Wednesday, June 10, 2009

With the 221st pick...

The Astros select LHP Dallas Keuchel from the University of Arkansas. Listed at 6'2" 194lbs, Keuchel has a fastball in the low 90s with a plus changeup and curve and was a Cape Cod League West All-Star last season.

Keuchel led Razorbacks starters with a 4.04 ERA in 16 games. His line?
98IP, 106H/44ER, 62K:28BB with a 7-3 record.

"My dream's always been the big leagues. If that works out that's tremendous. If it doesn't, I can always fall back on Nike or something."

Arkansas pitching coach Dave Jorn:
"He's been a rock for us. He's not a guy who possesses overpowering stuff. He has to rely on ball movement, ball location and changing speeds. And along with that, he has the makeup and character that he's not going to break. He's going to hang in there."