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Re: Whitley
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2019, 05:44:35 pm »
I wonder how often a player is suspended for as long as he was last year and then comes back seamlessly?

Suspension plus injuries.
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2019, 07:54:49 pm »
Suspension plus injuries.

I am wondering if one might have in some way led to the other?
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2019, 08:49:25 pm »
I am wondering if one might have in some way led to the other?

Could be but don’t know. My friend on the scene says he was not ready for AAA.
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2019, 09:20:30 am »
Could be but don’t know. My friend on the scene says he was not ready for AAA.

Which is fine!  He's still super young.  The real question is whether he has the maturity to dust himself off, learn the right lessons from the suspension and the struggles, and get back to developing his talent.
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2019, 03:09:59 pm »
Which is fine!  He's still super young.  The real question is whether he has the maturity to dust himself off, learn the right lessons from the suspension and the struggles, and get back to developing his talent.
I think that is the plan. A restart, so to speak.
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Re: Whitley
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2019, 05:32:10 pm »
Which is fine!  He's still super young.  The real question is whether he has the maturity to dust himself off, learn the right lessons from the suspension and the struggles, and get back to developing his talent.

Think what scouts call “makeup” is the $64,000 question.
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Re: Whitley
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2019, 06:34:06 pm »
Starting tonight.  So far 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 6K.
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Re: Whitley
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2019, 07:35:18 pm »
Starting tonight.  So far 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 6K.
Finished line 5 innings. 1H 0R  0BB 9K.
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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2019, 08:11:58 pm »
Very efficient too: 57 pitches, 39 strikes.

Hope he’s found his groove back.

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Re: Whitley
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2019, 09:00:47 pm »
Finished line 5 innings. 1H 0R  0BB 9K.

More like a phenom.
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Re: Whitley
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2019, 02:57:48 pm »
https://www.milb.com/milb/news/forrest-whitley-rebounds-in-dominant-start-for-fayetteville-woodpeckers/c-309557544

A write up on his outing and what has been going on.  Seems like a retooling of his delivery, at least according to him.

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Re: Whitley
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2019, 12:39:43 pm »
Whitley moved up to Corpus


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« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2019, 12:44:52 pm »
Whitley moved up to Corpus


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Expected because of his previous performance.  I'd guess he finishes the season there.
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« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2019, 06:13:52 pm »
His first Corpus appearance is complete:

4 IP, 2H, 1ER, 2BB, 5K, 1HR, 1HBP

69 pitches, 43 Strikes



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Re: Whitley
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2019, 08:44:49 pm »
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Re: Whitley
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2019, 12:18:30 pm »
Could be but don’t know. My friend on the scene says he was not ready for AAA.

Going back and looking at the context a bit.  Had he gone to FSU instead of signing with Houston Whitley would have been drafted this summer.  He would likely be in short-season A-ball or low-A ball right now.
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Re: Whitley
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2019, 12:20:23 pm »
Going back and looking at the context a bit.  Had he gone to FSU instead of signing with Houston Whitley would have been drafted this summer.  He would likely be in short-season A-ball or low-A ball right now.

Yes, but he did not, and Luhnow was expecting him in Houston this season.
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« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2019, 01:31:00 pm »
Yes, but he did not, and Luhnow was expecting him in Houston this season.

Right. Rushed.
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Re: Whitley
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2019, 02:18:38 pm »
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Re: Whitley
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2019, 05:54:47 pm »
Yes, but he did not, and Luhnow was expecting him in Houston this season.

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