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Kevin Whelan

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Kevin Whelan
Name: Kevin J. Whelan
Born: Jan 8, 1984 in Kerrville, Texas USA
High School: Tivy HS, Kerrville, Texas
College: Texas A&M
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career39.003.3321.006.00
Drafted in the 4th round (120th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2005 (signed for $265,000)
Whelan and Texas A&M teammate Robert Ray first emerged as top prospects while pitching out of the Wareham Gatemen bullpen in the Cape Cod League last summer. Whelan had a 0.42 ERA and led the Cape with 11 saves in his first stint as a full-time pitcher. He spent his freshman season with the Aggies as a backup catcher before pulling double duty as a sophomore. Whelan focused on pitching this spring and finished with a surge after a slow start. He pitches mainly with a four-seam fastball that peaks at 95-96 mph and a pair of splitters. He uses a narrow grip that produces the equivalent of a two-seam fastball, and a wider grip that produces an 85-86 pitch that dives at the plate. Though he's not tall, he works from a high arm slot and generates a good angle to the plate. His stuff and competitive makeup should serve him well as a pro reliever, and he should get better as he gets more experience on the mound.
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