How did he get here?: Drafted, 3rd Round (2008)
Stats: 6'4", 213 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 20
Yep, Seaton only threw 4IP in 2008 for Greeneville, but showed enough for him to skip Tri-City.
In 24 starts, Seaton had a pretty good year, warranting being named the Astros' 6th-best prospect by The Hardball Times and Baseball America. The Hardball Times said, "Seaton's fastball hasn't been as good as advertised, but he has shown strong consistency with his control."
His Pre-ASG and Post-ASG splits are telling, as he threw a 2.57 ERA/1.18 WHIP in 13 starts before the All-Star Game, and a 4.22 ERA/1.42 WHIP in 11 starts after the ASG. But six of his final ten starts were Quality Starts, while three would be considered Disaster Starts (ER>IP).
What went right?
Seaton got a full season in, with 24 starts. It has been speculated that Seaton could start 2010 at Corpus.
What went wrong?
Sure, there were some bumps along the road (namely, August), but if we're going to pick one thing, it's probably the GO/AO ratio, which was upside down (0.90).