The Yankees drafted right-handed pitcher Chase Whitley in the 15th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Troy University. The former college hitter has blazed his way through the minor leagues on the strength of his overall consistency, making it all the way to Triple-A and having some success there, and now is on the proverbial big league doorstep.
The life of a relief pitcher has as many ups and downs as a rollercoaster ride does. There are times when the pitcher cruises through an inning and other times when he is scratching his head wondering what went wrong today. Chase Whitley’s ride has seen those turbulent turns but he remains optimistic that the rest of the season will be smooth sailing.
AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Adam Warren started for Scranton, tossing five shutout innings before being pulled. He ultimately would combine with Chase Whitley, Juan Cedeno, and Ryota Igarashi to shut out Indianapolis 4-0. Warren had allowed just five hits and a walk on the day. The win brought Warren’s record on the season to 5-5. [...]
Since his promotion to Triple-A in April, reliever Chase Whitley has endured a few bumps along the way. This is the case when a 22-year-old quickly ascends through the minors.
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Despite moving up the minor leagues in a hurry, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees right-handed reliever Chase Whitley was not always just a pitcher. Back during his college days at Southern Union Community College in Alabama and Division I Troy University, the 22-year-old spent more time patrolling the field as a third baseman than he did pitching.