Forrest Whitley Age: How Old Is Forrest Whitley?

The Houston Astros chose Forrest Whitley, a pitcher, with the 17th overall choice in the first round of the amateur draft in 2016.

The draft was held in 2016. Since he represented the United States of America at the Under-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan in 2015, he has been widely regarded as one of the best amateur players in the game.

Forrest Whitley
Forrest Whitley

He went 1-0 with a 1.04 earned run average and 15 strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings, which contributed to the United States winning the gold. In terms of strikeouts, he is tied for eighth place with Francisco Haro and Yoamir Cousin.



In the same year, he made his debut in the professional ranks, beginning his career by dividing his time between two Rookie-class teams, the GCL Astros and the Greeneville Astros.

In a total of eight games, he had a record of 1-2 and a 4.82 ERA. In 2017, he had a breakout year, pitching for three different organizations and eventually landing in the AA Texas League after his meteoric rise.

His first destination was with the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League, then he moved on to play for the Buies Creek Astros of the Carolina League, and finally, he played for the Corpus Christi Hooks.

Altogether, he went 5-4, 2.83 in 23 games (18 starts). He went 92 and one-third innings, during which he struck out 143 opponents while allowing 78 hits and walking 34.

How Old Is Forrest Whitley?

Forrest Whitley was born on September 15, 1997. He is 24 years old.