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Matt Whitney

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Matt Whitney
Name: Matthew James Whitney
Born: Feb 13, 1984 in West Palm Beach, Fla. USA
High School: Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (33rd overall) by the Cleveland Indians in 2002 (signed for $1,125,000)
Whitney was surging into the first round as the draft approached. He's a candidate for the Angels at the No. 12 pick, and at 6-foot-4 he's built along the lines of Troy Glaus, though he doesn't make as much contact or have as quick a bat. The Phillies, shopping for a replacement for Scott Rolen, are interested in Whitney at No. 17. He has a sweet swing, big-time power and a solid approach to hitting. He reminds some scouts of David Wright, a Mets supplemental first-rounder in 2001, with not quite the same strength. Another Clemson signee, Whitney is an athletic third baseman with a strong, accurate arm and steady hands. He began his high school career as a first baseman and outfielder, but there's no doubt he can handle the hot corner.
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