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2013 Astros MLB Draft

All the news and notes leading up to the Houston Astros selecting No. 1 overall in the 2013 MLB Draft.

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2013 MLB Draft: Stats From The Top Prospects

How are the top MLB Draft Prospects performing during the 2013 season?

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Video, GIFs, Tweets & Links for the 2013 MLB Draft

Your one-stop shop for all Astros-centric MLB Draft updates.

The Crawfish Boxes' Midseason Top 30 Astros Prospects

Better late than never, the staff of the Crawfish Boxes presents the Astros 2016 Midseason Top 30 Prospect Ranking

Appel has bone spur removed; done for season

Appel's young career hits another bump in the road.

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.

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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Astros Draftee signing updates

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

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.

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.

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

The Astros' last pick of day two is an intriguing raw talent who will be brought along slowly if he signs

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

He's not a flashy prospect, but Holberton brings a modicum of upside to the Astros' farm system.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Third Round Pick: Kent Emanuel, LHP, UNC

The Astros add a polished southpaw to the mix with their third selection.

The Houston Astros Have Selected:

A running list of all of the players the Astros have selected in the 2013 MLB Draft

Draft Day 2 Open Thread

Follow the draft with fellow Astros fans.

How Will the Astros Approach Day Two

How will the Astros approach Day Two and what areas will be a focus?

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.

The Top Talent On the Board at 3.1

The Astros are far from begging for scraps with plenty of talent still available to start day two.

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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