On Sunday, the Houston Astros announced the signing of four undrafted free agents three days following the 2020 MLB Draft. Houston added two right-handed pitchers, an outfielder and an infielder — according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.
Jimmy Endersby, RHP
Jimmy Endersby, right-handed pitcher from Concordia University Irvine, signed with the Astros after playing three seasons for the Eagles. During his junior year, Endersby posted a 5-0 record with a 1.88 ERA, while posting a team-best 37 strikeouts in 28.2 innings pitched. His best game of the season came in a 4-0 victory over Fresno Pacific, in a game where Endersby recorded seven strikeouts in seven innings pitched.
Cesar Gomez, RHP
Cesar Gomez appeared in eight games as a relief pitcher and captured four saves for the UT Arlington Mavericks prior to the suspension of the college baseball season due to COVID-19. As a junior last season, Gomez appeared in 25 games as a pitcher (three starts) where he struck out 33 hitters and ended the year with a 5.13 ERA. The Forth Worth native ended his collegiate career with a 3-3 record.
Justin Dirden, OF
Justin Dirden joins the Astros after hitting .414 for the Southeast Missouri Red Hawks. During his senior year, Dirden captured 29 hits, 26 RBIs, nine stolen bases and nine homers in 17 games played. His best game of the season came during the Red Hawks 16-15 extra-inning thriller where Dirden batted .379 going 4-5 from the plate, with four RBIs and three home runs in the win.
Peter Zimmerman, INF
Peter Zimmerman played in 14 games as a senior for the Missouri Tigers prior to the cancellation of the 2020 season. He batted .333 with 57 appearances at the plate, to go along with 17 RBIs and four home runs. In 2019, Zimmerman appeared in 44 games (42 starts) and locked-in as Mizzou’s every day designated hitter. He ended the year with a batting average of .287, 10 doubles, seven home runs and 34 RBI.
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