(48th Round) The Astros select 6'3" 215lb LHP Steven Rodriguez from Gulliver (FL) Prep School.
Anyone else seeing a trend with these south Florida players? Rodriguez was the Miami Herald Class 4A-1A Pitcher of the Year. He was also an Under Armour Team One athlete, along with Donovan Tate.
Under Armour had this to say:
Steven has a great feel for pitching, shown in his ability to locate his pitches and to change speeds. His upper 80’s fastball goes with an excellent cutter and a solid breaking ball. He pitched for the USA Youth National Team last year, and has been emerging into one of the top left-handers in the 2009 class.
Rodriguez has committed to the University of Florida.