With the 1st pick of the 32nd Round (969th overall), the Astros select 6'3" 180lb LHP Tyler Manez, out of Plainedge HS in New York.
Manez has verbally committed to Elon University:
Tyler is a tall, lean left handed pitcher with outstanding composure on the mound as well as an excellent fastball, which he throws consistantly for strikes. He has great command over his offspeed pitches and he throws an 87 mph fastball.
He threw a 13-strikeout no-hitter in the Class A baseball playoffs last month. Head Coach Keith Lessuk:
"He did a great job mixing it up. They didn't know what was coming at them. They had a hard time catching the fastball and were fooled by the curveball."