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Astros 2022 Draft Pick Signing Tracker

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Below is a list of the Astros draft picks, a quick write-up on them, and their signing status. I will update this as the signings come out.

Draft Picks Signed: 19/21

Rd 1, #28) Drew Gilbert, OF, Tennessee

With the Astros first first round pick since 2019, they took a spark pluf of an outfielder in Drew Gilbert. Gilbert plays with a ton of energy and fire and is a leader on the field. He gets on base and has excellent exit velocities too. Gilbert put together an incredible junior season slashing .362/.455/.673 with 21 2B, 11 HR, 70 RBI in 58 games. Gilbert was ranked #32 by MLB.com. He should be a quick mover.

Signing Status: Signed – $2,500,000 (Slot: $2,621,700)

Rd 2, #64) Jacob Melton, OF, Oregon State

The Astros took another outfielder in round 2, this time getting the Pac-12 player of the year. Melton has an advanced approach at the plate and a good amount of power. He also is a plus defensively in center field and a threat on the bases. Melton put together an incredible junior season slashing .360/.424/.671 with 22 2B, 17 HR, 83 RBI, 21 SB in 63 games. Melton was ranked #39 by MLB.com.

Signing Status: Signed – $1,000,000 (Slot: $1,104,100)

Rd 2C, #80) Andrew Taylor, RHP, Central Michigan

The Astros nabbed a tall right hander in Andrew Taylor, who stands at 6’5″ and 190 lbs. Taylor has a low 90s fastball but generates a ton of swings and misses with high spin rate and carry. The righty had an impressive college career for Central Michigan posting a 2.45 ERA with 261 K in 195 innings.

Signing Status: Signed – $807,200 (Slot: $807,200)

Rd 3, #103) Michael Knorr, RHP, Coastal Carolina

The Astros doubled up on pitching here taking the right hander from Coastal Carolina after taking a pitcher in the third round. Knorr spent his first three seasons at Cal State Fullerton before moving to Coastal Carolina for his senior year where he struck out 86 in 69 innings. Knorr has a fastball that reaches 98 MPH and a good changeup. He also has some deception in his delivery.

Signing Status: Signed – $487,500 (Slot: $594,600)

Rd 4, #133) Trey Dombroski, LHP, Monmouth University

Dombroski put up some insane numbers at Monmouth including 14 BB/120 K in 95 innings this season. The big lefty, 6’5″ 235 lbs, also dominated in the Cape Cod league posting a 0.85 ERA with 2 BB/45 K in 31.2 innings. He is an advanced college lefty that has a low 90s fastball and two solid off-speed offerings. He also generates a lot of swing and misses and soft contact.

Signing Status: Signed – $443,900 (Slot: $443,900)

Rd 5, #163) Nolan DeVos, RHP, Davidson

DeVos is a smaller right handed pitcher from Davidson. The 21-year-old put up some good numbers his junior season striking out 106 in 78.2 innings with a 2.40 ERA. He also performed well in the summer leagues posting a 2.10 ERA with 59 K in 30 innings over two different seasons. He has a 90-94 MPH fastball and two breaking pitches.

Signing Status: Signed – $197,500 (Slot: $331,600)

Rd 6, #193) Collin Price, C, Mercer

Price is a big bodied catcher, standing at 6’6″ and 205 lbs. He played four seasons at Mercer with his senior season being his best as he slashed .315/.460/.626 with 18 HR in 58 games. He also walked more than he struck out.

Signing Status: Signed – $122,500 (Slot: $257,500)

Rd 7, #223) AJ Blubaugh, RHP, Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Blubaugh is a 6’2″ 180 lbs right hander pitcher from Milwaukee. He has a fastball that sits 94-96 MPH and pitched alot in relief in college and in the Cape Cod League where he had a 0.00 ERA with 13 K in 9.1 innings.

Signing Status: Signed – $172,500 ($202,900)

Rd 8, #253) Tyler Guilfoild, RHP, Kentucky

Guilfoil started his career at Lipscomb but pitched his senior year at Kentucky. He was dominant in relief posting a 1.59 ERA with 80 K in 51 innings over 21 games. He has a fastball up tp 95 MPH and a very good slider.

Signing Status: Signed – $122,500 ($170,300)

Rd 9, #283) Brett Gillis, RHP, Portland

Gillis is a well built pitcher at 6’2″ and 215 lbs. The right hander put together a dominant senior season posting a 2.24 ERA with 115 K in 84.1 innings. He also performed well in the West Coast summer league.

Signing Status: Signed – $97,500 (Slot: $157,200)

Rd 10, #313) Zach Cole, OF, Ball State

The lefty swinging Cole had a breakout junior season slashing .361/.449/.727 with 10 2B, 9 3B, 13 HR, 47 RBI in 55 games. The outfielder is listed at 6’2″ and 190 lbs.

Signing Status: Signed – $97,500 (Slot: $149,600)

Rd 11, #343) Ryan Clifford, OF, Crossroads HS (NC)

Clifford is sweet swinging left handed outfield prospect with an advanced approach and power at the plate. He was ranked the #92 prospect by MLB and will need a strong bonus to sign. Some scouts referred to him as a Seth Beer with athleticism according to MLB.com.

Signing Status: Signed – $1,256,130 (Slot: $125,000)

Rd 12, #373) Zach Dezenzo, SS, Ohio State

Dezenzo is a right handed hitting shortstop who put together a monster senior season slashing .319/.413/.701 with 19 HR in 51 games. He has some swing and miss to his game, but has some loud tools that make him a very intriguing senior prospect.

Signing Status: Signed – $125,000

Rd 13, #403) Jackson Loftin, SS, Oral Roberts

Like Dezenzo, Loftin is also a right handed hitting shortstop who played four years in college. As a senior he hit .349 with a 1.019 OPS and 10 HR, 25 SB. He also performed well in the wood bat leagues in the summer including 76 SB in 101 games.

Signing Status: Signed – Unknown bonus

Rd 14, #433) Tommy Sacco, SS, TCU

Sacco is a switch hitting shortstop who played for TCU as a 5th year senior in 2022. This season he slashed .355/.443/.645 with 23 2B, 14 HR, 18 SB in 60 games. Another up the middle pick for the Astros.

Signing Status: Signed – Unknown bonus

Rd 15, #463) Joey Mancini, RHP, Boston College

Mancini pitched this season as a senior, but is only 21 years old. The right hander had a 4.70 ERA with 63 K in 76.2 innings but had a 3.34 ERA in 91.2 innings in summer leagues.

Signing Status: Signed – Unknown bonus

Rd 16, #493) Tim Borden, SS, Georgia Tech

Borden tranferred from Louisville to Georgia Tech for his senior season and put up some monster numbers slashing .335/.466/.689 with 20 HR in 59 games. Borden is listed at 6’2″ and 200 lbs.

Signing Status: Signed – Unknown bonus

Rd 17, #523) Garrett McGowan, 1B, Pittsburg State

McGowan is a lefty hitting first baseman who played as a 5th year senior in 2022. This season he crushed the ball slashing .399/.478/.755 with 20 2B, 18 HR, 79 RBI in just 52 games. He is 23 years old.

Signing Status: Signed – Unknown bonus

Rd 18, #553) Isaiah Jackson, OF, Cienega HS (AZ)

Jackson is an athletic outfielder standing at 6’3″ and possesses tremendous raw power. He has a commitment to Arizona State and will need a good bonus but his a very high upside prospect if the Astros can sign him.

Signing Status: Unsigned

Rd 19, #583) John Garcia, C, Grambling State

Garcia is a catcher from the Dominican Republic that played for Grambling State in 2022. The right hander slashed .409/.515/.679 with 18 2B, 10 HR, 67 RBI in 55 games as a 21-year-old this season.

Signing Status: Unsigned

Rd 20, #613) Ryan Wrobleski, C, Dallas Baptist

Wrobleski is a right handed hitting catcher that played three seasons at Dallas Baptist. His senior season was his best when he hit .318 with a .956 OPS and 8 HR in 38 games.

Signing Status: Signed – Unknown bonus

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