SBU News
SBU News > Athletics > Houston Astros Choose Nick Tropeano

Houston Astros Choose Nick Tropeano

Nick tropeano 1

Nick TropeanoStony Brook University junior right-hander Nick Tropeano was selected by the Houston Astros with the ninth pick of the fifth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on June 7. The two-time All-American was the 160th overall selection.

The Seawolves have had 34 players sign professional contracts under head coach Matt Senk including 25 since the program jumped to Division I in 2000.

“We’re extremely excited for Nick and his family,” said Matt Senk. “He has worked very hard for this, and we wish him nothing but the best of luck in the future.”

One of 25 finalists for the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pitcher of the Year Award, Tropeano set America East single season records for wins (12) and strikeouts (119). A two-time America East Pitcher of the Year, Tropeano ranked second in the country in victories and fifth in strikeouts per nine innings (11.52).

Tropeano led the 2011 Seawolves to their first America East regular season title and a school record 42 wins.

Related Posts

Add comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to News

Get the latest word on Stony Brook news, discoveries and people.