Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Levine on the waiver wire

And the final catch-up post of the morning has Zach Levine talking about the waiver wire, and how effectively the Astros have used it. Seven players on the 40-man roster were waiver wire pickups, meaning that 18% of the Astros' 40-man roster consists of players other teams didn't want.

Ed Wade:
“Our pro scouting staff does a tremendous job all year long in putting ourselves in position to evaluate talent. In the case of Wilton Lopez, Fulchino, Bourgeois, any number of guys wearing our uniform right now, it’s a direct result of the work our pro scouting staff does.”