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Portrait of Ed Whitson

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
15 2240 126 123 8 1266 3.79 11
Birth Date5-19-1955
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
1977 PIT MLB 5 2 15.7 11 9 10 0 .248 102 6.3 5.2 0.0 5.7 42% .234 .241 1.28 3.18 3.45 103 3.75 0.2
1978 PIT MLB 43 0 74.0 66 37 64 5 .253 104 8.0 4.5 0.6 7.8 51% .290 .247 1.39 3.35 3.28 86 3.37 1.0
1979 PIT 0 19 7 57.7 53 36 31 6 .250 104 8.3 5.6 0.9 4.8 53% .249 .265 1.54 4.89 4.37 0 0.00 0.0
1979 SFN 0 18 17 100.3 98 39 62 5 .252 96 8.8 3.5 0.4 5.6 49% .283 .261 1.37 3.39 3.95 0 0.00 0.0
1980 SFN MLB 34 34 211.7 222 56 90 7 .255 97 9.4 2.4 0.3 3.8 55% .290 .258 1.31 3.18 3.10 103 4.09 2.3
1981 SFN MLB 22 22 123.0 130 47 65 10 .262 99 9.5 3.4 0.7 4.8 49% .293 .276 1.44 3.87 4.02 104 4.30 0.7
1982 CLE MLB 40 9 107.7 91 58 61 6 .267 102 7.6 4.8 0.5 5.1 38% .249 .246 1.38 3.90 3.26 111 3.74 1.5
1983 SDN MLB 31 21 144.3 143 50 81 23 .260 98 8.9 3.1 1.4 5.1 39% .260 .268 1.34 4.68 4.30 113 4.65 0.8
1984 SDN MLB 31 31 189.0 181 42 103 16 .255 96 8.6 2.0 0.8 4.9 44% .271 .243 1.18 3.52 3.24 96 3.96 2.6
1985 NYA MLB 30 30 158.7 201 43 89 19 .267 97 11.4 2.4 1.1 5.0 48% .330 .298 1.54 4.03 4.88 99 5.32 -0.1
1986 NYA 0 14 4 37.0 54 23 27 5 .264 101 13.1 5.6 1.2 6.6 50% .366 .346 2.08 4.95 7.54 0 0.00 0.0
1986 SDN 0 17 12 75.7 85 37 46 8 .253 101 10.1 4.4 1.0 5.5 48% .313 .286 1.61 4.37 5.59 0 0.00 0.0
1987 SDN MLB 36 34 205.7 197 64 135 36 .257 98 8.6 2.8 1.6 5.9 50% .260 .255 1.27 4.81 4.73 105 4.90 2.1
1988 SDN MLB 34 33 205.3 202 45 118 17 .252 98 8.9 2.0 0.7 5.2 47% .278 .255 1.20 3.31 3.77 102 4.25 1.9
1989 SDN MLB 33 33 227.0 198 48 117 22 .253 99 7.9 1.9 0.9 4.6 46% .244 .243 1.08 3.59 2.66 101 3.35 4.6
1990 SDN MLB 32 32 228.7 215 47 127 13 .260 100 8.5 1.8 0.5 5.0 45% .277 .229 1.15 3.07 2.60 92 3.32 5.1
1991 SDN MLB 13 12 78.7 93 17 40 13 .255 101 10.6 1.9 1.5 4.6 49% .300 .288 1.40 4.57 5.03 108 5.71 -0.4
1979 TOT MLB 37 24 158.0 151 75 93 11 .251 99 8.6 4.3 0.6 5.3 51% .270 .262 1.43 3.94 4.10 111 4.63 1.0
1986 TOT MLB 31 16 112.7 139 60 73 13 .257 101 11.1 4.8 1.0 5.8 49% .332 .308 1.77 4.56 6.23 117 6.59 -1.7
CareerMLB4523332240.022406981266211.257999.02.80.85.147%.279.2601.313.813.791034.3521.3

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1977 PIT MLB 5 2 15.7 11 9 10 0 .248 102 6.3 5.2 0.0 5.7 42% .234 .241 1.28 3.18 3.45
1978 PIT MLB 43 0 74.0 66 37 64 5 .253 104 8.0 4.5 0.6 7.8 51% .290 .247 1.39 3.35 3.28
1979 PIT MLB 19 7 57.7 53 36 31 6 .250 104 8.3 5.6 0.9 4.8 53% .249 .265 1.54 4.89 4.37
1979 SFN MLB 18 17 100.3 98 39 62 5 .252 96 8.8 3.5 0.4 5.6 49% .283 .261 1.37 3.39 3.95
1980 SFN MLB 34 34 211.7 222 56 90 7 .255 97 9.4 2.4 0.3 3.8 55% .290 .258 1.31 3.18 3.10
1981 SFN MLB 22 22 123.0 130 47 65 10 .262 99 9.5 3.4 0.7 4.8 49% .293 .276 1.44 3.87 4.02
1982 CLE MLB 40 9 107.7 91 58 61 6 .267 102 7.6 4.8 0.5 5.1 38% .249 .246 1.38 3.90 3.26
1983 SDN MLB 31 21 144.3 143 50 81 23 .260 98 8.9 3.1 1.4 5.1 39% .260 .268 1.34 4.68 4.30
1983 LVG AAA 3 3 12.0 15 5 11 0 .000 11.2 3.8 0.0 8.2 0% .000 .000 1.67 3.10 6.75
1984 SDN MLB 31 31 189.0 181 42 103 16 .255 96 8.6 2.0 0.8 4.9 44% .271 .243 1.18 3.52 3.24
1985 NYA MLB 30 30 158.7 201 43 89 19 .267 97 11.4 2.4 1.1 5.0 48% .330 .298 1.54 4.03 4.88
1986 NYA MLB 14 4 37.0 54 23 27 5 .264 101 13.1 5.6 1.2 6.6 50% .366 .346 2.08 4.95 7.54
1986 SDN MLB 17 12 75.7 85 37 46 8 .253 101 10.1 4.4 1.0 5.5 48% .313 .286 1.61 4.37 5.59
1987 SDN MLB 36 34 205.7 197 64 135 36 .257 98 8.6 2.8 1.6 5.9 50% .260 .255 1.27 4.81 4.73
1988 SDN MLB 34 33 205.3 202 45 118 17 .252 98 8.9 2.0 0.7 5.2 47% .278 .255 1.20 3.31 3.77
1989 SDN MLB 33 33 227.0 198 48 117 22 .253 99 7.9 1.9 0.9 4.6 46% .244 .243 1.08 3.59 2.66
1990 SDN MLB 32 32 228.7 215 47 127 13 .260 100 8.5 1.8 0.5 5.0 45% .277 .229 1.15 3.07 2.60
1991 SDN MLB 13 12 78.7 93 17 40 13 .255 101 10.6 1.9 1.5 4.6 49% .300 .288 1.40 4.57 5.03

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

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
1992-04-06 1992-10-05 60-DL 182 162 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
1991-07-06 1991-09-29 60-DL 85 74 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spurs 1991-07-16 -
1991-05-27 1991-06-29 15-DL 33 31 Right Elbow Bone Spur - -
1986-04-30 1986-05-23 23 21 - Trunk Strain Rib Cage - -
1983-04-16 1983-05-31 45 35 Left Knee Surgery 1983-04-20 -

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BP Articles

Ed Whitson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Mystique and Aura of the Other 29 TeamsBen Lindbergh2013-05-16
The Lineup Card: 11 Memorable Breakdowns, Antics, and TiradesBaseball Prospectus2011-08-18
The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in BasebrawlsBaseball Prospectus2011-08-10
Prospectus Q&A: Billy Martin Jr. David Laurila2011-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSeidnotes: The Rodrigo Lopez All-StarsEric Seidman2010-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Steinbrenner: Baseball OperatorSteven Goldman2010-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Is Losing This Pick Really Necessary? Steven Goldman2010-06-08
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD Thurman Munson: An Alternative History of the 1986 World SeriesSteven Goldman2010-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Bronx Cheers for VazquezJay Jaffe2010-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL Re-GiftingChristina Kahrl2010-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Matchup DoppelgangersEric Seidman2009-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Week One WrapJohn Perrotto2009-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Good Old DaysJoe Sheehan2009-04-07
The Week in Quotes: November 3-9Alex Carnevale2008-11-10
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Wrigleyville AgoniesSteven Goldman2007-10-08
Playoff Prospectus: Padres versus RockiesChristina Kahrl2007-10-01
Prospectus Matchups: TurnoverJim Baker2007-09-18
Prospectus Notebook: Yankees, PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2006-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26-27Christina Kahrl2006-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 12-19Christina Kahrl2006-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: December 2-6Christina Kahrl2005-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessPell Mel: Evaluating the Departed Yankee Pitching CoachJay Jaffe2005-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-8Christina Kahrl2005-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part IV: Stop Making SenseSteven Goldman2004-02-20
This article requires BP Premium access"This is Our Fault": The McClatchy Ownership as Team Builder, Part IVSteven Goldman2003-09-02
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-06-16
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesBaseball Prospectus2003-06-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Stupid Human TricksJoe Sheehan2003-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Hump Day HurtsWill Carroll2003-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 30-May 11, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-05-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could the Yank's plan B really include Carlos Zambrano? Is Chicago willing to just dump the contract, or would they need/want a good amount of talent back?
(Bill from Omaha)
The Cubs might be willing to deal the contract to get it off the books, and I could see one scenario where Big Z becomes a Jumbo Wells-style beloved competitor in the Bronx, balanced against another (less likely, IMO) scenario where he winds up like Ed Whitson. I think the downside is enough to keep this in the realm of entertaining speculation. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneSpeaking of Steve Trout and Ed Whitson, meet Phil Hughes. (Steven Goldman)