Thursday, June 11, 2009

With the 1271st pick...

(42nd Round) The Astros select 5'9" 175lb CF Ivory Thomas, from Downey (CA) High School.

Thomas has signed a letter of intent with Cal State-Fullerton (and we're in that stage of the draft where high schoolers will most likely honor that college commitment).

Thomas hit .429 with 3 home runs and 28 RBI in 2008, was named the San Gabriel Valley League's Co-Most Valuable Player in 2008, a Two-time All-San Gabriel Valley League first teamer. He was an LA Times Player to Watch entering the 2009 season (as were Jonathan Meyer and Jiovanni Mier).