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2016 MLB Draft: Houston Astros select Georgia outfielder Stephen Wrenn in 6th round

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Did the Astros just draft Jake Marisnick 2.0?

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The Houston Astros have gone to big state schools with two of their first five picks of the 2016 Draft. The Astros go back to a state school with Unversity of Georgia outfielder Stephen Wrenn in the sixth round of the 2016 MLB Draft.

Wrenn, a junior, batted .297 (62x209) with six doubles, four triples, five home runs, 12 stolen bases and 26 RBI with the Bulldogs in 2015-16. In the outfield, he had 463 putouts, 10 assists, and three errors.

OnlineAthens.com said of Wrenn:

A 6-2, 185-pound outfielder from Marietta, Ga., Wrenn earned the Gordon Beckham Most Valuable Player Award last year for the Bulldogs. He started all 54 games in center field and led the team in bating average (.324), hits (72), home runs (8) and stolen bases (28) plus registered 151 putouts and three assists. Wrenn was a 28th round pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2013.A 6-2, 185-pound outfielder from Marietta, Ga., Wrenn earned the Gordon Beckham Most Valuable Player Award last year for the Bulldogs. He started all 54 games in center field and led the team in bating average (.324), hits (72), home runs (8) and stolen bases (28) plus registered 151 putouts and three assists. Wrenn was a 28th round pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2013.