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Portrait of Ernie Whitt

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
16 4271 .249 .324 .410 104 19.2
Birth Date6-13-1952
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age67 years, 8 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1976 BOS 24 8 20 4 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 .222 .300 .500 96 0.0 -0.7 -0.1 0.0
1977 TOR 25 23 45 7 3 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 .171 .200 .244 57 -2.2 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1
1978 TOR 26 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 93 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 TOR 28 106 325 70 12 2 6 22 30 0 1 3 .237 .288 .353 71 -9.8 -2.3 3.4 0.6
1981 TOR 29 74 222 46 9 0 1 20 30 0 5 2 .236 .307 .297 68 -7.7 -1.6 2.5 0.2
1982 TOR 30 105 316 74 14 2 11 26 34 0 3 1 .261 .317 .440 98 0.1 -0.7 0.0 1.3
1983 TOR 31 123 400 88 15 2 17 50 55 0 1 1 .256 .346 .459 114 6.4 -2.3 4.5 2.7
1984 TOR 32 124 364 75 12 1 15 43 49 1 0 3 .238 .327 .425 116 7.6 -0.7 -0.8 2.3
1985 TOR 33 139 465 101 21 2 19 47 59 1 3 6 .245 .323 .444 111 7.5 -3.1 -1.1 2.5
1986 TOR 34 131 433 106 19 2 16 35 39 0 0 1 .268 .326 .448 111 6.1 -3.3 -1.7 2.1
1987 TOR 35 135 494 120 24 1 19 44 50 1 0 1 .269 .334 .455 110 6.5 -4.0 2.0 2.7
1988 TOR 36 127 468 100 11 2 16 61 38 1 4 2 .251 .348 .410 120 10.9 -2.1 -1.2 2.9
1989 TOR 37 129 440 101 24 1 11 52 53 0 5 4 .262 .349 .416 115 8.0 -7.7 -2.5 1.7
1990 ATL 38 67 204 31 8 0 2 23 27 0 0 2 .172 .265 .250 68 -7.2 -0.7 -1.7 -0.1
1991 BAL 39 35 70 15 2 0 0 8 12 0 0 0 .242 .329 .274 88 -0.8 0.7 0.0 0.3
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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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1976 BOS MLB AL 8 20 .242 .294 .336 .200 107 0.5 0.5 0.3 96 18 -0.1 -0.7 0.0 0.0
1977 TOR MLB AL 23 45 .256 .318 .387 .226 102 -3.6 1.3 0.6 57 12 -0.1 -0.3 -2.2 -0.1
1978 TOR MLB AL 2 5 .252 .305 .348 .000 94 -0.6 0.1 0.1 93 9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1978 SYR AAA INT 121 452 .000 .000 .000 .243 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 SYR AAA INT 114 434 .000 .000 .000 .260 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 TOR MLB AL 106 325 .266 .324 .396 .244 100 -10.2 8.7 5.3 71 11 3.4 -2.3 -9.8 0.6
1981 TOR MLB AL 74 222 .249 .313 .363 .274 100 -6.5 5.6 3.3 68 17 2.5 -1.6 -7.7 0.2
1982 TOR MLB AL 105 316 .263 .327 .396 .258 104 -0.2 8.5 4.8 98 13 0.0 -0.7 0.1 1.3
1983 TOR MLB AL 123 400 .267 .327 .402 .256 106 6.7 10.9 6.3 114 9 4.5 -2.3 6.4 2.7
1984 TOR MLB AL 124 364 .261 .320 .397 .234 97 5.1 9.8 5.6 116 13 -0.8 -0.7 7.6 2.3
1985 TOR MLB AL 139 465 .265 .328 .407 .244 98 6.9 12.7 7.4 111 6 -1.1 -3.1 7.5 2.5
1986 TOR MLB AL 131 433 .261 .330 .408 .262 101 4.4 12.0 7.1 111 12 -1.7 -3.3 6.1 2.1
1987 TOR MLB AL 135 494 .268 .335 .432 .266 99 2.8 14.6 8.6 110 9 2.0 -4.0 6.5 2.7
1988 TOR MLB AL 127 468 .262 .326 .394 .240 102 7.9 12.2 7.2 120 11 -1.2 -2.1 10.9 2.9
1989 TOR MLB AL 129 440 .260 .323 .387 .279 98 7.5 11.5 6 115 10 -2.5 -7.7 8.0 1.7
1990 ATL MLB NL 67 204 .256 .314 .376 .191 105 -15.5 5.5 3.2 68 13 -1.7 -0.7 -7.2 -0.1
1990 GRN AA SOU 4 14 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 BAL MLB AL 35 70 .244 .310 .377 .300 98 -2.9 1.9 0.8 88 15 0.0 0.7 -0.8 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1976 BOS MLB AL 20 18 4 4 2 0 1 9 3 2 2 0 0 .222 .300 .500 .278 0 0
1977 TOR MLB AL 45 41 4 7 3 0 0 10 6 2 12 0 0 .171 .200 .244 .073 2 0
1978 SYR AAA INT 452 399 50 98 16 3 12 156 53 45 35 0 4 .246 .324 .391 .145 2 2
1978 TOR MLB AL 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .000 0 0
1979 SYR AAA INT 434 382 32 95 18 4 7 142 43 42 43 2 1 .249 .318 .372 .123 7 7
1980 TOR MLB AL 325 295 23 70 12 2 6 104 34 22 30 1 3 .237 .288 .353 .115 3 5
1981 TOR MLB AL 222 195 16 46 9 0 1 58 16 20 30 5 2 .236 .307 .297 .062 0 7
1982 TOR MLB AL 316 284 28 74 14 2 11 125 42 26 34 3 1 .261 .317 .440 .180 5 1
1983 TOR MLB AL 400 344 53 88 15 2 17 158 56 50 55 1 1 .256 .346 .459 .203 5 1
1984 TOR MLB AL 364 315 35 75 12 1 15 134 46 43 49 0 3 .238 .327 .425 .187 5 0
1985 TOR MLB AL 465 412 55 101 21 2 19 183 64 47 59 3 6 .245 .323 .444 .199 2 3
1986 TOR MLB AL 433 395 48 106 19 2 16 177 56 35 39 0 1 .268 .326 .448 .180 3 0
1987 TOR MLB AL 494 446 57 120 24 1 19 203 75 44 50 0 1 .269 .334 .455 .186 3 0
1988 TOR MLB AL 468 398 63 100 11 2 16 163 70 61 38 4 2 .251 .348 .410 .158 6 2
1989 TOR MLB AL 440 385 42 101 24 1 11 160 53 52 53 5 4 .262 .349 .416 .153 2 1
1990 GRN AA SOU 14 12 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 0 .333 .429 .417 .083 0 0
1990 ATL MLB NL 204 180 14 31 8 0 2 45 10 23 27 0 2 .172 .265 .250 .078 1 0
1991 BAL MLB AL 70 62 5 15 2 0 0 17 3 8 12 0 0 .242 .329 .274 .032 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

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

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Love your stuff Christina! Why Riccardi's reluctance to deal guys like Burnett, Downs, Barajas and Eckstein? I thought it was clear to everyone the Jays are out of the huntm have some depth at these postions and need some serious talent added to the upper minors?
(Jerjapan from Toronto)
Thank you, a compliment's as good as currency in my book. ;)

Eckstein's still there in part because he's not at the top of any one team's shopping list; anyone looking for a shortstop--like the Dodgers--is looking for bigger game, and failing that, can reasonably expect to be able to get Eckstein if that doesn't work out. Barajas seems to be in vogue in Toronto, probably because what he does bears a too-close resemblance to Pat Borders for ol' Cito, and what Gregg Zaun does is way too Ernie Whitt. Burnett's killing his own market, and as is, there's enough OTL-related concerns over what he'd bring to a team that I wouldn't be surprised if they're stuck with him. Downs might be the guy who genuinely brings something of value back, since he's under contract for two more years at reasonable cost. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5Buck Martinez's suddenly-evinced fascination with turning things over is getting to me. He could be flipping pancakes. And this: "Shows how much respect Charlie has for the Dodgers" on pulling Hamels. It could also be that Hamels isn't pitching well. Finally, can even Bobby Cox explain what Martinez contributed in that long platoon with Ernie Whitt? (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-13 17:00:00NLCS Game FourWhenever I hear Buck Martinez on a broadcast, I think that Ernie Whitt is being under-utilized. (Steven Goldman)

Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1976 mlb .000 0.0 208 .000 0.0 3 .005 -.001 0.0 0.0 -0.1
1977 mlb .000 0.0 470 .000 0.0 8 .000 -.003 0.1 0.1 -0.1
1978 mlb .000 0.0 55 .000 0.0 1 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 mlb .000 0.0 3958 .000 0.2 85 -.012 .000 0.7 1.0 3.4
1981 mlb .000 0.0 2503 .001 -0.4 44 -.029 .000 0.8 0.4 2.5
1982 mlb .000 0.0 3095 .000 -0.3 60 .028 .000 -1.1 -1.4 0.0
1983 mlb .000 0.0 3886 -.001 1.1 78 -.032 -.004 1.8 3.0 4.5
1984 mlb .000 0.0 3935 .000 -0.3 65 .003 -.001 -0.1 -0.4 -0.8
1985 mlb .000 0.0 4219 -.001 0.9 84 .015 -.006 -0.8 0.0 -1.1
1986 mlb .000 0.0 4505 .000 0.6 89 .010 -.001 -0.5 0.1 -1.7
1987 mlb .000 0.0 4638 .000 0.4 115 -.044 .001 3.3 3.6 2.0
1988 mlb .000 0.1 4505 .000 0.6 107 .022 -.002 -1.3 -1.6 -1.2
1989 mlb -.001 -1.2 3704 .001 -0.6 79 .005 -.002 -0.2 -2.0 -2.5
1990 mlb -.003 -1.4 1692 .001 -0.5 85 -.018 .013 0.9 -1.0 -1.7
1991 mlb .001 0.1 567 .000 -0.1 15 .003 .002 0.0 0.0 0.0

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