Rob Whalen, Starting Pitcher, Seattle Mariners
Date of Birth: 1/31/1994
Birthplace: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Rob Whalen, starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, was first drafted in 2012 by the New York Mets. He pitched in the Mets' minor league system from 2012 through 2014.
The Mets traded Whalen to the Atlanta Braves on July 24, 2015. He spent the entire 2015 season in the minors.
Whalen pitched in five games as a starting pitcher with the Braves in 2016. He had a 6.57 ERA, 1 win and 2 losses, and 25 strikeouts to 12 walks in 24.2 innings. He also pitched 120.0 innings in 21 games in the minors.
Whalen was traded to the Mariners on November 28, 2016.
Pitching statistics for Whalen as a minor league player from 2012 through 2016 include:
- 66 games played
- 359.2 innings pitched
- 24-17 win-loss record
- 320 strikeouts to 120 walks
- 2.45 ERA