Garrett Whitlock
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 222LBS | Age: 27
Draft: 2017 | Rd: 18, #542, New York Yankees | Alabama-Birmingham
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 8 4 1.96 46 0 2 73.1 81 1.10
2022 4 2 3.45 31 9 6 78.1 82 1.02
2023 5 5 5.15 22 10 1 71.2 72 1.33
3 Seasons 17 11 3.51 99 19 9 223.1 235 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 46 8-4 1.96 73.1 81 1.10
2022 31 4-2 3.45 78.1 82 1.02
2023 22 5-5 5.15 71.2 72 1.33
3 Seasons 99 17-11 3.51 223.1 235 1.15
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2021 25 1150 197 8 4.1 2.7 87.7 111.7 7.5 34.5 .227 .332 .272 .266 .335 37.1 27.2 5.7 1.96 2.94
2022 26 1166 213 17 8.0 5.5 88.8 113.0 15.3 35.2 .227 .366 .278 .278 .354 39.0 26.4 4.8 3.45 3.17
2023 27 1195 216 22 10.2 7.2 90.0 112.8 11.8 37.5 .273 .460 .350 .328 .411 42.6 23.7 4.3 5.15 4.58
Player 3511 626 47 7.5 5.1 88.8 113.0 11.6 35.8 .242 .387 .300 .291 .368 39.6 25.7 4.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Whitlock relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(52.2%) ,
Changeup
(24.1%) ,
Sweeper
(23%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2021 49.7 17.8 25.9 6.6 35.5 29.4 35.0 4.6 37.6 19.8 26.4 7.6 4.1 2.7
2022 40.8 25.8 22.5 10.8 37.6 33.8 28.6 3.3 31.0 27.2 23.0 7.0 8.0 5.5
2023 44.0 25.9 24.5 5.6 39.4 35.2 25.5 2.8 34.7 21.3 24.5 6.5 10.2 7.2
Player 44.7 23.3 24.3 7.7 37.5 32.9 29.6 3.5 34.3 22.8 24.6 7.0 7.5 5.1
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Changeup BOS R 286 82.7 36.4 2.5 7 17.0 1.9 13
2023 Sinker BOS R 606 93.9 18.2 -3.6 -17 15.3 0.1 1
2023 4-Seamer BOS R 8 94.9 16.2 -1.7 -11 10.1 2.7 37
2023 Sweeper BOS R 257 79.6 47.2 4.6 11 9.4 -4.3 -31
2022 Sinker BOS R 692 95.3 17.2 -2.7 -13 15.3 0.2 1
2022 Slider BOS R 195 83.4 40.6 2.9 8 1.6 -4.6 -74
2022 4-Seamer BOS R 33 95.1 14.2 -0.2 -1 10.7 3.1 42
2022 Sweeper BOS R 15 81.2 45.8 5.2 13 1.0 -14.9 -93
2022 Changeup BOS R 231 84.6 33.3 0.9 3 18.0 3.2 22
2021 4-Seamer BOS R 109 96.3 14.6 -1.0 -7 11.0 3.2 41
2021 Changeup BOS R 237 83.1 36.3 1.9 6 16.9 2.8 20
2021 Slider BOS R 190 83.7 38.4 0.8 2 4.4 -2.0 -32
2021 Sinker BOS R 613 95.9 18.2 -0.9 -5 16.0 1.0 7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sinker -0.5 -3 624 52.2 141 .331 .546 .402 18.5 16.3 12.8 .317 .553 .388 45.4
2023 Changeup -3.2 -9 288 24.1 96 .312 .559 .382 32.0 24.0 18.7 .256 .426 .294 39.4
2023 Sweeper 0.8 2 275 23.0 65 .167 .333 .255 47.2 40.0 25.0 .201 .297 .244 40.0
2023 4-Seamer 8.9 1 8 0.7 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .307 .853 .474 50.0
2022 Sinker 0.9 6 692 59.3 178 .244 .372 .301 25.2 23.0 22.3 .232 .366 .289 39.5
2022 Changeup 1.9 4 231 19.8 75 .113 .225 .175 27.3 22.7 18.3 .208 .306 .244 29.1
2022 Slider -1.2 -2 195 16.7 48 .292 .583 .377 45.5 43.8 29.6 .225 .428 .279 55.6
2022 4-Seamer -0.3 0 33 2.8 6 .167 .667 .333 28.6 33.3 22.2 .221 .520 .312 25.0
2022 Sweeper -1.6 0 15 1.3 4 .500 .500 .450 50.0 25.0 20.0 .411 .506 .401 66.7
2021 Sinker 1.6 10 614 53.4 164 .291 .417 .335 21.8 18.9 18.1 .265 .379 .302 41.0
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 237 20.6 58 .185 .259 .232 31.0 32.8 22.6 .201 .266 .225 25.0
2021 Slider 3.6 7 190 16.5 38 .216 .297 .236 39.2 34.2 22.4 .211 .289 .229 33.3
2021 4-Seamer 3.4 4 109 9.5 36 .061 .242 .169 37.9 50.0 31.0 .116 .272 .207 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 288 82.7 90 18.2 2:30 2:45 -15
2023 Sinker 620 94.0 99 20.1 1:45 1:45 0
2023 Sweeper 274 79.6 66 11.8 7:45 8:00 -15
2022 Changeup 231 84.6 95 19.4 2:30 2:45 -15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 33 95.1 99 19.1 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Sinker 688 95.3 100 20.2 1:45 1:45 0
2022 Slider 190 83.4 25 4.8 8:30 7:15 75
2022 Sweeper 15 81.2 32 6.6 7:45 6:15 90
2021 Changeup 235 83.1 91 18.0 2:30 2:45 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 108 96.3 98 18.3 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Sinker 594 95.9 98 19.9 1:30 2:00 -30
2021 Slider 187 83.8 30 5.3 9:15 8:45 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2021 325 1,249 15 17 -4 -4 23
2022 311 1,166 6 7 -6 0 8
2023 304 1,195 -4 0 -2 -3 -9
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2021 1,150 53.0 68.5 77.8 29.8 58.4 42.8 64.9 50.3 27.6 8.4 80.4
2022 1,166 54.0 70.5 76.8 28.7 50.6 44.4 65.9 51.3 29.4 8.1 83.0
2023 1,195 52.3 68.5 82.0 32.3 46.2 42.0 70.4 51.2 28.1 9.0 81.3
Player 3,511 53.1 69.2 78.8 30.3 51.5 43.1 67.1 51.0 28.4 8.5 81.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2021 90 66 85 91 86 90 95 74 63 74 86 63 67 86 22 99
2022 78 62 58 53 88 49 36 41 41 72 91 75 43 74 31 99
2023 33 14 17 23 60 40 16 23 23 51 98 65 85 49 14 100
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 21.9 8 7.5 1 4 4 4 50.0
2022 23.2 10 9.8 0 6 11 3 30.0
2023 25.0 13 13.3 0 7 13 4 30.8
Player 23.6 31 30.6 0 17 28 11 35.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 8 7 7 11 8 8 8 8 5 7 7 9 8 7 8 9 7 6 8 7 7 6 9 6 7 7 9 7 8 8 6
2022 10 8 8 11 9 10 12 9 5 6 7 9 11 10 10 14 7 10 12 9 12 12 14 14 5 8 12 10 12 8 9
2023 13 12 9 15 14 12 15 12 12 10 11 13 11 11 17 15 14 12 16 16 13 13 20 17 11 10 14 13 17 13 11
Player 31 27 24 37 31 30 35 29 22 23 25 31 30 28 35 38 28 28 36 32 32 31 43 37 23 25 35 30 37 29 26
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2021 2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.9 95.3 -0.6 94.0 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 83.1 84.6 1.5 82.7 -1.9
Breaking Velocity 83.7 83.2 -0.5 79.6 -3.6
Exit Velocity 87.7 88.8 1.1 90.0 1.2
Launch Angle 7.5 15.3 7.8 11.8 -3.5
Barrel % 4.1 8.0 3.9 10.2 2.2
Hard Hit % 37.1 39.0 1.9 42.6 3.6
Sweet Spot % 34.5 35.2 0.7 37.5 2.3
xBA .227 .227 0.000 .273 0.046
BA .233 .222 -0.011 .288 0.066
xwOBA .266 .278 0.012 .328 0.050
wOBA .272 .278 0.006 .350 0.072
xSLG .332 .366 0.034 .460 0.094
SLG .349 .379 0.030 .502 0.123
K% 27.2 26.4 -0.8 23.7 -2.7
BB% 5.7 4.8 -0.9 4.3 -0.5
Swing % 50.3 51.3 1.0 51.2 -0.1
Whiff% 27.6 29.4 1.8 28.1 -1.3
In Zone % 53.0 54.0 1.0 52.3 -1.7
Out of Zone % 47.0 46.0 -1.0 47.7 1.7
Out of Zone Swing % 29.8 28.7 -1.1 32.3 3.6
First Pitch Swing % 30.7 34.4 3.7 32.9 -1.5
First Pitch Strike % 64.9 65.9 1.0 70.4 4.5
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2021 Shifts 286 .262 182 33 18.1 104 64 61.5
2022 Shifts 311 .278 181 19 10.5 130 95 73.1
2023 Shades 304 .350 174 1 0.6 130 71 54.6
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2021 303 15.7 41.9% 0.7% 208 21.9 0.5% 6.7%
2022 378 16.2 31.0% 0.8% 140 21.9 0.0% 12.9%
2023 334 13.5 76.3% 0.0% 169 18.0 1.8% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution