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Astros secure No. 1 overall pick

Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:36 pm
Edited on: October 12, 2011 1:00 pm
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By C. Trent Rosecrans

While it may lack the excitement of Chris Burke's walk-off in 2005, the Astros can celebrate Rene Tosoni's double to give Minnesota a walk-off victory over the Mariners. With the Twins' 60th victory of the season, the Astros have clinched baseball's worst record in 2011 and the first pick in the 2012 draft.

Houston lost its 102nd game on Wednesday and hosts the Rockies on Thursday.

There's no Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper in this class, but Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, Arizona State shortstop Deven Merrero, LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman, Florida catcher Mike Zunino, California right-hander Luis Giolito and Florida high school right-hander Lance McCullers are all seen as possible first overall picks -- even though that could change dramatically in the next eight months.

It will be the third time in Houston's history it has drafted No. 1 overall, the first since 1992 when the team took third baseman Phil Nevin and passed up shortstop Derek Jeter, who went sixth overall to the Yankees. In 1976, Houston selected left-hander Floyd Bannister with the top pick.

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Astros secure No. 1 overall pick

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 5:43 pm
 

Astros secure No. 1 overall pick

but Stanford right-hander Mark Appel, Arizona State shortstop Deven Merrero, LSU right-hander Kevin Gausman, Florida catcher Mike Zunino, California right-hander Luis Giolito and Florida high school right-hander Lance McCullers are all seen as possible first overall picks -- even though that could change dramatically in the next eight months.
So there are at least 6 guy's who can be #1 picks?  that means the next 5 teams on the list consider their pick #1 as well.  Not a very good reward for the astros. 


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