Not a member yet?
Subscribe Now!
Aug 16, 2005 - Aug 18, 2005   Orange
  18

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC
Brandon Whedbee
LHP 1B, OF 6-3 170   L/L

FB
78
60
7.67
40
OF
81
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
78
CB
72
SL
CH
72
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Whedbee is a slender 6-3, 170 lb senior lefthanded pitcher from Virginia. He has a nice projectable body and shows some athleticism when he's in the field or at the plate. More strength and physical maturity is going to help him in all areas. Wheedbee throws from a high 3/4's release point. He threw his fastball 76-78 mph and came over and inside the ball in an almost exaggerated way, as if he'd been instructed to turn the ball over and try to sink it. Wheedbee didn't get the kind of sink and run on the ball that would make it worthwhile to do this if that's what he's trying to doing. There looks to be at least a couple of mph's in his arm right now that he's not using if were to stay behind the ball better, improve his leverage and get his movement from grips and finger pressure. One reason that's probably true is that Wheedbee threw a 71-72 mph true curveball that had good spin and a 2-plane break. You can't throw a 72mph curveball without at least a low 80's present fastball arm strength. Wheedbee can improve both physically with strength and with mechanical adjustments and he already looks like he knows how to pitch and spin the ball. He could be a nice sleeper in the right college progarm. Follow closely for improvement. Wheedbee is also a very good student.
PG Grade 7.0




Jun 11, 2005 - Jun 12, 2005   11-Gold
  19

5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Brandon Whedbee
LHP 1B, OF 6-3 165   L/L

FB
81
60
8.03
40
OF
78
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
81
CB
68
SL
CH
71
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Whedbee is a 6-3, 170 lb 2006 left handed pitcher from Virginia with a slender pitcher's type body. Whedbee has a nice tall frame and should fill out in the next few years. On the mound, he has a long arm action and releases the ball from a high 3/4 to over the top release point. His fastball topped out at 81 mph and will improve as he fills out. Whedbee's off speed stuff is developing and shows potential. His curveball was 68 mph, and threw his change up at 71. At the plate, Whedbee has a line drive swing path and is nice and short to the ball. He starts from a wide stance and shows good balance in his swing. He is a very exceptional student.
PG Grade 6.5