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Kevin Whelan PTigers

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-8-1984
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 21 days
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2010
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2012
2013
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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
2011 NYA 27 2 0 1.7 0.0 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 0 1 5.40 10.86 14.87 -1.1 -0.1
2014 DET 30 1 0 1.3 0.0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 2 2 2 9 2 2 0 1 13.50 25.68 19.01 -1.8 -0.2
Career303.00.03.0000000193332977029.0017.4416.94-2.9-0.3

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
2005 WMI A 14 0 12.3 1.66 164 .040 .256 .330 .357 .242 .100 70 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2005 ONE A- 11 0 12.0 4.60 96 .129 .274 .355 .405 .286 .091 59 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2006 LAK A+ 51 0 54.2 3.70 112 .176 .250 .323 .373 .251 .261 81 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2007 TAM A+ 7 7 28.0 4.93 99 .159 .267 .347 .403 .267 .138 102 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2007 TRN AA 31 1 54.3 6.05 54 .237 .259 .333 .392 .257 .267 89 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2007 PEJ Wnt 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 TAM A+ 9 0 17.3 5.25 78 .233 .261 .335 .378 .255 .256 102 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2008 TRN AA 15 0 20.7 4.65 87 .241 .261 .336 .398 .256 .260 88 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2008 PEJ Wnt 11 0 17.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 TRN AA 30 0 54.7 2.88 123 .233 .256 .331 .379 .265 .289 86 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2009 SWB AAA 14 0 12.7 2.77 135 .220 .255 .321 .374 .242 .308 99 4.6 0.4 4.6 0.4
2010 TRN AA 24 0 29.3 4.95 87 .226 .262 .338 .399 .258 .292 95 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2010 SWB AAA 17 0 20.0 4.66 93 .256 .269 .338 .412 .257 .283 97 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2011 NYA MLB 2 0 1.7 14.87 -106 .279 .258 .313 .443 .260 .000 109 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2011 SWB AAA 45 0 52.3 4.47 85 .195 .263 .332 .401 .255 .250 87 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2012 SWB AAA 24 0 25.3 4.11 107 .253 .258 .324 .403 .254 .350 100 3.4 0.3 3.4 0.3
2013 LOU AAA 47 0 50.7 4.63 95 .261 .259 .327 .391 .256 .312 101 2.9 0.3 3.4 0.4
2014 DET MLB 1 0 1.3 19.01 -285 .629 .244 .320 .378 .269 .250 93 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2014 TOL AAA 39 0 42.3 2.87 136 .192 .260 .329 .394 .251 .277 100 10.5 1.0 10.5 1.0

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
2005 WMI A 0 0 11 14 0 12.3 4 2 22 0 60% .100 2.9 1.5 0.0 16.1 0.49 0.73 5.5 0.5
2005 ONE A- 1 1 4 11 0 12.0 2 6 19 1 42% .091 1.5 4.5 0.8 14.2 0.67 2.25 1.4 0.1
2006 LAK A+ 4 1 27 51 0 54.2 33 29 69 1 35% .261 5.5 4.8 0.2 11.5 1.14 2.66 8.7 0.9
2007 TAM A+ 2 0 0 7 7 28.0 11 12 28 2 40% .138 3.5 3.9 0.6 9.0 0.82 1.93 2.6 0.3
2007 TRN AA 4 2 4 31 1 54.3 34 42 68 2 43% .267 5.6 7.0 0.3 11.3 1.40 2.98 1.9 0.2
2007 PEJ Wnt 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 5 4 4 0 0% .500 15.0 12.0 0.0 12.0 3.00 12.00 0.0 0.0
2008 TRN AA 2 0 1 15 0 20.7 13 15 27 2 35% .260 5.7 6.5 0.9 11.7 1.35 4.35 1.5 0.1
2008 TAM A+ 1 0 1 9 0 17.3 11 14 19 0 49% .256 5.7 7.3 0.0 9.9 1.45 4.68 0.4 0.0
2008 PEJ Wnt 1 0 0 11 0 17.3 11 14 21 1 0% .244 5.7 7.3 0.5 10.9 1.45 2.08 0.0 0.0
2009 SWB AAA 0 0 1 14 0 12.7 7 13 22 0 58% .308 5.0 9.2 0.0 15.6 1.57 2.83 4.6 0.4
2009 TRN AA 4 0 2 30 0 54.7 38 28 63 1 54% .289 6.3 4.6 0.2 10.4 1.21 2.63 9.6 1.0
2010 TRN AA 3 3 3 24 0 29.3 20 21 40 1 35% .292 6.1 6.5 0.3 12.3 1.40 5.84 1.3 0.1
2010 SWB AAA 2 1 1 17 0 20.0 19 10 22 2 44% .283 8.6 4.5 0.9 9.9 1.45 6.30 0.9 0.1
2011 SWB AAA 2 3 23 45 0 52.3 38 14 54 5 42% .250 6.5 2.4 0.9 9.3 0.99 2.75 -0.1 -0.0
2011 NYA MLB 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 0 5 1 0 50% .000 0.0 27.0 0.0 5.4 3.00 5.40 -1.1 -0.1
2012 SWB AAA 3 0 12 24 0 25.3 23 16 36 2 42% .350 8.2 5.7 0.7 12.8 1.54 3.55 3.4 0.3
2013 LOU AAA 3 3 6 47 0 50.7 43 33 73 8 39% .312 7.6 5.9 1.4 13.0 1.50 4.97 3.4 0.4
2014 DET MLB 0 0 0 1 0 1.3 3 2 1 2 17% .250 20.2 13.5 13.5 6.8 3.75 13.50 -1.8 -0.2
2014 TOL AAA 2 2 20 39 0 42.3 28 19 52 0 41% .277 6.0 4.0 0.0 11.1 1.11 2.34 10.5 1.0

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
2011 43 0.3256 0.2326 0.8000 0.4286 0.1379 1.0000 0.5000 0.2000
2014 38 0.3684 0.5000 0.8947 0.7143 0.3750 1.0000 0.7778 0.1053
Career810.34570.3580.84440.56260.249110.63030.1556

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-06-18 2011-07-15 Minors 27 24 - Low Back Strain - -
2011-06-18 2011-07-15 Minors 27 25 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-04-26 2010-05-07 Minors 11 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-04-26 2010-05-07 Minors 11 0 Not Disclosed -
2009-08-26 2009-09-02 Minors 7 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 6 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/22/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Detroit 8/11/14. DFA by Detroit 8/17/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/18/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/19/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 2012. DFA by NY Yankees 1/26/12.
  • Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Detroit 11/10/06 (Gary Sheffield deal).
  • Drafted by Detroit 2005 (4-120) (Texas A&M). $0.265M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Kevin Whelan is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation SeasonR.J. Anderson2014-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 12, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Evil ImperialismBen Lindbergh2011-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Trials of JobaJay Jaffe2011-06-10
Future Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2008-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Best of the Newest, 2008 editionJim Baker2008-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Arizona Fall League Preview, Part 2Kevin Goldstein2007-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Joba ChamberlainBryan Smith2007-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Mill: The DayBaseball Prospectus2007-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: Fight MoneyBryan Smith2007-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 13-18, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-14
The Week in Quotes: February 5-12Alex Carnevale2007-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: New York Yankees Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Major Moves, November 8-13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, AL Central, 7/11/06Kevin Goldstein2006-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Draft PreviewKevin Goldstein2006-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Phone PhunKevin Goldstein2006-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL Central Round-UpKevin Goldstein2006-04-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)do you see any role in the Yankees' pen this year for any of: Jeff Marquez, Mark Melancon, J.B. Cox, Kevin Whelan or Humberto Sanchez? Any plans to use Horne in a Joba 2007 role? Thanks for your great work!
(Eli from Brooklyn)
I think just because of the numbers game that Horne's big league career will probably begin in the bullpen, but it would be silly to expect a Joba like performance from him (or frankly, anyone). I was never a big Cox fan, but Whelan and Sanchez are both guys who could get later looks if they can throw more strikes (Whelan) or look good after elbow surgery (Sanchez). (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Kevin Whelan has thrown 64 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Slider (84mph) and Change (86mph).