Astros’ Fourth Round Pick – Brett Adcock (Michigan)
With the 127th pick, the Astros take left-handed pitcher Adcock from Michigan. This is a good pick for the Astros as it seems like the system lacks a depth of left-handed pitchers, this college junior can throw 94 mph. MLB Pipeline didn’t have him ranked in the top 200 prospects.
In 2016, Adcock went 7-5/ 3.22 ERA/ 100 strikeouts in 78 1/3 innings. One thing to be a little worried about could be his control as he walked 62 batters and had seven wild pitches. According to a Cape Cod report, “Adcock has the stuff to be a top-five-rounds talent in 2016, assuming he can get his mechanics straightened out.”
He was considered one of the top left-handers in the draft, but the control issues might have caused him to fall. Hopefully, if he could harness his control, he could be in the Astros rotation in a few seasons.
Draft Slot Value: $459,700
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