Astros Complete Draft, Including Locals Christian Garcia & Zach Remillard
The Houston Astros complete their draft on Wednesday afternoon and it included two players with local connections.
La Salle Institute graduate Zach Remillard (38th round) and Saratoga Catholic grad Christian Garcia (29th round) were both chosen by the Astros.
Garcia, who spent one season at the University at Albany and is currently at Florence-Darlington Tech., was taken with the 879th selection.
Remillard, who just finished his senior season at La Salle, was taken with the 1,149th selection. Remillard has committed to attend Coastal Carolina, where his brother Will just transferred, so it'll be interesting to see if he signs and if he does, would he play, literally, in the backyard or where he went to high school.
The Astros also had the No. 1 selection, choosing shortstop Carlos Correa, who likely won't be headed here to play with the Tri-City ValleyCats.
Here are the rest of the Houston's selections, some of which will be headed to Troy, to play for the ValleyCats, the short-season Class A affiliate of the Astros. The ValleyCats open the 2012 season on June 18, at Vermont.
No. Player, School, Pos, B/T, Class
1 Correa, Carlos Puerto Rico BB Academy, SS R/R HS 6'04" 190lbs
41 McCullers, Lance Jesuit HS, FL RHP L/R HS 6'01" 190lbs D
61 Fontana, Nolan Florida, FL SS L/R JR 5'11" 192lbs D
96 Rodgers, Brady Arizona State, AZ RHP R/R JR 6'01" 195lbs
129 Ruiz, Rio Bishop Amat HS, CA 3B L/R HS 6'01" 180lbs
159 Aplin, Andrew Arizona State, AZ CF L/L JR 6'00" 194lbs
189 Phillips, Brett Seminole HS, FL CF L/R HS 6'00" 175lbs
219 Tucker, Preston Florida, FL OF L/L SR 6'00" 220lbs
249 Heineman, Tyler UC Los Angeles, CA C S/R JR 5'11" 205lbs
279 Minor, Daniel Texas A&M U Corpus Christi, TX RHP R/R JR 5'11" 188lbs
309 Bircher, Joseph Bradley University, IL LHP L/L SR 6'04" 220lbs
339 Virant, Hunter Adolfo Camarillo HS, CA LHP R/L HS 6'03" 175lbs
369 Joyce, Terrell Florida State Col, FL LF R/R J2 6'03" 230lbs
399 Holmes, Brian Wake Forest, NC LHP L/L JR 6'04" 205lbs
429 Sclafani, Joe Dartmouth Col, NH SS S/R JR 5'09" 185lbs
459 Gonzalez, Erick Gateway CC, AZ RHP R/R J2 6'01" 175lbs
489 Gulbransen, Dan Jacksonville University, FL LF L/L JR 5'11" 200lbs
519 West, Aaron Washington, WA RHP R/R SR 6'01" 205lbs
549 Gingras, Ricky Point Loma Nazarene U, CA C L/R JR 6'02" 205lbs
579 Elkins, Austin Dallas Baptist U, TX 2B S/R JR 5'11" 185lbs
609 Clark, Michael Kent State, OH LHP L/L JR 6'03" 175lbs
639 Wik, Marc Chabot College, CA CF L/R J2 5'11" 195lbs
669 Long, Kenneth Illinois St U, IL LHP L/L 5S 6'00" 165lbs
699 Ballew, Travis Texas State, TX RHP R/R JR 6'00" 160lbs
729 Blair, Patrick Wake Forest, NC SS R/R JR 5'10" 180lbs
759 Dineen, Ryan Eastern Illinois U, IL SS L/R JR 6'02" 205lbs
789 Hinojosa, C.J. Klein Collins HS, TX SS R/R HS 5'11" 185lbs
819 Mathis, Tanner U Mississippi, MS CF L/L JR 5'11" 180lbs
849 Ibanez, Angel U Texas Pan American, TX 3B L/R JR 6'02" 220lbs
879 Garcia, Christian Florence-Darlington Tech, SC RHP R/R J2 6'02" 175lbs
909 Neely, John Texas Tech U, TX RHP R/R SR 6'02" 195lbs
939 Cokinos, M.P. St Marys U, TX C R/R JR 6'02" 215lbs
969 Manez, Tyler Plainedge HS, NY LHP L/L HS 6'03" 180lbs
999 Hauschild, Mike U Dayton, OH RHP R/R SR 6'03" 210lbs
1029 Jankowski, Jordan Catawba Col, NC RHP R/R SR 6'00" 195lbs
1059 Sinatro, James Skyline HS, WA C R/R HS 5'10" 185lbs
1089 Martinez, Michael Florida International, FL 1B R/R SR 6'00" 215lbs
1119 Dimock, Michael Wake Forest U, NC RHP R/R SR 6'02" 194lbs
1149 Remillard, Zachary LaSalle Institute, NY 3B R/R HS 6'01" 200lbs
1179 Traver, Mitchell Houston Christian HS, TX RHP R/R HS 6'07" 240lbs
1209 Shaw, Joe Ennis HS, TX RHP R/R HS 6'05" 215lbs