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.
"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.