at the minor league level in the Yankees organization, the right-hander could prove to be a solid source in the categories of wins, strikeouts and ERA at a minimum if he can secure a starting spot. More likely, he'll work in relief with the Rays and serve as an insurance policy if injuries deplete the team's rotation depth.
  3. Chase Whitley 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Whitley began the season in the minors, but was quickly pressed into the big league starting rotation after a rash of injuries. The 26-year-old put together a pair of strong starts, working to a 0.75 ERA with 11 strikeouts and one walk through his first two starts, but regressed back in his next two starts before ultimately needing Tommy John surgery in May. Manager Joe Girardi indicated that the righty suffered an almost complete tear, so it would appear that the earliest return date would come around the All Star break. From there, Whitley has no guarantee of working his way back to the big leagues in 2016, but if he did, it would likely be in a bullpen capacity. Given the uncertainty and low ceiling for the upcoming season, Whitley likely won't be a factor in most fantasy formats.
  4. Chase Whitley 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Whitley is a good example of why you need to be leery of small samples at all time, even when the skills are enticing enough to believe what you’re seeing is real. Whitley reeled off seven starts of a 2.56 ERA to start his MLB career and paired it with an impressive 6.5 K:BB ratio in 39 innings. Never a prospect coming up through the system, Whitley doesn’t have overpowering stuff. He works 90-92 mph from the right side while neither his slider nor his changeup grade as a plus pitch. These facts became readily apparent over his next seven appearances as his ERA ballooned to 4.87 as he managed just a 2.3 K:BB ratio in 22 innings of work. He finished the season in the bullpen and didn’t find any more success leaving him with a 5.23 ERA when it was all said and done. The 26-year-old could find himself with a few spot starts if the Yankees are once again hit with a rash of injuries, but you can safely ignore him even if that situation comes to pass.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
May 1, 2018
Whitley was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
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Officially recalled
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
April 27, 2018
Whitley was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
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Will join Braves on Friday
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
April 26, 2018
Whitley will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett prior to Friday's game against Philadelphia, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Taken off disabled list Tuesday
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
April 17, 2018
Whitley (heel) was activated from the DL and optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Lands on DL
PAtlanta Braves  AAA
Heel
March 29, 2018
The Braves placed Whitley (heel) on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, MLB.com reports.
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