The Astros select 6'1" 195lb lefty RF Adam Bailey, out of Nebraska.
Bailey hit .368/.431/.691 with 18HR, 69RBI, 43K:25BB in 223 ABs.
Bailey was the Big 12 Player of the Week for March 15-21, and was named to the First Team All-Big 12.
The Daily Nebraskan:
Nebraska’s biggest bopper by far, though, is Adam Bailey. The senior outfielder leads the Big 12 with 15 long balls and is tied for the conference lead with 45 RBIs.
“He’s just unreal,” Asche said. “He’s got some pop.”
Bailey’s approach at the plate this season has remained consistent: Hit the ball middle-away and good things will happen.
“He’s got amazingly quick hands, and his bat speed is off the charts,” Thompson said. “I think if he wanted to, he could probably hit more than he does, but he wouldn’t be the kind of complete hitter that he’s been this year.”