Houston Astros Draft Picks Rounds 3 – 10
The MLB Draft continued today with the Houston Astros drafting eight players today. Here are the picks. Also here is a link to MLB’s Draft Tracker.
Round 3, Pick 97 – Jake Rogers, C, Tulane
Rogers was a good prospect coming out of high school but his strong commitment to Tulane caused him to go undrafted. Rogers is considered possibly the best defensive catcher in the draft. BA’s JJ Cooper said it got to a point where opposing teams wouldn’t even run on him due to his arm strength. His bat has some pop but also has some developing to do. In his junior season he hit .261 with 7 HR, 28 RBI, 35 BB/41 K in 61 games.
Round 4, Pick 127 – Brett Adcock, LHP, Michigan
Adcock is a left handed pitcher out of Michigan. He stands 6-1 and 215 lbs. He can touch 94 MPH with his fastball and has a good curveball. While his stuff is great, he has trouble locating and can be inconsistent. Over his college career he went 18-9 with 2.83 ERA, 182 K in 159 innings but that also came with 87 BB.
Round 5, Pick 157 – Abraham Toro-Hernandez, 3B, Seminole State
Toro-Hernandez is a switch hitter who has also played catcher. Though he played at a small school in Oklahoma, he dominated hitting .439 with 20 HR, 86 RBI, 94 R in just 55 games. Interesting note, he is Canadian and is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.
Round 6, Pick 187 – Stephen Wrenn, OF, Georgia
MLB notes that Wrenn has a similar profile to Billy Burns. He impressed last season in Cape Cod as one of the fastest players and ranked 5th with 5 homers. He is a fine defender in center field with a capable arm. He has above average speed but could improve his baserunning ability. Wrenn hit .297 with 5 HR, 12 SB in 53 games.
Round 7, Pick 217 – Tyler Buffett, RHP, Oklahoma St U
Buffett was primarily a reliever for Ok St pitching 34 games, 3 starts, in his junior season. In those games he posted a 3.34 ERA with 66 K in 67.1 innings. He has a four pitch mix with his slider being is best pitch. He is a guy that the Astros could try to use as a starter.
Round 8, Pick 247 – Nick Hernandez, RHP, Houston
Astros draft a local kid. Hernandez grew up in Houston and attended Alvin Community College before going to Houston. He was the primary closer and had 15 saves with 66 K in 51.1 innings with only 11 walks. He had a very impressive junior season and will add to the top relief prospects in the Astros system.
Round 9, Pick 277 – Ryan Hartman, LHP, Tennessee Wesleyan Col
Hartman is a 6-3 left handed pitcher coming in at 200 lbs. His senior season he had a 0.64 ERA in 98 innings with 12 BB/129 SO. His fastball sits 89-93 MPH.
Round 10, Pick 307 – Dustin Hunt, RHP, Northeastern
Hunt comes in at 6-4 and 185 lbs. In his junior season he 6-3 with a 2.72 ERA and 93 K in 86 innings. He possesses a fastball in the mid 90s with his changeup being his best offering.
The draft will continue with rounds 11-40 tomorrow.
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