The Astros drafted you in the third round this June. What do you remember most about that day?
"Just the environment and the reaction from my family after hearing my name called. We were all together in the living room at my house. It was an unforgettable experience, a dream come true for me just as much as it is for my family. It was a nice day."
Was Houston one of the teams that showed significant interest?
"They showed some interest. I met with a couple of their guys during the process, and they came up a couple of times to the University of Maine."
The Astros have been such an exciting team to watch over the last few years, obviously culminating in the World Series title last year. Did that make being selected by them that much more special?