With the recent signing of catcher Dustin Garneau, the Astros have their apparent backup for the position. The next step is to procure a starting catcher for the 2020 season. But what about 2021 and beyond? The Astros’ #3 prospect Korey Lee figures to be a big part of Houston’s future plans.
A product of the University of California, the Astros were intrigued by Lee’s arm and power. They were so impressed, they used their first selection of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft to snatch up the catcher. A few days later he was signed with the Astros, receiving a signing bonus of $1.