BASEBALL: Ball State catcher picked by Astros in 22nd round
Dygert joins Vitek, Garner in MLB draft
The Houston Astros selected Ball State University catcher Zach Dygert in the 22nd round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday afternoon.
Dygert was the 663rd overall player to be picked and is the third Cardinal to be drafted this year, joining Kolbrin Vitek and Perci Garner. Vitek was taken 20th overall by the Boston Red Sox last night and Garner went in the second round to the Philadelphia Phillies earlier today.
Dygert joins former Ball State pitcher Brenden Stines in the Astros' system. Stines was picked in the 33rd round last year.
Last year, Dygert was drafted in the 48th round by the Washington Nationals, but decided to return for his senior year at Ball State. In his final season with the Cardinals, the All-Mid-American Conference selection hit .307 with 12 home runs and 57 RBIs.
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