ALKMAAR, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 22: Kwame Quansah (#17) of Heracles heads and scores his teams second goal of the game from the corner during the Dutch Cup semi final match between AZ Alkmaar and SC Heracles Almelo at AFAS Stadion on March 22, 2012 in Alkmaar, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
While conroestro was checking in on the The Astros Outfield Roster Battle I was putting together these delicious links for your consumption.
Well Done Mr. Crane
Mark Appel’s Development | FanGraphs Baseball
By Eno Sarris
Previewing the 2013 MLB Draft - Minor League Ball
Little early but what the heck.
It's That Time Of The Year For Previews
Five questions: Houston Astros
By Nick Fleder
Houston Astros 2012 Season Preview - Baseball Nation
By Grant Brisbee
The Platoon Advantage: The Path to Respectability: Houston Astros
By Jason Wojciechowski
More Astros and highly interesting links after the jump...
The Highly Interesting
Appy Astros: Former G-Stros Fighting for Roster Spots
Checking in on some former Astros Minor Leaguers trying to catch on with another team.
What the Heck, Bobby?: 2012 Comeback/Breakthrough Candidates - Pitchers
Jayne takes a look at breakout candidates for the 2012 Minor League season.
Jon "Boog" Sciambi: Broadcasting the Stats | FanGraphs Baseball
Interesting take on stats in the broadcast booth.
The Platoon Advantage: The Meddler
Those of you that dislike Jon Heyman will enjoy this.
Scouting Report on Kevin Chapman - Minor League Ball
By John Sickels
2012 Houston Astros Consensus Top 29 Prospects " Steal of Home
By Chris St. John
BaseballAmerica.com: Majors: Trade Central: Royals Deal Prospect Lefty For Catcher Quintero
Matt Eddy and J.J. Cooper breakdown the Astros acquisition of Kevin Chapman for Humberto Quintero and Jason Bourgoeis.
The Official Website of Joe Thurston, #22 · Extra!
Small peak into the Astros clubhouse via Joe Thurston.
What the Heck, Bobby?: Revised Top Prospect List
Kevin Chapman #14 according to Jonathan Mayo
Prospect Notes, March 17, 2012 - Minor League Ball
By John Sickels