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  Wes Whisler
Wes Whisler

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Noblesville, IN

High School:
Noblesville HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 237

Position:
P/1B

Birthdate:
04/07/1983

Bats/Throws:
L/L

Notes
Three-year letterwinner (2002-04) who twice earned All-Pac-10 team honors (2002, 2003)...named a Freshman All-America selection in 2002 by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball...also earned third-team All-America acclaim by Baseball America in 2002...secured third-team All-America honors from College Baseball Insider in 2003...selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2004 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox.

2004
Started 62 games (28 at first base, 19 as designated hitter, 15 as pitcher)...went 3-5 with a 5.24 ERA in 16 pitching appearances (15 starts)...tossed two complete games, including one complete game shutout...registered 60 strikeouts and 35 walks in 92.2 innings...at the plate, batted .279, going 63-for-226 with 12 doubles, one triple and seven home runs...collected 44 RBI and 32 runs...recorded a .362 on-base percentage and .434 slugging percentage.

2003 (summer)
Played for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod League...posted a 2.63 ERA in 13.2 innings...batted .167 with 13 RBI and one home run.

2003
Started 59 games, becoming the only Bruin to start each game that season (41 at first base, 15 as pitcher, three at designated hitter)...led the Bruins' staff with 15 starts...named a preseason first-team All-America selection by Baseball America...finished the year as a third-team All-America selection by CollegiateBaseballInsider.com...earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors for the second straight year...batted .310, going 70-for-226 with nine home runs, one triple and four doubles...collected 39 RBI and 44 runs...named an All-Tournament Team selection at the Dominos Pizza Aggie Baseball Classic after driving in three runs on five hits in the six games...led UCLA to wins over defending national champion Texas and nationally-ranked Tulane at the Kia Baseball Bash...went 3-for-5 against Texas with one home run and three runs...went 2-for-4 versus Tulane with three RBI and one home run...honored as the Kia Baseball Bash's Co-Outstanding Player...collected an eight-game hitting streak from March 29-April 12, highlighted by a 3-for-4 effort against Arizona (March 30)...had fourth career multiple home run game at Stanford (May 18), driving in three runs...drove in a season-high four runs against Washington State (May 23), going 3-for-4 with three runs and one double...ended the season riding an eight-game hitting streak...did not commit an error during Pac-10 play (118 chances)...posted a 5.66 ERA...threw 82.2 innings, totaling 53 strikeouts and 30 walks...ranked sixth in the conference with 50.1 innings in Pac-10 action...tied for ninth in the Pac-10 with 31 strikeouts...tossed a six-inning complete game shutout against Utah on February 23 to earn first victory of 2003, allowing just one run on five hits...notched second win of the season against USC, tossing six innings and allowing one run and five hits...threw seven innings and surrendered two hits (no earned runs) versus Arizona (March 29)...hurled nine innings in back-to-back outings in May...threw a complete game against Washington (May 10), striking out a career-high nine batters...threw nine innings against Stanford (May 17), pushing the game into extra innings and lifting UCLA to a victory.

2002
Played in 56 games, making 53 starts...split time at first base, designated hitter and as a weekend starting pitcher...earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors...also named a Freshman All-America selection by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball...earned third-team All-America honors from Baseball America...established UCLA's freshman single-season home run record with 18 round-trippers...went 2-for-4 with first collegiate home run, three RBI and two runs against Loyola Marymount (March 5)...had first multiple-home run game against Washington State (April 26), going 2-for-3 with two homers, three RBI and two runs...belted two home runs, including a grand slam, two doubles and five RBI against Stanford in a 9-4 victory (May 18)...earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after the Stanford series...collected an 11-game hitting streak from April 19 to May 10...led UCLA with 15 multiple-RBI games...also recorded 18 multiple-hit games...moved into the team's starting rotation at Tulane (March 3)...led UCLA with a 4.06 ERA...went 5-2 on the season, including a team-best 4-1 mark in Pac-10 play...earned first win in first collegiate start at Hawaii-Hilo (Feb. 14), allowing no runs and three hits in seven innings...allowed just four earned runs through first 223.1 innings in Pac-10 play...tossed first complete game at Oregon State (April 20), earning the win after allowing one run and four hits...led UCLA to a 9-4 win over Stanford (May 18), allowing one earned run in six innings, totaling eight strikeouts

High School
Four-year baseball and basketball letterwinner at Noblesville High School for head coaches Dennis Kos and Dave McCollough, respectively...earned second-team All-America and first-team All-State honors as a senior...named "Mr. Baseball" Indiana...batted .440 with 15 home runs and 35 RBI in 2001...ranked second in Indiana prep history with 41 career home runs...set state single-season RBI record with 49 runs batted in and batted .469 as a freshman...named all-conference, all-area and all-county each of his four seasons...collected Indianapolis Star Most Valuable Player honors...batted .390 with 10 home runs as a junior and was named to the U.S. team at the Pan American Games...batted .400 as a sophomore with nine home runs and 28 RBI...tallied a career pitching record of 12-2 with a 1.40 ERA...earned team awards as most valuable player and offensive player of the year...as a basketball player, averaged 13.5 ppg and 6.5 rpg as a forward (career averages).

Personal
Full name: Wesley Guy Whisler...born April 7, 1983 in Indianapolis, Ind...is the son of Mike and Kristie Whisler...has one brother, Brandon...loves the competition and has a profound love of the game.


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