Wednesday, June 9, 2010

With the 48th Round pick (1443rd pick)

The Astros select 5'11" 154lb RHP T.J. Pecoraro, out of Half Hollow Hills West HS (NY).

Pecoraro apparently throws 90-92, with a 78mph curve. (Here's his website).

The Long Island Pulse has this:
He’s spurted up in height and tacked on some muscle, and that’s only made Pecoraro all the more attractive to talent evaluators, never mind that he’ll graduate next month well before his 18th birthday. The righty’s fastball clocks in the low 90s and he has excellent off-speed material. According to Perfect Game USA, he’ll be off the board in the first 10 rounds and then must determine whether to sign with a major league club for a potentially hefty signing bonus, or to play for Vanderbilt.