Friday, February 27, 2015
Scouting the 2015 Draft: Garrett Whitley
Garrett Whitely is an name that popped up in the 2014 summer showcase events, particularly the Area Code games. He hails from a small HS in the northeast which has never had a player drafted before. In fact, prior to the Area Code games, he had never faced a 90 MPH fastball even from a pitching machine! He stands 6'1", 195 lbs, B-R, T-R. He has an athletic body with 5 tools. He immediately adjusted to the increased velocity he faced in the showcase and had the second highest recorded bat exit speed of the even at 108.7 MPH, just 0.2 MPH lower than the highest reading. He ran a 6.65 60. The Perfect Game capsule summary says "great athlete" and "big bat speed." BA has him ranked as the #41 draft prospect for 2015 while Kiley McDaniel has him at #38. He profiles as a future CF. I would say Torii Hunter is the comp from videos I saw.