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THE FREE LANCE-STAR: Whitesell Showing Potential as a Power Hitter

July 9, 2007

The following excerpt by Jim McConnell ran in the July 6 edition of The Free Lance-Star.

For a guy who once figured his arm was his ticket to the major leagues, Josh Whitesell has been remarkably consistent with the bat as a professional.

Drafted by the Montreal Expos out of Loyola Marymount University in the sixth round in 2003, the 25-year-old lefty-swinging pitcher-turned-first baseman has shown enough pop to potentially hold down a corner infield position in the big leagues.

Whitesell improved on his power numbers in each of his three full pro seasons--from 16 homers with Savannah in 2004 to 18 in '05 with Potomac, and 19 last year in his first season with Double-A Harrisburg. He also drove in 176 runs over that span.

To read McConnell's full story on Whitesell, click here.