For a season like this, Monday evening through Wednesday will be the three most important days of the summer. McTaggart posted his draft preview today, and here are some notable pulls.
Talent rules the day. The Astros' farm system, which was decimated by poor Drafts in 2005 and 2006 and their inability to sign their top two picks in the 2007 Draft, still needs to be restocked. Houston contends it's going to take the best player available regardless of position.
"Knowing where we picked after last season ended and after the Winter Meetings, knowing we were getting extra picks for Valverde, it's been very challenging because the fact is every player is in play. But it was also very rewarding from the fact every scout, their lists were all in play. It's been fun, but also understanding, too, is the impact that it can mean to a club and how important it is to nail these picks."
What do the Astros need? Everything.