The first day of the 2016 MLB Draft was a life-changing day for nearly 80 players. Many celebrated the day at huge draft parties surrounded with family and friends. Astros first round pick Forrest Whitley was a little too busy for that.
Whitley was actually in the middle of a state playoff game when the Astros selected him with the No. 17 pick. Whitley had just completed the third inning of the semifinal game in the state playoffs when the Astros picked him. It probably didn't take long for word to get back to him. The crowd surely knew when they gave him a large ovation when he exited in the seventh inning.
Alamo Heights pulls Forrest Whitley after 6.2 innings. Astros' first-round draft pick struck out 11 on 123 pitches. pic.twitter.com/pnhQ7UqkrZ— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) June 10, 2016
Then after his team won, Whitley was able to celebrate his selection in style.
After throwing 123 pitches on Thursday, the Astros are probably hoping Whitley is also celebrating the final high school appearance of his career.