TROY, NY — The Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York-Penn League’s Stedler Division announced Thursday that three recent MLB Draft picks were added to its active roster.
First basemen Jake Adams (6th round, 2017): The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder was the Big Ten’s unanimous player of the year this spring. He leads the NCAA with 29 home runs and ranks third in total bases (183), fourth in slugging percentage (.747), and seventh in RBIs (72). [Iowa 10]
Infielder Kyle Davis (15th round, 2017): A second-team All-Big 12 pick this past season. The West Virginia graduate batted .316 with ten home runs, 13 doubles, three triples, 44 RBIs and 34 runs scored. He is the 85th WVU player to be drafted in school history. [Charleston Gazette-Mail]
Outfielder Corey Julks (8th round, 2017): A Friendswood, Texas native, Julks attended the University of Houston. This past season he had 72 hits and appeared in 59 games, notching 12 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 45 runs batted in.
In other transaction news, the Astros promoted or transferred three players out of the collar city:
1B Troy Sieber promoted from Tri-City to Quad Cities
OF Vicente Sanchez transferred from Tri-City to XST/GCL
C Ruben Castro transferred from Tri-City to Greeneville
The ValleyCats are home tonight and play the Lowell Spinners in game two of a three-game set at Joe Bruno Stadium. Last night, they came back from down 43 in the bottom of the ninth inning to win in walk-off fashion.