Super Sunday Links 25 March 2012

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

Mayor Parker, Astros Announce Details Of Welcome Home Parade For Iraqi Vets " CBS Houston
Love this.

The Draft

Four Intriguing Outfielders for the 2012 Draft - Minor League Ball
By John Sickels

Drafting College Catchers a Risky Business | FanGraphs Baseball
By Marc Hulet

Mark Appel’s Development | FanGraphs Baseball
By Eno Sarris

2012 College Baseball Prospect Notes: 3-19-12 - Minor League Ball
By Matt Garrioch

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

Q&A: Doug Glanville on Defensive Metrics | FanGraphs Baseball
Clint Barmes gets a mention.

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.

Former Houston Astros pitcher tries to help youngsters buck the Major League odds - 2012-Mar-19 - CultureMap Houston
Checking in with Chris Sampson

Jon "Boog" Sciambi: Broadcasting the Stats | FanGraphs Baseball
Interesting take on stats in the broadcast booth.

Defensive Runs Saved Updated to Fielding Bible Volume III | FanGraphs Baseball
By David Appelman

SABR Analytics Conference: It's a Wrap - Beyond the Box Score
By David Fung

The Platoon Advantage: The Meddler
Those of you that dislike Jon Heyman will enjoy this.

Astros Dealings

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 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.

Who Is Kevin Chapman? A Quick Look At the Astros' New Acquisition - Seedlings to Stars - A Minor League Baseball Site - Draft and Prospect News, Blogs, Opinion and More
By Nathaniel Stoltz

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

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