The Astros select 6'0" 187lb RHP Geoffrey Thomas from Stephenson HS in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He had signed a letter of intent with Southern Miss.
At one point this season, Thomas had a 0.51 ERA in 27.2 innings with 48 strikeouts and 23 walks and was 3-2 on a team that was 3-9 overall this season. He was named the team MVP in both 2008 and 2006 while earning all-county honors in 2007 and 2008.
Prior to the 2009 season he was named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game USA Preseason All-Region Team. Thomas has also participated in the Major League Baseball Inaugural Breakthrough Series and was a MLB Urban Academy All-Star selection in 2008.
Southern Miss head coach Corky Palmer:
“Geoffrey is a young player with a good arm. He has shown signs of a promising career once he gets to Southern Miss."
Oop! Make that "once he gets to Houston."