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John Whittleman

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John Whittleman
Name: John William Whittleman
Born: Feb 11, 1987 in Houston, Texas USA
High School: Kingwood (Texas) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (67th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2005 (signed for $650,000)
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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