Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tropeano one step closer to his dream

In the first of what will be a barrage of articles in the coming days, the Astros' 5th Round pick Nick Tropeano is quite excited about what's coming up for his career.

Tropeano:
"Words can’t explain how excited I am. It’s been my dream ever since I grabbed a baseball. I’ve been working my whole life for this moment, and it’s just one step closer to getting to my ultimate dream.”

Writer Jim Mancari:
While Tropeano sports a four-pitch arsenal, it was his competiveness that opened the scouts’ eyes. Though his fastball does not light up the radar gun (he sits in the high-80s), his above-average change-up has been his primary strikeout weapon. In addition to his 12-1 record and 1.84 ERA in his junior season, he struck out 119 batters in just 93.0 innings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just saw Tropeano throw five no-hit innings against Brooklyn, striking out 9 of the 15 batters he faced. (The bullpen allowed a single in the 7th, so he didn't get the no-hitter.) Great changeup and good control. He's a big dude, and I think his fastball is already faster than the upper 80s that he threw in college.