Astros Top Prospect Suspended for PED Usage
Forrest Whitley has been suspended for the first 50 games of the 2018 Minor League Baseball season for violating the league's drug program.
The Houston Astros used a first-round pick (17th overall) on Whitley back in 2016 as a right-handed pitcher coming out of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas.
Whitley has reached as high as AA in the Minor League's over his first two professional seasons. He's compiled a 6-6 record with a 3.16 ERA, and is a big time strikeout pitcher, striking out 169 in his 111 innings that he's pitched.
The 20 year old was ranked as the 10th best prospect in Major League Baseball coming into the 2018 season, according to Baseball America.
We'll see how the 6 foot 7 inch youngster rebounds from this career setback.