Monday, June 6, 2011

Can't get enough draft info?

As always, Astros County should be your first destination for Astros draft information (after all, it was the Constable's great work on 2009 draftees that clued me in on the site in the first place). That said, there are a number of other places that you might choose to glean additional information from as well.

Currently, there are a number of good 'live chats' / draft blogs going on (or recently completed) in advance of the draft (in no particular order):

Perfect Game USA live chat; live chat [A note regarding my related comments: for the last 2 years I have been one of two contributors to the Astros prospect section of the FOX Sports Fantasy Baseball / top prospects annual. Though I've endeavored to remove any potential bias from my related comments, the potential for bias should nevertheless be noted];
Baseball America draft blog.

For Astros' specific draft chat and information check out:

The 2011 Draft thread at the Bus Ride Discussion Forum (SpikesNStars) [Again, in the spirit of full disclosure, I am a moderator at the Bus Ride].

And finally (for the moment anyway), a site that I highly recommend: 'Cats Corner.

For those of you who are not familiar with 'Cats Corner, it is the official blog site of the Tri-City ValleyCats, and (in my opinion) provides the most in-depth Astros prospect information of any of the Astros affiliates. Kevin Whitaker is working with the club again this season, and will be part of the ValleyCat team hosting a live blog of days one and two of the draft. Be sure and drop in and give them a read.

Edited to add: somehow in the midst of all the information above, I inexplicably failed to mention that you can follow along with the draft through's Draft Central.