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NCAA Super Regionals 2011: Where Are Astros Draft Picks Playing?

One of the cool things about the baseball draft is that unlike the NFL or the NBA, where you have to wait for preseason activities to see the players that you drafted in action, college baseball’s march to the College World Series is still happening. That means you get a chance to start scouting your teams draftees right away. Notably, that means that you can check out first round pick George Springer!

Here’s a list of drafted Astros who are still playing and their TV schedule for this weekend.

-Connecticut CF George Springer will be in South Carolina’s Super Regional in Columbia. That series will start on Saturday at 5 PM CT, and Game One will be on ESPN2. Game Two, Sunday at 6 PM CT, will be broadcast on ESPNU.

-Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Armstrong, the Astros’ third round pick, will be with his Commodore teammates, hosting Oregon State in the Nashville Super Regional. That’ll start Friday at 8 PM CT, and Game One will be on ESPNU. Game Two will be on ESPN2 at 8 PM CT on Saturday.

-California pitcher Kevin Miller, part of the team that took down the Rice Owls and Astros 18th rounder, will host Dallas Baptist. Miller is Cal’s No. 2 starter, so he’ll likely start the Sunday night game at 9 PM CT. Not sure which network it will be on just yet, as ESPN’s schedule hasn’t updated, but it’ll be either ESPN2 or ESPNU.

-19th rounder and Arizona St. pitcher Mitchell Lampson will be in Austin to take on the Longhorns. He’s a reliever, so he could be in any of the games. Game One will be on ESPN at 6 PM CT on Friday, and Game Two will be in the same timeslot and channel on Saturday.

-24th round first baseman Jesse Wierzbicki will be in Chapel Hill trying to lead the Tar Heels over the Stanford Cardinal. That series starts Friday at 2 PM CT, on ESPN2. Same time slot on Saturday, but with it taking up prime ESPN real estate on the regular network.

-Finally, the Astros drafted a pair of Aggies back-to-back, selecting catcher Kevin Gonzalez and reliever Steve Martin in the 36th and 37th rounds, respectively. Both of them will be in Tallahassee to take on Florida State. That’ll start Saturday at 3:30 PM CT on ESPNU, and Game Two will be thirty minutes earlier on Sunday on the same network.

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