While acquired right before the lockout, the Astros could have high hopes for Logan Cerny.
Cerny was on the Astros’ return for catcher Garrett Stubbs to the Philadelphia Phillies, before the Rule 5 Draft that affected the ability to change the 40-man roster. Cerny, a 10th round selection, was taken three picks before the Astros.
The Astros took a different collegiate outfielder in Michael Sandle, who will also be at mini-camp.
For Cerny, Houston might have had interest in him before the 2021 MLB Draft, while he didn’t face any of the affiliates in the Florida Coast League nor Low-A. The right-hander ranks No. 28 by MLB Pipeline for the Astros with a 70-grade run.