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TigsTown Q&A: Lakeland closer Kevin Whelan

Whelan spent '06 in Lakeland

Kevin Whelan was drafted by the Detroit Tigers out of Texas A&M University in the 4th round. Whelan has been a dominant closer this season with 27 saves and a 2.67 ERA. Whelan has a 4-1 record while allowing only one homerun in over 50 innings pitched.

TigsTown: Do you feel you were passed over in the draft? Kevin Whelan: "You never know about the draft, anything can happen. Things happen but I was just excited to be drafted." TT: Were you happy when the Tigers picked you? KW: "I was very excited about joining the Tigers organization. I enjoy the guys that I play with and it's a great organization to be with." TT: Have you always been a...

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