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August 18, 2018 02:32 PM
Braves' Chase Whitley: Bumped off 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

Whitley has appeared in two games for the Stripers in 2018, tossing 13 innings and allowing four runs while fanning 14. The 29-year-old was called up to the big leagues for a brief stint with the Braves in April, but he was sent down after surrendering two runs over one inning out of the bullpen.

May 1, 2018 03:04 PM
Braves' Chase Whitley: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

Whitley was removed from the roster to make room for Mike Soroka, who is set to make his major-league debut Tuesday. Whitley pitched just one inning in his brief stint with the Braves, allowing two runs. He'll likely shuttle back and forth between Atlanta and Gwinnett throughout the year, providing depth in the bullpen whenever the big club needs a fresh arm.

April 27, 2018 03:28 PM
Braves' Chase Whitley: Officially recalled
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.

As expected, Whitley will be summoned to the big leagues to provide bullpen depth. He'll likely operate primarily in lower-leverage situations. To make room for him on the active roster, Matt Wisler was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

April 27, 2018 09:48 AM
Braves' Chase Whitley: Will join Braves on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett prior to Friday's game against Philadelphia, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Whitley will likely serve in low-leverage situations with the Braves. A corresponding move is likely to be announced Friday, alongside Whitley's official call up to the big leagues. Over four appearances in Triple-A this year, he's posted a 2.16 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 8.1 innings.

April 17, 2018 05:04 PM
Braves' Chase Whitley: Taken off disabled list Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley (heel) was activated from the DL and optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

After opening the season on the disabled list, Whitley has returned to full health. Although he was sent to Gwinnett, it's possible that he could return to the big club if the Braves need help in the bullpen. Over 41 games (57.1 innings) with the Rays last season, Whitley threw to the tune of a 4.08 ERA and 1.12 WHIP.

March 29, 2018 01:32 PM
Braves' Chase Whitley: Lands on DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Braves placed Whitley (heel) on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, MLB.com reports.

Whitley was initially sidelined with a blister on his right heel that ultimately turned into an infection, requiring the right-hander to receive treatment from doctors earlier this month. His condition has improved significantly since then, with Whitley having since resumed facing hitters. He'll likely throw in a few simulated or rehab games in the near future and should be ready to return from the DL when first eligible April 5 or shortly thereafter.

March 23, 2018 04:40 PM
Braves' Chase Whitley: Likely to hit DL with staph infection
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley is expected to open the season on the disabled list while he recovers from a staph infection that affected his heart rate as recently as last week, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

The infection originated from a blister that Whitley developed on his right heel in early March, prompting the Braves to shut him down in what was only expected to be a temporary measure. However, after the infection spread internally to his lymph nodes, Whitley experienced numbness in his right leg, which necessitated more urgent medical care. It seems the treatment Whitley has received is working, as he was cleared to face hitters in batting practice Wednesday. He can now focus on building up his arm after being idle for the last few weeks and should be ready to return from the DL when or shortly after the 10 days lapse.

December 1, 2017 09:16 PM
Braves' Chase Whitley: Agrees to deal to avoid arbitration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley agreed to a one-year contract with the Braves on Friday, avoiding arbitration, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Braves brought Whitley in from Tampa Bay on a waiver claim earlier in the day -- a good indication that they planned to offer him a contract for next season. Whitley doesn't throw hard, but he has a breaking ball and a changeup which help him to remain relatively split neutral (.284 wOBA against lefties last year).

December 1, 2017 01:37 PM
Braves' Chase Whitley: Claimed by Braves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley was claimed off waivers by the Braves on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

He was arbitration eligible for the first time, and the Rays did not want to pay what it was going to cost to keep him around. The 28-year-old righty notched a 4.08 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and just 43 strikeouts in 57.1 innings (41 appearances) out of Tampa Bay's bullpen last season. He should work in mop-up duty for the Braves in 2018.

September 21, 2017 12:08 PM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Solid one-inning appearance in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley fired a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Cubs, allowing a hit and recording a strikeout.

Whitley snapped back to form after allowing four runs (two earned) over an inning to the Red Sox last Friday. The 28-year-old right-hander has had a strong September otherwise, generating four scoreless efforts and a 6:1 K:BB over 5.1 innings. However, his lack of hold opportunities can be a drag on his value in formats that take the metric into account, even as he sports a solid 3.36 ERA and 1.05 WHIP.

September 4, 2017 10:24 AM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Dominant in majors return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley got four outs on four strikeouts in Sunday's 6-2 loss to the White Sox.

Just recalled from Triple-A Durham late Saturday, Whitley mowed through Kevan Smith, Rymer Liriano, Adam Engel and Alen Hanson on a quick 13 pitches. Whitley has been a solid bullpen option all season for manager Kevin Cash and now has multiple strikeouts in his last three appearances at the major-league level.

September 3, 2017 02:40 AM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Called back up Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley was called up from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Whitley had been sent down on Aug. 23 and the Rays had to let a mandatory 10-day period pass before bringing him back up to the big-league club. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 3.35 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over 51 innings this season and will serve as another bullpen option for manager Kevin Cash.

August 23, 2017 11:40 PM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley was optioned to Triple-A Durham following Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Whitley tossed 1.2 innings of relief Wednesday -- allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out two batters -- so the Rays will send him back to the minors in exchange for a fresh bullpen arm (Chih-Wei Hu). He owns a 3.35 ERA in 51 big-league innings this season, so he should be back up when rosters expand in September.

August 14, 2017 03:40 PM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Brought back from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Whitley had functioned as one of the Rays' primary setup options earlier this season, but he mostly faded to a long-relief role beginning in June after the team regained health in the bullpen and acquired the likes of Steve Cishek, Dan Jennings and Sergio Romo. After spending the last two weeks at Triple-A, Whitley will rejoin the Rays to provide length out of the bullpen, a skill that will take on greater importance with Monday's starter, Jake Odorizzi, returning from a foot injury suffered in his most recent outing.

August 1, 2017 07:32 AM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Optioned to Durham
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley was sent down to Triple-A Durham following Monday night's game against Houston.

Whitley has done a fine job in Tampa Bay's bullpen, but he gave up three runs on four hits over three innings in a disastrous night for Rays pitchers on Monday. As he has options left and won't be available for a few days as a result of the lengthy appearance, Whitley was expendable with the Rays calling up a fresher arm in Ryne Stanek for the rest of their four-game series against Houston. Whitley has to stay down for at least 10 days, but expect him back in Tampa soon.

July 20, 2017 12:52 PM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Works multiple innings again Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley allowed an earned run on two hits over two innings in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Athletics. He also recorded a strikeout.

The former starter has been used in a multi-inning role in three of his four July appearances, although his most recent outing prior to Wednesday's had come back on July 7. The 12-day stretch between appearances has been far from the norm for Whitley, who'd already logged 33.2 innings coming into the month. The 28-year-old has been a solid component of the relief corps, compiling a 3.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, five holds and a pair of saves.

July 8, 2017 02:08 PM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Strong multi-inning effort Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley fired 2.2 scoreless innings in Friday's 8-3 loss to the Red Sox, allowing two hits and recording three strikeouts.

Whitley got 26 of his 34 offerings into the strike zone, bouncing back from a four-appearance stretch where he'd surrendered at least one earned run in three outings. The 28-year-old reliever has had his share of stumbles this season, but his ability to work multiple innings and a solid 3.23 ERA and 1.00 WHIP continue to give him viability in deep fantasy formats.

July 4, 2017 11:40 AM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Solid relief stint Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley fired a scoreless 1.2 innings in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Orioles, giving up a hit and a walk.

Whitley bounced back with a strong effort after having given up an earned run in each of his previous two appearances, one of which saw him be charged with a blown save. The 28-year-old has his ERA down to 3.06 and also boasts an impressive 0.99 WHIP. Whitley has notably been very effective against all hitters, with a .196 BAA against lefty batters and an even stingier .176 versus righties.

June 26, 2017 03:08 PM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Blows save opportunity Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley was charged with his first blown save in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Orioles, allowing an earned run on a solo home run over an inning. He also recorded a strikeout.

The right-handed reliever was taken deep for a game-tying solo shot by Jonathan Schoop in the eighth, erasing the slim 5-4 lead Whitley had been asked to preserve. The 28-year-old has shown some vulnerability lately, giving up seven earned runs across his last eight appearances. However, he maintains a solid 3.00 ERA, while his 0.94 WHIP is certainly keeping fantasy owners pleased.

June 22, 2017 04:08 PM
Rays' Chase Whitley: Grabs second save Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Whitley notched his second save in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Reds, firing 1.2 scoreless innings and recording a strikeout.

Whitley was locked in, ringing up five outs on just 14 pitches, 12 of which he threw for strikes. The 28-year-old right-hander maintains a solid 2.81 ERA and 0.94 WHIP, although he had surrendered at least one earned run in three of the five outings prior to his current two-appearance scoreless streak. Despite the occasional hiccup, Whitley has proven to be a versatile, multi-inning option for manager Kevin Cash, logging five holds, two victories and a pair of saves in as many chances.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
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Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
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Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2010ASX-Staten Island Yankee 34.0280042154415181.320.971
2010AFA-Tampa Yankees 3.02000006013.000.333
2011AFA-Tampa Yankees 48.023000164010411.691.062
2011AA-Trenton Thunder 42.019103413719463.431.548
2012AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 80.141209516625613.261.074
2012AA-Trenton Thunder 4.02000017210.000.750
2013AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 67.229503236221613.081.220
2014AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 31.11060320378222.030.965
2015AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr 17.0330200136132.121.118
2016AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab 9.033000010160.000.778
2016AA-Montgomery Biscuits 27.2660210228172.980.919
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/220
Birthdate:
6/14/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Ranburne, AL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
5