Astros Draft Picks: Rounds 3-10
On Day 2 of the MLB Draft, the Astros held 8 picks in the Rounds 3-10. Here are their selections:
Rd 3, #106) Jordan Brewer, CF, Michigan
Brewer played his first two college seasons at Lincoln Trail College (JC) hitting .368 and .367 respectively. He transferred to Michigan for his junior year where he was able to show off his diverse skillset. Brewer hit .352 with 18 2B, 12 HR, 52 RBI, 19 SB in 50 games. He has solid tools across the board with above-average speed and plus raw power. He has the ability to stick in CF and could be a 20 HR/20 SB guy.
Rd 4, #136) Colin Barber, CF, Pleasant Valley HS (CA)
Barber is a left handed swinging outfielder from California. He has solid power now with more power to come in the future. MLB.com notes that he is an above-average runner and is a good baserunner. They also noted he takes good routes in the outfield and has solid instincts. Compile all this with a solid makeup and he could be a tough sign away from Oregon.
Rd 5, #166) Hunter Brown, RHP, Wayne State
Brown is a well put together pitcher who has shown the ability to sit 96-98 with the fastball and can consistently work 92-96. He also has a slider in the mid-80s that has continued to get better during college. In 2019, Brown struck out 114 in 85.1 innings with a 2.21 ERA.
Rd 6, #196) Matthew Barefoot, CF, Campbell University
Barefoot is a right handed hitting outfielder from Campbell (where the Buies Creek Astros played their home games) who has put up great numbers. In 2019 he hit .313 but had 13 HR, 25 SB. The year prior he hit .364 with 33 SB. He also dominated the Cape Cod League hitting .379 in 41 games. He also walks more than he strikes out.
Rd 7, #226) Blair Henley, RHP, Texas
Henley is a 6’3 RHP from the University of Texas. He was drafted in the 22nd round out of high school but opted for college. He sits 88-92 MPH with his fastball but flashes an above-average slider.
Rd 8, #256) Luis Guerrero, CF, Miami Dade CC
Guerrero is a right handed hitting outfielder from Miami Dade CC. In 2019 he hit .348 with 15 2B, 5 3B, 5 HR, 10 SB. Guerrero is just 20 years old and should still have some upside, though he is a smaller frame at 5’11 and 185 lbs.
Rd 9, #286) Peyton Battenfield, RHP, Oklahoma State
Battenfield is a right handed pitcher with a good build (6’4″ – 224 lbs). In pitched in relief in college and struck out 71 in 58.2 innings with a 2.91 ERA during his junior season. The Astros may try him as a starter, and I was unable to find much on his stuff at the moment.
Rd 10, #316) C.J. Stubbs, RHP, USC
Stubbs is the younger brother of current Astro, Garrett Stubbs. C.J. played a lot of catcher but also pitched some. He hasn’t pitched since 2017 when he had a 4.87 ERA in 57 innings. The Astros announced him as a pitcher so it will be interesting to see how this develops.
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