Pete Hughes, Virginia Tech’s head baseball coach, refuted a report in the Roanoke Times that Wates has signed with the Astros. Hughes told SBN Houston the following:
Austin Wates and the Astros have not agreed at any level on any terms post draft.
Regardless, the two still hope to come to a deal soon.
Wates hit .397 this year with 5 home runs, 20 doubles, 16 stolen bases, and 42 RBI’s. He was taken in the third round.