2013 MLB Draft

Mark Appel learns some control... or not.

To deal with the offensive environment in Lancaster - as well as just about anything else life brings his way - first-overall draft pick Mark Appel has learned to live with not being in complete control.

Astros Minor League Recap (6/26): Preston Tucker

Astros fans are excited about Preston Tucker, but is he a repeat of Jon Gaston? Maybe. Maybe not.

Austin Fits in Nicely with Astros

Austin Nicely has signed a contract to join the organization and work to back up his five stars.

Rodriguez Makes A Spectacular Play In The CWS

Jake Rodriguez, the Astros 19th round pick in the draft, makes a spectacular play in the College World Series.

The Astros Have A Deal With The Appel Of Their Eye

The Astros have signed their number one pick, Mark Appel, to a below slot deal.

Andrew Thurman set to sign

The Astros have come to an agreement with Andrew Thurman who will sign early next week.

The Luhnow Code

Jeff Luhnow has a code when it comes to the Astros draft board. But what does it all mean?

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Chase McDonald, 1B, ECU

With a .917 OPS, 11 home runs, and a .404 wOBA, McDonald represents a particularly strong day three pick, providing power and plate discipline.

The Astros' Draft Strategy Becomes Apparent

Some complain of a boring Astros' 2013 draft class, but after two seasons and a historical look at GM Jeff Lunhow's approach with St. Louis, a winning strategy starts to become apparent.

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Podcast: Draft, Appel and 2016

On the regular podcast we review the draft, how soon Mark Appel will sign and look ahead to the 2016 Astros roster. On the Astros Minors Podcast we review the draft and talk about some of the later names in the draft.

Pair of Astros draftees to sign

21st round pick Jon Kemmer and 34th round pick Brett Booth both tweeted out that they were signing with the Astros.

2013 Draft Day Three Open Thread

Day Three Open Thread. Follow the third and last day of the 2013 MLB Draft and see who the Astros add to the system.

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