AB 3254
AVG .235
OBP .349
SLG .398
HR 97
  • Full name John William Whittleman
  • Born 02/11/1987 in Houston, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Kingwood
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (67th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2005 (signed for $650,000).
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    The consensus is that Whittleman has the best bat among Texas' high school infielders. He has a solid approach and good mechanics at the plate, and should hit for average with at least gap power. He has equaled Lance Pendleton's school record with 10 homers this spring while leading Kingwood to the state 5-A regional semifinals. A shortstop who doubled as a quarterback for Kingwood's football team, Whittleman will have to move to third base or left field at the next level. He has decent arm strength, though he throws with a funky motion, but he lacks the footwork and speed to stay at short.

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  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Texas Rangers in 2008
  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Midwest League in 2007
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Texas Rangers in 2006

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