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Matt Whitney, 3b

School: Palm Beach Gardens HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 190 Birthdate: 2/13/84
College Commitment: Clemson.
Scouting Report: Whitney was surging into the first round as the draft approached. He's a candidate for the Angels at No. 12, and at 6-foot-4 he's built along the lines of Troy Glaus, though he doesn't make as much contact or have as quick a bat. The Phillies, shopping for a replacement for Scott Rolen, are interested in Whitney at No. 17. He has a sweet swing, big-time power and a solid approach to hitting. He reminds some scouts of David Wright, a Mets supplemental first-rounder in 2001, with not quite the same strength. Another Clemson signee, Whitney is an athletic third baseman with a strong, accurate arm and steady hands. He began his high school career as a first baseman and outfielder, but there's no doubt he can handle the hot corner.

2002 Statistics

AVG

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

.475

101

38

48

8

3

12

45

7

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