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Chase Whitley | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 2 - 3:41 PM

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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.
Aug 21 - 10:42 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.
Jul 25 - 4:05 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.
Jul 23 - 12:14 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.
Jul 14 - 12:14 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.
Jul 4 - 7:00 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.
Jun 30 - 12:03 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.
Jun 23 - 10:21 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.
Jun 18 - 10:23 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.
Jun 13 - 1:09 AM

Chase Whitley notched his first major league victory Friday after holding the Royals to two runs over seven innings.

It was also his longest start thus far. Whitley held the light-hitting Royals to five hits and no walks while striking out three batters. Expectations were modest when the 24-year-old was called up from Triple-A last month, but he has an impressive 2.42 ERA and 18/3 K/BB ratio in 26 innings across five starts. He should be owned in all AL-only leagues by now.
Jun 7 - 12:11 AM

Chase Whitley struck out six over five frames of one-run ball but settled for a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

He gave up five hits and didn't walk anyone, getting pulled after five with his pitch count up to 83. Whitley was in line for the win entering the ninth inning, but the Twins' offense exploded with a six-run frame. Whitley will go up against the Royals next weekend in his next trip to the hill.
Jun 1 - 4:33 PM

Chase Whitley took a no decision Monday, allowing three runs over five innings in the 6-4 extra-innings win over the Cardinals.

Whitley had allowed just one run in his first five frames, but he exited the sixth with the bases loaded and no one out and watched two inherited runners come home to score. While he's managed a 2.57 ERA over three starts, the rookie has yet to retire a batter in the sixth inning. He'll try to be more efficient this weekend against the Twins.
May 26 - 9:52 PM

Chase Whitley tossed 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball in the Yankees' win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Whitley was left with a no-decision because the Yankees weren't able to secure the victory until the 13th inning. Whitley now has a 1.00 ERA through his first two major league starts, spanning nine frames. He'll continue to take turns in the Yankees' rotation until he proves unworthy of a spot. A date with the Cardinals is next.
May 21 - 7:07 PM

Chase Whitley held the Mets scoreless over 4 2/3 innings in his major league debut and took the no-decision as the Yankees emerged victorious by a 1-0 margin on Thursday.

Whitley was rolling through the ballgame, but got into some hot water in the fifth inning, walking the Mets' first two hitters, who were then moved up to second and third base on a Ruben Tejada sacrifice bunt. That's when manager Joe Girardi opted to pull Whitley in favor of reliever Dellin Betances. Overall, Whitley allowed only two hits and two walks while striking out four. Whitley, filling in for the injured CC Sabathia, will face the Cubs at Wrigley Field next.
May 15 - 10:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
3J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Robert Refsnyder
2Nick Noonan
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Tyler Austin
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Chris Capuano
6CC Sabathia
7Ivan Nova
8Domingo German
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7Gonzalez Germen
8Rich Hill
9Bryan Mitchell
10Chase Whitley
11Jose De Paula
12Branden Pinder
13Daniel Burawa