Garrett Whitlock

25-Year-Old PitcherSP
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Whitlock, the fourth pick of the Rule 5 draft, made the Red Sox roster out of spring training and played an unexpected but important role in 2021. The former Yankees prospect pitched multiple innings in 31 of his 46 appearances, often in high-leverage. The rookie went 8-4 with 15 holds and two saves and posted a fantastic 1.96 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 73.1 innings. The 25-year-old relies on a four-pitch arsenal of a sinker, slider, changeup and fastball. He struggles against left-handed hitters (.293 BAA), but posted a solid 27.2% strikeout rate, 5.7% walk rate and 49.7% groundball rate. Whitlock's ability to go multiple innings could lead to a bigger role in Boston's starting rotation, or he could maintain to a similar multi-inning relief role. Some ratio regression is expected either way, but if Whitlock returns to the bullpen you can count on some wins, holds and potentially saves. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#254
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$Signed four-year, $18.75 million contract extension with the Red Sox in April of 2022. Contract includes team options for 2027 and 2028.
Early exit against M's
PBoston Red Sox
May 22, 2022
Whitlock didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Mariners, coughing up five runs on 10 hits over three innings. He struck out three.
ANALYSIS
Seattle jumped on the right-hander for four runs in the top of the first inning, and Whitlock eventually needed 71 pitches (48 strikes) to record nine outs before getting the hook. The 25-year-old has yet to complete more than five innings in a start, and he's only managed to get that far twice in six starts since moving into the rotation. Whitlock has a 3.58 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 40:10 K:BB through 32.2 innings on the season, but his 4.70 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in the rotation suggest another role change could be on the horizon.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
54
Last 10 Games
54
Last 5 Games
74
How many pitches does Garrett Whitlock generally throw?
 
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What part of the game does Garrett Whitlock generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .266 171 42 10 42 12 0 4
Since 2020vs Right .206 265 79 17 50 8 0 6
2022vs Left .220 62 18 3 13 6 0 0
2022vs Right .224 76 22 7 15 0 0 4
2021vs Left .293 109 24 7 29 6 0 4
2021vs Right .199 189 57 10 35 8 0 2
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-44%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-56%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.13 1.15 54.2 4 2 3 9.9 1.6 0.7
Since 2020Away 1.75 1.09 51.1 5 3 0 10.7 3.0 1.1
2022Home 4.96 1.22 16.1 0 0 1 11.0 1.7 1.1
2022Away 2.20 1.10 16.1 1 1 0 11.0 3.9 1.1
2021Home 2.35 1.12 38.1 4 2 2 9.4 1.6 0.5
2021Away 1.54 1.09 35.0 4 2 0 10.5 2.6 1.0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Garrett Whitlock compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.00
 
K/9
11.0
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
95.4 mph
 
ERA
3.58
 
WHIP
1.16
 
BABIP
.315
 
GB/FB
1.27
 
Left On Base
74.1%
 
Exit Velocity
83.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.4%
 
Spin Rate
2046 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.9%
 
Swinging Strike
13.9%
 
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No-decision against Houston
PBoston Red Sox
May 17, 2022
Whitlock didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 6-3 win over the Astros, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks over five-plus innings. He struck out three.
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Slated to start Monday
PBoston Red Sox
May 11, 2022
Whitlock will start Monday's game against the Astros, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Ineffective versus Atlanta
PBoston Red Sox
May 10, 2022
Whitlock tossed three innings, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five in Tuesday's win over the Braves. He did not factor into the decision.
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Continuing in rotation role
PBoston Red Sox
May 6, 2022
Whitlock's role in the rotation remains safe for now with Rich Hill heading to the COVID-19 injured list, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Solid against Angels
PBoston Red Sox
May 4, 2022
Whitlock pitched five innings, giving up two runs on two hits while striking out nine in Wednesday's loss to the Angels. He did not factor into the decision.
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