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Craig Whitaker

RHP | GiantsSF
Craig Whitaker
Name: Roger Craig Whitaker
Born: Nov 19, 1984 in Lufkin, Texas USA
High School: Lufkin (Texas) HS
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career3994.421.516.349.25
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (34th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2003 (signed for $975,000)
It's not a good year to be a high school righthander, because it's a risky demographic early in the draft to begin with and this year there are several college-oriented teams that won't give the prep ranks more than a passing glance. But Whitaker should do just fine and find a taker in the mid- to late first round. He finished a 14-strikeout no-hitter in early April with a 94-96 mph fastball, and reached 98 mph in early May. More than just a hard thrower, he has a curveball with plus potential and gets life on his heat from a three-quarters arm angle. He's still growing at 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds and should blossom into a four-pitch pitcher in time.
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