With the 1st pick of the 19th Round (579th overall), the Astros select 5'11" 185lb switch-hitting 2B Austin Elkins, 21-year old Junior out of Dallas Baptist University.
BPN's Mark Anderson scouted him:
Small guy, can hit from both sides, average runner, intelligent player, tools play up.
Elkins is a 2009 grad of Coppell HS, and his favorite player is Derek Jeter. He hit .344/.427/.602 in 56 games for DBU, with 28K:27BB, 9HR and 44RBI. He only committed six errors all season, for a .977 Fld%.
Perfect Game profiles him as a lead-off hitter.
CollegeSummerBaseball.net listed him as the 25th best position player in the Cape Cod League last year, and he was a Freshman All-American in 2010.