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List of Houston Astros first-round draft picks

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A man in a white, pinstriped baseball uniform with "ASTROS 7" on the chest and a black batting helmet stands on a base with both hands raised.
Craig Biggio (1987) is the only first-round draft pick of the Astros with over 3000 career hits.

The Houston Astros, originally called the "Colt .45s", are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Houston, Texas. They play in the American League West division. Since the institution of Major League Baseball's Rule 4 Draft, the Astros have selected 57 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft",[1] the Rule 4 Draft is Major League Baseball's primary mechanism for assigning amateur baseball players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur baseball clubs to its franchises. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, and the team that had the worst record receives the first pick.[1] In addition, teams which lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks.[2] The First-Year Player Draft is unrelated to the 1961 expansion draft in which the Astros initially filled their roster.

Of the 57 players picked in the first round by Houston, 24 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 21 of these were right-handed, while 3 were left-handed. Ten catchers were selected, while nine outfielders, nine shortstops, two first basemen, and two third basemen were taken as well. The team also selected one player at second base.[3] Thirteen of the players came from high schools or universities in the state of California, while Texas and Tennessee follow with five and three players, respectively. They have also drafted two players from outside the United States: Carlos Correa (2012) and Ramón Castro (1994), both from Puerto Rico.[3]

The Astros won their first World Series title in 2017 with three of their first-round picks on the World Series roster—Correa, series MVP George Springer (2011), and Alex Bregman (2015). One Astros first-round pick is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio (1987), who played his entire 20-season MLB career (1988–2007) with the Astros and became a member of the 3,000 hit club,[4] was elected to the Hall in 2015.[5] Carlos Correa is the only Astros first-round pick to have won a Rookie of the Year award, joining Jeff Bagwell (1991, originally drafted by the Red Sox) as the two Astros to win ROY. No Astros first round pick has won a Most Valuable Player award or Cy Young Award with the team. Brad Lidge (1998) won the Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2008 with the Philadelphia Phillies, his first season after leaving the Astros.[6]

The Astros have made 12 selections in the supplemental round of the draft. They have made the first overall selection in the draft five times; in 1976, 1992, 2012, 2013, and 2014.[3][7] They have had 16 compensatory picks since the institution of the First-Year Player Draft in 1965. These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the prior off-season,[2][8][V] or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year.[9] The Astros have failed to sign three of their first-round picks. First, pitcher Randy Scarbery (1970) did not sign though the Astros received no pick in compensation.[10] John Burke (1991) and Brady Aiken (2014) also did not sign. The Astros were given the 37th pick of the 1992 draft and a pick in the 2015 draft in compensation for Burke and Aiken, respectively.[3]

On January 13, 2020, Major League Baseball punished[11] the Houston Astros for cheating during the 2017 regular and post-season by using cameras to steal signs and relaying them to hitters using a trash can. As a result, Houston lost their 2020 and 2021 first and second-round draft picks.

Year Links to an article about that year's Major League Baseball Draft
Position Indicates the secondary/collegiate position at which the player was drafted, rather than the professional position the player may have gone on to play
Pick Indicates the number of the pick
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
* Player did not sign with the Astros
§ Indicates a supplemental pick
'17 Player was a member of the Astros' 2017 championship team


A man in a black baseball jersey, cap, and white pants pitches a baseball with his left hand.
Although the Astros have drafted 23 pitchers in the first round, Billy Wagner (1993) is one of only 3 left-handed pitchers taken.
A man in a blue baseball jersey and white pants enters a right-handed batting stance.
Ramón Castro (1994), drafted out of Puerto Rico, was the only player drafted by the Astros in the first round from outside the United States until Astros drafted Carlos Correa first pick overall in 2012 also from Puerto Rico.
A man in a red baseball jersey with "ASTROS" on the chest and black cap stands in a baseball dugout looking up.
Lance Berkman (1997) is one of two players drafted from an institution based in the Astros' home city of Houston.
A man in grey pants, a blue baseball jersey, and a red baseball cap with "P" on it jogs in the field.
Brad Lidge (1998) went on to win the Comeback Player of the Year award in 2008 with the Phillies, a season after leaving the Astros.
A man in red socks and a gray baseball uniform with "Arizona" on the chest stands after taking a right-handed baseball swing.
Chris Burke (2001) is the only second baseman taken by the Astros in the first round of the draft.
Year Name Position School (Location) Pick Ref
1965 Alex Barrett Shortstop Atwater High School
(Atwater, California)
4 [12]
1966 Wayne Twitchell Right-handed pitcher Wilson High School
(Portland, Oregon)
3 [13]
1967 John Mayberry First baseman Northwestern High School
(Detroit, Michigan)
6 [14]
1968 Martin Cott Catcher Hutchinson Technical High School
(Buffalo, New York)
3 [15]
1969 J. R. Richard Right-handed pitcher Lincoln High School
(Ruston, Louisiana)
2 [16]
1970 Randy Scarbery* Right-handed pitcher Roosevelt High School
(Fresno, California)
7 [17]
1971 Neil Rasmussen Shortstop Arcadia High School
(Arcadia, California)
12 [18]
1972 Steve Englishbey Outfielder South Houston High School
(South Houston, Texas)
9 [19]
1973 Calvin Portley Shortstop Longview High School
(Longview, Texas)
20 [20]
1974 Kevin Drake Outfielder Cabrillo High School
(Lompoc, California)
15 [21]
1975 Bo McLaughlin Right-handed pitcher Lipscomb University
(Nashville, Tennessee)
14 [22]
1976 Floyd Bannister Left-handed pitcher Arizona State University
(Tempe, Arizona)
1 [23]
1977 Ricky Adams Shortstop Montclair High School
(Montclair, California)
14 [24]
1978 Rod Boxberger Right-handed pitcher University of Southern California
(Los Angeles, California)
11 [25]
1979 John Mizerock Catcher Punxsutawney High School
(Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania)
8 [26]
1980 no first-round pick[a] [3]
1981 no first-round pick[b] [3]
1982 Steve Swain Outfielder Grossmont High School
(El Cajon, California)
15 [27]
1983 Robbie Wine Catcher Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
(Stillwater, Oklahoma)
8 [28]
1984 Don August Right-handed pitcher Chapman University
(Orange, California)
17 [29]
1985 Cameron Drew Outfielder University of New Haven
(West Haven, Connecticut)
12 [30]
1986 Ryan Bowen Right-handed pitcher Hanford High School
(Hanford, California)
13 [31]
1987 Craig Biggio Catcher Seton Hall University
(South Orange, New Jersey)
22 [32]
1988 Willie Ansley Outfielder Plainview High School
(Plainview, Texas)
7 [33]
1989 Jeff Juden Right-handed pitcher Salem High School
(Salem, Massachusetts)
12 [34]
1989 Todd Jones Right-handed pitcher Jacksonville State University
(Jacksonville, Alabama)
27§[c] [34]
1990 Tom Nevers Shortstop Edina High School
(Edina, Minnesota)
21[d] [35]
1990 Brian Williams Right-handed pitcher University of South Carolina
(Columbia, South Carolina)
31§[e] [35]
1991 John Burke* Right-handed pitcher University of Florida
(Gainesville, Florida)
6 [36]
1991 Shawn Livsey Shortstop Simeon Career Academy
29§[f] [36]
1991 Jim Gonzalez Catcher East Hartford High School
(East Hartford, Connecticut)
40§[g] [36]
1991 Mike Groppuso Third baseman Seton Hall University
(South Orange, New Jersey)
44§[h] [36]
1992 Phil Nevin Third baseman California State University, Fullerton
(Fullerton, California)
1 [37]
1992 Kendall Rhine Right-handed pitcher University of Georgia
(Athens, Georgia)
37§[i] [37]
1993 Billy Wagner Left-handed pitcher Ferrum College
(Ferrum, Virginia)
12 [38]
1994 Ramón Castro Catcher Lino Padron Rivera High School
(Vega Baia, Puerto Rico)
17 [39]
1994 Scott Elarton Right-handed pitcher Lamar High School
(Lamar, Colorado)
25[j] [39]
1994 Russ Johnson Shortstop Louisiana State University
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
30§[k] [39]
1995 Tony McKnight Right-handed pitcher Arkansas High School
(Texarkana, Arkansas)
22 [40]
1996 Mark Johnson Right-handed pitcher University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
19 [40]
1997 Lance Berkman First baseman Rice University
(Houston, Texas)
16 [41]
1998 Brad Lidge Right-handed pitcher University of Notre Dame
(Notre Dame, Indiana)
17[l] [42]
1998 Mike Nannini Right-handed pitcher Green Valley High School
(Henderson, Nevada)
37§[m] [42]
1999 Mike Rosamond Outfielder University of Mississippi
(Oxford, Mississippi)
42§[m] [43]
2000 Robert Stiehl Right-handed pitcher El Camino College
(Torrance, California)
27 [44]
2001 Chris Burke Second baseman University of Tennessee
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
10 [45]
2002 Derick Grigsby Right-handed pitcher Northeast Texas Community College
(Mount Pleasant, Texas)
29 [46]
2003 no first-round pick[n] [3]
2004 no first-round pick[o] [3]
2005 Brian Bogusevic Left-handed pitcher Tulane University
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
24 [47]
2005 Eli Iorg Outfielder University of Tennessee
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
38§[p] [47]
2006 Maxwell Sapp Catcher Bishop Moore High School
(Orlando, Florida)
23 [48]
2007 no first-round pick[r] [3]
2008 Jason Castro Catcher Stanford University
(Stanford, California)
10 [49]
2008 Jordan Lyles Right-handed pitcher Hartsville High School
(Hartsville, South Carolina)
38§[s] [49]
2009 Jiovanni Mier Shortstop Bonita High School
(La Verne, California)
21 [50]
2010 Delino DeShields Jr. Outfielder Woodward Academy
(College Park, Georgia)
8 [51]
2010 Mike Foltynewicz Right-handed pitcher Minooka High School
(Minooka, Illinois)
19[t] [51]
2010 Michael Kvasnicka Catcher University of Minnesota
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
33§[u] [51]
2011 George Springer '17 Outfielder University of Connecticut
(Storrs, Connecticut)
11 [52]
2012 Carlos Correa '17 Shortstop Puerto Rico Baseball Academy
(Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico)
1 [53]
2013 Mark Appel Right-handed pitcher Stanford University
(Palo Alto, California)
1 [54]
2014 Brady Aiken* Left-handed pitcher Cathedral Catholic High School
(San Diego, California)
1 [55]
2015 Alex Bregman '17 Shortstop Louisiana State University
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
2 [56]
2015 Kyle Tucker Outfielder H.B. Plant High School
(Tampa, Florida)
5§ [56]
2015 Daz Cameron Outfielder Eagle's Landing High School
(McDonough, Georgia)
37§ [56]
2016 Forrest Whitley Right-handed Pitcher Alamo Heights High School
(Alamo Heights, Texas)
2017 J. B. Bukauskas Right-handed Pitcher University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
2018 Seth Beer Outfielder Clemson University
(Clemson, South Carolina)
2019 Korey Lee Catcher University of California
(Berkeley, California)
2020 no first-round pick[v]

See also


  • V Through the 2012 draft, free agents were evaluated by the Elias Sports Bureau and rated "Type A", "Type B", or not compensation-eligible. If a team offered arbitration to a player but that player refused and subsequently signed with another team, the original team was able to receive additional draft picks. If a "Type A" free agent left in this way, his previous team received a supplemental pick and a compensatory pick from the team with which he signed. If a "Type B" free agent left in this way, his previous team received only a supplemental pick.[9] Since the 2013 draft, free agents are no longer classified by type; instead, compensatory picks are only awarded if the team offered its free agent a contract worth at least the average of the 125 current richest MLB contracts.[57] However, if the free agent's last team acquired the player in a trade during the last year of his contract, it is ineligible to receive compensatory picks for that player.[58]
  • a The Astros lost their first-round pick in 1980 to the California Angels as compensation for signing free agent Nolan Ryan.[59]
  • b The Astros lost their first-round pick in 1981 to the Texas Rangers as compensation for signing free agent Dave Roberts.[60]
  • c The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1989 for losing free agent Nolan Ryan.[34]
  • d The Astros gained a compensatory first-round pick in 1990 from the San Francisco Giants for losing free agent Kevin Bass.[35]
  • e The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1990 for losing free agent Kevin Bass.[35]
  • f The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1991 for losing free agent Danny Darwin.[36]
  • g The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1991 for losing free agent Dave Smith.[36]
  • h The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1991 for losing free agent Franklin Stubbs.[36]
  • i The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1992 for failing to sign their 1991 first-round pick John Burke.[37]
  • j The Astros gained a compensatory first-round pick in 1994 from the San Francisco Giants for losing free agent Mark Portugal.[39]
  • k The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1994 for losing free agent Mark Portugal.[39]
  • l The Astros gained a compensatory first-round pick in 1998 from the Colorado Rockies for losing free agent Darryl Kile.[42]
  • m The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1998 for losing free agent Darryl Kile.[42]
  • n The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 1999 for losing free agent Randy Johnson.[43]
  • o The Astros lost their first-round pick in 2003 to the San Francisco Giants as compensation for signing free agent Jeff Kent.[61]
  • p The Astros lost their first-round pick in 2004 to the New York Yankees as compensation for signing free agent Andy Pettitte.[62]
  • q The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 2005 for losing free agent Carlos Beltrán.[47]
  • r The Astros lost their first-round pick in 2007 to the Texas Rangers as compensation for signing free agent Carlos Lee.[63]
  • s The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 2008 for losing free agent Trever Miller.[49]
  • t The Astros gained a compensatory first-round pick in 2010 from the Detroit Tigers for losing free agent José Valverde.[51]
  • u The Astros gained a supplemental pick in 2010 for losing free agent José Valverde.[51]
  • v The Astros lost their first-round pick as punishment for their role in the sign stealing scandal.


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