Forrest Whitley

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Forrest Whitley
Houston Astros
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.


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]

Whitley was drafted 17th overall by the Houston Astros 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 League Astros[6] and was later promoted to the Greeneville Astros; in 18.2 innings pitched between both teams, he posted a 1-2 record and a 4.82 ERA.

Whitley began the 2017 season with the Quad Cities River Bandits and received promotions to the Buies Creek Astros in July,[7] and to the Corpus Christi Hooks 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 92.1 innings pitched.[9]

On February 21, 2018, Whitley was suspended 50 games for violating MLB's drug prevention and treatment program.[10]


  1. ^ Campbell, David (June 8, 2016). "College Station to face one of state's best pitchers in Whitley". Brazo Sports.
  2. ^ Champ, Mark (May 14, 2016). "No-hit loss to Alamo Heights ends McCallum's season". Statesman.
  3. ^ Staff, By Danny Davis – American-Statesman. "Georgetown takes its shot at dealing Alamo Heights ace a..."
  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". Retrieved 14 July 2016.
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  9. ^ "Forrest Whitley Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  10. ^ "Astros' top prospect Forrest Whitley suspended for drug violation". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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