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Monmouth's Trey Dombroski selected in fourth round of MLB Draft by Houston Astros

The MLB Draft is underway as this year's festivities occur during the All-Star break. The Houston Astros selected Monmouth University baseball product Trey Dombroski in the fourth round (133rd overall) as his dreams became a reality on Monday.

Dombroski grew up in Manasquan, New Jersey and attended Wall High School. During his senior year, he was named pitcher of the year. He improved significantly over the years to become a better pitcher by adding more pitches and working hard.

Dombroski's freshman season was cut short due to COVID-19. As a sophomore, the left-hander was 5-1 with a 2.73 ERA. After the season, he played for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he was named the league's Pitcher of the Year.

During his junior year, Trey Dombroski was named MAAC Pitcher of the Year. He is 6'5", played in the ABCCL in 2020 with the Giants, and made the North Division All-Star Roster. Dombroski made five appearances (four starts) over 16 innings pitched. The lefty struck out 29 batters and walked five with a WHIP of 1.06 and 3.93 ERA. His stock continued to build up big time from many scouts watching.

Coming off of 2020, Dombroski turned himself into one of the elite college pitchers in the country. His arsenal includes a fastball that can top out of 93 mph, a curveball and a slider that scouts grade above average, and a changeup. Dombroski finds success in getting batters to whiff or hit weak ground balls. He alone improved the Monmouth University staff in innings pitched and other statistical categories. During his time in the Cape Cod League, Dombroski put up huge numbers with a 1.19 ERA against the best college baseball talent.

Dombroski's draft stock kept rising, with scouts loving his presence and stuff on the mound. He has worked hard to get to this point. He was named second-team All-American by Baseball America and a third-team All-American by American Baseball Coaches Association. Dombroski and his family were getting ready for the draft, knowing this day had finally come.

What an excellent story for Dombrowski, being from Manasquan, going to Monmouth University, staying close to home, having his family and friends at the game, and putting up a fantastic college career to prepare for this opportunity to pitch in the MLB. Dombroski was waiting with his family and friends to hear his name get called and see where he would go. They got that wish with the Astros drafting him. Fantastic opportunity to show what he can do with this team who can help him improve.

Congrats to Trey Dombroski, his family and his friends on getting drafted. Now the work starts for him where he has to continue the momentum and focus on what's next.

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