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Astros’ Prospect Forrest Whitley Suspended 50 Games

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The Houston Astros can’t be too pleased with their top pitching prospect as Forrest Whitley has been suspended for 50 games for for a violation of minor league baseball’s drug program, Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday.

Whitley, 20, was the Astros’ first-round pick in 2016 and will not be paid as he serves his lengthy suspension.

Whitley advanced from low-A ball to Double-A last season and posted a combined 5-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 92⅓ innings, highlighted by a performance in Double-A Corpus Christi in which he posted a 1.84 ERA.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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