Astros Draft: Six Players Who Could be Picked with 17th Pick
The Illinois junior Sedlock pitched out of the bullpen in his first two college seasons but converted to the rotation during his junior season. He earned the Big Ten pitcher of the year award in 2016 shattering a school record for strikeouts with 116. While he was in the bullpen, his stuff fits more of what’s needed to be successful in the rotation. He throws four pitches, gets the ground balls, and has a strong pitching frame that scouts like. (Illinois website)
He throws a hard sinker at 92-94, with an 80 mph slider to keep the hitters off balance. On April 22, he pitched 10 2/3 innings while striking out 14 hitters showing that he is stretched out for the rotation. This guy has the “it” factor of all the college prospects coming off the season he did. He is someone that I can see helping the Astros rotation down the road. This is Baseball America‘s pick for the Astros.
Prediction: This is the guy I think the Astros will go after, so does Brian McTaggart.
Next: Fits a need but a reach.