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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.

UPDATED: 2013 MLB Draft Profile: Chad Pinder, 3B

Maybe the best defensive third baseman in college, questions surrounded Chad Pinder's plate discipline coming into the season. Has he refined that area of his game enough to end up as one of the best college third basemen in the draft?

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Pat Blair, SS, Wake Forest

The Astros' 24th-round draft pick in 2012, Pat Blair has one very elite tool that could help him find his way back to Houston.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Gosuke Katoh, 2B, CA HS

A speedy second baseman with great baseball instincts and a premium glove, Katoh's lack of defensive versatility may hurt him on draft day.

UPDATED 2013 MLB Draft Profile: Adam Frazier, SS

Adam Frazier is the cut from the same cloth as Astros prospect, Nolan Fontana, only not as good.

"Mommy, Where Do Aces Come From?"

Taking a look at the draft positions of the best pitchers of the recent generation, and why Mark Appel and Jonathan Gray are the primary contenders for the top pick for a reason.

2013 Draft Profile: Ronnie Gideon 3B/1B

An under the radar prospect who could have his name called in the top 10 rounds and the Astros are interested.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Marco Gonzales LHP

You lose some upside with this lefty, but you'll see some very quick returns as he'll blow through the minors

Updated 2013 Draft Profile: Tom Windle, LHP

The lefty has very average stuff but he knows how to pitch and that's hard to teach.

Weekly College Prospect Update

Conference tournaments are over and the Field of 64 is set. Let's take one last look at regular-season college baseball's top draft prospects.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Kevin Ziomek, LHP

A very intriguing and unorthodox lefty that could develop into a #2 starter if everything breaks right.

Belcher is a Future Wesley Wright

Nolan Belcher has been one of the Gamecocks best pitchers this season and he looks to carry that success into the draft.

Passing on draft's top talent not a good idea

All this Colin Moran talk turns us to the past to look at draft where a team passed on the consensus top talent.

2013 MLB Draft Profile- Bobby Wahl, RHP, Ole Miss

Wahl is a fairly one dimensional pitcher, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have plenty to offer at the pro level.

UPDATED: 2013 MLB Draft Profile- Dylan Covey, RHP

Dylan Covey has had a very turbulent junior year. Just how far has his stock fallen?

TCB 2013 MLB Mock Draft v2.0

Bigger, Badder, and Deeper. For our second mock draft, the minor league & draft crew goes two rounds deep.

UPDATED 2013 MLB Draft Profile: Alex Balog, RHP

Alex Balog has solidified himself as a mid-second round prospect, with rumors that he could go as early as the first.

UPDATED 2013 MLB Draft Profile: Buck Farmer, RHP

Buck Farmer is expected to go within the first five rounds of the 2013 MLB Draft after a dominating senior season at Georgia Tech.

2013 MLB Draft Profile- Dillon Overton, LHP, Oklah

One of OU's less-heralded starting pitchers is a lanky lefty who will have to rely on command and pitch selection in his professional career

2013 MLB Draft Profile- Andrew Mitchell, RHP, TCU

Powerful stuff will grab teams' attention, but questions remain about Mitchell's command and ability to stick in a starting rotation.

2013 MLB Draft Profile-Corey Knebel, RHP, Texas

2013 MLB Draft Profile- Trey Masek, SP, Texas Tech

Tech's Masek finishes up a stellar junior season as one of the top college pitchers in the nation. Will his size hurt his draft stock?

UPDATED 2013 MLB Draft Profile: Trevor Williams

A quick, efficient, effective college starter who should fly through the minors and pitch in the big leagues very soon, Trevor Williams still carries a few question marks. Namely, can he miss enough bats to pitch in the big leagues?

2013 MLB Draft Profile- Tyler Danish, RHP, FL HS

Tyler Danish is one of the more unique pitching prospects you will ever come across. Is he a legitimate high end arm in a deep class of prep arms?

UPDATED: 2013 MLB Draft Profile- Rob Kaminsky, LHP

A final look at one of the MLB draft's top high school arms.

2013 MLB Draft Profile- Phil Bickford, RHP, CA HS

One of the fastest rising players in the draft is a SoCal kid with a great projectibility and new found fastball velocity

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Dustin Driver, RHP

Dustin Driver began the year as one of the top HS pitching prospects. His stock has fallen significantly since.

UPDATED 2013 MLB Draft Profile: Jordan Sheffield

Jordan Sheffield entered the season as a first-round prospect. However; season-ending Tommy John Surgery ensures he will fulfill his college commitment.

UPDATED: 2013 Draft Profile: Casey Meisner, RHP

Updated profile on Casey Meisner who is an intriguing, yet very raw pitcher who needs time to grow into his large frame.

Updated: 2013 Draft Profile: Casey Shane, RHP

Updated draft profile on Casey Shane who will be one of the youngest pitching prospects in this draft class and features a very good sinker and changeup combination.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: RHP Hunter Harvey, NC HS

Born into an unconventional baseball family, this 6'3", 175 righty from North Carolina looks poised to go from absolutely nowhere right into the first round.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Adam Plutko, RHP, UCLA

The poor man's Trevor Bauer, with eerily similar mechanics to his former UCLA rotation-mate, but less overwhelming stuff.

2013 MLB Draft Profile: Clinton Hollon, RHP

Hollon is a smaller pitcher with amazing arm speed but lacks control and command to be a top tier prospect.