HOUSTON - Tennessee Wesleyan left-handed pitcher Ryan Hartman said “it’s crazy” to think he has reached a deal with the Astros on his first professional contract.
Hartman was taken by the Astros in the ninth round of the MLB First-Year Players Draft.
“It was surreal,” Hartman said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. “It still doesn’t feel real.
“I get paid to play the game I love.”
In 2016 Hartman was 10-1, with 0.64 ERA.
He had 129 strikeouts with just 12 walks in 98 innings this past season.