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]

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]

References[edit]

  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". MiLB.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  7. ^ https://www.milb.com/milb/news/houston-astros-prospect-forrest-whitley-fans-career-high-10-for-buies-creek/c-242328328/t-185364810
  8. ^ https://www.milb.com/milb/news/houston-astros-promote-forrest-whitley-cionel-perez-to-double-a-corpus-christi-hooks/c-248001920/t-185364810
  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.

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