Astros wrap Draft Day 1 with 1B Matijevic

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Matijevic, a left-handed hitter, batted .383 with 10 homers and 65 RBIs and a .436 on-base percentage in 59 games for the Wildcats last season.

Astros’ 15th overall pick: J.B. Bukauskas
Astros’ 53rd overall: Joe Perez
Astros’ 56th overall: Corbin Martin

Matijevic was the final of Houston’s four picks Monday. They took North Carolina right-hander J.B. Bukauskas with the No. 15 overall pick, Florida high school third baseman/pitcher Joe Perez of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with the No. 53 overall pick and Texas A&M right-hander Corbin Martin with the No. 56 overall pick.

The Draft continues on Tuesday with Rounds 3-10. The MLB.com preview show begins at 12:30 p.m. ET, with exclusive coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for M/LB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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