After the first few rounds, the remaining selections are virtual crapshoots, with the projection of a player's ability not very strong and some of the high school talent deciding whether to sign or head to college.
The Astros went after pitching for most of the second half of the day. Here are Houston's selections from Round 8-15.
No. 249 - Tyler Heineman (C) - UCLA
No. 279 - Daniel Minor (RHP) - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
No. 209 - Joseph Bircher (LHP) - Bradley
No. 339 - Hunter Virant (LHP) - Adolfo Camarillo HS (Calif.)
No. 369 - Terrell Joyce (LF) - Florida State College
No. 399 - Brian Holmes (LHP) - Wake Forest
No. 429 - Joe Sciafani (SS) - Dartmouth
No. 459 - Erick Gonzalez (RHP) - Gateway CC (Ariz.)
For many teams, the later rounds on Tuesday were full of college players, as teams went after players more likely to sign. As a result, some talented high school players have fallen, making it more likely they head to school.