Houston Astros Select Jayson Schroeder 66th Overall
With the 66th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros selected Jayson Schroeder, RHP from Juanita High School in Washington.
Schroeder is 6’2” and 200 lbs at only 18 years old and possesses a fastball that sits around the 92-95 range and has showed out to those who have watched him pitch. In April he threw a Perfect Game that saw him strike out 17 hitters. As a prep arm, he is extremely raw and will learn a lot from the minor leagues, should he sign.
Schroeder has a fastball, curve, changeup, and slider in his arsenal. He throws his curve extremely well and shows a lot of fade on his changeup, but his slider is a work in progress.
Schroeder is an athletic player, which will help him develop consistent mechanics as he grows in his development in the minor leagues. As Schroeder learns the ins and out of pitching under the professional microscope, he could see a bump in velocity that could put his fastball over the top at the next level.
With their second round pick, the Astros selected a prospect that has seen his stock rise as of late and they decided to pounce on him. His development in professional baseball could make taking him worth the while when we look back on this selection in a few years. Congratulations to Jayson Schroeder on being drafted by the Houston Astros!
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