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Matt Whatley to the Rangers in Round 3

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Matt Whatley will join Jose Trevino in the Rangers system. He went in the 3rd round, at pick #104, which is exactly where MLB.com had him projected (#104). Impressive.

Here's the MLB draft tracker, which has this summary:

One of the best catching prospects in the Minors is the Rangers' Jose Trevino, a sixth-round pick out of Oral Roberts in 2014. Three years later, the Golden Eagles have another standout behind the plate in Whatley. He'll be one of the first college backstops drafted in June, coming off the board as early as the third round. Unlike Trevino, who bounced all over the diamond in college, Whatley has started at catcher since arriving in Tulsa. He may be the best all-around defender among college backstops, combining arm strength with solid receiving and blocking skills. He's athletic for his position and even runs the bases well, albeit with below-average speed. Whatley struggled with wood bats in the Cape Cod League last summer and has slumped as a junior, in part because he's trying to do too much at the plate. Instead of letting his power come naturally, he's getting too long with his right-handed swing and too pull-happy. He may not hit for a high average but he does draw a lot of walks.

 

 

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theeagleman5

Good for Matt....an organization can never have enough young catchers.....the Rangers must love ORU....:clap:....:oru-logo:

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