Astros Make Two Selections in 2023 MLB Draft

July 10th, 2023

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros made two selections in the 2023 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft tonight, selecting shortstop Brice Matthews (first round) and right-handed pitcher Alonzo Tredwell (second round).

Matthews, 21, right-handed hitting shortstop, hit .359 (74x206) with 11 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs, 67 RBI, 20 stolen bases, a .723 SLG, a .481 OBP and a 1.204 OPS in 54 games for the Nebraska Cornhuskers this season. Matthews was named a second-team All-American by NCBWA and a Collegiate Baseball’s third-team All-American. He is a local product that played high school baseball at Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas. Matthews was also a member of the Astros Youth Academy. Matthews is the first player in Nebraska history to record 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a season.

Tredwell, 21, right-handed pitcher, went 4-2 with a 3.57 ERA (18ER/45.1IP) in nine starts for UCLA this season. He also recorded 51 strikeouts and just 12 walks in 2023. In his two-year career at UCLA, Tredwell went 8-3 with a 2.83 ERA (29ER/92.1IP) and 113 strikeouts. Tredwell was also named to the 2022 Pac-12 All-Conference Team.

Day 2 of the draft is set for tomorrow, which will begin at 1 p.m. CT and feature rounds 3-10. Day 3 is set for Tuesday and will feature rounds 11-20. 

Following the 2023 MLB Draft, the deadline for teams to sign their draft picks is July 25.