Rich Schultz

2014 Astros draft selections profiles

Easily the top prep LHP in the draft and arguably the top pitcher in the draft. Good mechanics with top flight stuff from the left side is hard to come by.

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Intro to the Astros 2014 Draft Class

A brief introduction to each of the Astros 2014 draft picks.

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9th Round Pick: Bryan Radziewski, LHP, Miami (FL)

Miami's "short, fat lefty" doesn't look like a baseball player, and he doesn't exactly throw like one either, but he happens to be #7 on the team's all-time career strikeout list.

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2014 10th Round Pick: Jay Gause, RHP, Faulkner U

A former NC State commit who attended two different junior colleges before landing in the NAIA World Series and getting drafted in the tenth round, it's already been a whirlwind career for the newest Houston Astro.

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8th Round Pick: Bobby Boyd, CF, WVU

Speed and contact at the plate. It's his calling card.

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7th Round Pick: Derick Velazquez, RHP, Fresno St

Drafted as a reliever, he will likely move pretty quickly through the system.

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Sixth Round Pick: Brock Dykxhoorn, RHP, JUCO

JUCO pitcher with great strikeout numbers but lacks great velocity. The size is impressive though.

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Fifth Round Pick: Jacob Nix, RHP, CA HS

Projectable RHP's with 96/97 MPH fastballs will always be noticed. He's got a lot of work but the upside is nice.

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2014 4th Round Pick: Daniel Mengden, RHP, TAMU

Four-pitch mix with command can only last so long. He was originally thought of as a first rounder.

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2014 3rd Round Pick: J.D. Davis, 1B, CS-Fullerton

After grabbing a corner infielder with plus power in A.J. Reed in round two, the Astros grabbed his right handed counterpart in Davis.

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2014 2nd Round Pick: A.J. Reed, 1B, Kentucky

You want POWER? Well here is plenty of it and from the left side.

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2014 Draft Profile: Brady Aiken, LHP, HS

Easily the top prep LHP in the draft and arguably the top pitcher in the draft. Good mechanics with top flight stuff from the left side is hard to come by.

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