Astros Draft Summary of the Day 2 Rounds 3-8
By Eric Huysman
Astros’ Sixth Round Pick – Stephen Wrenn (Georgia)
The Astros were able to draft Wrenn because he has lost some value after a freak accident on the baseball field, a ball tipped off his glove and broke three bones in his face at the beginning of the 2016 season. He was still predicted to go in the first three to five rounds, so he has some talent. Last year with the Bull Dogs, Wrenn batted .297/ six doubles/ four triples/ five home runs/ 12 steals/ 26 RBI after missing the start of the season.
While he has speed, he should be able to steal more often, but needs to improve his technique to better tap into his speed. He profiles as a top of the order hitter with some gap power, but should be able to beat out many infield hits in his career. The Astros took a risk here, but could lead to a big reward.
Draft Slot Value: $257,900
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