The Astros select 6'1" 185lb LHP Travis Blankenship, out of the University of Kansas.
Blankenship was 1-5 with a 5.96 ERA in 34 appearances for the Jayhawks in 2010, allowing 55H/30ER in 45.1IP, with 51K:16BB, and a .331 BAA.
Travis Blankenship, a senior left-handed pitcher from Lawrence, Kan., who made a team-best 34 appearances out of the bullpen. Blankenship posted a 1-5 record with a 5.96 ERA in 45 1/3 innings on the hill. He recorded 16 walks and 51 strikeouts as a valuable reliever against left-handed hitters.