Wednesday, June 10, 2009

With the 401st pick...

The Astros select 6'0" 205lb lefty OF Jake Goebbert from Northwestern University.

Goebbert missed the last bit of the season with a lacerated kidney (jeesh) after crashing headlong into the outfield wall at the Metrodome.

"It’s a FieldTurf field and a white ceiling, so you really have to watch the ball in the air. I didn’t feel the warning track and ran into the outfield wall at a dead sprint."

It gets better. He only thought he cracked a rib, so he stayed in the game, came up to bat next inning, and hit a double off the outfield wall. But then...

"When I got to second base, I knew something else was wrong. I couldn’t catch my breath."

That's hardcore.

He was a 2nd Team All-Big Ten selection in 2008, and his 2009 line in 30 game was...
30x107 (.280/.403/.486), 14XBH-23RBI, 15K:18BB.

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