Tuesday, June 8, 2010

With the 4th Round pick (123rd overall)

The Astros select Robert Doran, a 6'6" 225lb RHP Jr. out of Texas Tech.

Zach Levine:
Doran was chosen last year in the 36th round by the Pirates but did not sign. The 6-6, 240-pounder made 13 starts and three relief appearances for the Red Raiders this year, compiling a 4.35 ERA with 81 strikeouts and 23 walks in 89 innings.

Texas Tech:
Played two seasons for the Saints under Galen McSpadden and Mike Davidson ... was the team's top pitcher in 2009 as he compiled a 10-3 overall record and a 2.58 ERA ... over the course of 92 1/3 innings pitched he struck out 81 batters and issued just 24 walks ... went 4-0 with two saves his freshman season in 2008 while logging 46 1/3 innings pitched.