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It's all draft all the time. While the Astros were making their selection of George Springer, I was worrying about getting a podcast together. After that I realized I still had to compile a list of links for your viewing pleasure.

The Draft

2011 Community Mock Draft Review: NL Central - Minor League Ball
Results of the community mock draft.

Ultimate Astros " MLB Draft: Can the Astros succeed (picking 11th) where so many others have failed?
Steve Campbell looks at the past history as well as the most recent history of the 11th pick.

Astros take athletic George Springer with No. 11 pick | astros.com: News
In keeping with their philosophy of taking the best athlete available, the Astros nabbed University of Connecticut outfielder George Springer with the No. 11 overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft on Monday. You've probably already read this if your an Astro fan but it's worth linking.

Inside the Draft room with Astros assistant GM/director of scouting Bobby Heck - Houston Houston Astros | Examiner.com
Stephen Goff gives an inside look into Bobby Heck's draft room.

Ultimate Astros " Ranking the Astros’ best drafts through the years
Chip Bailey ranks his best drafts through the years.

MLBDD 2011 MLB Draft Live Blog - MLB Daily Dish
A live blog of the first night of the 2011 MLB Rule 4 Draft, covering each pick as it happens along with additional analysis and other cheeky thoughts on the players that are selected and the ones that weren't. Check out the Astros selection at 8:05 PM EST.

Astros held their breath for 10 picks and exhaled when they finally nabbed their guy. " Alyson's Footnotes
Alyson Footer gives you an inside look like no one else can, there's pictures. It surprising how every year Bobby Heck seems to get his man. Heaven forbid if had to decide between his man and Anthony Rendon

Alyson Footer - The Astros got really excited when Padres didn't pick their guy. Here's a blow by blow account of Draft night. - TwitVid
Very cool video of the Astros draft room after the Padres pick. My question is why the Astros took so long to submit their pick.

Draft Prospect Q&A: George Springer: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
Here's an interview with George Springer by MLB Trade Rumors.