We all know about the Astros' former penchant for signing free agents as opposed to focusing on the draft, but I got to wondering: what did the teams do with the picks the Astros gave up for signing their Type A Free Agents?
Astros sign Jeff Kent, Giants draft David Aardsma
Astros sign Andy Pettitte, Yankees draft Phil Hughes
Carlos Beltran signs with New York, Astros draft Eli Iorg (released, 2009)
Astros sign Carlos Lee, Rangers draft Blake Beavan (still in minors)
Cardinals sign Trever Miller, Astros draft Jordan Lyles (supplemental pick)
The draft is a total crapshoot, but it's still fun to look at. Especially while you wait for someone to bring you food on Christmas Day.