With their 8th Round pick (241st overall) the Astros selected 5'10" 185lb (UH says 6'1" 200lbs) righty CF Corey Julks, Clear Brook grad and a junior out of the University of Houston.
Julks was a 2017 1st team American Conference member, 2017 1st team All-American Conference member, 2017 American Championship All-Tournament Team member. In 59 games, Julks hit .335/.426/.572 with 12 doubles, six triples, and nine homers with 35K:35BB. He also stole 15 bases in 20 attempts.
Julks was the 88th-ranked outfielder by Baseball America, rounding out the Top 500 at...500, and was the 45th-ranked draft prospect out of Texas. He was 8x17 with a homer, 4RBI, and six runs scored for UH in the NCAA tournament.
Watch Julks steal home against Tulane.
The slot for the 241st pick is $158,100.