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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – The Astros have signed the first of forty players who were drafted in the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft.  Outfielder James Ramsay (7th round) was the first top-10 pick signed since this weekend’s draft.  The 21-year old is a center fielder from the University of South Florida.  Ramsay was a two-time All Big East player (2012-13), finishing fourth in the Big East in hits and eighth in batting average. Last season he led his club in batting average, hits, slugging percentage, and total bases.

“James is a tough out and has the ingredients we look for in a top-of-the-order type hitter.  He has a patient eye, speed, and a left-handed bat to go with his premium defense in center field. Our scouts have been excited by his play since high school and we look forward to seeing him wear out opposing pitchers as he advances through our system,” said the Astros Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Elias.

The Astros also signed two pitchers: RHP Kyle Westwood (13th round) and LHP Sebastian Kessay (22nd round) and catcher Brett Booth (34th round).

On Monday, the Astros signed four of their 40 draft picks this season. Contract terms were not disclosed for the following:

  • OF James Ramsay (7th round, 197th pick), University of South Florida, 5-11/180, Assigned to Tri-City
  • RHP Kyle Westwood (13th round, 377th pick), University of North Florida, 6-3/190, Assigned to Tri-City
  • LHP Sebastian Kessay (22nd round, 647th pick), Scottsdale CC, 6-2/200, Assigned to Greeneville
  • C Brett Booth (34th round, 1007th pick), Alabama, 5-10/205, Assigned to Gulf Coast League Astros

 

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