Wednesday, June 6, 2012

39-1179: RHP Mitchell Traver

With the 1st pick of the 39th Round (1179th overall), the Astros select 6'7" 240lb RHP Mitchell Traver, out of Houston Christian HS.

Traver is committed to TCU, so it's highly unlikely he signs, but let's do this, anyway.

Perfect Game noted:
Big Strong RHP, mid 90s power arm. Outstanding at many PG events. PG All American Game

ESPNHS had this:
raver has hit 95 mph on the radar gun and pitches at 92-93 with a curveball and developing changeup. His size -- 6-foot-7, 250 pounds -- may concern some clubs, but he's far from soft and the velocity is easy. His arm action is another concern, and his control and command need significant improvement, but the upside outweighs those worries and Traver projects as a first-round pick. He's also considered a potential tough sign, however, as he's committed to TCU. Traver fanned 61 batters in 42.1 innings last season and posted an ERA of 2.31.

He's on the Texas All-State team, as well.

Oh, yes, he tweeted this (he ain't signing):
I'm thankful and ready to go to work. 3 years baby!

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