Peyton Battenfield won’t be sticking around in Stillwater for the opening of Oklahoma State’s O’Brate Stadium next season.
The Verdigris product signed with the Houston Astros on Sunday, choosing to forgo his senior season with the Cowboys.
Battenfield — selected by the 2017 World Series champions in the ninth round as the 286th pick on June 4 — earned a $148,400 signing bonus, the full value of the pick.
"I really wanted to go to the Astros because I know how much work they do with pitchers and all of the technology they have to help pitchers out," Battenfield told reporters last week.
Battenfield closed the season with a 4-3 record with five saves and a 3.28 ERA in 30 appearances on the mound for OSU, pitching 60.1 innings.
He struck out 74 batters while surrendering 44 hits, 24 runs (22 earned) and 21 walks.