l working on the Minute Maid Park mound this weekend Glenn Hubbard Jersey , demonstrating why he’s a highly regarded draft prospect."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Houston Astros NewsGame ThreadsHouston Astros Minor LeaguesAstros Game DayPodcasts2019 MLB Draft Profile: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCUNew,6commentsThe Horned Frogs’ Friday starter had his full arsenal working on the Minute Maid Park mound this weekend, demonstrating why he’s a highly regarded draft prospect.CSTShareTweetShareShare2019 MLB Draft Profile: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCUBruce Thorson-USA TODAY SportsMeasureablesHeight: 6’6”Weight: 195 lbs.FB: 92-94Player SummaryWell known to major league clubs, Nick Lodolo was a sandwich pick in the 2016 draft out of the California prep ranks on the back of his athletic and projectable 6’6” frame. He obviously did not sign, opting to honor his commitment to TCU, where he has ascended to Friday starter status in his junior season. The long lefty has hovered around the 4.00 ERA mark in his first two college campaigns, but was able to miss a lot more bats as a sophomore, building momentum that he has carried into his draft year. On the mound, Lodolo works left-to-right from a lower 3? arm slot, spotting fastballs to the edges at his best. His fastball has been known to look true at times, but can flash some nice glove side run. He’s shown both a slider and a curve at times and seems to be a great spinner of the baseball, with the slider able to dive in on the hands of righties. His changeup is also known to flash above average, and he’s displayed an ability to drop it in for strikes. All in all Rickey Henderson Jersey , this as an extremely high upside arsenal that has potential to keep improving, as Lodolo is still quite projectable despite his age. On Friday vs. Houston, Lodolo dominated the Cougars at Minute Maid Park, allowing just one run on a solo homer in seven frames, striking out thirteen against a single free pass. Though it has taken some time for Lodolo to realize his potential as a college pitcher, he had it all working in his most recent start and looked as though he could’ve frustrated any NCAA lineup. It was by far his best start of the year, but with more like it he’s likely to be in the conversation to be one of the first college pitchers off the board. A lefty with size, power and command of four above average pitches at his best, Lodolo has a bit of Blake Snell to his game when everything is working for him. If he can continue to hone his command and consistently spot his fastball on the edges of the zone, it should be very difficult for hitters at any level to square him up, particularly if he is able to add further velocity as he fills out his 6’6” frame. Lodolo shows #2 starter upside at present, with swing and miss stuff against lefties and righties. Projected Draft RoundLodolo has been projected anywhere from the mid-first to the second round, but looks poised to solidify first round status if his improvements this season hold up. Does he fit with Houston?The Astros have selected college pitchers in the first twice (Mark Appel in 2013 and J.B. Bukauskas in 2016), and Lodolo could represent a nice value at their draft slot if he’s available, but he’s not among the most likely outcomes for the Astros at present. Video The 2018 Gold Glove winners were announced Sunday, handing out hardware to the best defensive players in baseball.MVP candidates Mookie Betts and Nolan Arenado highlighted the list of winners, which featured six first-time recipients.Although most winners were expected and well-deserved Catfish Hunter Jersey , there were a few surprises along the way, including a tie at first base between Anthony Rizzo and Freddie Freeman.Here is the full list of winners, courtesy of Rawlings Sports.National LeagueP: Zack Greinke, Arizona DiamondbacksC: Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals1B: Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves/Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs2B: DJ LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies3B: Nolan Arenado, Colorado RockiesSS: Nick Ahmed, Arizona DiamondbacksLF: Corey Dickerson, Pittsburgh PiratesCF: Ender Inciarte, Atlanta BravesRF: Nick Markakis, Atlanta Braves American LeagueP: Dallas Keuchel, Houston AstrosC: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals1B: Matt Olson, Oakland Athletics2B: Ian Kinsler, Boston Red Sox3B: Matt Chapman Rollie Fingers Jersey , Oakland AthleticsSS: Andrelton Simmons, Los Angeles AngelsLF: Alex Gordon, Kansas City RoyalsCF: Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston Red SoxRF: Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox It was clearly hard to separate finalists at several positions, but voters thought Rizzo and Freeman were too close to pick just one, as they earned the fourth tie in the history of the award, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.On the other hand, a few races were easier on voters, like Arenado as he made history:Tracy Ringolsby TracyRingolsbyCorrection: Arenado 6th consecutive GG 3B; has 1 month less than 6 years in bigs. Only players more GG at start of career: Ichiro Suzuki, of, 10; Johnny Bench, c, 10; Tied for 4th in GG at 3B behind Brooks (16), Schmidt (10) amp;amp; Rolen (8). Buddy Bell, Eric Chavez amp;amp;Robin Ventura 6.Alex Gordon also won his sixth at left field, while Yadier Molina blew them all away with his ninth Gold Glove award.Brandon Crawford was looking for his fourth straight award http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-khris-davis-jersey , but Nick Ahmed unseated him.The World Series champions were obviously impressive at the plate this season, but defense was important as well, as evidenced by three Gold Glove awards, including two outfielders.In the infield, the Colorado Rockies had two in the National League, while the American League was dominated by the Oakland Athletics:Mark Simon MarkASimonSaysAthletics infield combined for 85 Defensive Runs Saved, most in MLBThey had 2 Gold Glove winners to set the toneMark Simon MarkASimonSaysMatt Chapman: 1st career Gold Glove AwardThanks PerezEd for the shout-out to Defensive Runs Saved Chapman had 29. No other 3B had more than 10!Chapmans 29 Runs Saved were most in MLB (by 8!)The A's had finalists at all four infield spots but will leave with only two trophies.Overall, 12 out of 19 awards came from players on playoff teams, showing the value of good defense.Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of Fancred noted some quality players who didn't win Sunday:Jon Heyman JonHeymanMany great defenders are snubbed in gold glove awards: Jason heyward, Lorenzo Cain, kolten Wong and Brandon Crawford all snubbed in the nl aloneIn competitive fields at a lot of positions, someone has to be left out.The Gold Gloves were the first of the major awards handed out following the 2018 season, although fans will have to wait a couple of weeks for the biggest honors. The Cy Young Awards will be handed out on Nov. 14, with Most Valuable Players being named on Nov. 15.