Tuesday, June 7, 2011

With their 6th Round pick...

...The Astros select 6'2" 225lb, 21-year old Junior Left-Fielder from San Diego State, Brandon Meredith.

Meredith was a 2011 preseason 2nd-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association of America, and switched to LF after his freshman year, where he played 1B. Interestingly enough, Meredith was the first high school player to ever hit a home run at Petco Park.

Meredith, who played under head coach Tony Gwynn (which means that I trust him), hit .272 with 24 XBH/38RBI, with 46K:40BB in 191ABs, and led SDSU with 10HBPs in 2011.

In 2007, Perfect Game had this to say:

Meredith has present strength throughout his body with a barrel chest. Defensively he showed raw arm strength from outfield with good carry on his throws. Meredith also showed the ability to play third base in game action giving him position flexibility. At the plate he is a right handed hitter with plus bat speed. He takes an aggressive swing and the ball jumps off his bat. There is strength in his swing giving him raw power and the ability to drive the ball to all fields with authority. He is quick through the zone, and remains balanced through his swing. Meredith is a middle of the order hitter who should produce runs at the next level. He also runs well for size. Meredith is an excellent student as well.

College Baseball 360 named him a Collegiate Outfielder To Watch.