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HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros have the top overall pick for the third straight season in Thursday s major league draft.

They re excited about the talent they ve acquired with their past two No. 1 picks. But they re hoping that this is the last time they ll get their pick of the draft.

General manager Jeff Luhnow says: That is our aspiration.

The Astros have finished with 100-plus losses in each of the past three seasons to get the No. 1 pick. They used the first one on high school shortstop Carlos Correa and picked Stanford pitcher Mark Appel first last season.

Houston amateur scouting director Mike Elias says they don t know who they ll take with the selection, but that they had narrowed it down to six or seven players early in the week.

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