The sixth round of the 2012 MLB Draft is just underway on Tuesday. The Houston Astros once again had the benefit of holding the first pick in the sixth round. They used that sixth-round draft pick to select another high school player.
With the No. 189 overall pick in the draft, the Astros selected center fielder Brett Phillips out of Seminole High School in Florida. He is noted for his defense, speed, arms and instincts. While this is a good selection for the Astros, the main concern is whether the team will be able to sign Phillips or if the player will instead opt to go the college route.
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