There’s a new star on the horizon for the Astros, and his name is Drew Gilbert. The 22-year-old center fielder was taken by Houston in the first round of last year’s MLB Draft out of Tennessee, and he’s already making waves in the minor leagues. In fact, Astros general manager Dana Brown has expressed his desire to see Gilbert in the big leagues sooner rather than later. And with a .345 batting average, three home runs, eight RBIs, and three stolen bases already this season, it’s not hard to see why.
But it’s not just Gilbert’s stats that have caught people’s attention. He’s also known for his hard-nosed playing style and his ability to make adjustments quickly. After dislocating his right elbow in a crash into the wall last August, he returned to the field this spring ready to take on whatever challenges came his way. And so far, he’s risen to the occasion.
Of course, Gilbert himself is staying humble and focused. He knows that there’s still a long road ahead of him, and he’s not taking anything for granted. He’s just trying to stay healthy and do his best every single day. And if that means getting fast-tracked through the minor leagues and promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi, then so be it.
For Astros fans, Drew Gilbert is definitely someone to keep an eye on. With his talent, work ethic, and determination, he could become one of the team’s biggest stars in the years to come. So be sure to stay tuned to see where his career takes him next.