Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baseball America projects Mark Appel as 1-1

Baseball America's Jim Callis posted his mock draft today, and had this to say about where the Astros may be leaning, one month out from the June draft:

Houston is focusing on Buxton, Zunino and the three best college pitchers (Stanford's Mark Appel, Louisiana State's Kevin Gausman and San Francisco's Kyle Zimmer). Scouting director Bobby Heck has taken an up-the-middle position player with his top pick in each of his four drafts, and he and his staff are believed to favor Buxton, a five-tool center fielder. Rumors persist that the Astros' higher-ups—new owner Jim Crane and new general manager Jeff Luhnow—prefer an arm who could help soon and fit at the front of their rotation.

Still, they project Appel as the 1-1 pick.


Anonymous said...

Settling for mid-ceiling, yet immediate "help" is the worst of all scenarios. It amounts to wasting a great opportunity.

Anonymous said...

yeah i agree, the real fans will be patient so they should just sign a solid starter in free agency if they really want someone at the top of their rotation, just sayin'.