I had him listed in Worcester. JRS is quite right that I forgot how we got him. So he’ll be another swing man/middle relief type.Which is probably why he has him listed?
Usually with a Rule 5 pick you intend to use him at the Major League level because you think he is valuable and want to keep him long term.
That would basically telegraph that they think Whitlock has a future in MLB and they are willing to keep him at the Major League level come hell or high water this year so that they have him for future seasons.