Houston Astros Select Forrest Whitley, RHP, #17 Overall

Houston Astros Select Forrest Whitley #17 Overall

With the #17 pick in the 2016 MLB Draft the Houston Astros select Forrest Whitley, RHP out of Alamo Heights HS (TX).

Whitley is a big pitcher standing at 6’7″ and 225 lbs. Whitley’s fastball comes in at 94-96 MPH. Whitley’s secondary pitch is a plus curveball. Scouts say he has a great makeup and is a fiery competitor. For a more detailed report check here: Draft Profile: Forrest Whitley.

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