The Houston Astros drafted a player out of a place Evan Gattis familiar with Seminole State College in Seminole, OK. The Astros selected infielder Abraham Toro-Hernandez in the 5th round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Toro-Hernandez, a freshman, is from Greenfield Park, Québec, Canada. He is a switch hitter and played catcher out of high school. The Astros have him listed as a third baseman. Toro batted .439 (90x205) with 14 doubles, five triples, 20 home runs, 86 RBIs, 94 runs scored, and eight stolen bases. He had an on-base percentage of .545 and a slugging percentage of .849 in his one season at Seminole State.
Abraham Toro-Hernandez is a Canadian whose family is Venezuelan. He speaks English, French & Spanish.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) June 10, 2016
Toro-Hernandez's college coach, former scout with Royals/Yanks, sees him as big league catcher. "He can play," Lloyd Simmons said.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) June 10, 2016