HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have acquired right-handed pitcher Akeem Bostick from the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Carlos Corporan, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today.
Bostick, 19, was the Rangers second pick in the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft our of West Florence High School in South Carolina. In his two minor league seasons (2013-14), he has posted a combined 9-7 record in 35 appearances (26 starts) with a 4.44 ERA, 40 walks and 97 strikeouts in 133.1 innings pitched.
In 2013, Bostick was named the 6th-best prospect in the Arizona League (Rookie Level) by Baseball America. A three-sport star in high school, Bostick was named the Florence Morning News Player of the Year as a senior after posting a 10-0 record with 96 strikeouts in 56.0 innings pitched. He spent the 2014 season with Hickory (A) of the South Atlantic League. Bostick will report to minor league camp for Spring Training.
Corporan, 31, hit .235 in 55 games with the Astros in 2014 with six home runs and 19 RBI. He spent parts of the last four seasons with the Astros (2011-14).