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Robert Whitenack

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Robert Whitenack
Name: Robert John Whitenack
Born: Nov 20, 1988 in Queens, N.Y. USA
College: SUNY Old Westbury
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career392.14.521.423.305.73
Drafted in the 8th round (260th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2009 (signed for $125,000)
Old Westbury righthander Robert Whitenack had a solid spring, going 5-2, 2.81 with 79 strikeouts and 25 walks in 67 innings. Whitenack has been heavily scouted and could be drafted anywhere from the fifth to the 10th round. His best pitch is an 80 mph knuckle--curveball with tumbling 12-to-6 action that some scouts rate as plus and others rate as plus-plus. Whitenack had scouts buzzing by running his fastball up to 92 mph early in the season in Florida, but he's pitched mostly in the 87-89 range down the stretch. Some scouts have seen Whitenack flash an average slider and an average change as well. He has a loose arm and a skinny 6-foot-5, 185-pound build that leaves room for projection, though some scouts aren't enamored of his narrow frame. The son of a retired New York City police officer, Whitenack shows tenacity on the mound.
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