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  • • Astros Select Five Players To 40-Man Roster
    The Astros are adding five players to their 40-man roster, per a team announcement. Right-handers Forrest Whitley, Tyler Ivey, Jairo Solis and Peter Solomon were all selected, as was infielder Freudis Nova. The most notable player of the group is Whitley. Once regarded as one of the best (if not the best) pitching prospect in the sport, he’s seen his…...2020
  • • AJ Hinch: Angel Hernandez said ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unprofessional’ things
    AJ Hinch was ejected in the first inning of a spring training game on Friday and thinks the way umpire Angel Hernandez handled things was “ridiculous.” Hinch spoke after his Houston Astros beat the St Louis Cardinals 5-0 in a spring game and shared his side of what happened. The Astros manager says Hernandez admitted to him in a previous conversation that he gets four calls wrong a game. Hinch was...2019
  • • Astros' rotation remains a work in progress amid Josh James' injury
    Astros righty Josh James has been diagnosed with a strained right quad, skipper A.J. Hinch told reporters including Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle (links to Twitter). The injury “probably takes [James] out of the conversation” for the club’s final rotation spot, per Hinch. Fortunately, there’s no reason to believe this injury is of long-term concern. To the contrary, James will remain a ca...2019
  • • Whitley throws first bullpen session of spring
    All eyes were on right-hander Forrest Whitley, MLB Pipeline's top pitching prospect, when he threw in the bullpen for the first time Friday in Major League camp. Astros manager AJ Hinch, assistant general manager Brandon Taubman and director of player development Pete Putila were all watching intently as Whitley threw 21 pitches -- fastballs, changeups and cutters....2019
  • • Mize among MLB's best RHP prospects
    When it comes to right-handed pitching prospects -- well, pitching prospects who throw with either hand -- there's Forrest Whitley and then there's everyone else....2019
  • • Whitley leads list of Top 10 RHP prospects
    When it comes to right-handed pitching prospects -- well, pitching prospects who throw with either hand -- there's Forrest Whitley and then there's everyone else....2019
  • • Soroka, Wright among best RHP prospects
    When it comes to right-handed pitching prospects -- well, pitching prospects who throw with either hand -- there's Forrest Whitley and then there's everyone else....2019
  • • Whitley poised for breakout 2019 season
    The big leagues are looming, and Astros' top pitching prospect Forrest Whitley has done everything in his power to put himself in position to seize the opportunity....2019
  • • Fans make picks for 2019 prospect wish list
    On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Tim McMaster take a look at the prospect wish list for 2019 -- as chosen by the fans -- including Peter Alonso, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Forrest Whitley being called up to the big leagues. They also discuss the 5 most improved farm systems in baseball....2019
  • • AL Notes/Rumors: Realmuto, Astros, Keuchel, Orioles, A. Jones
    The latest from the Junior Circuit . . . The Marlins’ asking price for J.T. Realmuto has put off many a suitor, but the Astros are “still interested,” reports Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Per Morosi, the Fish are still insisting on one of either Forrest Whitley or outfielder Kyle Tucker, each near-consensus top-1o prospects, to headline…...2018

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Forrest Whitley injury and suspension

  • • Astros' rotation remains a work in progress amid Josh James' injury
    Astros righty Josh James has been diagnosed with a strained right quad, skipper A.J. Hinch told reporters including Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle (links to Twitter). The injury “probably takes [James] out of the conversation” for the club’s final rotation spot, per Hinch. Fortunately, there’s no reason to believe this injury is of long-term concern. To the contrary, James will remain a ca...2019
  • • Astros 'still interested' in Realmuto, but Marlins' asking price is high
    The Marlins’ asking price for catcher J.T. Realmuto has put off many teams, but the Astros are “still interested,” reports Jon Morosi of MLB.com. Per Morosi, the Marlins are insisting on either pitcher Forrest Whitley or outfielder Kyle Tucker, each near-consensus top-10 prospects, to headline the deal, so there’s been “no traction” in discussions.  To say Whitley, 21, is drawing rave reviews in s...2018
  • • Astros offered two solid pitching prospects for Paul Goldschmidt
    Speaking of first base targets, Fancred Sports’ Jon Heyman reports (Twitter link) that the Astros included pitching prospects Cionel Perez and J.B. Bukauskas in talks with the Diamondbacks about Paul Goldschmidt, before Arizona sent Goldschmidt to the Cardinals. MLB.com ranks Perez and Bukauskas 5th and 8th, respectively, in their list of the top 30 prospects in Houston’s farm system, though it co...2018
  • • Report: Astros among teams pursuing Nathan Eovaldi
    The Astros are among the teams showing “continued interest” in righty Nathan Eovaldi, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi. Eovaldi has already been connected to a slew of interested parties, including the Phillies, Yankees, Brewers, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants and Padres. The match between the two sides is obvious, and Houston’s interest was widely expected. The Astros lost Lance Mc...2018
  • • Top prospect Whitley suffers oblique injury
    Heralded Astros pitching prospect Forrest Whitley exited his start for Double-A Corpus Christi after throwing 17 pitches on Thursday night. Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow described the injury as "left oblique discomfort," according to the Houston Chronicle....2018
  • • One of baseball's top 10 prospects was suspended 50 games for a drug violation
    Forrest Whitley is the Astros' top pitching prospect and set to work in Double-A this year...2018
  • • Astros Prospect Forrest Whitley Suspended For 50 Games
    Astros pitching prospect Forrest Whitley has been suspended for fifty games, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The ban is drug-related, per the report, though it is not clear just what improper substance Whitley was deemed to have used. Typically, fifty-game bans are handed out for drugs of abuse or amphetamines rather than…...2018
  • • Report: Astros prospect Forrest Whitley suspended 50 games
    Astros pitching prospect Forrest Whitley has been suspended for fifty games, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The ban is drug-related, per the report, though it is not clear just what improper substance Whitley was deemed to have used.Typically, fifty-game bans are handed out for drugs of abuse or amphetamines rather than performance-enhancing substances. In this case, Chuck M...2018
  • • Touted Astros prospect suspended 50 games
    Forrest Whitley, a right-hander who is considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, has been suspended for violating the minor league drug program....2018
  • • Mike Elias on Drafting and Developing Astros Pitchers
    In November 2014, we ran an interview with Mike Elias, who was then Houston’s director of amateur scouting. Two-plus years later, he has a new title and more responsibilities. The 34-year-old Yale University product now has the title of Assistant General Manager, Scouting and Player Development. Elias addressed several subjects in the earlier interview, but very little of the conversation was abou...2017

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Forrest Whitley trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • With a franchise-high payroll, Astros may be looking to spend more
    The Astros began last season with a team-record $182M payroll, the fifth-highest mark in the league, but after falling short of their bid to repeat as World Series champs, there’s a possibility that payroll could rise even higher by the start of 2019, according to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart. They won’t extend beyond the luxury tax mark, but Owner Jim Crane is giving the green light to inch closer t...2018
  • • Astros offered two solid pitching prospects for Paul Goldschmidt
    Speaking of first base targets, Fancred Sports’ Jon Heyman reports (Twitter link) that the Astros included pitching prospects Cionel Perez and J.B. Bukauskas in talks with the Diamondbacks about Paul Goldschmidt, before Arizona sent Goldschmidt to the Cardinals. MLB.com ranks Perez and Bukauskas 5th and 8th, respectively, in their list of the top 30 prospects in Houston’s farm system, though it co...2018
  • • Report: As many as 10 teams interested in J.T. Realmuto trade
    There are as many as 10 teams showing some degree of trade interest in Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, tweets MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, who also notes that Miami’s lofty asking price isn’t likely to drop anytime soon. The Astros are one of the many teams in the Realmuto market, per MLB.com’s Jon Morosi (Twitter links), but to this point they’ve insisted that either outfielder Kyle Tucker or right-hand...2018
  • • Astros’ Mike Elias reportedly favorite to be named Orioles’ GM
    The Orioles long-running search for a new baseball operations leader could be winding to a close. Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets that “barring a sudden change of heart,” Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias will be named the new general manager in Baltimore. Elias had previously been reported to be among the top candidates in the search. Elias’ official title with Houston is “Assistant...2018
  • • Could the Astros trade Dallas Keuchel?
    In the latest Inbox, beat reporter Brian McTaggart answers questions on the likelihood of the Astros trading a starter such as Dallas Keuchel, Kyle Tucker's timeline, the latest on Forrest Whitley and more....2018
  • • Whitley keeping ear to ground as rumors swirl
    Forrest Whitley couldn't help but hear his name being thrown around in trade rumors on Wednesday afternoon as speculation began to increase that Houston was on the verge of acquiring right-hander Gerrit Cole from Pittsburgh....2018
  • • Mike Elias on Drafting and Developing Astros Pitchers
    In November 2014, we ran an interview with Mike Elias, who was then Houston’s director of amateur scouting. Two-plus years later, he has a new title and more responsibilities. The 34-year-old Yale University product now has the title of Assistant General Manager, Scouting and Player Development. Elias addressed several subjects in the earlier interview, but very little of the conversation was abou...2017
  • • Astros Sign First-Rounder Forrest Whitley
    The Astros have announced the signing of first-round draft choice Forrest Whitley, via MLB.com. He’ll receive a $3.148MM bonus, per MLB.com’s Jim Callis (via Twitter). Whitley was taken 17th overall, which came with a $2,504,200 slot allocation. A high school righty hailing from Texas, Whitley was a consensus top-twenty prospect entering the draft. MLB.com had him…...2016
  • • Astros sign 5 Draft picks, waiting on Whitley
    The Astros announced Monday night that the club signed five more players selected in last week's draft. But they're still waiting on first-round pick, pitcher Forrest Whitley....2016

Top Forrest Whitley news

  • • Touted Astros prospect suspended 50 games
    2018
  • • Astros sign top Draft pick Whitley
    The Astros have signed their top overall pick from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, 18-year-old right-hander Forrest Whitley, the team announced Wednesday....2016
  • • Astros Prospect Forrest Whitley Suspended For 50 Games
    2018
  • • Astros sign 5 Draft picks, waiting on Whitley
    2016
  • • Astros take Texan Whitley at No. 17 in Draft
    The Astros took 6-foot-7 right-hander Forrest Whitley with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2016 Draft on Thursday. Whitley, who touches 97 mph, is from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio....2016
  • • Whitley keeping ear to ground as rumors swirl
    2018
  • • Astros Sign First-Rounder Forrest Whitley
    2016
  • • One of baseball's top 10 prospects was suspended 50 games for a drug violation
    2018
  • • Maitan collects first professional hit
    The Astros viewed Forrest Whitley as one of the top high school pitchers in the 2016 Draft before selecting him with the 17th overall pick. So far, the young right-hander has done nothing but confirm their assessment....2017
  • • Hall extends scoreless streak to 36 frames
    The Astros viewed Forrest Whitley as one of the top high school pitchers in the 2016 Draft before selecting him with the 17th overall pick. So far, the young right-hander has done nothing but confirm their assessment....2017
  • • Guzman fans 10 for Staten Island
    The Astros viewed Forrest Whitley as one of the top high school pitchers in the 2016 Draft before selecting him with the 17th overall pick. So far, the young right-hander has done nothing but confirm their assessment....2017
  • • Devers homers again for Portland
    The Astros viewed Forrest Whitley as one of the top high school pitchers in the 2016 Draft before selecting him with the 17th overall pick. So far, the young right-hander has done nothing but confirm their assessment....2017
  • • Smith homers twice, extends hit streak
    The Astros viewed Forrest Whitley as one of the top high school pitchers in the 2016 Draft before selecting him with the 17th overall pick. So far, the young right-hander has done nothing but confirm their assessment....2017
  • • Acuna homers in third straight for Gwinnett
    If there was any doubt about whether Forrest Whitley was ready for the Double-A level, the teenage right-hander laid it to rest on Thursday by tossing six scoreless innings with a career-high 11 strikeouts in his debut for Corpus Christi....2017

Forrest Whitley schedule, game

  • • AJ Hinch: Angel Hernandez said ‘inappropriate’ and ‘unprofessional’ things
    2019
  • • Report: As many as 10 teams interested in J.T. Realmuto trade
    2018

Forrest Whitley rumors, scandals

  • • Whitley keeping ear to ground as rumors swirl
    2018

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