...The Astros select 6'4" 205lb RHP Nick Tropeano, a 20-year old Junior out of Stony Brook.
He was the 2010 America East's Co-Pitcher of the Year, and a 3rd Team All-American (so named by College Baseball Lineup).
In 2011, he went 12-1 for Stony Brook, with a 1.84 ERA/0.94 WHIP, allowing 63H/19ER, 119K:24BB in 93IP, and a .191 BAA.
This comes after a 2010, where he went 8-4 with a 2.44 ERA, striking out 106 in 99.2IP. His 6.86 hits/9inn were 17th in the nation.
So if you're keeping score at home, in his last 192.2IP, Tropeano has struck out 225 batters. That doesn't include leading the Cape Cod League with 55 strikeouts in 2010 (in 55IP).
“My coaches have said that my demeanor on the mound is much different. I have much more confidence and that’s very key to have as a pitcher.”