Where Is Forrest Whitley Now?

Forrest Whitley’s name was frequently referenced in trade rumors as he became one of the top prospects in the Astros organization, but the team elected to keep him while trading for players like P Gerrit Cole.

He was suspended for 50 games before the season began in February for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Forrest Whitley
Forrest Whitley

Then, despite starting late due to the suspension, an oblique injury he experienced in early July cut short his 2018 season.



A month later, he was activated, made a few of the starts, and then was placed on the disabled list until September. With Corpus Christi, he only made eight starts, going 0-2, 3.76, and pitching 26 1/3 innings.

He pitched in the Arizona Fall League, making six starts and accumulating 26 innings with a 2.42 ERA. Along with Minor League Player of the Year Vladimir Guerrero Jr., he was regarded as one of the circuit’s best performers.

After the season, his name was mentioned in most trade rumors involving the Astros, but the team’s hierarchy refused to let him leave.

Given his stature, it’s no surprise that he has a great fastball. It was once measured at 110 mph when Whitley threw it with a running start rather than off a mound.

Where Is Forrest Whitley Now?

Forrest Whitley, the Astros’ pitcher who tore his ulnar collateral ligament last year, is back and optimistic that he can live up to his early potential.