Garrett Whitley

Born: 03/13/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: OF
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#13 overall) 2015 MLB First-Year Draft (TAM)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: May 25th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x -- May 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Charlotte Stone Crabs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame w/ plus athleticism and surprising strength for his size. Missed all of 2018 after right shoulder labrum surgery.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 40 Bench Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 40 Deep projection hit tool that requires continued reps. Limited barrel-feel on secondary w/ significant swing/miss issues. Smokes FBs over the plate to pullside but projects overall as a low-average hitter.
Deep projection hit tool that requires continued reps. Limited barrel-feel on secondary w/ significant swing/miss issues. Smokes FBs over the plate to pullside but projects overall as a low-average hitter.
Game Power 40 45 Has the raw power for 16-20 HRs across a full season of ABs, but don't think hit tool allows him to get in the lineup that much. Above-avg raw and flyball-heavy contact profile still allow some power projection.
Has the raw power for 16-20 HRs across a full season of ABs, but don't think hit tool allows him to get in the lineup that much. Above-avg raw and flyball-heavy contact profile still allow some power projection.
Raw Power 50 55 Loud BP contact straightaway and to pull. Avg ML raw power now w/ batspeed and lift to project above-avg.
Loud BP contact straightaway and to pull. Avg ML raw power now w/ batspeed and lift to project above-avg.
Run 55 55 Above-avg runner w/ athletic stride, accelerates well and shows quick gait. Has the wheels to rack up stolen bases but instincts need work, runs into more outs than he should right now.
Above-avg runner w/ athletic stride, accelerates well and shows quick gait. Has the wheels to rack up stolen bases but instincts need work, runs into more outs than he should right now.
Field 50 50 Athleticism+speed present for CF profile but did not see him there this look. Potential to move interchangeably between all three OF spots.
Athleticism+speed present for CF profile but did not see him there this look. Potential to move interchangeably between all three OF spots.
Throw 45 45 Didn't see arm tested much this look. Showed solid arm-strength before injury but labrum tear in throwing shoulder likely has cut into throwing ability.
Didn't see arm tested much this look. Showed solid arm-strength before injury but labrum tear in throwing shoulder likely has cut into throwing ability.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Below Average Average
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Very gifted athlete; raw tools that once made him a high pick are still visible. Hit tool was already raw as Northeast prep product and missed time didn't help. Don't see offensive impact for significant ML role, but collection of tools could get him to the big leagues in his mid-20s.