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Scouting Mets Prospect #41: Taylor Whitenton

Whitenton struck out a batter per inning pitched

The New York Mets selected right-handed pitcher Taylor Whitenton in the 39th round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of Darton College in Georgia. He followed up his second full season in Savannah in 2011 with a solid performance in the Arizona Fall League this offseason.

Vital Statistics Name: Taylor Whitenton DOB: February 20, 1988 Height: 6'3" Weight: 190 Throws: Right Bats: Right Status: 39th Round (2009) – Darton College Fastball: Whitenton works with average fastball velocity, sitting between 88-91 MPH. Though there is more to desire from his velocity, Whitenton displayed good command on the corners. He runs into trouble when he cannot generate downward... Recommended Stories