Thursday, June 11, 2009

With the 1301st pick...

(Round 43) The Astros select 6'0" 185lb (I want to see someone with my dimensions: 6'0" 230lb lefties go. Is anyone not 6'0" 185lbs?) RHP Anthony Tzamtzis, from LaSalle (FL) High School.

Perfect Game said this in 2007:
Anthony Tzamtzis is a 2009 SS/P with a 6'0'', 180 lb. frame from Miami, FL who attends LaSalle HS. Medium frame, good strength. Quality 2-way prospect. Athletic actions, good hands at SS, unusual arm action. Strong extended swing, good bat speed, consistent hard contact, shows power potential. 88-90 mph off the mound, ball leaves hand + easy, clean mechanics, very sharp 75 CB. Good student. He was named to the top prospect team at this event.

This, from Prospect Wire in February:
Nice easy arm stroke. Ball jumps out of hand with late movement on RH hitters. Big 12-6 curveball with below average command today. Over the top arm slot with downhill action. Changeup was fairly easy to read out of hand.

Prospect Wire also had his top velocity at 89 with a 65mph curve, 70mph change.