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5th Rounder Shay Whitcomb Brings Intriguing Versatility

The five round 2020 draft was particularly stacked with college picks, as teams faced difficulties navigating the signability landscape under the year’s highly unusual circumstances, but somehow the Astros were still able to snag a serious value from the college ranks with their final selection. That pick was UCSD shortstop Shay Whitcomb, a Cape Cod League standout and steady three-year performer for the Tritons- and not only was he a value in terms of draft position, he actually ended up signing significantly underslot, helping the Astros seal the deal with Comp B pick Alex Santos, who required a seven-figure deal to turn pro.