2016 Astros Draft Pick Tracker

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    Let's welcome the draft class of 2016 to the Houston Astros organization!

    As always, news regarding the Astros' 2016 draft class, in addition to undrafted free agent signings, will be in this thread. I didn't do any research, so you'll probably be disappointed if you came for that.

    Bold: Has signed, or has given indications that he will sign
    Name stricken through: Player will not sign

    Status as of June 20

    Round 1, Pick 17: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights High School (San Antonio)
    Round 2, Pick 61: Ronnie Dawson, OF, Ohio State (JR); signed for $1,056,800 (full slot value), to Tri-City
    Round 3, Pick 97: Jake Rogers, C, Tulane (JR); signed for $614,000 (full slot value), to Tri-City
    Round 4, Pick 127: Brett Adcock, LHP, Michigan (JR); signed for $430,000 ($29,700 below slot)
    Round 5, Pick 157: Abraham Toro-Hernandez, 3B, Seminole State College (Oklahoma) (JUCO FR); signed for $250,000 ($94,300 below slot value)
    Round 6, Pick 187: Stephen Wrenn, CF, Georgia (JR); signed for $257,900 (full slot value), to Tri-City
    Round 7, Pick 217: Tyler Buffett, RHP, Oklahoma State (JR)
    Round 8, Pick 247: Nick Hernandez, RHP, Houston (JR); signed for $125,000 ($51,600 below slot)
    Round 9, Pick 277: Ryan Hartman, LHP, Tennessee Wesleyan (SR); signed for $10,000 ($154,900 below slot), says he's heading to Tri-City
    Round 10, Pick 307: Dustin Hunt, RHP, Northeastern (JR); signed for $135,000 ($21,600 below slot)
    Round 11, Pick 337: Chad Donato, RHP, West Virginia (JR)
    Round 12, Pick 367: Carmen Benedetti, LHP, Michigan (JR); listed on Tri-City preliminary roster as an OF
    Round 13, Pick 397: Ryne Birk, 2B, Texas A&M (JR)
    Round 14, Pick 427: Carson LaRue, RHP, Cowley CC (JUCO SOPH)
    Round 15, Pick 457: Alex Degoti, SS, Barry (SR)
    Round 16, Pick 487: Spencer Johnson, LF, Missouri State (SR); to Greeneville
    Round 17, Pick 517: Brian Howard, RHP, Texas Christian (JR)
    Round 18, Pick 547: Colin McKee, RHP, Mercyhurst (redshirt JR); to Greeneville
    Round 19, Pick 577: Taylor Jones, 1B, Gonzaga (SR)
    Round 20, Pick 607: Louis-Philippe Pelletier, 2B, Seminole State College (Oklahoma) (JUCO FR)
    Round 21, Pick 637: Chuckie Robinson, C, Southern Mississippi (JR)
    Round 22, Pick 667: Ray Henderson-Lozano, C, Grayson College (JUCO SOPH); signed for $100,000 (slot for rounds 11-40), says he's heading to Greeneville
    Round 23, Pick 697: Tyler Britton, RHP, High Point (SR)
    Round 24, Pick 727: Troy Sieber, 1B, Saint Leo (JR); signing on Saturday, to GCL
    Round 25, Pick 757: Kevin Hill, RHP, South Alabama (redshirt SR)
    <strike>Round 26, Pick 787: Avery Tuck, CF, Steele Canyon High School (Spring Valley, California)</strike>
    Round 27, Pick 817: Nathan Thompson, LHP, Oklahoma Baptist (SR)
    Round 28, Pick 847: Johnny Ruiz, 2B, Miami (JR)
    Round 29, Pick 877: Elliott Barzilli, 3B, Texas Christian (JR)
    Round 30, Pick 907: Brody Westmoreland, 3B, College of Southern Nevada (JUCO SOPH)
    Round 31, Pick 937: Howie Brey, LHP, Rutgers (SR)
    Round 32, Pick 967: Darius Vines, RHP, St. Bonaventure High School (Ventura, California)
    Round 33, Pick 997: Toby Handley, CF, Stony Brook (JR)
    Round 34, Pick 1027: Stijn van der Meer, SS, Lamar (SR)
    Round 35, Pick 1057: Nick Slaughter, C, Klein High School (Klein)
    Round 36, Pick 1087: Ian Hardman, RHP, Seminole State College (Oklahoma) (JUCO SOPH)
    <strike>Round 37, Pick 1117: Anthony DeFrancesco, 3B, Red Mountain High School (Mesa, Arizona)</strike>
    Round 38, Pick 1147: Chaz Pal, OF, South Carolina-Aiken (SR)
    Round 39, Pick 1177: Tyler Wolfe, IF, Kansas State (SR)
    Round 40, Pick 1207: Lucas Williams, RHP, Central Missouri (SR)

    Undrafted Free Agents

    Sean Stutzman, LHP, Dallas Baptist
    Reggie Johnson, RHP, Hampden-Sydney College
    Devin Raftery, RHP, Nova Southeastern
    Devon Carr, LHP, Florida Atlantic

    The First 10, with Slot Values

    Round 1, Pick 17: Forrest Whitley, slot value $2,504,200
    Round 2, Pick 61: Ronnie Dawson, slot value $1,056,800 (signed for slot)
    Round 3, Pick 97: Jake Rogers, slot value $614,000 (signed for slot)
    Round 4, Pick 127: Brett Adcock, slot value $459,700 (signed for $430,000; $29,700 below slot)
    Round 5, Pick 157: Abraham Toro-Hernandez, slot value $344,300 (signed for $250,000; $94,300 below slot)
    Round 6, Pick 187: Stephen Wrenn, slot value $257,900 (signed for slot)
    Round 7, Pick 217: Tyler Buffett, slot value $193,300
    Round 8, Pick 247: Nick Hernandez, slot value $176,600 (signed for $125,000; $51,600 below slot)
    Round 9, Pick 277: Ryan Hartman, slot value $164,900 (signed for $10,000; $154,900 below slot)
    Round 10, Pick 307: Dustin Hunt, slot value $156,600 (signed for $135,000; $21,600 below slot)

    Total bonus pool: $5,928,300
    Bonuses for the first 10 (8/10 signed): $2,878,700
    Remaining pool as of 6/18: $3,049,600

    Breakdown

    29 College (16 juniors, 11 seniors, 1 redshirt junior, 1 redshirt senior)
    6 Junior College (4 sophomores, 2 freshmen)
    5 High School

    By position

    13 RHP: Forrest Whitley, Tyler Buffett, Nick Hernandez, Dustin Hunt, Chad Donato, Carson LaRue, Brian Howard, Colin McKee, Tyler Britton, Kevin Hill, Darius Vines, Ian Hardman, Lucas Williams
    6 OF: Ronnie Dawson, Stephen Wrenn, Spencer Johnson, Avery Tuck, Toby Handley, Chaz Pal
    5 LHP: Brett Adcock, Ryan Hartman, Carmen Benedetti, Nathan Thompson, Howie Brey
    4 C: Jake Rogers, Chuckie Robinson, Ray Henderson-Lozano, Nick Slaughter
    4 3B: Abraham Toro-Hernandez, Elliott Barzilli, Brody Westmoreland, Anthony DeFrancesco
    3 2B: Ryne Birk, Louis-Philippe Pelletier, Johnny Ruiz
    2 1B: Taylor Jones, Troy Sieber
    1 IF: Tyler Wolfe

    Remember, college seniors are not subject to the signing deadline. The Astros can negotiate with them up until one week before the 2017 draft. The signing deadline is Friday, July 15.

    Baseball America/Perfect Game Top 500 Players

    1. Forrest Whitley (BA #18, PG #18)
    2. Ronnie Dawson (BA #53, PG #143)
    3. Jake Rogers (BA #95, PG #70)
    4. Brett Adcock (BA #224, PG #249)
    6. Stephen Wrenn (BA #212, PG #129)
    7. Tyler Buffett (not ranked by BA, PG #142)
    8. Nick Hernandez (not ranked by BA, PG #277)
    10. Dustin Hunt (BA #345, PG #291)
    11. Chad Donato (BA #351, PG #316)
    12. Carmen Benedetti (BA #275, PG #144)
    13. Ryne Birk (BA #481, not ranked by PG)
    14. Carson LaRue (not ranked by BA, PG #471)
    16. Spencer Johnson (not ranked by BA, PG #401)
    17. Brian Howard (BA #276, PG #385)
    26. Avery Tuck (BA #177, PG #93)

    Where are the high school/JUCO players committed?

    I'm trying to dig for this.

    Forrest Whitley - Florida State
    Abraham Toro-Hernandez - unknown
    Carson LaRue - Houston
    Louis-Philippe Pelletier - unknown
    Ray Henderson-Lozano - Oral Roberts
    Avery Tuck - San Diego State
    Brody Westmoreland - Central Florida
    Darius Vines - unknown
    Nick Slaughter - Houston
    Anthony DeFrancesco - Gateway CC (Phoenix)
    Ian Hardman - unknown

    Players in College World Series

    7. Tyler Buffett (Oklahoma State)
    17. Brian Howard (TCU)
    28. Johnny Ruiz (Miami)
    29. Elliott Barzilli (TCU)

    Where they're headed

    Tri-City

    Ronnie Dawson (2)
    Jake Rogers (3)
    Brett Adcock (4)
    Stephen Wrenn (6)
    Ryan Hartman (9)
    Carmen Benedetti (12)
    Alex DeGoti (15)
    Taylor Jones (19)
    Chuckie Robinson (21)

    Greeneville

    Spencer Johnson (16)
    Colin McKee (18)
    Ray Henderson-Lozano (22)

    GCL

    Louis-Philippe Pelletier (20)
    Troy Sieber (24)
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Astros have reached agreements with 8th-round pick Nick Hernandez (UH) and 10th-round pick Dustin Hunt, a pair of RHPs.</p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/741740293980983297">June 11, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Astros have also reached a deal with 9th-round pick, LHP Ryan Hartman, Tennessee Wesleyan.</p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/741749111880192000">June 11, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Elias said team has yet to engage with first-round pick Forrest Whitley, saying they want him to rest for a bit.</p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/741764200947552257">June 11, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Astros’ 26th-round pick Avery Tuck, LH-hitting OF from Cali, will be tough to sign away from San Diego State commitment, Elias said.</p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/741767323170668544">June 11, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Mike Elias on draft, part 1
    <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Elias on draft <a href="https://t.co/eTKSwNfNjv">pic.twitter.com/eTKSwNfNjv</a></p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/741760319404400640">June 11, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Mike Elias on draft, part 2
    <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More Elias on draft <a href="https://t.co/NYA9i0Gq32">pic.twitter.com/NYA9i0Gq32</a></p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/741761201261010944">June 11, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Mike Elias on draft, part 3
    <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More Elias on draft <a href="https://t.co/QvfTJTXpmU">pic.twitter.com/QvfTJTXpmU</a></p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/741762367550148608">June 11, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So honored to be a Houston Astro <a href="https://twitter.com/astros">@astros</a> looking forward to the journey! Thank you to my family and friends for all the support!</p>&mdash; Brody Westmoreland (@BrodyWest17) <a href="https://twitter.com/BrodyWest17/status/741728478039400448">June 11, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> reached contract agreements w/ 2nd–round pick Ronnie Dawson, 3rd-round pick Jake Rogers &amp; 5th-round pick Abraham Toro-Hernandez</p>&mdash; Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/742079251592024064">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Source: Astros in agreement with 2nd-rdr. (61st overall) Ronnie Dawson for slot value of $1.0568M.</p>&mdash; Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisCotillo/status/742120299911643136">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jake Rogers signed for $614,000, which is slot value.</p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/742114764826935297">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Watched Tyler Buffet pitch OSU to Omaha today. He was solid, but it looked like he topped out at 85 mph. Not sure what to think.
     
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    Sounds like Troy Sieber (24) will sign:

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I just want to thank the <a href="https://twitter.com/astros">@astros</a> organization for giving me the opportunity to play at the next level. Let's get to work ⚾️</p>&mdash; Troy Sieber (@TroySieber) <a href="https://twitter.com/TroySieber/status/741846049434808320">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Anthony DeFrancesco (37) "appreciates the Astros' gesture," but he's headed to college. He'll play for Gateway Community College in the Phoenix area.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tony DeFrancesco's son drafted by Astros...reaction from Tony and Anthony and what his plans are next.<a href="https://t.co/4RTrC4Whgf">https://t.co/4RTrC4Whgf</a></p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/741806620301090816">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    It was like watching Kirk Sarloos 2.0. He was very effective so if he can keep his control and throw strikes, he can make it.
     
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    Jason Munz is the Southern Miss beat writer for the Hattiesburg American.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: Chuckie Robinson tells me has agreed to terms w/ Houston Astros. The catcher will not return to Southern Miss for senior season.</p>&mdash; Jason Munz (@munzly) <a href="https://twitter.com/munzly/status/742108358627495936">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    That he probably won't make it past AA unless he can pick up more velocity.
     
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    Toby Handley (33) is currently in the Cape Cod League, and he just delivered a game-winning hit.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bourne Braves defeat the Hyannis Harbor Hawks 5 to 4 after ten innings. Player of the game: Toby Handley with his RBI single to win the game</p>&mdash; Cape League (@Official_CCBL) <a href="https://twitter.com/Official_CCBL/status/742161505303547904">June 13, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Looks like Westmoreland intends to sign.
     
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    CBB analyst on twitter said he was ranging from 87-92 with solid life.
     
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    That would be much easier to stomach, though obviously you'd like to see a couple more mph.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI, congrats to our two newest <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLBDraft?src=hash">#MLBDraft</a> picks, Chad Donato and Blake Smith! ➡️ <a href="https://t.co/rC2D0DO2zt">https://t.co/rC2D0DO2zt</a> <a href="https://t.co/lsvNNkIVpJ">pic.twitter.com/lsvNNkIVpJ</a></p>&mdash; WVU Baseball (@WVUBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/WVUBaseball/status/742366274680938497">June 13, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Todd Murray writes for the Dominion Post, a paper based in Morgantown, West Virginia.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great day <a href="https://twitter.com/WVUBaseball">@WVUBaseball</a>'s <a href="https://twitter.com/ChadDonato">@ChadDonato</a>, Blake Smith as <a href="https://twitter.com/MLBDraft">@MLBDraft</a> dreams come true. Full story <a href="https://t.co/G20gUypE0t">https://t.co/G20gUypE0t</a> <a href="https://t.co/PAVljewhhH">pic.twitter.com/PAVljewhhH</a></p>&mdash; Todd Murray (@ToddTheMurr) <a href="https://twitter.com/ToddTheMurr/status/741822411935354881">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Also in the story... he's scheduled to meet with one of the Astros' doctors tomorrow. In the Big 12 tournament, he left with discomfort in his elbow and was diagnosed with a strained UCL.

     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Buffett's been working 87-91, T92, upper 70s breaking ball, quality changeup and a low-80s cutter. Struck out Cone with it, jamming him.</p>&mdash; Michael Lananna (@mlananna) <a href="https://twitter.com/mlananna/status/742090544147488768">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Carmen Benedetti's (12) Twitter bio says "Houston Astros Organization"

    Alex Degoti (15):

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you to everyone that reached out to me today. I am forever greatful for the opportunity the <a href="https://twitter.com/astros">@astros</a> have given to me! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoStros?src=hash">#GoStros</a></p>&mdash; alexdegoti (@alexdegoti) <a href="https://twitter.com/alexdegoti/status/741795968467632129">June 12, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    I am getting that Griffey UD rookie card this time.
     
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    Astros County also encountered a couple of articles that pretty much signify that Nathan Thompson (27) and Howie Brey (31) are both going to sign.

    Thompson:

    Brey:

     
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