And with their 2nd pick in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 draft, the Astros selected 23-year old RHP Cameron Lamb from the Giants. Lamb, 23, comes to us from Australia (where the ball spins in the opposite direction).
Lamb spent 2012 between Rookie ball Salem-Keizer of the Low-A Northwest League. Between the two, he was 2-1 in 12 appearances (three starts). In 25.2IP, he allowed 18H/6ER, 19K:7BB, and no home runs. He had a 2.10 ERA/0.97 WHIP in 2012.