Garrett Whitley
Garrett Whitley
Garrett Whitley
Garrett Whitley
21-Year-Old OF
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
When the Rays selected Whitley with the 13th overall pick in 2015, they were not expecting him to hit right away in pro ball, as he was a prep player from upstate New York with little exposure to quality competition. It took a little longer than perhaps even they expected,... read more
When the Rays selected Whitley with the 13th overall pick in 2015, they were not expecting him to hit right away in pro ball, as he was a prep player from upstate New York with little exposure to quality competition. It took a little longer than perhaps even they expected, but Whitley finally started tapping into his impressive set of tools as a 20-year-old in the Midwest League. He is a plus runner who should be able to stick in center field, which is a nice base, but his offensive profile is just as alluring, albeit less refined. His 28.6 percent strikeout rate with Bowling Green illustrates the amount of work still ahead with regards to pitch recognition. If he can gradually cut down on the strikeouts, he has the patience (13.4 percent walk rate) and plus raw power to profile atop a lineup or in a run-producing spot. He may have been cut loose due to his early-career struggles, but Whitley should still be seen as an asset in most dynasty leagues.
STATUS: 7-Day DL    INJURY: Shoulder    RETURN DATE: Mar 1,2019   
LEAGUE: A    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'0"    WT: 199 lbs.    DOB: 3/13/1997    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2015Show Contract
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Garrett Whitley Contract Info:
Signed a contract with the Rays in June 2015 that includes a $2.962 million signing bonus.
Undergoes surgery for torn labrum
OFTampa Bay Rays  A
Shoulder
March 30, 2018
Whitley underwent surgery to repair a torn right labrum and will miss the 2018 season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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First Baseman
  1. 1. JakeJ. Bauers (L)
  2. 2. C.J.C. Cron (R)
  3. 3. Ji-ManJ. Choi (L)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  2. 2. BrandonB. Lowe (L)
  3. 3. WillyW. Adames (R)
  4. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. 1. MattM. Duffy (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. 1. WillyW. Adames (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
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  1. Garrett Whitley 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Garrett Whitley 2017 Preseason Outlook
    The 19-year-old Whitley had what would be considered a breakout season in 2016 at Low-A Hudson Valley, slashing .266/.356/.379 with a homer, 30 RBI and 21 stolen bases over 292 plate appearances. The numbers were up across the board for the 13th overall pick of 2015, who saw the most extensive playing time of his young career after making his season debut on June 17. One of the more intriguing aspects of his game to monitor in 2017 will be his power, which has been virtually non-existent to date. Improved plate discipline should also be an area of improvement as Whitley gets more seasoning throughout the coming season, as he's posted a 71 percent contact rate in each of his last two minor league stops, along with strikeout rates above 25 percent in both stints. Given his pedigree and stellar high school career, he certainly makes for an intriguing dynasty league candidate, with his talent level likely to enable him to bolster his present weaknesses over time.
  3. Garrett Whitley 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Whitley, the 13th overall pick in the 2015 draft, had a really tough time at the plate in his first taste of pro ball. As an 18-year-old he hit .174/.293/.312 with three home runs and eight steals in 42 games between rookie and short season leagues. While this opens up an opportunity to get him at a discount in dynasty league drafts, it also highlights the risk associated with the profile. Whitley had a 37:21 K:BB in 138 at-bats, so his approach is fine for someone his age, but he really struggled to barrel balls, as evidenced by a sub-.215 BABIP at both stops. He may have the most fantasy upside of any position player in the Rays system, as a potential 20/20 player down the road, but he is at least four years away from The Show, and if his hit tool does not improve, he could be one of the bigger busts from that draft class.
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Undergoes surgery for torn labrum
OFTampa Bay Rays  A
Shoulder
March 30, 2018
Whitley underwent surgery to repair a torn right labrum and will miss the 2018 season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Back in action at Low-A
OFTampa Bay Rays  A
May 23, 2017
Whitley (undisclosed) is back in action at Low-A Bowling Green. He is hitting .250/.329/.421 with two home runs and four steals (on five attempts) through 76 at-bats.
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Takes step forward in second pro season
OFTampa Bay Rays  A
November 2, 2016
Whitley finished the 2016 season with a .266/.356/.379 batting line in 65 games with Low-A Hudson Valley.
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OFTampa Bay Rays  A
June 30, 2015
Whitley agreed to a contract with the Rays on Tuesday that includes a $2.962 million signing bonus, FOX Sports Florida reports.
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OFTampa Bay Rays  A
June 8, 2015
The Rays have selected Whitley with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 first-year player draft.
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