HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have agreed to terms with their first-round draft pick, catcher Jason Castro.
Castro, 20, now a junior at Stanford, batted .376 with 14 home
runs and 73 RBIs in 67 games last season and helped the Cardinal
reach the College World Series.
Prior to his junior season, Castro played in the Cape Cod Summer
League in 2007 and batted .341 with 24 RBIs to earn a spot in the
league's All-Star game.
Houston has not selected a catcher this high in the draft since
making Robbie Wine the eighth overall pick in 1983. Castro is the
eighth catcher selected in the first round in franchise history.