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MLB Draft Results: Astros Select OF Preston Tucker In Seventh Round

The seventh round of the 2012 MLB Draft is underway on Tuesday. The Houston Astros once again held the first pick in the round.

With the No. 219 overall pick, the Astros selected outfielder Preston Tucker, a left-handed senior from the University of Florida. Tucker had drawn the attention of several teams since he is a pure power hitter. He will need a lot more work at the minor league lever to see if he can make the necessary adjustments to handle major league pitching, but the Astros just may find themselves with a fearsome masher a few years down the road.

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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