Boomer Whiting, OF

Hitting: Singles hitter that frequently bunts either for hits or to realign infield for grounders to the 5/6 hole

Power: Little-to-none

Running Speed: Plus-plus tool that merits his inclusion

Bat Speed: Below-average

Arm Strength: Poor

Fielding: Speed enables him to get to more balls than most, yet struggles to go backwards; a LF that plays CF because of his speed

Range: Above-average laterally and going-in

Strengths: Draws enough walks to offset poor batting eye and is a potent base-stealer once he gets on

Weaknesses:  All listed above: No power, substandard CF range, doesn’t hit for average

At the end of last season Whiting was experimenting with switch-hitting. His being sent to the fall instructional league seems to indicate that this will continue in an apparent attempt to maximize his one outstanding tool, Speed. Whiting may very well be the fastest player in the entire organization which is what keeps him on any watch list.

Whiting’s MiLB profile.

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