Tuesday, June 8, 2010

With their 8th Round pick (243rd overall)

The Astros select 6'0" 220lb RHP Jake Buchanan from North Carolina State.

Buchanan was 8-5 for the Wolfpack, throwing 105IP, 112H/45ER, 95K:27BB, and a 3.85 ERA in 2010, with two complete games.

NC State coach Elliott Avent:
"Jake Buchanan is a tough, hard-nosed, competitive person. I've coached at N.C. State for 14 years. Jake Buchanan will go down as one of the toughest guys who has ever been here."

Assistant Coach Tom Holliday:
"But Jake can pitch for anybody in the country. If I had one word to describe Jake Buchanan, he's a pitcher. I wish I had 12 others, and some kids are on the way to that. He kind of sets the bar high for our pitching staff."