Forrest Whitley

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Forrest Whitley
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1997-09-15) September 15, 1997 (age 21)
Alamo Heights, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Charles Forrest Whitley (born September 15, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Career[edit]

Whitley attended Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas. In the summer prior to his senior year he was a member of the 18U National Team that won the World Cup.[1] Whitley threw a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a game during his senior year.[2][3]

The Houston Astros selected Whitley in the first round, with the 17th overall selection, in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.[4] He was committed to Florida State University to play college baseball, but instead decided to sign with the Astros.[5] He was assigned on July 13, 2016 to the Gulf Coast Astros of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League,[6] and was later promoted to the Greeneville Astros of the Rookie-level Appalachian League. In ​18 23 innings pitched between both teams, he posted a 1-2 record and a 4.82 earned run average (ERA).

Whitley began the 2017 season with the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League and received promotions to the Buies Creek Astros of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League in July,[7] and to the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League in August.[8] In 23 total games (18 starts) between the three teams, he pitched to a combined 5-4 record and 2.83 ERA with 143 strikeouts in ​92 13 innings pitched.[9]

On February 21, 2018, Whitley was suspended 50 games for violating MLB's drug prevention and treatment program.[10] The Astros invited Whitley to spring training in 2019,[11] and he began the season with the Round Rock Express of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, David (June 8, 2016). "College Station to face one of state's best pitchers in Whitley". The Bryan-College Station Eagle. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Champ, Mark (May 14, 2016). "No-hit loss to Alamo Heights ends McCallum's season". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Davis, Danny. "Georgetown takes its shot at dealing Alamo Heights ace a..." Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Staff, By Kevin Lyttle – American-Statesman. "Forrest Whitley, pitching in Class 5A semis, could be Astros'..."
  5. ^ "Alamo Heights' Whitley remains calm in busy time".
  6. ^ "Gulf Coast League Transactions". MiLB.com. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "Whitley fans career-high 10 for Buies Creek". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  8. ^ "Astros promote Whitley, Perez to Hooks". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  9. ^ "Forrest Whitley Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Astros' top prospect Forrest Whitley suspended for drug violation". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Astros Forrest Whitley:Receives spring training invite". Rotowire Staff. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  12. ^ "Forrest Whitley may become an Astro sooner than later". kvue.com. April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 15, 2019.

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