Matthew Whitney

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3" /215

Matthew Whitney does not have any MLB stats for the 2010 season

Matthew Whitney Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew James Whitney
  • Born: 2/13/1984 in West Palm Beach, FL
  • Draft: 2002, Cleveland Indians, 1st rd. (33rd overall)
  • High School: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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Matthew Whitney does not have any MLB stats for the 2010 season


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Matthew Whitney Stats

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Matthew Whitney Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Matthew Whitney Statcast Events


Matthew Whitney Awards

MiLB Round Tripper Award, Class A

Year Team League
2007 Kinston CAR

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/20/2007 Kinston CAR

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Lake County SAL

Matthew Whitney Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 10, 2010 1B Matthew Whitney retired.
May 25, 2010 1B Matthew Whitney assigned to Midland RockHounds from Stockton Ports.
December 14, 2009 Oakland Athletics signed free agent 1B Matthew Whitney to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 9, 2009 1B Matthew Whitney elected free agency.
September 2, 2009 1B Matthew Whitney assigned to Syracuse Chiefs from Harrisburg Senators.
July 7, 2009 Matthew Whitney roster status changed by Harrisburg Senators.
June 30, 2009 Harrisburg Senators placed 1B Matthew Whitney on the 7-day disabled list.

Matthew James Whitney Bio Info

Matthew James Whitney was originally signed by Indians scout Jim Gabella...graduated from Palm Beach Gardens (FL) High School in 2002...signed a letter of intent to attend Clemson University, but chose to begin his pro career instead. 2009 Signed with the Washington Nationals as a minor league free agent and spent most of the season at Double-A Harrisburg where he batted .268 with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 101 games...also hit .263 in six games at Triple-A Syracuse and combined for a .268 batting average, eight home runs and 37 RBI in 107 games...batted .293 with five home runs and 26 RBI in 67 games before the All-Star Break and .231 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 40 games after the break...hit .275 (30 for 109) against left-handed pitching and .263 (45 for 171) against right-handers...committed three errors in 43 games at first base for a .991 fielding percentage and seven errors in 33 games at third base for a mark of .917... also batted .281 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 23 games at designated hitter and was 5 for 19 (.263) with a double, four walks and two RBI as a pinch hitter...hit in every spot in the order except second and had his best success with a .343 average in 21 games in the five spot. 2008 Was selected by Washington in the Rule 5 draft following the 2007 season but was returned to Cleveland prior to the end of Spring Training...made his Double-A debut at Akron and spent the entire season with the Aeros, batting .268 with 29 doubles, 10 home runs and 58 RBI in 129 games...tied for the team lead in doubles and ranked second in RBI and walks (59)...batted .302 against left-handed pitching and .254 against right-handers...his averaged dropped to .237 with runners in scoring position, including .145 with RISP and two outs...appeared in 68 games at first base and three at third...hit .280 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 28 games in July...had a season best 11-game hitting streak from Aug. 17 to 29 (16 for 40, .400)...went 2 for 26 (.077) in eight postseason games, but both of the hits were home runs. 2007 Put together the best season of his career as he combined to bat .299 with 32 home runs and 113 RBI in 128 games with Single-A Lake County and Single-A Kinston...tied for third in all of Minor League Baseball in RBI, tied for fourth in home runs and tied for 10th in total bases (279)...led the Cleveland farm system in home runs and RBI and ranked second in hits (153) and sixth in batting... was named the No. 10 prospect in the Carolina League by Baseball America...earned midseason South Atlantic League All-Star honors...hit a game-winning two-run homer in the 10th inning April 23 at Delmarva, giving Lake County an 11-9 triumph...smacked a two-out, two-run walk-off homer in the ninth June 8 vs. Hagerstown for a 5-4 win. 2006 Hit .206 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI in 96 games with Single-A Kinston...led the Carolina League with 131 strikeouts...led CL third baseman with 24 errors in 85 games...hit .256 against lefthanded pitching and .177 against right-handers...batted .134 with runners in scoring position...22 of his 32 extra base hits, including all seven home runs, came prior to the All-Star Break...had a 0 for 47 streak from June 14 to July 8. 2005 Hit only .242 with 6 homers and 27 RBI in 74 games with Single-A Lake County...batted .276 against right-handed pitching but was just 5 for 52 (.096) against left-handers...appeared in 55 games at third base...missed the first three weeks of the season while recovering from a broken toe on left foot... hit three home runs in last seven games beginning Aug. 28. 2004 Missed April and May as he continued his recovery from a broken left leg...was assigned to Single-A Lake County June 7 and batted .256 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 55 games...appeared exclusively at designated hitter...underwent left-toe surgery, Sept. 16. 2003 Missed the entire season with a broken left leg...underwent surgery February 25, and again May 30, to repair the fractured tibia and fibia...entered the season rated as Cleveland's No. 10 prospect, according to Baseball America. 2002 Combined to bat .269 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI in 51 games with Rookie-level Burlington and Single-A Columbus...all 10 of his home runs came with Burlington, which ranked fifth in the Appalachian League.