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Here's a quick look at the Houston Astros top 3 draft picks

The MLB Draft started on Sunday and the Houston Astros made three selections, adding some much-needed depth to their farm system. Keep in mind, the Astros haven't had a first or second round pick for the last two years because of the punishment handed down by MLB for the sign-stealing scandal.

The Astros used their first pick (No. 28 overall) to select Tennessee outfielder Drew Gilbert.

Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 185 lbs Bats: L Throws: L

Gilbert hit .362 last season for the Volunteers with 11 home runs, 70 RBI, while slugging .673 with an OPS of 1.128.

Be sure to check out the video above as Gilbert's manager from Tennessee shares some interesting insight, as he was in person giving analysis at the draft.


With the Astros next pick, they selected left-handed Oregon State outfielder/infielder Jacob Melton at No. 64 overall. Melton hit .360 last season for the Beavers with 17 home runs, 83 RBI, while slugging .670 with an OPS of 1.094.


With the Astros 3rd pick in the draft (No. 80 overall), Houston selected right-handed pitcher Andrew Taylor from Central Michigan.


In Taylor's career at Central Michigan, the 6-foot-5, 190-pounder went 20-8 with a 2.45 ERA in three seasons. He recorded 261 strikeouts and walked 55 in 195 career innings.

All three of the Astros top picks are college players, meaning they might make an impact in the big leagues sooner rather than later.

The MLB Draft will continue over the next two days, with it coming to an end on Tuesday after 20 rounds.

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With news of the Texas Rangers being the 4th team this season to fire their manager, we have to wonder if they could turn their attention to Astros bench coach Joe Espada, who has interviewed for the Rangers job in recent years.

Plus, could the fear of losing Espada to the Rangers be enough reason for the Astros to part ways with Dusty Baker after the season?

Check out the video above as we discuss if this should be Baker's last season with Houston, whether they win the World Series or not.

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