Astros draft RHP Forrest Whitley at No. 17

The Houston Astros selected right-hander Forrest Whitley of Alamo Heights HS (San Antonio) with the No. 17 pick in Thursday night's MLB first-year player draft.

Scouting report: Whitley is a classic Texas prep arm; a goliath with a serious heater and hammer curveball. Despite the fact that Whitley's monstrous frame is essentially maxed out, he's in the first-round picture because of a well-rounded repertoire. Read the full report (Insider)

Keith Law's Big Board ranking -- No. 14: Whitley is the high school pitcher to take if you want one who already looks like a big leaguer." More (Insider)

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