The Astros select Travis Smink, 6'2" 200lb LHP senior from Virginia Military Institute.
Smink was 8-4 for VMI, with a 4.33 ERA. 87.1IP, 100H/42ER, 72K:32BB, .295 BAA. Smink was included on the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award watch list, and was 7-for-7 in save opportunities in 2008.
UPDATE: Article from VMI - Smink:
"It’s been a stressful couple of days, but I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I hadn’t heard too much from the Astros, they were a team that snuck in and overtook some teams that I’d been hearing a lot from. I’d like to thank my coaches at VMI, they’ve been very supportive and I appreciate all of their help over the past four years. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them."