With the 32nd pick of the 1st Round, the Houston Astros selected Catcher Korey Lee from California.
Korey Lee, in his first full season as a starter, was a productive hitting catcher, a rarity in baseball. As a junior, Korey Lee hit .339/.415/.613 with 13 HR, 52 RBI, 12 2B, 23 BB, 41 K in 186 ABs. He did all this hitting behind one of college’s most dangerous hitters in Andrew Vaughn, who was drafted #3 overall.
Still just 20 years old, Lee has a 60-70 graded arm behind the dish, a bonafide cannon, and looks like a solid catcher all around. Heading into pro ball Lee is still raw and developing, but possesses the tools to be one of the better catchers in the minor leagues when he gets the proper coaching.
Ranked 119th by MLB.com, Lee was a helium player that put himself on the map with a great junior year that saw him gain the admiration of the Astros front office. He will instantly become the best catcher in the Astros minor league system and will be a fun one to watch in the coming years. Congratulations to Korey Lee for being drafted to the Houston Astros!
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