With the 1st pick in the 24th Round (729th overall), the Astros select 5'10" 180lb RHB SS Pat Blair, a Junior out of Wake Forest.
He was the 19th-ranked prospect in North Carolina by Baseball America.
Blair hit .292/.416/.394, with 31K:46BB in 57 games (56 starts) in 2012 for Wake, with 22 stolen bases in 27 attempts.
Perfect Game said:
Very good D both INF and OF, he's a real player that can hit, run, and flashes power, profiled best as an OF at WWBA
His uncle, Marty Blair, spent parts of three seasons in the Rangers organization.