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Craig Biggio (1987) is the only first-round draft pick of the Astros with over 3000 career hits.

The Houston Astros, originally called the "Colt .45s," are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Houston, Texas. They play in the National League Central division. Since the institution of Major League Baseball's Rule 4 Draft, the Astros have selected 51 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft",[1] the Rule 4 Draft is Major League Baseball's primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs to its teams. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick.[1] In addition, teams which lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks.[2]

Of the 51 players picked in the first round by Houston, 23 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 20 of these were right-handed, while 3 were left-handed. Eight players each at catcher and shortstop were selected, while seven outfielders, two first basemen, and two third basemen were selected. The team also selected one player at second base.[3] Thirteen of the players came from high schools or universities in the state of California, while Texas and Tennessee follow, with five and three players, respectively. They have also drafted one player from outside the United States: Ramón Castro (1994) from Puerto Rico.[3]

No Astros first-round pick has won a World Series championship, Rookie of the Year award, MVP award, or Cy Young Award. Craig Biggio (1987) is the only player drafted by the Astros in the first round in the 3000 hit club.[4] Brad Lidge (1998) won the Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2008, his first season with the Philadelphia Phillies after leaving the Astros the previous season.[5]

The Astros have made 11 selections in the supplemental round of the draft. They have made the first overall selection in the draft twice, in 1976 and 1992.[3][6] They have had 14 compensatory picks since the institution of the First-Year Player Draft in 1965. These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the prior off-season,[2][7][V] or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year.[8] The Astros have failed to sign one of their first-round picks, John Burke (1991), and were given the 37th pick of the 1992 draft in compensation which they used to draft Kendall Rhine.[3]

Contents

Key

Year Links to an article about that year's Major League Baseball Draft
Position Indicates the secondary/collegiate position at which the player was drafted, rather than the professional position the player may have gone on to play
Pick Indicates the number of the pick
* Player did not sign with the Astros
§ Indicates a supplemental pick

Table

A man in a black baseball jersey, cap, and white pants pitches a baseball with his left hand.
Although the Astros have drafted 23 pitchers in the first round, Billy Wagner (1993) is one of only 3 left-handed pitchers taken.
A man in a blue baseball jersey and white pants enters a right-handed batting stance.
Ramón Castro (1994), drafted out of Puerto Rico, is the only player drafted by the Astros in the first round from outside the United States.
A man in a red baseball jersey and black cap stands in a baseball dugout looking up.
Lance Berkman (1997) is one of two players drafted from an institution based in the Astros' home city of Houston.
A man in grey pants, a blue baseball jersey, and a red baseball cap with "P" on it jogs in the field.
Brad Lidge (1998) went on to win the Comeback Player of the Year award in 2008 with the Phillies, a season after leaving the Astros.
A man in red socks and a gray baseball uniform with "Arizona" on the chest stands after taking a right-handed baseball swing.
Chris Burke (2001) is the only second baseman taken by the Astros in the first round of the draft.
Year Name Position School (Location) Pick Ref
1965 Alex Barrett Shortstop Atwater High School
(Atwater, California)
4 [9]
1966 Wayne Twitchell Right-handed pitcher Wilson High School
(Portland, Oregon)
3 [10]
1967 John Mayberry First baseman Northwestern High School
(Detroit, Michigan)
6 [11]
1968 Martin Cott Catcher Hutchinson Technical High School
(Buffalo, New York)
3 [12]
1969 J. R. Richard Right-handed pitcher Lincoln High School
(Ruston, Louisiana)
2 [13]
1970 Randy Scarbery Right-handed pitcher Roosevelt High School
(Fresno, California)
7 [14]
1971 Neil Rasmussen Shortstop Arcadia High School
(Arcadia, California)
12 [15]
1972 Steve Englishbey Outfielder South Houston High School
(South Houston, Texas)
9 [16]
1973 Calvin Portley Shortstop Longview High School
(Longview, Texas)
20 [17]
1974 Kevin Drake Outfielder Cabrillo High School
(Lompoc, California)
15 [18]
1975 Bo McLaughlin Right-handed pitcher David Lipscomb College
(Nashville, Tennessee)
14 [19]
1976 Floyd Bannister Left-handed pitcher Arizona State University
(Tempe, Arizona)
1 [20]
1977 Ricky Adams Shortstop Montclair High School
(Montclair, California)
14 [21]
1978 Rod Boxberger Right-handed pitcher University of Southern California
(Los Angeles, California)
11 [22]
1979 John Mizerock Catcher Punxsutawney High School
(Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania)
8 [23]
1980 no first-round pick[a] [3]
1981 no first-round pick[b] [3]
1982 Steve Swain Outfielder Grossmont High School
(El Cajon, California)
15 [24]
1983 Robbie Wine Catcher Oklahoma State University
(Stillwater, Oklahoma)
8 [25]
1984 Don August Right-handed pitcher Chapman University
(Orange, California)
17 [26]
1985 Cameron Drew Outfielder University of New Haven
(West Haven, Connecticut)
12 [27]
1986 Ryan Bowen Right-handed pitcher Hanford High School
(Hanford, California)
13 [28]
1987 Craig Biggio Catcher Seton Hall University
(South Orange, New Jersey)
22 [29]
1988 Willie Ansley Outfielder Plainview High School
(Plainview, Texas)
7 [30]
1989 Jeff Juden Right-handed pitcher Salem High School
(Salem, Massachusetts)
12 [31]
Todd Jones Right-handed pitcher Jacksonville State University
(Jacksonville, Florida)
27§[c]
1990 Tom Nevers Shortstop Edina High School
(Edina, Minnesota)
21[d] [32]
Brian Williams Right-handed pitcher University of South Carolina
(Columbia, South Carolina)
31§[e]
1991 John Burke* Right-handed pitcher University of Florida
(Gainesville, Florida)
6 [33]
Shawn Livsey Shortstop Simeon High School
(Chicago, Illinois)
29§[f]
Jim Gonzalez Catcher East Hartford High School
(East Hartford, Connecticut)
40§[g]
Mike Groppuso Third baseman Seton Hall University
(South Orange, New Jersey)
44§[h]
1992 Phil Nevin Third baseman California State University, Fullerton
(Fullerton, California)
1 [34]
Kendall Rhine Right-handed pitcher University of Georgia
(Athens, Georgia)
37§[i]
1993 Billy Wagner Left-handed pitcher Ferrum College
(Ferrum, Virginia)
12 [35]
1994 Ramón Castro Catcher Lino Padron Rivera High School
(Vega Baia, Puerto Rico)
17 [36]
Scott Elarton Right-handed pitcher Lamar High School
(Lamar, Colorado)
25[j]
Russ Johnson Shortstop Louisiana State University
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
30§[k]
1995 Tony McKnight Right-handed pitcher Arkansas High School
(Texarkana, Arkansas)
22 [37]
1996 Mark Johnson Right-handed pitcher University of Hawaii
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
19 [38]
1997 Lance Berkman First baseman Rice University
(Houston, Texas)
16 [39]
1998 Brad Lidge Right-handed pitcher University of Notre Dame
(Notre Dame, Indiana)
17[l] [40]
Mike Nannini Right-handed pitcher Green Valley High School
(Henderson, Nevada)
37§[m]
1999 Mike Rosamond Outfielder University of Mississippi
(Oxford, Mississippi)
42§[m] [41]
2000 Robert Stiehl Right-handed pitcher El Camino College
(Torrance, California)
27 [42]
2001 Chris Burke Second baseman University of Tennessee
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
10 [43]
2002 Derick Grigsby Right-handed pitcher Northeast Texas Community College
(Mount Pleasant, Texas)
29 [44]
2003 no first-round pick[n] [3]
2004 no first-round pick[o] [3]
2005 Brian Bogusevic Left-handed pitcher Tulane University
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
24 [45]
Eli Iorg Outfielder University of Tennessee
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
38§[p]
2006 Maxwell Sapp Catcher Bishop Moore High School
(Orlando, Florida)
23 [46]
2007 no first-round pick[r] [3]
2008 Jason Castro Catcher Stanford University
(Stanford, California)
10 [47]
Jordan Lyles Right-handed pitcher Hartsville High School
(Hartsville, South Carolina)
38§[s]
2009 Jiovanni Mier Shortstop Bonita High School
(La Verne, California)
21 [48]

See also

Footnotes

  • V Free agents are evaluated by the Elias Sports Bureau and rated "Type A", "Type B", or not compensation-eligible. If a team offers arbitration to a player but that player refuses and subsequently signs with another team, the original team may receive additional draft picks. If a "Type A" free agent leaves in this way his previous team receives a supplemental pick and a compensation pick from the team with which he signs. If a "Type B" free agent leaves in this way his previous team receives only a supplemental pick.[8]
  • a The Astros lost their first-round pick in 1980 to the Los Angeles Angels as compensation for signing free agent Nolan Ryan.[49]
  • b The Astros lost their first-round pick in 1981 to the Texas Rangers as compensation for signing free agent Dave Roberts.[50]
  • c The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1989 for losing free agent Nolan Ryan.[31]
  • d The Astros gained a compensatory first-round pick in 1990 from the San Francisco Giants for losing free agent Kevin Bass.[32]
  • e The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1990 for losing free agent Kevin Bass.[32]
  • f The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1991 for losing free agent Danny Darwin.[33]
  • g The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1991 for losing free agent Dave Smith.[33]
  • h The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1991 for losing free agent Franklin Stubbs.[33]
  • i The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1992 for failing to sign their 1991 first-round pick John Burke.[34]
  • j The Astros gained a compensatory first-round pick in 1994 from the San Francisco Giants for losing free agent Mark Portugal.[36]
  • k The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1994 for losing free agent Mark Portugal.[36]
  • l The Astros gained a compensatory first-round pick in 1998 from the Colorado Rockies for losing free agent Darryl Kile.[40]
  • m The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1998 for losing free agent Darryl Kile.[40]
  • n The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1999 for losing free agent Randy Johnson.[41]
  • o The Astros lost their first-round pick in 2003 to the San Francisco Giants as compensation for signing free agent Jeff Kent.[51]
  • p The Astros lost their first-round pick in 2004 to the New York Yankees as compensation for signing free agent Andy Pettitte.[52]
  • q The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 2005 for losing free agent Carlos Beltran.[45]
  • r The Astros lost their first-round pick in 2007 to the Texas Rangers as compensation for signing free agent Carlos Lee.[53]
  • s The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 2008 for losing free agent Trever Miller.[47]

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