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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.

Astros take Andrew Thurman in the second round

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

Marvel at Mark Appel's Rookie Card

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

Second Round Pick: Andrew Thurman, RHP

A look at Andrew Thurman, one of the best arms in a great college pitching crop.

MLB Draft Open Thread

Join in on the Astros draft discussion

2013 MLB Profile: Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford

Believe the hype.

Houston selects Mark Appel with the top pick

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

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.

Pounding the table for Mark Appel

Why the Astros should take the big right-hander at the top of this draft class

First and second round draft order

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

Pounding the table for Jonathan Gray

There's a reason the big guy from Oklahoma has drawn so much interest. He's a legitimate ace in the making.

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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Projecting 4-Year College Players for the Draft

I've taken a look back at who the Astros took in 2012 and have tried to identify similars among the 4-year college players who are eligible to be drafted this time around.

LINKS: The Latest Draft Day Links

Your draft link update to the latest Astros happenings around baseball as we wait for the Astros to make their first pick.

TCB 2013 MLB Draft Profile Database

A list of links to every single prospect and a link to their updated draft profile!

TCB 2013 MLB Draft Top 100 Prospects

Here is who the draft team thinks are the top 100 prospects for the 2013 MLB Draft

Final TCB Draft Board

Our final draft board has quite a bit of movement. Mark Appel remains at the top spot, however, just about everyone else does the draft board shuffle.

Pounding the table for Kris Bryant

Don't pass on power at the top. Chicks dig the long ball, man.

2013 MLB Draft: All Questions Answered

Got questions for the draft? Well we got least we hope.

Pounding the Table for Clint Frazier

A five-tool outfielder, filled with competitive fire and the elite bat speed, who plays an up-the-middle position and fits into the Astros' timeline, Clint Frazier is a no-brainer for Jeff Luhnow and the Houston Astros.

2013 MLB Draft Profile- Jonathan Gray

Gray, a consensus top pitcher in the draft, wasn't even the best prospect on his own team to start the spring. Is he for real, and what does his positive Adderall test mean for his draft stock?

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Austin Meadows, OF, GA HS

Meadows is a spectacular all-around talent, and one of the best players in this class.

Astros Minor League Recap: June 4th, 2013

Springer was hit by a pitch and Humber threw a few pitches to hit hitters.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Clint Frazier OF

He's got bat speed. He's got an arm. He's got power. He's got speed. He's got GRIT!

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Kris Bryant, 3B/1B/OF, USD

Possible first-overall draft pick Kris Bryant, of the University of San Diego, has a special power bat and has posted historic numbers this season as a Junior.

UPDATED: 2013 MLB Draft Profile- Ryon Healy, 1B

Healy has shot up draft boards with an excellent season. Just how high has his stock gotten?

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Sean Manaea LHP

One of the best lefty prospects in the draft just a few months ago, Manaea has fallen but it's unclear just how far.

UPDATED: 2013 Draft Profile: JP Crawford, SS

A toolsy middle infielder with an ultra-high ceiling, Lakewood's JP Crawford has forced his way into the first round debate by virtue of his almost-limitless tools. But questions do continue to surround him as a player.

UPDATED 2013 MLB Draft Profile: Aaron Judge, OF

No, that's not Rob Gronkowski playing outfield. It's not Blake Griffin either. It's Aaron Judge, who's built like an NBA Power Forward or NBA Tight end. He has massive raw power, and it's begun showing up in games.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Oscar Mercado, SS, FL HS

Though he's no slugger, Mercado's glove will have plenty of teams excited.

Breaking: Jonathan Gray Fails Drug Test

Jonathan Gray has tested positive for a drug on MLB's Banned Substance list and could damage his draft stock.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Ryne Stanek, RHP, Arkansas

Easily one of the best raw arms in the college ranks, but struggles with control and imperfect mechanics has his stock down.

Pounding the table for Colin Moran

Let's make the case for UNC's talented third baseman for the top pick in Thursday's draft.