The Astros select 5'7" 180lb SS Joseph Carcone, out of New Hartford HS (NY).
He worked out for the Astros last week at Minute Maid. New Hartford coach Brian LaLonde:
“I know the scouts have been very impressed with him as a person, too. He’s a very honest, very humble kid, and he plays the game like he loves it. He plays the game with a passion.”
Carcone has signed with Le Moyne College in Syracuse. Le Moyne coach Steve Owens:
“Joe is one of the best all-around athletes in the CNY area on the baseball diamond as well as the football field. He possesses a strong arm and the ability to steal bases, the type of player that fits our profile of a lead-off hitter. Joe has proven to be a mentally tough individual in both sports he has played.”