Saturday, January 23, 2010

Levine brings the research

Zach Levine's newest blog post discusses the wonderful opportunity presented to the Astros in 2010's June Draft.

The Astros have had three or more picks in the first round just twice: 1991 and 1994. How did that turn out?

In 1991, the Astros drafted:
6. John Burke, who did not sign
29(s). Shawn Livsey, who didn't make it to the majors
40(s). Jim Gonzalez, who followed into the footsteps of Shawn Livsey
44(s). Mike Groppuso, who joined Livsey and Gonzalez in not having a major league career.

In 1994, the Astros drafted:
17. Ramon Castro, who was traded before making it to the majors
25. Scott Elarton
30(s). Russ Johnson