Tuesday, June 13, 2017

3-91: Tyler Ivey

With their 3rd Round pick (91st overall), the Astros selected 6'4" 195lb RHP Tyler Ivey out of Grayson Community College in Denison, Texas.

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.



The slot for the 91st overall pick is $597,800.

2 comments:

Scott Eiland said...

Going out on the limb here but I think luhnow's planning to go over slot on someone and picking a few reaches to save signing cash

Wallee Wright said...

You nailed it, Scott.