American pitcher Charles Forrest Whitley plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born on September 15, 1997, in San Antonio, Texas.
Whitley gained his high school education in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamo Heights High School. He was a member of the 18U National Team that won the World Cup the summer before his senior year. During his senior year, Whitley threw a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts in one game.
Whitley was promoted by the Astros to their 40-man roster following the 2020 campaign. On March 10, 2021, it was revealed that Whitley would have Tommy John surgery and as a result miss the 2021 season.
In the opening round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft, Whitley was chosen by the Houston Astros with the 17th overall pick. Despite having made Florida State University his college baseball destination, he ultimately chose to sign with the Astros.
He was sent to the Gulf Coast Astros of the Gulf Coast League’s Rookie Division on July 13, 2016, and later promoted to the Greeneville Astros.
Whitley started the 2017 campaign with the Class A Midwest League’s Quad Cities River Bandits. In July, he was promoted to the Class A-Advanced Carolina League’s Buies Creek Astros, then in August, to the Class AA Texas League’s Corpus Christi Hooks.
Whitley was signed by the Astros to their 40-man roster following the 2020 campaign.
As of 2022, there is no information that Forrest Whitley is dating anyone or has a girlfriend. He is currently single and is focusing on his career.