With the 1st pick in the 9th Round (279th overall) the Astros select 21-year old 5'11" 188lb RHP Daniel Minor, a Junior out of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - the highest draft pick in school history. He's from Dripping Springs, TX, where he struck out 93 batters in 66 innings. At McLennan Community College, he struck out 64 batters in 65IP.
*Minor was the 2012 Southland Conference's Newcomer of the Year. And he was one of 25 pitchers on the National Pitcher of the Year Watch List.
*Minor's 10 wins this season tie a season-high for the Islanders.
*In 110.1IP in 2012, Minor allowed 100H/27ER, 110K:23BB, for a 2.20 ERA/1.11 WHIP, and four complete games.