With their 35th round pick (1,051st overall), the Houston Astros selected infielder Trei Cruz.
Hometown: Houston, Tex.
Born: Toronto, Ont.
Height/Weight: 6’ 1”, 185 pounds
Teams: Episcopal HS, Marucci Elite Houston, Puf Cafs (California Collegiate Leage)
Coaches: Matt Fox, Kevin Witt, Jose Cruz, Jr. Mike Zirelli.
Former coach: Chris Warren.
College Commitment: Rice University.
Scout: Noel Gonzalez
What they are saying at Rawlings Select Classic in Lakepoint, Ga: Cruz hit in the middle of the Knights lineup and was more known for his prowess in the field then at the plate currently. He was very smooth with lateral quickness and soft hands up the middle as well as good footwork around the bag. The Rice commit also showed a strong arm from the left side of the infield, allowing him to project to be able to stay there moving forward. His projectable 6-foot-1, 175 pound frame should allow him to handle additional strength. At the plate, he showed raw bat speed with a whole field approach utilizing a short, compact swing.
2017 season: Led HS team hitting .458 this spring ... Last at bat a game winning home run in extra innings to win his state championship ... Clock at 88 MPH across the diamond ... Competed at the Blue Jays Academy Tournament 12.
2015 season: Had fifth high velocity of infielders (83 MPH) at Southeast Underclass ... Doubled for Navy at Southeast
2014 season: For Florida Burn had run-scoring single for in win over Team DeMarini at WWBA Underclass World championship ... for MPi 15U, singled facing Riverside Riot in BCS Finals ... Singled, knocked in a run against So Cal NTT ... 15u National Championship ... Was 4-for-10 with two RBIs at 16U WWBA East Memorial Day Classic ... Facing Florida Baseball Heaven Angels Grey went 3-3 at the plate with a walk, a double and three runs scored ... Singled and knocked in two runs against South Miami Select.
Honours: 2017 season: Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American in Texas, All Region 1st Team honours ... 2016 season: PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions Underclass High Honorable Mention ... 2014 season: All tourney honours at 16U WWBA East Memorial Day Classic.