Garrett Whitlock

Position: RHSP
Level: High A
Affiliate: Tampa Tarpons
League: Florida State League
Born: 06/11/1996 (Age: 26)
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 190
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 18th Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)

Prospect Spotlight

Whitlock was an unheralded 17th round pick in 2017, though he’s on the radar now after a breakout first full pro season that saw the righty pitch his way to Double-A Trenton. His fastball works in the 92-to-94 mph range with above-average armside run, able to rack up ground balls when he pitches to contact. The primary off-speed is a mid-80s slider that’s especially tough to righties from Whitlock’s funky delivery and closed front side. His changeup lags behind the fastball and slider, thrown too firm in the high-80s and speeding up bats. He could finish a #5 starter or interesting multi-inning relief candidate.