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Chase Whitley | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yankees optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
So it appears Esmil Rogers will be the Yankees' primary long reliever. Whitley should get a look at some point in 2015. He posted a 5.23 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 75 2/3 innings last season for New York. Apr 2 - 11:34 AM

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Chase Whitley fanned six while allowing one run in four innings Wednesday against the Rays.

Even though he was seemingly shoved aside in the rotation competition early in camp, Whitley's chances of making the Yankees are improving by the day. He's sporting a 1.17 ERA in 15 1/3 innings. Though he'll be in middle relief if he does have a spot, there's some upside here as a $1 pick in AL-only leagues.
Apr 1 - 4:27 PM

Chase Whitley finished out Friday's game against the Tigers with three scoreless innings.

Whitley hasn't allowed a run in 10 innings this spring, but he's being used in shorter stints than the other reported fifth starter candidates for the Yankees. The guess here is that it's going to be Adam Warren's job.
Mar 20 - 5:16 PM

Chase Whitley pitched two perfect frames in relief versus the Phillies on Sunday.

Whitley pitched three scoreless innings in a start last time out before being dropped back down to two innings today. For fantasy purposes, he's probably the most intriguing of the Yankees' fifth starter candidates. However, this is rather curious usage of someone who is supposed to have a legitimate shot at the job.
Mar 15 - 3:54 PM

Chase Whitley allowed just a pair of singles over two innings Thursday versus the Pirates.

Whitley spent time in the rotation and the pen for the Yankees last season, and he'll probably do the same this year, though he'll start off in Triple-A unless multiple injuries strike the pitching staff this spring. He still rates as a sleeper in AL-only leagues.
Mar 5 - 4:57 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Chase Whitley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Whitley has a 5.43 ERA in 68 innings (12 starts and seven relief appearances) this season for the Yankees. He will function as a long reliever down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Whitley owns a 5.43 ERA in 68 innings (12 starts and seven relief appearances) this season at the major league level. The right-hander has been hit especially hard by left-handed batters. He could be brought back up when rosters expand in September to serve as a right-handed relief specialist for the stretch run.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:42:00 AM

Chase Whitley has been moved to the Yankees' bullpen.

Chris Capuano is taking Whitley's spot in the rotation. Left-handed batters are hitting .319/.360/.482 against Whitley this season, as he's always been better suited for a relief role.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Chase Whitley held the Rangers scoreless over six innings, but was given a no-decision on Tuesday.

Whitley was excellent on Tuesday, a rare bright spot for the young right-hander. The Rangers scratched out seven hits, but six were singles. Whitley did not issue a walk and struck out six in the process. Whitley still carries an ugly 4.60 ERA along with a 1.45 WHIP, and 46/12 K/BB ratio. He'll make his next start against the Blue Jays at home on Sunday.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 12:14:00 AM

Chase Whitley struggled in a losing effort against the Orioles on Sunday, surrendering three runs on five hits over his 3 2/3 innings of work.

Whitley struck out four and walked two on the evening. He cruised through the first three innings virtually unscathed, but ran into a buzzsaw in the fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run homer off the bat of Chris Davis. Whitley now sports a troublesome 5.10 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 40/12 K/BB ratio on the season, and could be on his way out of the Yankees rotation as soon as they find an alternative option.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 12:14:00 AM

Chase Whitley yielded four runs and eight hits in three innings versus the Twins on Friday.

Whitley was handed six runs to work with, but he couldn't last long enough to get the win. If it hadn't happened that both homers he gave up led off innings, the day could have turned out a lot worse for his ERA. As is, it's still up to 5.14. Given his status as a career reliever until this year, it's possible he's already wearing down. The Yankees might need to try someone else at the back of their rotation.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Chase Whitley struggled in a losing effort against the Red Sox on Sunday, surrendering five runs on eight hits over four-plus innings of work.

Whitley also issued a pair of walks while striking out one. A three-run homer off the bat of David Ortiz provided the bulk of the damage against him. After posting a 2.56 ERA through his first seven starts, Whitley has now been tagged for 13 runs over 7 1/3 innings in his two starts this week. If he doesn’t get back on track against the Twins in Minnesota on Friday, his rotation spot could be in jeopardy.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 12:03:00 AM

Chase Whitley was pounded for eight runs and 11 hits in 3 1/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Monday.

It might have worked to Whitley's disadvantage tonight that he was facing the Blue Jays for the second time in six days. This was his first loss in eight starts this season. He still rates as a pretty good AL-only starter, but we're rather skeptical that he lasts as a mixed-league guy.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Chase Whitley improved to 3-0, allowing two runs over five innings as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 7-3 on Wednesday.

Whitley hasn't been an innings-eater, but has otherwise served well out of the rotation since his insertion in mid-May. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out two against the scary Toronto offense. Whitley will take a 2.56 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, and a 26/4 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Blue Jays on the road.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Chase Whitley fired 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball Thursday in a 6-3 victory over the Mariners.

Whitley continues to hang on as a surprising fantasy contributor, and he's doing it by not committing unforced errors. He struck out six tonight, but, more importantly, he didn't walk a batter for the fourth consecutive start. The former 15th-round pick, a converted reliever, is leaning on a continually improving slider to keep batters off balance. Whitley improves to 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 24/3 K/BB rate in six starts, but three of those outings came in NL parks, and the other three were at Seattle and Kansas City, and a home date against a pre-Kendrys Morales Twins. By all means deploy him in AL-only leagues, but there are better options out there in standard mixed leagues. Whitley squares off against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 01:09:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Carlos Beltran
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
7Chris Capuano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chris Martin
7Branden Pinder