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2017 MLB Draft: Astros select Houston CF Corey Julks in the 8th round


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The Houston Astros didn’t go far to get their eight-round pick. The Astros selected University of Houston center fielder Corey Julks with pick No. 241.

Julks, a junior at Houston, from Friendswood, Texas and played at Clear Brook High School. He batted .335 (72x215) with a .426 on-base percentage in 59 games with the Cougars. Julks had 27 extra-base hits, 45 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases.

Julks ranks No. 390 on the Minor League Ball Top 500 list and No. 500 on the Top 500 list for Baseball America.

Julks was an AAC First Team All-American Conference in back-to-back seasons.

He’s shown off his speed this season including, stealing home against Tulane.

This selection seems to be cut from the same cloth as Ronnie Dawson and Derek Fisher. Julks is an outfielder that does a lot of things well but don’t necessarily one explosive tool.

Here is a video of him taking some cuts: