Tuesday, June 8, 2010

With the 17th Round pick (513th overall)

The Astros select 6'0" 205lb 3B Tyler Burnett, a junior out of Middle Tennessee State.

Burnett hit .351/.415/.584 in 57 games for MTSU this season, with 31 extra-base hits, 45 RBI, 30K:25BB in 245 ABs. He was a 2010 Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference pick, after hitting .344 in 2009.

The Murfreesboro Post:
Tyler Burnett has performed well in a number of different positions in the line-up this season beginning the year as the lead-off and then moving to the clean-up spot for a while. He has 12 games with three or more hits. In 13 games he has recorded multiple RBI. In the series finale with Troy he went 2 for 5 with a double, home run, and four RBI to help hand the Blue Raiders the series win. Burnett ranks in the top in the Sun Belt in four categories including batting average, slugging percentage and total bases.

Presumably MTSU's coach:
“Tyler has been a solid force for us offensively in all parts of the line-up. I have asked him to hit anywhere from the top to near the bottom and he has hit for power and average. He made the move from short stop to third base and at times has made big league plays. He shows a lot of potential to being an outstanding infielder the more he plays the position.”

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