Miami lefty Radziewski taken in Round 9

Miami lefty Radziewski taken in Round 9

The Astros selected a left-handed pitcher with the first overall pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft on Thursday, then waited until the ninth round to take another one.

Ninth-rounder Bryan Radziewski, a 5-foot-10 195-pound redshirt junior from the University of Miami, was 8-2 for the Hurricanes this season with an ERA of 2.86. Radziewski struck out 111 batters with 49 walks.

In 2013, Radziewski was named to the Louisville Slugger All-America second team and the Rawlings All-America third team. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the 29th round in 2013 after going 9-3 with an ERA of 1.78 in 14 starts.

Radziewski is from Miami and went to Florida Christian High School.

The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on at noon CT.

Mike Vernon is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.