Tuesday, June 7, 2011

With their 8th Round pick...

...the Astros select 6'4" 200lb RHP Brandon Culbreth, an 18-year old RHP out of Forsyth County Day School in North Carolina.

In 2009, Perfect Game said:
Big tall body, projectable build. Pitches with a 3/4 arm slot, long arm action, arm speed, gets closed at balance point, across body delivery, opens early, some deception, 10/4 SL, sweeps some, gets around FB, FB cuts. Also hit, rotational swing, inside out swing, centers ball, developing defensive actions.

Here's a video of Culbreth, Winston-Salem Online's Player of the Week.

Culbreth has committed to play for NC State.