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2017 MLB Draft: Astros select Notre Dame RHP Peter Solomon in the 4th round

Astros add their fourth right-hand pitcher.

Fighting Irish Media

The Houston Astros have gone heavy into right-handed pitching through five rounds of the 2017 MLB Draft. The Astros added their fourth college righty with Notre Dame RHP pitcher Peter Solomon with pick No. 121 in the fourth round.

Solomon, a junior with the Fighting Irish, out of Ellicott City, MD, and Mount St. Joseph High School. Solomon was 3-4 with a 3.83 ERA in 21 games (four starts) with Notre Dame in 2017. He struck out 61 and walked 28 in 54 innings.

Minor League Ball ranked Solomon as their No. 115 prospect overall and Baseball America had him at No. 46 among right-handers.

The Baseball Draft Report breaks down Solomon as a guy with control issues and electric stuff:

Solomon, a favorite of many, is a classic case of a young pitcher with too much natural movement for his own good. Nothing he throws is straight, a blessing for a veteran but a curse for most younger pitchers. A bet on Solomon is a bet on him finding a way to harness his explosive his stuff professionally in a way he’s never consistently shown as an amateur. Even with his wild ways, there was a point early on last summer when Solomon looked like a sure-fire first round pick.