Garey’s Velasquez to sign with Astros Wednesday

After the Houston Astros made him their second-round pick on June 8 in the MLB draft, Garey High School pitcher Vincent Velasquez will sign with the team Wednesday, according to his father Leonard Velasquez. The terms of the contract for the 58th overall pick were not disclosed.

Velasquez will pass up a scholarship to Cal State Fullerton and hop a flight to Houston on Thursday to meet with the media. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-hander posted a 1.89 ERA his senior season, went 6-1 and struck out 52 batters (in addition to hitting .608 with with 29 RBIs).

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