With the 1st pick in the 25th Round (759th overall), the Astros select 6'2" 205lb 21-year old lefty SS Ryan Dineen, out of Eastern Illinois University.
Dineen hit .335/.429/.490 for EIU in 57 games (56 starts), with 17 XBH, 27Ks and a team-high 32 walks. He also stole 15 of 23 bases and posted a .935 Fld%.
2012 was a massive improvement over 2011, when he hit .198/.297/.261 in 41 games as a sophomore, with a .923 Fld%.
Dineen is a two-time EIU Athlete of the Week, hitting .643 for the week of May 14, and was named to the 2012 OVC All-Tournament Team.