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MLB Draft Results: Astros Go For Pitching To Finish Day 2

After the first few rounds, the remaining selections are virtual crapshoots, with the projection of a player's ability not very strong and some of the high school talent deciding whether to sign or head to college.

The Astros went after pitching for most of the second half of the day. Here are Houston's selections from Round 8-15.

No. 249 - Tyler Heineman (C) - UCLA

No. 279 - Daniel Minor (RHP) - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

No. 209 - Joseph Bircher (LHP) - Bradley

No. 339 - Hunter Virant (LHP) - Adolfo Camarillo HS (Calif.)

No. 369 - Terrell Joyce (LF) - Florida State College

No. 399 - Brian Holmes (LHP) - Wake Forest

No. 429 - Joe Sciafani (SS) - Dartmouth

No. 459 - Erick Gonzalez (RHP) - Gateway CC (Ariz.)

For many teams, the later rounds on Tuesday were full of college players, as teams went after players more likely to sign. As a result, some talented high school players have fallen, making it more likely they head to school.

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 outMinor League Ball to see how some of these prospects develop in their quest to the major leagues.

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