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Hey, Area Code Games Could Be Interesting For Astros Fans

Since Houston may be in line for the No. 1 overall pick, things like the Area Code Games take on a bit more importance. See, this is one of those showcases where all the top high schoolers show off for scouts in a national setting. The problem? It doesn't sound like many of them are making a case to be the top player in this draft class.

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Nick Wiliams, the lanky outfielder from Galveston Ball, isn't wowing anyone but another Houston-area guy is making a pretty good impression. The Klein Collins shortstop didn't look great on the first day, according to John Klima over at Baseball Prospect Report, but made up for it with a great line drive on Day Two. Hinojosa is a plus defender at shortstop and will turn some scouts on with his batting practice displays. I don't think Houston would go for him with the first overall pick, especially with some of the college players out there, but he reminds me a bit of Tim Beckham as a guy who could jump up and grab that top spot.

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Still plenty of time to sort out who might be that top pick, including Stanford's Mark Appel or Kenny Diekroeger or Williams, but Houston does have a couple local options that might make fans excited down the road.

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