Wates agrees to terms with Astros

The Astros have agreed to terms third-round pick Austin Wates, a junior from Virginia Tech, assistant general manager/scouting director Bobby Heck confirmed. The negotiations went down to the wire, but the Astros were able to pry him away from what would have been his senior year in college.

Wates received $550,000, according to a report in Baseball America.

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