Tuesday, June 8, 2010

With the 12th Round pick (363rd overall)

The Astros select 6'1" 176lb RHP Andrew Robinson, a senior from Georgia Tech. (Though MLB.com drafted a "James Robinson," there's no such person listed on GT's roster.)

Robinson was 4-0 with eight saves for GT in 2010 with a 2.43 ERA, 25K:8BB and 9ER in 33.1IP.

Georgia Tech:
Talented right-handed pitcher that possesses a live fastball in addition to a good slider and changeup ... A key component to the Yellow Jacket bullpen over the last three seasons ... Georgia Tech's top returning long relief pitcher ... Will serve as the primary setup guy but could appear in Tech's starting rotation in 2010. Named to the 2009 ACC Honor Roll.

Here's a video of Robinson hitting 91-93 on a radar gun. With a ball. Not a car.

Catcher Cole Leonida:
"He's so even, so even-keeled. It's tough to tell. Is he bored? With that kind of blank stare. Is he really focused? But that's the thing. Nothing gets to him. He never gets rattled and never wavers from that even plane. He's got that kind of bulldog mentality. He knows what he needs to do to get the job done. He's the one we want out there."

"My whole thing is to be calm and not show that adrenaline."