Though the Houston Astros won't have a shocking pick on day three of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft akin to their first overall selection, they still could wind up finding some solid talent in rounds 16-40 of the draft, as Jeff Luhnow finishes up his first draft as general manager of the Astros.
Here's a look at who the Astros have drafted so far on day three of the draft:
- Dan Gulbransen, OF, Jacksonville, FL
- Aaron West, RHP, Washington
- Richard Gingrass, C, Palm Desert, CA
- Austin Elkins, 2B, Dallas Baptist, TX
- Ryan Clark, LHP, Kent State, OH
- Marc Wik, OF, Chabot JC, CA
- Kenny Long, LHP, Illinois State
- Travis Ballew, RHP, Texas State
- Patrick Blair, SS, Wake Forest, NC
- CJ Hinojosa, SS, Klein Collins Spring HS, TX
- Tanner Mathis, OF, Mississippi
- Angel Ibanez, 3B, Texas-Pan American
- Christian Garcia, RHP, Florence-Darlington Tech JC, SC
- John Neely, RHP, Texas Tech
- M.P. Cokinos, C, St. Mary's, TX
- Tyler Manez, LHP, Plainedge, NY
- Mike Hauschild, RHP, Dayton, OH
- Jordan Jankowski, RHP, Catawba, NC
- James Sinatro
- Mike Martinez, 3B, Florida International
Only one player so far on day three of Houston's draft hails from high school, so the Astros should be signing a fair number of these prospects. Hopefully for the Astros and Luhnow, they develop nicely as the Astros prepare to move to the American League next year.
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