Tuesday, June 8, 2010

With their 7th Round pick (213th overall)

The Astros select Roberto Pena, a 6'0" 180lb catcher from Eloisa Pascual HS out of Puerto Rico.

Zach Levine notes that he's the son of former Astro backup infielder Bert Pena.

Perfect Game:
No Puerto Rican draft would be complete without a top-flight defensive catcher, and the most-obvious 2010 candidate is Roberto Pena, a converted shortstop with one of the strongest throwing arms of any prospect in the entire draft. Scouts say that Pena’s defensive ceiling is at least equal to the three Molina brothers, who have gone on to become big-league catchers, although it will take a while to develop his hitting skills.

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