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Forrest Whitley

#11 | RHP
Scottsdale Scorpions Scottsdale Scorpions
Name: Charles Forrest Whitley
Born: Sep 15, 1997 in San Antonio, Texas USA
High School: Alamo Heights HS, San Antonio
Ht.: 6'7" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (17th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2016 (signed for $3,148,000)
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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