Tuesday, June 7, 2011

With their 11th Round pick...

...The Astros select 6'4" 185lb junior out of the University of Minnesota, 21-year old Justin Gominsky.

Gominsky hit .307/.367/.381 in 49 games (189 ABs) for the Golden Gophers, with 58 hits (11XBHs) and 18RBIs, with 35K:17BB.

GopherSports.com says:
Gifted athlete out of Mahtomedi High School who was named All-State in baseball and football • talented outfielder who has good speed and can swing the bat well • has three-plus tools in his arm, bat and speed • has a great deal of athleticism and toughness, and will compete for a spot in the outfield after missing most of the 2010 season with a knee injury.

Gominsky was apparently The Man as a football player, with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune saying Gominsky was:
a sure-handed game-breaker who can bring a crowd to its feet and opposing coaches to their knees.

That's some Roy Hobbs stuff right there.

He was an all-state baseball player in his junior and senior year at Mahtomedi High School in Minnesota, playing alongside teammate Mike Kvasnicka (yeah, the guy playing for Lexington).

In February, the Daily Gopher had a baseball team preview, naming Gominsky as the Best Outfielder, saying:
Gominsky might be the single most important player on the roster this year. He missed most of 2010 due to a knee injury but the former freshman All-American will be counted upon heavily to be healthy and productive at the top of the lineup. As a freshman he hit .338 and had 11 steals. Count on Gominsky to start at CF and hit lead-off.

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