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Fanpulse Asks: Do Astros fans approve of their team’s first round draft pick?

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Yes.

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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Astros fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Last week 100% of Astros fans expressed confidence in the ability to the Astros front office to pick the right players in the draft. After the draft, 95% of fans said they approved of the 1st round pick of Korey Lee, catcher USC.

The Astros fans have the third highest approval rate in MLB, behind only the fans of the Orioles and Dodgers. This, despite the fact that the Astros have botched first round draft picks in recent years, including #1 overall picks in 2013 and 2014.

Korey Lee was definitely a stretch at #32. The best projection had him drafted in the second round, most in the third. Did the Astros see something in Lee that everyone else missed?

Fanpulse asked fans nationwide another question which we have already discussed at length here at Crawfish Boxes: Should safety nets be extended foul pole to foul pole?

Sixty percent said yes.