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John Whittleman

Third baseman John Whittleman was promoted to High-A Bakersfield after spending nearly two full seasons with the Clinton LumberKings. Lone Star Dugout has a Q&A with the 20-year-old prospect, who will be attending Fall Instructional League later this month.

Third baseman John Whittleman began the 2007 season with the Clinton LumberKings for the second year in a row and hit .343 with nine home runs in the season's first two months. The performance earned Whittleman a spot in the MLB Futures Game during All-Star Weekend in San Francisco. However, the 20-year-old struggled in the season's second half in Clinton and was eventually promoted to High-A... Recommended Stories

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