Saturday, June 15, 2013

Astros sign Ryan Connolly

The Astros have signed undrafted free agent Ryan Connolly from Coastal Carolina.

Connolly, a 6'0" 180 RHP reliever from Charleston, was 6-4 with a 2.11 ERA, allowing 61H/19ER, with 69K:20BB in 81IP and a .211 average-against.

Connolly's 139 career pitching appearances ranks 5th in NCAA history and his 2.23 career ERA is best in Big South history and Coastal Carolina's record in the Division I era (2nd all-time in CCU history). He was a three-time second-team All-Big South selection, and of the 131 base runners he inherited in his career, only 29 scored (three of 31 inherited baserunners scored in 2013).