SS Shay Whitcomb drafted by Houston Astros in fifth round of 2020 MLB Draft

Former Newbury Park shortstop Shay Whitcomb was selected by the Houston Astros with the final pick in the 2020 MLB Draft – 160th overall, fifth round.

Whitcomb finished his college career with a batting average of .315 for UC San Diego. As a junior in 2020, he was batting .333 before the season was shortened. Whitcomb is projected by some scouts best used as a second baseman going forward.

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