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MLB Draft Results: Astros Select CF Andrew Aplin

On Tuesday, the 2012 MLB Draft is rolling right along and well into the fifth round. The Houston Astros once again held the first pick in the fifth round and used their No. 159 overall pick to draft center fielder Andrew Aplin, a junior from the Arizona St. Sun Devils.

The scouting report on Aplin is that he may eventually stick in the major leagues as a fourth-outfielder type. He has good instincts and baseball knowledge. Although he is considered to be better defensively than offensively, he could develop into an asset for the Astros.

You can click here to watch live streaming coverage of Day 2 of the 2012 MLB Draft at MLB.com.

Read more about the Houston Astros at The Crawfish Boxes and head over to Baseball Nation for additional news, notes and analysis around Major League Baseball. Check out Minor League Ball to see how some of these prospects develop in their quest to the major leagues.

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