In 12 appearances for Grayson, Ivey threw 78IP with a 2.08 ERA and 122 strikeouts - 5th in all of the NJCAA and his 14.08 strikeouts per game ranked 2nd. Ivey, a former Aggie who transferred after his freshman season, had a 3.56 ERA for A&M in 2016.
After A&M walked-off a win against UT in 2016, Ivey appeared to give the Horns-down gesture, and hilarity ensued.
This is somewhat of a surprise pick as Ivey was not ranked by MLB.com and doesn't have a scouting profile of him. Baseball America ranked Ivey as the 125th-best RHP coming into the draft. He does have a 90-94mph fastball and a repertoire of four pitches.
Wow, @astros go with a surprising pick in JUCO RHP Tyler Ivey. Was very good at times as a Fr. At A&M, but makeup an issue. Live arm.— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogersD1) June 13, 2017
The slot for the 91st overall pick is $597,800.