Get To Know A Prospect: Robert Whalen

Robert Whalen, who will be 21 next year, is a RHP the Mets drafted in the 12th round of the 2012 draft. Minor League Ball ranks him as the 14th best prospect giving him a C+ ranking.

In 3 seasons he is 12-4 with a 1.89 ERA over 27 games, 24 starts and 143.0 innings. Last year he was 9-2 over 14 games, 12 starts with a 1.94 ERA pitching 69.2 innings with a 0.990 WHIP, 8.1 K/9, 3.00 K/BB ratio.

Looking at just his stats, his WHIP and K/9 are incredibly impressive. He did most of the work at Savannah last year. His next year is going to be important in determining how he develops considering he missed the majority of last season due to an infection in his hand. Can he pitch more than ~70 innings in a season and still keep his numbers? If Savannah is more of a pitching park, what happens when he goes to more of an even park?  If anything he is intriguing.

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