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Kevin Whelan PAthletics

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2015 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date1-8-1984
Height5' 11"
Weight205 lbs
Age31 years, 7 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12011
2012
2013
-0.22014
0.22015
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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
2011 NYA MLB 2 0 1.7 0 5 1 0 .260 109 0.0 27.0 0.0 5.4 50% .000 .279 3.00 10.86 5.40 115 6.95 -0.0
2014 DET MLB 1 0 1.3 3 2 1 2 .265 98 20.2 13.5 13.5 6.8 17% .250 .611 3.75 0.00 13.50 109 23.93 -0.3
CareerMLB303.03722.2621049.021.06.06.030%.125.4363.3317.449.0011215.00-0.4

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2005 WMI A 14 0 12.3 4 2 22 0 .255 61 2.9 1.5 0.0 16.1 53% .211 .040 0.49 0.37 0.73
2005 ONE A- 11 0 12.0 2 6 19 1 .275 60 1.5 4.5 0.8 14.2 50% .053 .147 0.67 3.10 2.25
2006 LAK A+ 51 0 54.2 33 29 69 1 .251 81 5.5 4.8 0.2 11.5 35% .261 .176 1.14 2.60 2.66
2007 TAM A+ 7 7 28.0 11 12 28 2 .267 102 3.5 3.9 0.6 9.0 40% .138 .159 0.82 3.53 1.93
2007 TRN AA 31 1 54.3 34 42 68 2 .257 89 5.6 7.0 0.3 11.3 43% .267 .237 1.40 3.67 2.98
2007 PEJ Wnt 3 0 3.0 5 4 4 0 .000 15.0 12.0 0.0 12.0 0% .500 .000 3.00 4.86 12.00
2008 TAM A+ 9 0 17.3 11 14 19 0 .255 102 5.7 7.3 0.0 9.9 49% .256 .233 1.45 3.45 4.68
2008 TRN AA 15 0 20.7 13 15 27 2 .256 88 5.7 6.5 0.9 11.7 35% .260 .241 1.35 4.04 4.35
2008 PEJ Wnt 11 0 17.3 11 14 21 1 .000 5.7 7.3 0.5 10.9 0% .244 .000 1.45 5.27 2.08
2009 TRN AA 30 0 54.7 38 28 63 1 .265 86 6.3 4.6 0.2 10.4 54% .289 .233 1.21 2.66 2.63
2009 SWB AAA 14 0 12.7 7 13 22 0 .242 99 5.0 9.2 0.0 15.6 58% .308 .220 1.57 2.76 2.83
2010 TRN AA 24 0 29.3 20 21 40 1 .258 95 6.1 6.5 0.3 12.3 35% .292 .226 1.40 3.33 5.84
2010 SWB AAA 17 0 20.0 19 10 22 2 .257 97 8.6 4.5 0.9 9.9 44% .283 .256 1.45 4.04 6.30
2011 NYA MLB 2 0 1.7 0 5 1 0 .260 109 0.0 27.0 0.0 5.4 50% .000 .279 3.00 10.86 5.40
2011 SWB AAA 45 0 52.3 38 14 54 5 .255 87 6.5 2.4 0.9 9.3 42% .250 .195 0.99 3.27 2.75
2012 SWB AAA 24 0 25.3 23 16 36 2 .254 100 8.2 5.7 0.7 12.8 42% .350 .253 1.54 3.24 3.55
2013 LOU AAA 47 0 50.7 43 33 73 8 .256 101 7.6 5.9 1.4 13.0 39% .312 .261 1.50 4.33 4.97
2014 DET MLB 1 0 1.3 3 2 1 2 .265 98 20.2 13.5 13.5 6.8 17% .250 .611 3.75 0.00 13.50
2014 TOL AAA 41 0 43.3 30 21 54 0 .250 100 6.2 4.4 0.0 11.2 40% .286 .196 1.18 0.00 2.70
2015 NAS AAA 6 0 8.0 14 6 11 4 .262 95 15.8 6.8 4.5 12.4 41% .435 .382 2.50 9.59 10.12

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  —  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
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 13 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/1/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 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. Refused assignment to Triple-A 10/6/14.
  • 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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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .216 .293 .865 .404
11 vs R (Multi) .667 .805 1.667 .737
18 Split (Multi) -.450 -.512 -.802 -.332
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .250 .250 1.000 .448
31 vs R (2014) .667 .800 1.667 .742
38 Split (2014) -.417 -.550 -.667 -.294
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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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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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Kevin Whelan threw 81 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph), Splitter (86mph) and Slider (85mph).