Garrett Whitlock

Garrett Whitlock

26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
Out
Injury Hip
Est. Return 2/25/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Whitlock's status last winter was sky high after his surprising major-league debut as a Rule 5 pick and there were as many speculating him as a starter as those believing he could even close. At the end of the day, he pitched nearly a 50/50 split as a starter and reliever with the latter work coming once he returned from the injured list with a hip issue in the summer. His numbers were more dominant as a reliever (.237 wOBA) than as a starter (.315 wOBA), but the hip certainly was a factor as it was bad enough require surgery to ultimately address the soreness after the season. The offseason acquisitions of both Kenley Jansen and Chris Martin should allow Boston the flexibility of pushing Whitlock back into the rotation as long as his offseason hip surgery recovery goes as well as expected. His overall numbers are helped by just how dominant he was in relief, but in two seasons of major league work, he has yet to have a pitch with below a 20% Whiff rate. Given the fact the entire Boston rotation is a health question mark, Whitlock could end up being the best of all the non-Sale options when it is all said and done. Read Past Outlooks
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#290
ADP
$Signed four-year, $18.75 million contract extension with the Red Sox in April of 2022. Contract includes team options for 2027 and 2028.
On track for return
PBoston Red Sox
Hip
January 20, 2023
Whitlock (hip) has begun throwing off the mound, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Whitlock is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right hip. Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters that his recovery is on schedule, and the right-hander is expected to open the season as a member of the Boston rotation.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
38
Last 10 Games
22
Last 5 Games
23
How many pitches does Garrett Whitlock generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Garrett Whitlock generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .237 239 52 11 53 16 0 7
Since 2020vs Right .221 370 111 21 76 12 1 9
2022vs Left .192 130 28 4 24 10 0 3
2022vs Right .244 181 54 11 41 4 1 7
2021vs Left .293 109 24 7 29 6 0 4
2021vs Right .199 189 57 10 35 8 0 2
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-9%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.84 1.05 85.2 7 2 7 8.8 1.4 0.8
Since 2020Away 2.59 1.08 66.0 5 4 1 10.8 2.6 1.1
2022Home 3.23 0.99 47.1 3 0 5 8.4 1.1 1.1
2022Away 3.77 1.06 31.0 1 2 1 11.0 2.6 1.2
2021Home 2.35 1.12 38.1 4 2 2 9.4 1.6 0.5
2021Away 1.54 1.09 35.0 4 2 0 10.5 2.6 1.0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Garrett Whitlock compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.47
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
1.7
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
95.3 mph
 
ERA
3.45
 
WHIP
1.02
 
BABIP
.284
 
GB/FB
1.19
 
Left On Base
72.7%
 
Exit Velocity
82.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.5%
 
Spin Rate
2090 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.6%
 
Swinging Strike
14.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2022
2021
Whitlock, the fourth pick of the Rule 5 draft, made the Red Sox roster out of spring training and played an unexpected but important role in 2021. The former Yankees prospect pitched multiple innings in 31 of his 46 appearances, often in high-leverage. The rookie went 8-4 with 15 holds and two saves and posted a fantastic 1.96 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 73.1 innings. The 25-year-old relies on a four-pitch arsenal of a sinker, slider, changeup and fastball. He struggles against left-handed hitters (.293 BAA), but posted a solid 27.2% strikeout rate, 5.7% walk rate and 49.7% groundball rate. Whitlock's ability to go multiple innings could lead to a bigger role in Boston's starting rotation, or he could maintain to a similar multi-inning relief role. Some ratio regression is expected either way, but if Whitlock returns to the bullpen you can count on some wins, holds and potentially saves.
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Prepping to start
PBoston Red Sox
Hip
November 25, 2022
Whitlock (hip) is progressing in his rehab program and indicated Monday he is preparing to open the 2023 season as a starter, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
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Surgery completed
PBoston Red Sox
Hip
September 26, 2022
Whitlock underwent successful arthroscopic right hip surgery Monday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
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Officially lands on IL
PBoston Red Sox
Hip
September 21, 2022
Whitlock (hip) was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday.
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Needs surgery, hopeful for spring
PBoston Red Sox
Hip
September 20, 2022
Whitlcok has been shut down from throwing and will require hip surgery next week, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
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Credited with shaky hold
PBoston Red Sox
September 4, 2022
Whitlock allowed three runs on four hits while striking out three over two innings to earn a hold in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
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