• Full name Charles Forrest Whitley
  • Born 09/15/1997 in San Antonio, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 238 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Alamo Heights
  • Drafted in the 1st round (17th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2016 (signed for $3,148,000).
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    Whitley impressed last summer on the showcase circuit and with Team USA's 18U team but scouts were a little less enamored with his body. Whitley had a great 6-foot-7 frame, but at 250 pounds he was a little soft with too much weight in his butt and belly. To his credit, Whitley has worked hard to lose 20-30 pounds for his senior season, while keeping his arm strength. He did break the thumb on his non-throwing hand during workouts, forcing him to miss a little time, but he's shown no ill effects since returning to the mound. Whitley sits in the low-90s and has touched 96-97 mph and mixes in a tight high 80s slider that sacrifices depth for power. He also throws a curveball and changeup that need further refinement. Whitley is a Florida State signee, but he projects to go well enough in the draft to keep him from college.

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  • Rated Best Changeup in the Houston Astros in 2020
  • Rated Best Changeup in the Houston Astros in 2019
  • Rated Best Changeup in the Houston Astros in 2018
  • Rated Best Slider in the Houston Astros in 2018

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Career Transactions

  • Houston Astros activated RHP Forrest Whitley.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys transferred RHP Forrest Whitley from the 7-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys placed RHP Forrest Whitley on the 7-day injured list.
  • Houston Astros optioned RHP Forrest Whitley to Sugar Land Space Cowboys.

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