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


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