Chase Whitley, Relief Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays, #47
Date of Birth: 6/14/1989
Birthplace: Ranburne, Alabama
College: Troy University
Chase Whitley, relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, was first drafted in 2010 by the New York Yankees. He pitched in the Yankees' minor league system from 2010 through 2013.
Whitley pitched in 12 games as a starting pitcher and 12 games as a reliever with the Yankees in 2014. He finished the season with 4 wins and 3 losses, 60 strikeouts to 18 walks, and a 5.23 ERA in 75.2 innings. After just 4 games with the Yankees in 2015, he had Tommy John surgery, ending his season.
The Rays claimed Whitley off waivers on November 20, 2015. He spent most of the 2016 season on the DL, recovering from his surgery. He pitched in 5 games with the Rays and he had a 2.51 ERA in 14.1 innings.
Career pitching statistics for Whitley through 2016 include:
- 33 games played
- 109.1 innings pitched
- 5-5 win-loss record
- 91 strikeouts to 26 walks
- 4.69 ERA