Astros Sign Fourth Round Pick Daniel Mengden From Texas A&M

By: Houston Astros
By: Houston Astros

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros announced today the signing of right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The official announcement was made by Astros Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Elias.

A Houston native, Mengden (6-1, 210) compiled a 15-17 record with a 3.20 ERA (93ER/261.1IP) and 230 strikeouts during his three seasons at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Mengden shared the SEC lead in starts this season (16) as the Aggies Friday night starter, and finished fifth in the conference in both strikeouts (95) and innings pitched (103.2). The 21-year-old pitched for Team USA last summer, going 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA in six games. Mengden was an AFLAC All-American and a three-time District 20-5A MVP while at Westside High School in Houston, TX.

“Daniel is a bulldog starter who can mix four pitches for strikes, including a plus fastball,” said Elias. “He’s been a stalwart in three seasons for the Aggies and in a terrific summer for Team USA. He’s a great athlete, as his history as a two-way player demonstrates, and is as fierce a competitor as you will find. He joins a talented stable of power arms in our organization and fits exactly what we look for in a starting pitching prospect.”

The Astros have now signed 35 of their 41 selections from the 2014 MLB Draft.

Signed Draft Picks from the Astros 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
Rnd (Pick) Player School Ht/Wt Date Signed
2 (42) 1B A.J. Reed Kentucky 6-4/240 6/11
3 (75) 3B J.D. Davis Cal State Fullerton 6-3/215 6/12
4 (106) RHP Daniel Mengden Texas A&M 6-1/210 6/27
6 (166) RHP Brock Dykxhoorn Central Arizona College 6-8/240 6/20
7 (196) RHP Derick Velazquez Fresno State 6-4/200 6/13
8 (226) OF Bobby Boyd West Virginia 5-9/180 6/8
9 (256) LHP Bryan Radziewski Miami 5-10/190 6/10
10 (286) RHP Jay Gause Faulkner University 6-4/250 6/10
11 (316) RHP Dean Deetz NE Oklahoma A&M 6-1/190 6/9
12 (346) OF Ryan Bottger Texas-Arlington 6-0/210 6/10
13 (376) C Jamie Ritchie Belmont 6-2/190 6/10
14 (406) IF Nick Tanielu Washington State 5-11/205 6/13
15 (436) IF Connor Goedert Neosho County CC 6-3/195 6/10
16 (466) OF Ramon Laureano NE Oklahoma A&M 5-11/185 6/9
17 (496) LHP Ben Smith Coastal Carolina 6-2/185 6/18
18 (526) IF Antonio Nunez Western Oklahoma State College 5-9/165 6/12
19 (556) C Ruben Castro Puerto Rico Basball Academy HS 5-10/182 6/11
20 (586) C Trent Woodward Fresno State 6-2/200 6/16
22 (646 IF Bryan Muniz Southeastern 6-2/200 6/11
23 (676) RHP Ryan Thompson Campbell University 6-5/215 6/10
24 (706) RHP Vince Wheeland Oklahoma State 5-11/190 6/16
25 (736) LHP Zach Davis Central Missouri 6-3/220 6/16
26 (766) IF Mott Hyde Georgia Tech 5-10/190 6/10
27 (796) RHP Brandon McNitt SUNY Stony Brook 5-11/175 6/10
28 (826) RHP Aaron Greenwood Mississippi 6-3/215 6/27
29 (856) C Richard Gonzalez Alabama State 5-9/200 6/10
30 (886) OF Sean McMullen LSU 5-9/190 6/16
31 (916) IF Dexture McCall Hillsborough CC 6-1/220 6/10
32 (946) RHP Robert Kahana Kansas 6-2/221 6/19
33 (976) OF Edwin Medina St. Thomas University 5-8/170 6/11
34 (1006) RHP Joshua James Western Oklahoma State College 6-3/200 6/12
35 (1036) RHP Keegan Yuhl Concordia 6-0/220 6/16
36 (1066) RHP Justin Ferrell Connors State College 6-7/190 6/11
37 (1096) RHP Eric Peterson NC State 6-4/195 6/9
40 (1186) IF Alex Hernandez Miami 5-9/190 6/11


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