• Brian L. Barefield

Astros Sign 2019 First Round Draft Pick Korey Lee

32nd overall pick in the 2019 MLB draft Korey Lee

Houston Astros President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Lunhow announced today that the team has come to terms with catcher Korey Lee who was the 32nd overall pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft.

The 21-year-old junior out of the University of California Berkeley hit .338 with 12 doubles, 15 home runs and 57 RBI in 51 games. Nominated for the Buster Posey Award, which goes to the top collegiate catcher, Lee was also selected to First Team All-Pac 12 this past year.

After his signing and speaking with the media, Lee took batting practice with the rest of the team were he was embraced by future teammates. The Astros have now signed 16 of their 40 selections from the 2019 MLB Draft.

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