MLB Draft 2013: Houston Astros pick-by-pick coverage

The Astros drafted Mark Appel and Andrew Thurman on Thursday. Who will they pick on Friday and Saturday?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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2013 Draft: Day Two Recap and Reaction

As Day Two draws to a close, here are the Astros selections and some reaction to what their selection means.

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2013 10th Round Pick: Austin Nicely, LHP, VA HS

A lanky lefthander with advanced feel for pitching, Nicely has a strong college commitment but has the raw talent to turn into an impressive prospect within a few years.

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2013 9th Round Pick: Brian Holberton, C, UNC

Though he struggled to get full time burn behind the plate for a highly talented Tar Heels club, his bat shined last year and he brings some modest upside to the system for a college hitter.

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2013 Draft 7th Round Pick: James Ramsay, CF, USF

An All-Big East selection this season, Ramsay shows a good approach at the plate and great defensive skills in centerfield.

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2013 Draft 8th Round Pick: Jason Martin, CF

Speed everywhere! He plays the game fast and it allows for him to be an asset on both sides of the ball.

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2013 Draft 6th Round Pick:Jacob Nottingham, C

He's a project but the upside is there as a power hitting catcher with some receiving skills.

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2013 Draft 5th Round Pick: Tony Kemp, 2B

Small and quick, Tony Kemp can be electric on the basepaths but lacks power to be a star.

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2013 Draft 4th Round Pick: Conrad Gregor 1B

A first baseman who has struggled to display his power in the regular season but has some of the best plate discipline in college baseball.

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Third Round Pick: Kent Emanuel, LHP, UNC

Emanuel makes three consecutive college pitchers selected in the 2013 draft so far, here's the scoop on the Tar Heels' Friday starter

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Draft Day 2 Open Thread

Follow the draft with fellow Astros fans.

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The Houston Astros Have Selected:

Here is a running list of Houston Astros Draft Selections

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How Will the Astros Approach Day Two

With Day One in the books, the focus has turned to Day Two and how to approach it and who is available.

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Grading The Draft: Day One

With the first two rounds in the rearview mirror and the Astros back on the clock, we look back at the first two rounds and rank each team's performance.

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The Top Talent On the Board at 3.1

73 players were selected on Thursday, but there are some top prospects left on the board that are ripe for the picking

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2013 MLB Draft: Day One Reaction

With the first day over and two Astros picks in the books, let's take a moment to review and react!

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Astros take Andrew Thurman in the second round

Houston nabs a polished college right-hander with the top pick in the second round.

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Marvel at Mark Appel's Rookie Card

Our own graphic designer created a great mock-up of Appel in an Astros uniform.

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Second Round Pick: Andrew Thurman, RHP

As is the case most years, California is rife with draft talent in 2013. What has Andrew Thurman done to separate himself from the pack?

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MLB Draft Open Thread

Join in on the Astros draft discussion

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2013 MLB Profile: Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford

Well, here he is, the polarizing top prospect of the 2013 class. What are the pluses, what are the minuses, and does he carry ace potential?

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Houston selects Mark Appel with the top pick

The Astros get a chance to draft Stanford's Appel after passing on him in 2012.

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LIVE: TCB Astros 2013 MLB Draft Coverage

Coverage of the Astros 2013 MLB Draft. We'll keep you up to date with the latest draft news, play pre-recorded interviews with draft experts and then react and analysis the Astros first selection.

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Pounding the table for Mark Appel

Pounding the table for the Stanford right-hander

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First and second round draft order

Who's picking where tonight when the MLB draft kicks off?

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Astros draft pool information for 2013

How much can the Astros spend in the first ten rounds of this year's draft?

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TCB 2013 MLB Draft Top 100 Prospects

The TCB Draft Team got together to put together a list of the top 100 prospects for this years draft.

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2013 MLB Draft Profile: Kacy Clemens, RHP

Though he's got a famous name, Roger's third son is a good prospect in his own right.

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