BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University junior righthanded pitcher Alex House was chosen in the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday, selected by the Houston Astros in the 24th round.
House wrapped his three-year Owls' career with a 6-4 mark this season, and a 4.71 ERA. He was second on the team with 68 strikeouts, batters hit .251 against him, and he had the squad's only two complete games on the year. He ended the year with two fantastic multi-inning relief outings, including a win over FIU in the Conference USA Championships that saw him go seven innings, allowing just three hits while striking out eight.
The native of Winter Park, Florida, becomes the 24th Owl drafted since Head Coach John McCormack took over in 2009, and the 88th baseball draftee all-time. 2017 marks the 12th straight year (and 18 of the last 19) in which an FAU player has been drafted.
"I am happy that Alex is going to realize his dream of playing professional baseball," said McCormack. "He worked hard and was able to put himself in position to be selected. I look forward to following his career."