The Houston Astros have already signed nine of their top 10 drafts out of the 2016 MLB Draft. The one remaining player that hadn't signed is Oklahoma State University right-handed pitcher Tyler Buffett. Buffett announced Wednesday that he would be returning to Oklahoma State for his senior season on Twitter.
Buffett, 21, was 9-3 with a 2.81 ERA, 76 strikeouts, and 26 walks in 83 1/3 innings during the 2016 season.
Oklahoma State reached the College World Series this past season. Buffett pitched in two games against the Arizona Wildcats during the World Series. In one start, he pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out six and walked two on June 20. He pitched one scoreless inning in relief on June 25 against Arizona.
Houston has 23 of their top 25 picks signed. The other non-signee was TCU's Brian Howard (Round No. 17 pick) -- TCU also reached the College World Series.
The slot value for Buffett's pick was $193,300.