Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Astros are cheap: Exhibit Q

David Coleman had an interesting post linked to by Rob Neyer (Coleman 1, Astros County 0) about the Astros' tendency to low-ball their draft picks.

Out of those five seasons, the Astros have spent the least amount of money on draft picks of any team. That's dead last. I took the average of the median bonus spending in each of those five drafts and the Astros aren't even within a million dollars of that average. In fact, there are only four teams that are over 1 million short of the league average for slot spending: the Angels, the Mets, the White Sox and the Astros.

Read the whole thing.