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Portrait of Robert Whalen

Robert Whalen PBraves

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-31-1994
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age22 years, 7 months, 30 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
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0.12016
DRA-Based 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 WARP
2016 ATL MLB 5 5 24.7 1 2 0 20 12 25 4 .272 92 7.3 4.4 1.5 9.1 44% .242 .296 1.30 5.09 6.57 104 4.90 0.1
CareerMLB5524.71202012254.272927.34.41.59.144%.242.2961.305.086.571044.900.1

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
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 1.70 0.00 98 4.24
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 2.51 1.87 82 2.66
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 3.46 2.01 98 4.28
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 1.50 1.29 0 0.00
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 5.01 3.29 103 4.86
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 3.36 113 6.30
2016 ATL MLB 5 5 24.7 1 2 0 20 12 25 4 .272 92 7.3 4.4 1.5 9.1 44% .242 .296 1.30 5.09 6.57 104 4.90
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 3.19 2.49 89 2.03
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 2.53 1.93 92 3.60

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 0.4365 0.4053 0.7418 0.5612 0.2846 0.8545 0.5694 0.2582
Career4490.43650.40530.74180.56120.28460.85450.56940.2582

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2016 ATL $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Atlanta 8/3/16.
  • 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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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
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 499 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Slider (82mph) and Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (76mph).