Garrett Whitley’s Info
School: Niskayuna High School (New York)
College Commitment: Wake Forest
Garrett Whitley’s Scouting Report
Whitley has tremendous bat speed but still has problems with his swing and currently lacks the ability to hit for average at the professional level. He has a good approach at the plate and looks to have above average power potential. He hits a ton of ground balls and relies on his speed to get on base. Whitley definitely needs to work on a few things at the plate, but he looks like the closest thing to a five-tool player in this year’s draft.
Whitely looks like a centerfielder with an excellent arm to go with a solid glove.
Whitley best weapon is his speed, which makes him a threat on the base paths. He looks like a guy that could steal 30 plus bases a season.
Garrett Whitley’s Best Fit
Whitley’s best fit would be the Arizona Diamondbacks with the first pick. Arizona went with outfielder Justin Upton the last time they had the first pick, and they might be thinking that way again. Whitley is a high-risk, high-reward type player and would be a perfect fit for the rebuilding Diamondbacks with his speed and power potential.
Garrett Whitley’s Draft Projection
Torii Hunter – Minnesota Twins Outfielder
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