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Scouting Yankees Prospect #32: Kevin Whelan

2007 was a development year for Whelan

Acquired from the Detroit Tigers last offseason in the Gary Sheffield trade, closer Kevin Whelan entered the Yankees organization with the reputation of having a raw power arm. Immediately having changes made to his game, including starting a few games, he struggled a bit with his command in 2007 but still managed to go a combined 6-2 with four saves and a 2.66 ERA in two minor league stops.

Vital Statistics: Name: Kevin Whelan Position: Relief Pitcher DOB: January 8, 1984 Height: 6'0" Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right "Obviously for me I was a little disappointed this year," said Whelan. "I never really felt like myself pitching. I was put in a different role this year. I had never been out there throwing three innings at a time, let alone starting ever. "It was just...

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