Name: Chase Whitley
School level: JR
In the 15th round the Yankees took Chase Whitley out of Troy University. He’s a big right handed pitcher who actually played third base also in college, but it appears those days are over. He throws in the low to mid 90’s and from what it sounds like, he won’t be too much trouble to sign. Definitely sounds like he has potential, a strong 15th round pick.
Here is what Baseball America had to say about him:
Whitley, a two-way player and solid hitter, was attracting more late interest thanks in part to a five-inning, nine-strikeout outing against struggling New Orleans that showed he could go through a lineup more than once. Whitley is physical at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, and has solid-average velocity at 88-92 mph. His changeup is a plus pitch, but his curve is fringy at best and usually below-average. He had performed (7-3, 3.68, 7 SV).
He had a 7-3 record at Troy this season with a 3.68 ERA. He also had a .354 batting average as a third baseman. Impressive.