Tuesday, June 7, 2011

With their 15th Round pick...

...The Astros select Zach Johnson, a 5'11" 200lb junior 1B out of Oklahoma State.

In May, Johnson was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, hitting safely in 46 of his 54 games, and starting the season with a 16-game hitting streak.

Johnson hit .358 with a .642 SLG in 2011, with 13HR/62RBI and five games where he had 4RBI. Oklahoma State coach Frank Anderson:
“He doesn’t have many highs or lows. He goes about practice like a professional player. He’s a pretty quiet kid and comes to play everyday.”

Incredibly, Johnson's favorite athlete is Jay Buhner, and he's a huge Phillies fan (stick with the Astros, kid, and you just may achieve your wish).

Here's an interview from May 2010, with Ohlone College.