13th Round Pick- Sam Armstrong P (Old Dominion University)
First of all, let’s state the obvious: Armstrong is the literal best possible name for a pitcher. Way better than something like Homer Bailey or Aaron Bummer.
He pitched in 30 games at Old Dominion in his college career and in those he had a 4.36 ERA with 125 strikeouts across 140 innings. He had relatively solid control for a college pitcher as he averaged 3.5 BB/9 but there’s nothing here that really jumps off of the page aside from the fact that he turns 23 years old in September which is a pretty big yikes.
Earlier this season he pitched in the Cape Cod League and threw ten innings of one-hit baseball while striking out 13, which is enticing, but he was also a year and a half older than the average competitor.