#5 Reliever: Dalton Whitaker, Purcellville

Dalton Whitaker Winthrop 2017The 5th best relief pitcher in the 2017 Valley League season is Purcellville’s Dalton Whitaker!

Dalton, a 6-foot righthander from Winthrop (the 3rd pitcher from the Eagles to make a list this offseason!), was literally unscored upon in his 13 2/3 innings….

Pur ERA W L G SV IP H R ER BB K BAVG WIP BB/9 K/9
2017 0.00 1 0 10 5 13.7 8 0 0 4 14 0.174 0.876 2.6 9.2

Out of pitchers surveyed for this list, Dalton finished tied for 1st in ERA, 8th in batting average against, 5th in WHIP, tied for 9th in BB/9, and tied for 1st in saves (with Woodstock’s Jonathon Murphy, and Trey Alderman, Dalton’s teammate, who did not make the final list).

The redshirt junior spent two years at St. John River State College (2015-2016), and then 2017 at Winthrop:

ERA W L G SV IP H R ER BB K WIP BB/9 K/9
2015 5.79 2 1 16 1 23.3 32 16 15 7 24 1.674 2.7 9.3
2016 5.63 1 2 6 0 8.0 13 6 5 5 7 2.250 5.6 7.9
2017 6.06 4 3 28 9 35.7 41 30 24 17 30 1.625 4.3 7.6

His 9 saves led the Big South Conference in 2017. Congratulations on your excellent summer, Dalton, and good luck in 2018!

Dalton Whitaker pitching

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