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Portrait of Wes Whisler

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
31.3 6.41 1.80 14 1 2 0 -0.6
Birth Date4-7-1983
Height6' 5"
Weight240 lbs
Age31 years, 6 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.62014
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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
2009 CHA 26 3 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 2 0 0 3 3 0 2 13.50 6.89 8.83 -0.3 -0.0
Career301.30.01.3000000702200330213.506.898.83-0.3-0.0

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
2004 KAN A 10 7 45.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 WNS A+ 5 5 26.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WNS A+ 26 21 112.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.044 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 WNS A+ 20 20 118.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BIR AA 7 7 44.0 5.75 29 .292 .251 .328 .381 .265 .373 71 -5.2 -0.6 -5.2 -0.6
2007 BIR AA 28 27 156.7 6.18 48 .296 .262 .339 .399 .269 .326 89 -23.0 -2.3 -23.0 -2.3
2008 CHR AAA 27 27 156.0 6.48 47 .268 .263 .328 .395 .259 .318 88 -25.0 -2.4 -25.0 -2.4
2009 CHA MLB 3 0 1.3 8.83 31 .235 .266 .326 .425 .256 .000 109 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2009 CHR AAA 26 26 152.7 5.49 84 .257 .266 .333 .400 .251 .299 105 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2010 CHR AAA 19 0 28.7 7.15 41 .283 .261 .335 .395 .251 .284 100 -5.8 -0.6 -5.8 -0.6
2010 NWO AAA 16 15 76.3 7.70 38 .310 .270 .338 .422 .260 .316 96 -7.7 -0.7 -7.4 -0.8
2011 KAN A 23 0 25.3 6.56 75 .245 .264 .332 .405 .260 .175 108 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2011 WNS A+ 3 0 0.7 48.99 -794 .463 .173 .320 .288 .243 1.000 113 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2011 CHR AAA 13 1 19.7 7.30 32 .344 .255 .322 .393 .252 .295 94 -7.7 -0.7 -7.7 -0.7
2012 CHR AAA 5 0 5.7 5.80 71 .342 .245 .313 .346 .238 .208 102 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 BIR AA 8 3 16.3 6.17 54 .283 .249 .317 .372 .256 .316 100 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1

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
2004 WNS A+ 2 1 0 5 5 26.7 17 7 13 3 0% .182 5.7 2.4 1.0 4.4 0.90 3.37 0.0 0.0
2004 KAN A 4 1 0 10 7 45.3 52 11 28 2 0% .312 10.3 2.2 0.4 5.6 1.39 3.18 0.0 0.0
2005 WNS A+ 4 9 1 26 21 112.3 153 42 79 10 0% -1.044 12.3 3.4 0.8 6.3 1.74 6.73 0.0 0.0
2006 BIR AA 2 3 0 7 7 44.0 50 15 28 5 61% .373 10.2 3.1 1.0 5.7 1.48 4.50 -5.2 -0.6
2006 WNS A+ 10 7 0 20 20 118.0 112 44 57 0 0% .282 8.5 3.4 0.0 4.3 1.32 2.97 0.0 0.0
2007 BIR AA 6 13 0 28 27 156.7 195 42 74 10 59% .326 11.2 2.4 0.6 4.3 1.51 5.00 -23.0 -2.3
2008 CHR AAA 12 10 0 27 27 156.0 175 45 71 12 56% .318 10.1 2.6 0.7 4.1 1.41 3.81 -25.0 -2.4
2009 CHR AAA 10 12 0 26 26 152.7 165 56 77 10 50% .299 9.7 3.3 0.6 4.5 1.45 4.01 -1.6 -0.2
2009 CHA MLB 0 0 0 3 0 1.3 0 3 2 0 50% .000 0.0 20.2 0.0 13.5 2.25 13.50 -0.3 -0.0
2010 NWO AAA 3 7 0 16 15 76.3 96 52 37 12 52% .316 11.3 6.1 1.4 4.4 1.94 6.25 -7.4 -0.8
2010 CHR AAA 0 0 0 19 0 28.7 30 16 19 3 48% .284 9.4 5.0 0.9 6.0 1.60 5.02 -5.8 -0.6
2011 CHR AAA 3 2 0 13 1 19.7 21 22 14 3 55% .295 9.6 10.1 1.4 6.4 2.19 7.32 -7.7 -0.7
2011 WNS A+ 0 1 0 3 0 0.7 1 6 1 0 100% 1.000 13.5 81.0 0.0 13.5 10.50 67.50 -2.6 -0.3
2011 KAN A 0 1 3 23 0 25.3 13 17 24 3 63% .175 4.6 6.0 1.1 8.5 1.18 2.49 -1.3 -0.1
2012 CHR AAA 0 1 0 5 0 5.7 6 2 2 1 56% .208 9.5 3.2 1.6 3.2 1.41 6.35 -0.6 -0.1
2013 BIR AA 0 2 0 8 3 16.3 18 10 8 0 60% .316 9.9 5.5 0.0 4.4 1.71 7.16 0.7 0.1

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
2009 30 0.4000 0.2000 0.5000 0.4167 0.0556 0.6000 0.0000 0.5000
Career300.40.20.50.41670.05560.600.5

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-19 2011-05-18 Minors 29 26 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 9/25/09 optioned to Triple-A 6/8/09 contract purchased 5/30/09 $0.66M signing bonus UCLA 04 2-53

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 2.1 2.2 0.7 24 5 47.2 45 24 21 6 .255 1.46 4.99 5.42 -2.1 -0.2
80o 1.8 2 0.6 21 4 41.5 43 22 19 5 .269 1.57 5.46 5.93 -4.1 -0.4
70o 1.5 1.9 0.5 19 4 37.6 41 21 17 5 .279 1.66 5.81 6.31 -5.2 -0.5
60o 1.4 1.8 0.5 17 4 34.3 39 20 16 5 .288 1.73 6.11 6.64 -5.9 -0.6
50o 1.2 1.7 0.4 16 3 31.3 37 19 14 5 .296 1.80 6.40 6.96 -6.4 -0.6
40o 1 1.5 0.3 14 3 28.4 35 18 13 4 .304 1.87 6.70 7.28 -6.6 -0.7
30o 0.9 1.4 0.3 13 3 25.4 33 17 12 4 .313 1.95 7.02 7.63 -6.8 -0.7
20o 0.7 1.3 0.2 11 2 22.0 30 15 10 4 .323 2.05 7.41 8.05 -6.7 -0.7
10o 0.5 1.1 0.2 9 2 17.4 25 13 8 3 .338 2.20 7.96 8.66 -6.3 -0.6
Weighted Mean1.21.60.415330.63619144.2941.796.366.91-6.1-0.6

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 4% 0% 3% 5%

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
2015323413988810952381453.3031.846.587.1511.25.33.91.4-2.0
2016333414389611554401453.2961.776.316.8510.85.13.81.3-1.9
2017343413878410148361353.2951.776.326.8710.85.13.81.4-1.7
201835331357799544331253.2961.766.286.8310.85.03.81.4-1.5
201936331347759141321153.2971.766.216.7610.94.93.81.3-1.4
202037231326728640301153.2951.766.206.7410.85.03.81.4-1.3
202138231326718539291153.2941.756.166.6910.85.03.71.4-1.3
202239231316708338281053.2951.746.156.6910.74.93.61.3-1.2
202340331326728639281153.2931.746.126.6510.84.93.51.4-1.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 72)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Andy Mitchell 2010 0.00 DNP
2 86 Kenny Baugh 2010 0.00 DNP
3 84 Steve Green 2009 0.00 DNP
4 81 Chris George 2011 0.00 DNP
5 80 Brian Mazone 2008 0.00 DNP
6 80 Eric Junge 2008 0.00 DNP
7 79 Brad Halsey 2012 0.00 DNP
8 79 Sam Narron 2013 0.00 DNP
9 79 Chris Rojas 2008 0.00 DNP
10 79 Matt Zaleski 2013 0.00 DNP
11 78 Brad Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
12 78 Jason Roach 2007 0.00 DNP
13 78 Clay Condrey 2007 5.40
14 77 Mike Smith 2009 0.00 DNP
15 77 Lindsay Gulin 2008 0.00 DNP
16 77 Brian Bowles 2008 0.00 DNP
17 76 Trey Hodges 2009 0.00 DNP
18 76 Henry Bonilla 2010 0.00 DNP
19 76 Les Walrond 2008 6.10
20 75 Kevin Walker 2008 0.00 DNP
21 75 Willie Collazo 2011 0.00 DNP
22 75 Will Glen 2009 0.00 DNP
23 75 Roger Deago 2008 0.00 DNP
24 75 Randy Keisler 2007 6.23
25 75 Travis Minix 2009 0.00 DNP
26 74 Tom Shearn 2009 0.00 DNP
27 74 Ruddy Lugo 2011 0.00 DNP
28 74 Chris Oxspring 2008 0.00 DNP
29 74 Jason Karnuth 2007 0.00 DNP
30 74 Ryan Ketchner 2013 0.00 DNP
31 74 Jake Robbins 2007 0.00 DNP
32 73 Brian Bass 2013 0.00 DNP
33 73 Jean Machi 2013 2.55
34 73 Steve Bray 2012 0.00 DNP
35 73 Shane Loux 2011 0.00 DNP
36 73 Jason Stanford 2008 0.00 DNP
37 73 Matt Palmer 2010 5.35
38 73 Matt Blank 2007 0.00 DNP
39 72 Amauri Sanit 2011 12.86
40 72 Michael Tejera 2008 0.00 DNP
41 72 Eddie Bonine 2012 0.00 DNP
42 72 Carmen Cali 2010 0.00 DNP
43 71 Jarrett Grube 2013 0.00 DNP
44 71 Andy Van Hekken 2011 0.00 DNP
45 71 Jason Grilli 2008 3.12
46 71 Randy Flores 2007 4.91
47 71 Jason Shiell 2008 0.00 DNP
48 71 Scott Downs 2007 2.33
49 70 Eric DuBose 2007 0.00 DNP
50 70 Pat Misch 2013 0.00 DNP
51 70 Corey Hamman 2011 0.00 DNP
52 70 Ryan Bukvich 2009 0.00 DNP
53 70 Yunesky Maya 2013 54.00
54 70 Eric Stults 2011 6.00
55 70 Carlos Hernandez 2011 0.00 DNP
56 70 Nic Ungs 2011 0.00 DNP
57 70 Randy Williams 2007 0.00 DNP
58 70 Lenny DiNardo 2011 0.00 DNP
59 70 Jason Anderson 2010 0.00 DNP
60 70 B.J. LaMura 2012 0.00 DNP
61 69 D.J. Carrasco 2008 3.72
62 69 Chris Waters 2012 0.00 DNP
63 69 Mark DiFelice 2008 3.32
64 69 Jared Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
65 69 Ed Yarnall 2007 0.00 DNP
66 69 Giancarlo Alvarado 2009 0.00 DNP
67 69 Charlie Zink 2011 0.00 DNP
68 69 Brad Salmon 2011 0.00 DNP
69 69 Billy Traber 2011 0.00 DNP
70 69 Dusty Hughes 2013 0.00 DNP
71 69 Spike Lundberg 2008 0.00 DNP
72 69 Roberto Giron 2007 0.00 DNP
73 69 Justin Lehr 2009 5.37
74 68 Bobby Cramer 2011 1.08
75 68 Kirk Saarloos 2010 0.00 DNP
76 68 Oscar Villarreal 2013 0.00 DNP
77 68 Joshua Miller 2010 0.00 DNP
78 68 Chris Gissell 2009 0.00 DNP
79 68 Ryan Houston 2011 0.00 DNP
80 68 Jim Ed Warden 2010 0.00 DNP
81 68 Scott Atchison 2007 4.11
82 67 Matt Ginter 2009 0.00 DNP
83 67 Dontrelle Willis 2013 0.00 DNP
84 67 Chris Jakubauskas 2010 27.00
85 67 Jimmy Serrano 2007 0.00 DNP
86 66 Bill Wight 1953 7.79
87 66 Luke Hudson 2008 0.00 DNP
88 66 Sean White 2012 0.00 DNP
89 66 Miguel Batista 2002 4.82
90 66 Scott Kamieniecki 1995 4.32
91 66 Geoff Zahn 1977 5.23
92 66 Chad Reineke 2013 0.00 DNP
93 66 Gustavo Chacin 2012 0.00 DNP
94 66 Jim Bullinger 1997 6.14
95 66 Ryan Drese 2007 0.00 DNP
96 66 Tim Corcoran 2009 0.00 DNP
97 66 Brian Gordon 2010 0.00 DNP
98 66 Albert Williams 1985 0.00 DNP
99 66 John Ennis 2011 0.00 DNP
100 66 Dennis Lamp 1984 5.82

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Wes Whisler made his big-league debut on Sabermetrics Night at the Cell in 2009, but most think that will be his sole career highlight.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Roster TweaksChristina Kahrl2009-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Balance of the AL's Major Deadline MovesChristina Kahrl2009-08-03
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Central UpdatesChristina Kahrl2009-06-12


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Wes Whisler threw 30 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph), Change (80mph) and Sinker (89mph).