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MLB draft 2015: Astros draft Thomas Eshelman 46th overall

With the 46th pick in the draft, the Astros have selected Cal State Fullerton starting pitcher Thomas Eshelman. He was projected by Baseball America to be taken 26th overall by the Angels, but wasn't listed before the competitive balance round by either Keith Law or

Eshelman may not be as flashy as Carson Fulmer or Dillon Tate, but has some incredible upside in his own right. His fastball sits in the low 90's, and compliments it with a curveball, slider, and changeup. Out of any pitcher in the draft, Eshelman may have the best command. He struck out 125 batters while walking just six in 123 innings pitched (20.83 K/BB ratio). His future seems to be as a third or fourth starter, but because of his advanced control, it shouldn't take him long to reach the big leagues.

He has the ability to "pitch backwards as needed", and has an extremely clean and deceptive delivery. He hides the ball incredibly well, and only shows it to the hitter at the very last second before release.