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Forrest Whitley

Born: 09/15/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 7" Weight: 238
Large frame, tall, lanky, skinny. Shows emotion on mound. Throws out of stretch only, high leg kick with knee slightly above waist at apex, high three-quarter arm slot, long arm motion, goes below waist and completes a circle at release point, under control till release, hard finish, right leg will occasionally swing hard to first base after release. Repeatable delivery, good extension.
Evaluator Forest Stulting
Report Date 10/17/2019
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Dates Seen Oct. 11 2019
OFP 70
MLB ETA 2021
Video No
Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 94-96 97 Four-seam, flashes life, straight. Swing-and-miss pitch. Had some command issues in my look, overthrew occasionally, worked both sides of plate.
Changeup 60 84-85 85 Late sinking action with some fade. Plus command and feel, swing-and-miss pitch, doesn't slow arm down, throws to both RHH and LHH.
Slider 60 88-90 90 Sharp, late horizontal bite, shows tilt, power, swing-and-miss pitch, mainly used as chase pitch but can throw for strike, average command, throws to both LHH and RHH, good arm action.
Curveball 60 80-82 83 12/6, depth, power, late bite, medium hump, swing-and-miss pitch, mainly throws in dirt, throws to both RHH and LHH.

With four pitches that can produce whiffs in any count, Whitley has the potential to be a dominant starter. But injury concerns and a mechanical change this year slowed those expectations. However, the 22-year-old still shows plenty of upside and should be given every opportunity to max out his potential.

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