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2016 MLB Draft: Houston Astros select RHP Dustin Hunt in the 10th Round

The Astros end Day Two of the draft with a tall right-handed starter out of the Colonial Athletic Association.


In the tenth round of the 2016 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros selected Dustin Hunt, a right-handed pitcher from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

A 6'5", 180-pound three-year starter, Hunt made waves over the summer when he struck out 13.1 batters per nine innings for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League, pairing it with a 2.38 BB/9 and a 1.50 WHIP.

With opposing team's attention on Aaron Civale, taken by the Indians in the third round, you could be forgiven for missing Hunt as he went back to campus and picked up where he left off in the Colonial Athletic Association, striking out 9.73 batters per nine innings and walking 2.83/9 in 86 innings over 14 starts. Opposing hitters batted just .219 against him.

Despite his plus fastball in the mid-nineties, many believe his changeup is the best pitch in his arsenal; he complements them with a still-developing slider.