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Houston Astros Draft Recap: Day Two

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Jun 21, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; A ball rests on the infield during the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and UCLA Bruins in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Dave Weaver-USA Today Sports

Round 5

In the fifth round, the Astros turned their sights back to pitching, taking RHP Trent Thornton, a Junior out of the University of North Carolina. Like TCU’s Ferrell, Thornton is a reliever.

Jun 18, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; North Carolina Tarheels pitcher Trent Thornton (31) throws against the LSU Tigers during the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Thornton made 28 appearances this year for the Tar Heels, including four starts. He posted a 5.08 ERA over 62.0 innings, giving up 35 ER on 53 hits and striking out 81 batters.

Round 6

In the 6th round with the 169th pick overall, the Astros selected centerfielder Nestor Muriel. Muriel is a 6′ 2″, 170 lb, 16-year old out of Puerto Rico, where he played in the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy. He was the only player taken on day two that had not attended college.

Next: Rounds 7 & 8

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