Rob Whalen

Born: 01/31/1994 (Age: 25)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position:
Acquisition Period: 12th Rd., 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM); Acquired as part of trade for 3B Juan Uribe and LF Kelly Johnson, July 24, 2015 (ATL)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 16th, 2016
Dates Seen: 7/28/16
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Gwinnett Braves
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Physical Description
Average size; some thickness in lower half; athletic.
Mechanical Notes
Works from slight hybrid windup, glove sets at chest; long arm circle; slight pause and hip cock at balance point; hip cock helps hide ball and plays up his stuff; windup is clean and under control; slight pull with front side; 1.2-to-1.3 seconds to HP from the stretch.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2016 30 45 Role 35: Up/Down Starter Low
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 40 45 89-91 92 Some run when working arm side; average command
Some run when working arm side; average command
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 77-79 79 loose 11-to-5 shape; below average; loopy; limited use and can miss up.
loose 11-to-5 shape; below average; loopy; limited use and can miss up.
Slider
Slider 45 50 82-83 83 Fringe average; tight 10-to-4 shaped movement and good snap when down in zone; viable out pitch with consistency
Fringe average; tight 10-to-4 shaped movement and good snap when down in zone; viable out pitch with consistency
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 83-84 85 Fringe average; has late fade; shows some command; used as out pitch on LHH's
Fringe average; has late fade; shows some command; used as out pitch on LHH's
Overall Command
Overall Command 50 55  
Overall Control
Overall Control 40 50  
Overall Summary
An up/down type, AAAA RHP who will show some feel for fringe-average stuff, but has limited margin for error and will have consistency issues that keep him from sticking in the rotation. Does not have overpowering stuff; has to rely on command/feel with secondary to keep hitters off balance; tough to see him running through lineups multiple times as a consistent member of a MLB rotation. Will pitch to contact and get ground ball outs. Does not have match-up stuff, so bullpen role is limited. Value in long relief or spot-starter role.