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Tyler Whitaker

#8 | RF | AstrosHOU
Fayetteville Woodpeckers Fayetteville Woodpeckers
Tyler Whitaker
Name: Tyler Jo Whitaker
Born: Aug 2, 2002 in Las Vegas,
High School: Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (87th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2021 (signed for $1,500,000)
Whitaker’s stock continued to climb during his senior season at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, making it less likely that he will fulfill his commitment to Arizona. He stands out for his frame and athleticism with at least three plus tools in his kit. Primarily a two-way shortstop and pitcher during his prep career, Whitaker spent more time this year in right field, with center field likely being his home at the next level. He’s a plus-plus runner but yielded the center field position to other speedy outfielders on his high school squad. A plus arm and power bat will allow him to fit into any outfield position in the future. He has plus power, but the hit tool is a question mark as there’s plenty of swing and miss with a grooved swing. Whitaker is a max-effort type of player with good makeup. He’s a known commodity to amateur scouts, having been a regular in tournaments and the showcase circuit for the entirety of his prep career, often playing up in age levels. Whitaker has also been well-known as a pitcher but will be drafted as a position player and could go as high as the second round.
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