Thursday, June 24, 2010

Velasquez, Grills, Kiilsgaard sign

A couple of signings to report (these broke yesterday, but I was too busy celebrating the USA win):

2nd Round pick Vincent Velasquez. Interestingly enough, he signed yesterday, will head to Houston today where he will get his physical, and learn what signing bonus he'll get.

"We haven't even talked about that yet."

Astros area scout Tim Costic:
Costic described Velasquez as having an "above average fastball, 92 to 94 mph. He's got an above average changeup. And he's got an average curveball that's only going to get better...

..."I'd like to see him have some good control and have a good strikeout-to-walk ratio. He's used to pitching every seven days. It will be a change, but I know he'll be able to handle it."

We also find out that the Astros have also signed 10th Round pick Evan Grills, and 30th Round pick Kellen Kiilsgaard.

Velasquez will head to Greeneville once signed.