2013 Houston Astros First-Year Player Draft information

HOUSTON SELECTIONS (DAY 1-3): The Houston Astros selected 40 players in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The club selected 16 right-handed pitchers, eight left-handed pitchers, seven infielders, five outfielders and four catchers.

"We took a lot of college players towards the top of the draft," said Astros Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Elias. "They were players that our scouts loved because of their tools, and they also have long track records of performance behind them. That's something that we look for, that blend of guys that have already performed and demonstrated their baseball skills on a big stage and guys that our scouts see a future in because of their Major League tools."

The Astros selected 31 of their 40 draft picks out of the collegiate ranks.

Today's portion of the draft included rounds 11-40.

COLLEGE RANKS: The Astros first five selections in the 2013 Draft were out of the collegiate ranks. The last time Houston selected five consecutive college players to begin a draft was in 2001, when the Astros' first 11 choices were college players. Seven of the 11 eventually made the Majors, including 2B Chris Burke (1st round) and RHP Kirk Saarloos (3rd round).

THE PITCH: The Astros selected three pitchers as their first three picks in the 2013 Draft. The last time Houston drafted three straight pitchers to open a draft was in 2002 (six straight). Three of those six eventually made the Majors.

The following is the complete list of the Astros 2013 draft selections on Days 1-3:

 

Rnd (#)       Player                                 Pos.       B-T    Ht./Wt.        DOB       Age    School/Hometown                                    

1 (1)              Mark Appel                      RHP        R-R     6-5/215   7/15/91     21      Stanford University/Stanford, CA

2(40)            Andrew Thurman        RHP        R-R     6-3/205 12/10/91    21      University of California, Irvine/Irvine, CA

3 (74)           Kent Emanuel                LHP        L-L      6-4/215     6/4/92       21      University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, NC

4 (107)        Conrad Gregor              1B           L-R      6-3/220   2/27/92     21      Vanderbilt University/Nashville, TN

5 (137)        Tony Kemp                       2B           L-R      5-7/165 10/31/91    21      Vanderbilt University/Nashville, TN

6 (167)        Jacob Nottingham      C              R-R     6-3/200     4/3/95       18      Redlands HS/Redlands, CA

7 (197)        James Ramsay                CF            L-L     5-11/180   3/2/92       21      University of South Florida/Tampa, FL

8 (227)        Jason Martin                   CF            L-R    5-10/175   9/5/95       17      Orange Lutheran HS/Orange, CA

9 (257)        Brian Holberton           C              L-R    5-10/190 6/10/92     20      University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill, NC

10 (287)     Austin Nicely                  LHP        S-L      6-1/170 12/13/94    18      Spotswood HS/Penn Laird, VA

11 (317)     Devonte German         RHP        R-R     6-5/240 10/14/94    18      Bishop Manogue HS/Reno, NV

12 (347)     Chase McDonald          1B           R-R     6-4/260     6/2/92       21      East Carolina University/Greenville, NC

13 (377)     Kyle Westwood             RHP        R-R     6-3/190   4/13/91     22      University of North Florida/Jacksonville, FL

14 (407)     Chris Cotton                    LHP        R-L    5-10/170 11/21/90    22      Louisiana State University/Baton Rouge, LA

15 (437)     James Farris                     RHP        R-R     6-2/220     4/4/92       21      University of Arizona/Tucson, AZ

16 (467)     Dillon Newman             RHP        R-R     6-2/185     7/5/91       21      Baylor University/Waco, TX

17 (497)     Alex Schick                      RHP        R-R     6-6/180   12/1/94     18      Cathedral Catholic HS/San Diego, CA

18 (527)     Adam Nelubowich      3B           L-R      6-2/195   4/28/91     22      Washington State University/Pullman, WA

19 (557)     Jake Rodriguez             C              R-R     5-9/195   1/24/92     21      Oregon State University/Corvallis, OR

20 (587)     Daniel Pinero                 SS            R-R     6-6/200     5/2/94       19      Western Technical-Commercial HS/Toronto, ON

21 (617)     Jon Kemmer                   LF            L-L      6-2/215 11/17/90    22      Brewton-Parker College/Mt. Vernon, GA

22 (647)     Sebastian Kessay          LHP        L-L      6-2/200   6/19/93     19      Scottsdale CC/Scottsdale, AZ

23 (677)     Thomas Lindauer         SS            R-R     6-2/175   12/2/91     21      University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, IL

24 (707)     Nathan Thornhill          RHP        R-R     6-1/180   9/26/91     21      University of Texas/Austin, TX

25 (737)     Albert Minnis                 LHP        R-L      6-0/190   11/5/91     21      Wichita State University/Wichita, KS

26 (767)     William Chrismon        RHP        R-R     6-2/227   9/16/92     20      Christopher Newport University/Newport News, VA

27 (797)     Patrick Christensen    RHP        R-R     6-3/200 12/27/90    22      La Salle University/Philadelphia, PA

28 (827)     Jordan Mills                     LHP        L-L      6-5/208   5/11/92     21      St Mary's College/Moraga, CA

29 (857)     Randall Fant                    LHP        L-L      6-4/190   1/28/91     22      University of Arkansas/Fayetteville, AR

30 (887)     Jorge Perez                     RHP        R-R    5-11/170 7/30/93     19      Seminole State College/Seminole, OK

31 (917)     Scott Burke                      RHP        R-R     6-3/175     6/2/94       19      Glendora HS/Glendora, CA

32 (947)     Zach Morton                   RHP        R-R     6-2/180   7/12/90     22      Northwestern University/Evanston, IL

33 (977)     Brian White                     3B           R-R    5-11/225 10/29/90    22      Western Carolina University/Cullowhee, NC

34 (1007) Brett Booth                     C              R-R    5-10/205 10/12/90    22      University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa, AL

35 (1037) Kacy Clemens                 RHP        L-R      6-2/200   7/27/94     18      Memorial HS/Houston, TX

36 (1067) J.D. Osborne                    LHP        R-L      6-5/225 11/13/90    22      Wofford College/Spartanburg, SC

37 (1097) Josh Melendez              CF            R-R    5-11/190 5/25/91     22      University of New Mexico/Albuquerque, NM

38 (1127) Ronnie Mitchell           CF            L-L     5-11/200 6/21/91     21      Dallas Baptist University/Dallas, TX

39 (1157) Juan Santos                      RHP        R-R     6-4/240   8/30/95     17      Arlington Country Day School/Jacksonville, FL

40 (1187) Tyler Brunnemann      RHP        R-R     6-2/225     8/9/91       22      Hardin Simmons University/Abilene, TX