Astros Sign Mike Kvasnicka

MONDAY, 2:44pm: The signing is official according to a team press release.'s Jonathan Mayo tweets the deal is worth $936K.

SATURDAY, 10:37pm: The Astros have reached a deal with supplemental draft pick Mike Kvasnicka, a source tells Brian McTaggart of  The University of Minnesota product was taken with the 33rd overall pick.

Kvasnicka, a catcher in college, is expected to sign in the next few days.  The Astros plan on moving him to third base while allowing him to catch occasionally.  ESPN's Keith Law ranked Kvasnicka as the 49th best player in the draft.

With first round pick Mike Foltynewicz also having agreed to a deal, Houston will now try to lock down their remaining unsigned first rounder, Delino DeShields Jr.  Foltynewicz was taken with 18th pick while DeShields was grabbed with the eighth overall selection.

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5 years 2 months ago

One would think that having the kid play 3B and “catch occasionally” would stunt his development, unless the Astros were planning on getting a utility player with that pick?