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Portrait of Robert Whitenack

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
66.7 6.23 1.77 27 3 6 0 -1.2
Birth Date11-20-1988
Height6' 5"
Weight185 lbs
Age25 years, 11 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-1.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 DAY A+ 4 4 23.0 2.93 138 .133 .261 .319 .390 .252 .208 99 6.1 0.6 6.1 0.6
2011 TEN AA 7 7 37.7 4.67 119 .207 .258 .332 .384 .247 .267 120 6.9 0.7 6.6 0.9
2012 DAY A+ 15 15 51.3 5.88 85 .308 .253 .323 .378 .248 .367 107 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2013 MHV A- 9 8 44.3 5.88 51 .324 .251 .322 .364 .270 .338 96 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -0.5
2013 CAR A+ 7 7 32.7 6.52 72 .255 .260 .333 .390 .257 .250 107 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2013 AKR AA 3 2 6.0 10.27 -31 .458 .241 .316 .382 .259 .538 101 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 TEN AA 4 0 0 7 7 37.7 32 13 22 1 61% .267 7.6 3.1 0.2 5.3 1.19 2.39 6.6 0.9
2011 DAY A+ 3 0 0 4 4 23.0 11 1 25 0 64% .208 4.3 0.4 0.0 9.8 0.52 1.17 6.1 0.6
2012 DAY A+ 1 6 0 15 15 51.3 70 27 31 4 60% .367 12.3 4.7 0.7 5.4 1.89 5.96 1.6 0.2
2013 MHV A- 3 4 0 9 8 44.3 55 14 28 5 51% .338 11.2 2.8 1.0 5.7 1.56 3.86 -4.9 -0.5
2013 CAR A+ 1 3 0 7 7 32.7 29 18 16 1 55% .250 8.0 5.0 0.3 4.4 1.44 4.96 -1.1 -0.1
2013 AKR AA 0 2 0 3 2 6.0 15 11 4 1 67% .538 22.5 16.5 1.5 6.0 4.33 27.00 -2.8 -0.3

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-05 2012-05-29 Minors 54 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -
2011-05-28 2011-09-19 Minors 114 91 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/12. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13. Claimed by Cleveland off waivers 4/3/13 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 4/1/13. DFA by Cleveland 4/9/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 4/16/13.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2009 (8-260) (SUNY Old Westbury). $0.125M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 5 6.1 0 18 18 85.8 87 36 34 9 .264 1.43 4.86 5.29 -1.4 -0.1
80o 4.4 6 0 17 17 78.9 86 36 32 9 .278 1.54 5.32 5.78 -5.3 -0.5
70o 3.9 6 0 16 16 74.1 85 35 30 9 .289 1.62 5.66 6.15 -7.8 -0.8
60o 3.6 5.9 0 15 15 70.1 84 35 28 9 .297 1.70 5.95 6.47 -9.5 -1.0
50o 3.3 5.8 0 14 14 66.5 83 34 27 9 .306 1.77 6.23 6.77 -10.9 -1.1
40o 3 5.7 0 13 13 62.9 82 34 25 9 .314 1.84 6.52 7.08 -12.1 -1.2
30o 2.6 5.6 0 12 12 59.1 80 33 24 9 .323 1.92 6.83 7.42 -13.1 -1.3
20o 2.3 5.4 0 12 12 54.9 78 32 22 8 .334 2.01 7.21 7.83 -14.0 -1.4
10o 1.8 5.2 0 10 10 49.2 75 31 20 8 .349 2.16 7.74 8.42 -14.9 -1.5
Weighted Mean3.25.70141465.98134269.3041.756.196.73-10.5-1.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2015266110262615719278782054.3111.725.996.5111.04.54.51.1-2.5
201627690242414015975721754.2971.675.626.1110.24.84.61.1-1.7
2017286100262615018076771954.3071.705.876.3810.84.54.61.1-2.2
2018296100252514717877741954.3101.746.006.5210.94.74.51.2-2.3
2019306100242414216870721854.3041.685.756.2510.74.44.61.1-1.9
202031470181810712451541554.2971.645.716.2010.54.34.61.3-1.4
202132590222212915460691754.3071.655.646.1310.74.24.81.2-1.6
202233480191911213354571554.3041.675.726.2210.74.34.61.2-1.5
202334470181810712851541454.3051.675.746.2410.74.34.51.2-1.4

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56 87 Jacob Pettit 2012 0.00 DNP
57 87 James Leverton 2011 0.00 DNP
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 17, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-10
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-04
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessIn A Pickle: More Unknown Facts About More Unknown PlayersJason Wojciechowski2013-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Cubs State of the UnionKevin Goldstein2011-10-12
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 17Kevin Goldstein2011-05-18
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 27Kevin Goldstein2011-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 12Kevin Goldstein2011-04-13


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chances that the Cubs' Robert Whitenack is this year's breakout prospect, like Trey McNutt last season?
(JoshT from California)
Very low. More of a future reliever with a really good breaking ball. (Kevin Goldstein)


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