SALT LAKE CITY and MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers announced today that the club has signed University of Utah alumnus and right-handed pitcher Blake Whiting as an undrafted free agent. Whiting joins the Brewers organization after spending the 2022 and ’23 seasons at Utah.
The native of Oakdale, California, arrived with the Utes after two seasons down the road at Salt Lake Community College, where Whiting was named 2021 NJCAA Regional 18 Relief Pitcher of the Year. With the Utes, he went on to make 41 appearances, finishing his career with a 4-5 record and making five saves during the 2022 season.
He anchored the bullpen during his first year with 21 appearances. In addition to his five saves in 2022, Whiting had a 2-2 record in 32.2 innings pitched with a 4.13 ERA. He closed out both victories in Utah’s series win over Washington, and saved the middle game vs. No. 20 Arizona on the way to another series victory for the Utes. All told, it helped Whiting earn a spot on D1Baseball.com’s top Pac-12 prospects entering the 2023 season.
In 2023, he made 20 relief appearances and finished with a 2-3 record. Whiting struck out 39 opposing batters in 31 innings pitched.
Prior to beginning his collegiate journey, Whiting pitched at Oakdale High School and served a two-year church mission in the Dominican Republic.
Whiting finished his Bachelor’s degree in communication at Utah this past May.
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