Wednesday, June 10, 2009

With the 731st pick...

The Astros select 6'0" 175lb LHP Mike Modica from George Mason University.

This makes the third time Ed Wade has drafted Modica. Once when he was coming out of high school and Wade was with the Phillies, and then Wade/Heck drafted Modica last year in the 46th round.

Modica was 11-2 this past season with George Mason who says Modica has a good fastball and "an excellent breaking pitch."

Modica was a 2nd-team All-American, the highest honor ever afforded a Mason pitcher, was named first-team All-CAA, and the South Jersey Baseball Coaches Association University Pitcher of the Year. Recorded 75 strikeouts in 87 innings and allowed the opposition to hit just .239 with a 4.34 ERA. He finished his career second all-time at Mason in strikeouts and third in wins and innings pitched - won 22 games with 221 strikeouts in 268.1 innings pitched and his 7.41 strikeouts per nine innings are seventh-most in George Mason's history.

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