COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland junior outfielder Marty Costes was selected in the 22nd round (672nd overall) by the Houston Astros on day three of the 2018 MLB Draft Wednesday.
In three years for Maryland, Costes slugged 28 home runs, good enough for eighth in school history. This season, Costes batted .235 with six home runs and 31 RBIs. He also led the squad with nine outfield assists.
The Baltimore native was named first-team All-Big Ten in 2017 after batting .322 with 13 home runs and 46 RBIs. A draft eligible sophomore, Costes was selected by the Astros in the 25th round of the 2017 MLB Draft, but opted to return to school for his junior campaign.
Costes was a freshman All-American and Big Ten All-Freshman team selection following the 2016 season. He hit nine homers and knocked in a team-high 37 runs in his debut campaign.
Maryland had two players picked in the draft after second baseman Nick Dunn was taken in the fifth round by the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.