The 2016 MLB Draft is over. The Houston Astros have 40 new players to potentially put in their minor league system. For the most part, these draft picks' collegiate and high school careers are over. For four Astros draft picks, the season isn't over. Those draft picks include No. 7 pick Oklahoma State right-handed pitcher Tyler Buffett, No. 17 pick TCU right-handed pitcher Brian Howard, No. 29 pick Miami second baseman Johnny Ruiz, and No. 29 pick TCU third baseman Elliott Barzilli.
Oklahoma State: Tyler Buffett
The Oklahoma State Cowboys finished second in the Big 12 with a 16-8 record in conference play. The Cowboys were eliminated from the Big 12 Tournament after losses to TCU (who made the CWS) and Texas (Who was playing to continue Augie Garrido's coaching career).
Buffett picked up a loss against TCU after failing to retire a batter out of the bullpen and allowing six runs on four hits. Buffett pitched in back-to-back games, he allowed five runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk in 2/3 innings against Texas.
The Cowboys advanced out of the Clemson Regional with wins over Nebraska and two wins over host Clemson. Buffett was the starter in the first win against Clemson, a 12-2 win. Buffett allowed one earned run on seven hit, struck out six, and walked three.
Oklahoma State advance to the CWS with two wins in the Columbia Super Regional with two straight wins. Buffett started in game two of the super regional. Buffett allowed just one run on eight hits. He struck out four and walked one.
TCU: Brian Howard and Elliott Barzilli
The TCU Horned Frogs finished third in the Big 12 and was the Big 12 Tournament Champion. TCU finished 4-1 at the Big 12 Tournament with wins over Baylor, OSU, Texas, and West Virginia. The one loss was against Texas (Again, win one for Augie).
Howard started in the TCU win over Texas. He allowed just two earned runs over six innings on five hits against the Longhorns, Howard struck out five and walked two.
Howard was the man who started for both of TCU's clinching wins in the Fort Worth Regional and the College Station Super Regional. Howard pitched eight innings against Arizona State. He allowed one earned run on four hits and zero walks while striking out nine.
Howard pitched seven innings against the Texas A&M Aggies, he allowed zero earned runs (one unearned run) on two hits and two walks while striking out eight.
Barzilli played in all five Big 12 tournament games, he batted .400 (8x20) with four RBIs, one walk, and two strikeouts. He batted .286 (4x14) with three RBIs during the regional and went 0-for-7 in the Super Regional.
Miami: Johnny Ruiz
The Miami Hurricanes finished first in the Coastal Division with a 21-7 record and the best win percentage in the conference (.750). The Hurricanes were 2-1 in the ACC tournament with wins over Georgia Tech and NC State and loss to Florida State.
Ruiz was .364 (4x11) with one run scored, two walks, four strikeouts, and one double during the three ACC Tournament game.
Miami rolled through Coral Gables Regional with wins over Stetson, and two wins over Long Beach State. Ruiz was .222 (2x9) with three runs scored, two doubles and one RBI.
The Hurricanes faced fellow ACC member Boston College in the Coral Gables Super Regional, winning the series 2-1. Ruiz batted .500 (6x12) with three runs scored, six RBIs, a double, a triple, and a home run.