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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 23)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-31-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age23 years, 8 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
2015
0.12016
-0.12017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 ATL MLB 5 5 24.7 1 2 0 20 12 25 4 .271 92 7.3 4.4 1.5 9.1 44% .242 .295 1.30 5.08 6.57 106 4.87 107.7 0.1
2017 SEA MLB 2 1 7.3 0 1 0 7 2 2 1 .255 109 8.6 2.5 1.2 2.5 40% .250 .265 1.23 5.99 6.14 119 6.31 134.2 -0.1
CareerMLB7632.01302714275.267967.63.91.47.643%.244.2881.285.296.471095.20113.80.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 KNG Rk 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .262 109 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 33% .333 .257 1.00 1.69 0.00 97 4.49 103.7
2013 KNG Rk 12 12 72.3 3 2 0 50 17 76 1 .258 106 6.2 2.1 0.1 9.5 64% .253 .207 0.93 2.49 1.87 78 2.60 87.7
2014 SAV A 11 10 62.7 9 1 0 44 19 53 2 .253 99 6.3 2.7 0.3 7.6 58% .239 .208 1.01 3.45 2.01 93 3.28 95.1
2014 MTS Rk 3 2 7.0 0 1 0 4 2 10 0 .000 5.1 2.6 0.0 12.9 0% .267 .000 0.86 1.48 1.29 82 2.53 90.6
2015 CAR A+ 3 3 13.7 1 2 0 11 4 7 2 .258 92 7.2 2.6 1.3 4.6 60% .225 .250 1.10 5.00 3.29 100 5.29 110.5
2015 SLU A+ 15 14 83.0 4 5 0 72 34 61 4 .255 102 7.8 3.7 0.4 6.6 51% .273 .256 1.28 3.84 3.36 111 6.48 113.2
2016 ATL MLB 5 5 24.7 1 2 0 20 12 25 4 .271 92 7.3 4.4 1.5 9.1 44% .242 .295 1.30 5.08 6.57 106 4.87 107.7
2016 MIS AA 18 18 101.3 7 5 0 87 37 94 4 .260 90 7.7 3.3 0.4 8.3 55% .292 .239 1.22 3.18 2.49 86 1.86 77.6
2016 GWN AAA 3 3 18.7 0 1 0 12 7 18 0 .244 101 5.8 3.4 0.0 8.7 45% .255 .188 1.02 2.52 1.93 92 3.64 98.6
2017 SEA MLB 2 1 7.3 0 1 0 7 2 2 1 .255 109 8.6 2.5 1.2 2.5 40% .250 .265 1.23 5.99 6.14 119 6.31 134.2
2017 TAC AAA 10 10 53.3 0 7 0 61 20 43 9 .269 96 10.3 3.4 1.5 7.3 41% .317 .295 1.52 5.59 6.58 112 5.56 107.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2016 449 0.4388 0.4053 0.7418 0.5584 0.2857 0.8545 0.5694 0.2582
2017 112 0.5089 0.4375 0.8980 0.6491 0.2182 0.9730 0.6667 0.1020
Career5610.45280.41170.7730.57650.27220.87820.58880.227

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-02 2014-07-21 Minors 80 0 - Hand Infection - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 SEA $537,500
2016 ATL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2017Current$537,500
1 yrTotal$537,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 61 d1 year/$0.5375M (2017)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5375M (2017). Re-signed by Seattle 2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Atlanta 8/3/16. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Atlanta 11/28/16.
  • Acquired by Atlanta in trade from NY Mets 7/24/15.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2012 (12-380) (Haines City, HS, Fla.). $0.1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .189 .279 .486 .279
11 vs R (Multi) .236 .354 .436 .306
18 Split (Multi) -.047 -.075 .050 -.027
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .189 .279 .486 .279
31 vs R (2016) .236 .354 .436 .306
38 Split (2016) -.047 -.075 .050 -.027
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Articles

Robert Whalen is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Best of BP 2016: What We Know About Spin RateJeff Long2016-12-30
Pitching Backward: What We Know About Spin RateJeff Long2016-09-27
Expert FAAB Review: Week 19George Bissell2016-08-09


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Anything on Chris Flexen and Robert Whalen? Do they bring the heat like Harvey/Wheeler/Syndergaard?
(Sean from NY)
They may be ok, but can we really get to talk about how good Harvey/Syndergaard/Wheeler trio is going to be? (Zach Mortimer)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Robert Whalen has thrown 646 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Slider (81mph), Curve (77mph) and Sinker (90mph). He also rarely throws a Change (85mph).