• Full name Matthew Whatley
  • Born 01/07/1996 in Claremore, OK
  • Profile Ht.: 5'8" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Oral Roberts
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (104th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2017 (signed for $517,100).
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    A second-team Freshman All-American who led Oral Roberts in hitting as a freshman and home runs as a sophomore, Whatley's junior year has not matched his previous offensive production, mainly because he's gotten a little long in his swing at times. He's shown his normal power and hasn't struck out too much (he had more walks than strikeouts), but he still should be a solid third-to-fourth round pick as an above-average defensive catcher with a long track record of offensive production. Whatley is a 55 defender with a 55 arm on the 20-to-80 scouting scale; he was throwing out 45 percent of basestealers in his three years at ORU. He's a good athlete behind the plate and has the makeup and leadership scouts look for in a catcher, something Oral Roberts specializes in, as Whatley will likely become the 11th Golden Eagle catcher to be drafted since 2000.

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Career Transactions

  • Round Rock Express activated C Matt Whatley.
  • C Matt Whatley assigned to Round Rock Express.
  • Round Rock Express transferred C Matt Whatley to the Development List.
  • Texas Rangers invited non-roster C Matt Whatley to spring training.
  • C Matt Whatley roster status changed by Texas Rangers.

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