We are still one month away from the start of spring training, when a number of Section II alums will head out to Florida and Arizona to find out their destinations for the 2016 season.

Niskayuna graduate Garrett Whitley is a member of the Tampa Bay Rays system and he was recently named the No. 7 prospect in the organization by Rays Colored Glasses.

It's important to note that Rays Colored Glasses is not the official Baseball America rankings or anything, but still, the guys are in-tune.

What they are saying about Whitley:

Looking through the positives of Whitley’s 2015 season, they include the fact that he never made a single error, that he managed a good OBP vs RHP at .339 overall, and that he seemed at his best when in tough situations.

When faced with RISP and 2 outs (38 PA), he hit .242/.342/.333 with 4 walks and only 8 strike outs. Finally, the fact that he was shortly exposed to A ball pitching and Hudson Valley environment should help him prepare for 2016 and allow him to take a big step forward.

Whitley was the No. 13 pick in the draft in 2015.

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