Garrett Whitlock Boston Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 24
Born: June 11, 1996
Birthplace: Snellville, GA
Height: 6-5
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 18th round, 2017 by NYY
How Acquired: Selected in the Rule 5 Draft from NYY (Dec. 2020)
College: Alabama-Birmingham
High School: Providence Christian (GA)
   

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First Pro Contract: July 20, 2017 (NYY)
Signing Scout: Damon Oppenheimer
Signing Bonus: $247,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: August 7, 2017 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: December 10, 2020 (BOS)
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): League Minimum
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @gwhit17

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Tall, sturdy frame. Looks the part of a prototypical starting pitcher. Little-to-no remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side of the rubber. Does not use a windup. Starts tall and gets well above-average extension towards home plate. Really uses his size well in his delivery. Short arm action behind, hides the ball. Delivery is a little stiff, but he repeats it well.

Fastball: 90-93 mph. Tops out at 95 mph. Throws both a four-seam and a sinker, primarily relying on the sinker. Pitch shows heavy sink and jumps on hitters due to the extension he gets. Sinker induces a lot of groundballs. Needs to show more bat-missing ability with either pitch against more advanced hitters. Potential average offering.

Slider: 77-82 mph. Slurvy breaking ball with two-plane break. Potential average offering.

Changeup: 81-85 mph. Third pitch at the moment, but will show late drop when at its best. Can turn it over on occasion. Potential fringe-average offering.
  Career Notes: Played for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League after his freshman year at UAB. Missed time during his sophomore season with food poisoning and a back strain. Signed an above-slot bonus as a draft-eligible sophomore after being selected in the 18th round. Tore his UCL and underwent Tommy John surgery in July 2019. Began throwing in January 2020 and by the summer was throwing close to his normal velocity. Selected in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft.

Summation: Potential emergency swingman type, capable of starting or relieving. Future potential is hard to nail down as he has yet to retake the mound in a competitive game situation since his surgery, so it is not clear whether his stuff and command have come fully back. Fastball/slider combination should play in a bulk inning bullpen role at least, but will need to develop his changeup more and show the ability to miss more bats to stick as a starter long-term.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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Scouting Report Update (12.11.20)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2016 UAB CUSA NCAA --- 20 4 5 3.00 25 1 0 51.0 58 28 17 3 6 21 46 1.55 8.12 3.71
  2017 UAB CUSA NCAA --- 21 3 6 4.03 17 7 2 60.1 57 33 27 4 0 24 44 1.34 6.56 3.58
  2017 GCL Yankees GCL Rk NYY 21 0 0 1.04 3 3 0 8.2 4 2 1 0 1 0 14 0.46 14.54 0.00
  2017 Pulaski Yankees App Rk NYY 21 1 0 7.94 2 0 0 5.2 10 5 5 1 1 0 8 1.76 12.71 0.00
  2018 Charleston RiverDogs SAL A NYY 22 2 2 1.13 7 7 0 40.0 23 5 5 1 2 7 44 0.75 9.90 1.58
  2018 Tampa Tarpons FSL A+ NYY 22 5 3 2.44 14 13 0 70.0 60 23 19 2 5 27 74 1.24 9.51 3.47
  2018 Trenton Thunder East AA NYY 22 1 0 0.84 2 1 0 10.2 10 2 1 0 2 7 4 1.59 3.37 5.91
  2019 Trenton Thunder East AA NYY 23 3 3 3.07 14 14 0 70.1 73 34 24 4 2 18 57 1.29 7.29 2.30
  2020 MiLB Season Cancelled --- --- NYY 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 25     stats                            
   
     
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