Forrest Whitley

Forrest Whitley

SP - HOU - MiLB
Age: 21Bats: RThrows: R

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OAK @ HOU
Tue, 7/23 8:10pm
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Forrest Whitley (shoulder) to begin throwing soon

Forrest Whitley (shoulder) is expected to begin throwing soon.

Fantasy Impact

It has been a tough year for Whitley, who posted a 12.21 ERA in eight games before landing on the minor league injured list. The 21-year-old remains an elite pitching prospect but his timeline to the majors has certainly been delayed. He's hoping to return to minor league action in mid-July.

Forrest Whitley (shoulder) lands on minor league IL

The Astros placed Forrest Whitley on the 7-day minor league injured list with shoulder fatigue.

Fantasy Impact

Whitley has posted an ugly 12.21 ERA at Triple-A this season, and perhaps this is why. The top prospect is currently heading to Florida to rehab with the hopes of still making his big league debut this summer.

Forrest Whitley continues to shine this spring

Forrest Whitley walked two and allowed zero hits over four shutout innings versus the Cardinals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact

The 21-year-old totaled four strikeouts and now boasts a 1.50 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP this spring. Like most young pitchers these days Whitley will likely have an innings cap this season, but he will be a fantasy asset when he's actually pitching. He should get called up to Houston by mid-season at the latest.

Forrest Whitley looks dominant on Monday

Forrest Whitley struck out three over two perfect innings in his Grapefruit League debut versus the Mets.

Fantasy Impact

Whitley is arguably baseball's top pitching prospect and should make an impact at some point in 2019. He worked the third and fourth inning today behind Justin Verlander as the Astros wanted him to face big league hitters.

Forrest Whitley suspended 50 games

The Astros' future ace has been handed a 50 game suspension for violating the league's drug policy. The 6'7" righty struck out 14 batters per 9 innings last year with a sparkling 1.84 ERA in Double-A. He is currently a top 10 prospect in baseball.

Fantasy Impact

The Astros did not expect Whitley to make much of an impact this season unless there were multiple injuries. While 50 games is nearly half the season, his stuff does not require much more refinement so don't be surprised to see him throwing gas out of the big league bullpen in September and October.

Bobby Sylvester1 year ago