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The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / Astros Historical Draft Picks
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:16:05 pm »
Zach Levine (the "Unofficial Scorer" at Chron.com) has put together a database to allow folks to search Astros drafts and picks back to 1998.  It may be found HERE for those interested.

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The Bus Ride Discussion Forum / 2008 Draftees and Status
« on: June 08, 2008, 02:30:54 am »
This information has been compiled from lists at MLB.com and Baseball America.  Where there are discrepancies between the lists, I've gone with the one from MLB.com. I'll try to keep this updated every couple of days.  Please let me know if anything is incorrect, I've missed a nickname, etc. 

        Draftee
Castro, Jason
Lyles, Jordan
Austin, Joseph
Davidson, Charles
Seaton, Ross
Steele, Thomas
Duncan, David
Shuck, Jack
Gaston, Jonathan
Dydalewicz, Brad
Cruz, Luis
Holloway, Jarred
Priday, Jacob
Hulett, Jeff
Godfrey, Kyle
Hicks, Christopher
Disher, Phil
Poytress, Joshua
Simunic, Andrew
Flores, David
Mowdy, Ashton
Robin, Shea
Jones, Rodarrick
Jackson, Terrence
Huchingson, Daniel
Meier, Danny
Hacker, Michael
Wolf, Shane
Pettus, Nathaniel
Grimmett, Zachary
Jackson, Christopher
Diaz, Michael
Rummel, Philip
Vollmuth, Bryan
Armstrong, Shawn
Jankowski, Jordan
Garcia, Rene
Wood, Austin
Rivers, Kirkland
Castellanos, Kristofer
Van Winkle, Tyson
Lawson, Scott
McClendon, Tony
Danbury, Ryan
Green, Austin
Sparks, Edmond
Garvin, Grayson
Modica, Mike
Metroka, Nathan
Meszaros, Daniel
Lehr, Chase
Austin, Jamal

Round
   1
  1S
   2
   3
  3S
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
  10
  11
  12
  13
  14
  15
  16
  17
  18
  19
  20
  21
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26
  27
  28
  29
  30
  31
  32
  33
  34
  35
  36
  37
  38
  39
  40
  41
  42
  43
  44
  45
  46
  47
  48
  49
  50
   Pick
    10
    38
    56
    88
   109
   122
   152
   182
   212
   242
   272
   302
   332
   362
   392
   422
   452
   482
   512
   542
   572
   602
   632
   662
   692
   722
   752
   782
   812
   842
   872
   902
   932
   962
   992
  1022
  1052
  1082
  1112
  1142
  1172
  1202
  1232
  1262
  1292
  1322
  1361
  1379
  1406
  1433
  1460
  1487
  Signed 
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   Yes
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   Yes
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               School
Stanford
Hartsville HS (SC)
North Atlanta HS (GA)
Milton HS (GA)
Second Baptist School (TX)
U Arizona
Georgia Tech
Ohio St U
U Arizona
Lake Travis HS (TX)
Academia Santa Monica
St Petersburg JC
U Missouri Columbia
Okaloosa Walton CC
Hiwassee JC
Georgia Tech
U South Carolina Columbia     
Fowler HS (CA)
U Tennessee
Cal St Sacramento
Eastern Oklahoma St JC
Vanderbilt U
St John HS (LA)
North Central Texas Col
U Arkansas Ft Smith
U Portland
Cosumnes River Col
Ithaca Col
Western Oklahoma St Col
Beggs HS (OK)
Virginia Commonwealth U
Southern Connecticut St U
Kutztown U
Biloxi HS (MS)
West Craven HS (NC)
Peters Township HS (PA)
Colegio Sagrada Familia
Niceville HS (FL)
Texas A&M U
Newsome HS (FL)
Gonzaga U
Grayson County Col
Damien HS (CA)
North Florida CC
Patrick Henry HS (CA)
Chipola JC
Wesleyan HS (GA)
George Mason U
Compton CC
Col of Charleston
Glendale CC
Harrison HS (GA)
Class
   JR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   JR
   JR
   JR
   JR
   HS
   HS
   J2
   SR
   J2
   J2
   JR
   SR
   HS
   SR
   SR
   J3
   SR
   HS
   J1
   J1
   SR
   J2
   SR
   J1
   HS
   JR
   JR
   SR
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   HS
   SR
   HS
   JR
   J2
   HS
   J2
   HS
   J1
   HS
   JR
   J2
   SR
   J2
   HS
Position
     C
   RHP
    CF
    OF
   RHP
    CF
   LHP
    CF
    RF
   LHP
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
    SS
   RHP
   RHP
    1B
   LHP
    2B
    3B
   RHP
     C
    CF
   LHP
   LHP
    OF
   LHP
   LHP
   RHP
   RHP
    SS
    2B
   RHP
    SS
   RHP
     C
     C
   RHP
   RHP
   LHP
     C
    2B
    CF
    CF
     C
     C
   LHP
   LHP
    RF
   RHP
   RHP
    CF
Bat/Throw
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/R
      L/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      L/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      L/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      L/L
      L/L
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
      R/R
Height
  6'03
  6’04
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'04"
  6'03"
  6'09"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'01"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'04"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  6'00"
  5'11"
  6'00"
  6'03"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  5'09"
  6'03"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  5'11"
  5'10"
  6'05"
  6'03"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  6'00"
  6'04"
  6'01"
  6'03"
  6'00"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  6'02"
  6'01"
  5'11"
  6'05"
  6'00"
  6'02"
  5'10"
  6'02"
  5'10"
Weight
   210
   185
   170
   222
   190
   215
   230
   185
   210
   180
   170
   230
     -
   185
   200
   205
   215
     -
   170
   220
   185
   185
   190
   185
   180
   205
   175
   225
   200
   185
   185
   160
   235
   195
     -
   210
   172
   205
   195
   185
   190
   185
   180
   170
   180
   200
     -
   175
   220
     -
   185
   175
Date of Birth
1987-06-18
1990-10-19
1990-08-10
1990-01-14
1989-09-18
1986-09-21
1986-06-01
1987-06-18
1986-11-13
1990-03-24
1990-09-10
1988-08-28
1985-10-02
1987-11-16
1986-02-06
1987-02-17
1985-06-17
1990-07-20
1985-08-07
1986-10-13
1986-06-21
1985-12-11
1990-07-31
1988-09-24
1989-04-14
1985-10-28
1985-11-06
1986-09-10
1988-10-09
1990-02-05
1986-12-30
1987-04-11
1985-06-26
1989-12-23
1990-09-11
1989-05-17
1990-03-21
1990-07-11
1986-01-06
1990-07-01
1988-02-02
1987-08-12
1990-09-01
1987-08-31
1990-02-22
1989-02-17
1989-10-27
1986-12-16
1986-08-30
1985-09-06
1987-10-09
1990-08-26

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Talk Zone / Puma love at SI
« on: June 07, 2008, 12:17:49 pm »
Berkman hitting the front page at SI.com (baseball): Hot in Houston: Berkman's torrid bat sparking Triple Crown talk (also links to an article from the SI vault on him from 8/6/01: The Story Of His Life).

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Talk Zone / Towles to RR, Quintero to MM
« on: June 05, 2008, 09:53:57 pm »
Astros' catcher Towles sent down to AAA Round Rock and Club purchases contract of Express' Quintero. 

Ausmus will be pulling most of the catching duties, with Q likely matched with a particular pitcher (tbd).

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“For some reason since I wasn’t playing the last couple of days, I figured it was coming,” Towles said. “I guess I wasn’t too surprised. I’m not happy about it, but I’m going to work hard to get back up here.”

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“I told him it wasn’t about his catching and game-calling,” manager Cecil Cooper said. “It was more about his offense. He needs to get his confidence back. The last game he played he looked like he was really frustrated, and we saw signs he was going to come out of it but he went backwards a little bit.

“I thought the first game in Milwaukee he swung it pretty good and we said, ‘Uh oh, here he comes.’ The next time he played he went back the other way. He needs to go play and get his confidence up and work at it. I know it’s disappointing to him, but he took it well.”

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Talk Zone / Guess Again
« on: May 25, 2008, 06:21:42 pm »
For all of us who had guessed Nieve in the "who will be sent down to Round Rock when Wandy gets activated from the DL" pool, guess again.  Nieve was sent back down to Round Rock today, and Cassel was called up to take his place in the bullpen.  LINK (McTaggart).

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"We think at some point in time Fernando will be capable of coming up here and being effective for long periods of time, but he needs to continue work on his slider and tighten it up to be effective at this level," general manager Ed Wade said. "He has to be able to command the slider and be more than a one-pitch pitcher.


So, does that leave Cassel as the prohibitive favorite to go back to Round Rock now, or did Borks outing today earn him a ticket to AAA? 

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Talk Zone / Izzy out, Springer (and Franklin) in
« on: May 10, 2008, 02:46:59 pm »
Cards have yanked Isringhausen from the closers role and will split closing duties between Russ Springer and Ryan Franklin.  SI Link  Hope its Franklin personally... watching Izzy implode is a favorite past time of sorts, and I'm sure I could embrace watching Franklin take over the role of 'imploder' (can't really root for Springer to implode though, Card or not).

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"It needed to be done," [Isringhausen] said. "It's a mental break more than anything."

Isringhausen, who leads the NL with 11 saves and is eight saves shy of 300 for his career, was clearly upset after Friday's game, putting all the blame on himself.

"I'm just getting sick of embarrassing myself and letting my team down," he said Friday night. "We should be five more wins in the win column in my mind, so we should be ahead in first place even more. But they can't keep sending me out there when I'm pitching the way I'm pitching.

ETA quote.
Second edit per 'slapdown' from Noe.

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Talk Zone / News you can't use (or give a crap about for that matter)
« on: March 20, 2008, 12:48:24 am »
The Cubs are a bunch of pansies...
and decide to take out there frustrations on their strength and conditioning coachs' 1995 Nissan Sentra. 
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When the Cubs began practice in the morning, Aramis Ramirez pointed to a wrecked '95 Nissan Sentra near the Cubs bullpen and asked: "Hey 'Bussy,' what's your car doing on the ramp?" Buss looked over at the wreck and replied: "That's not my car." But then Buss did a double take. "Dude," he said to Ramirez. "That's my car!" Buss soon discovered his car was demolished beyond recognition, but this was no ordinary crime. The car windows all had been smashed in, the front, back and sides all were severely dented and the smoking guns -- a couple of baseball bats and balls -- were strategically placed in the windshield.

Although I prefer my attribution to their motivations to trash his car, it appears that their motives might have been a tad more altruistic. 
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After the workout ended, Dempster told Buss to "quit pouting" and come with him to the weight room to "see something." As they walked out the back door, Buss saw several players and a 2008 Nissan Xterra parked in the walkway. Ryan Dempster gave him the keys for the new SUV...

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Baseball is killing the planet...
so the Japanese are leading the charge to save the world??? 
SI (via Tokyo AP) reports that "As part of the fight against global warming, Japanese professional baseball has come up with a plan to shorten its games and reduce carbon dioxide emissions at stadiums.."  LINK
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Teams will aim to cut playing time by six percent, or 12 minutes, from the average of three hours and 18 minutes per game...  Under the plan, teams will be required to spend no more than two minutes and 15 seconds when they change from fielding to batting.  Pitchers will be asked to throw within 15 seconds of receiving the ball from the catcher when no runners are on base.


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Talk Zone / Rays of Sunshine permeate Astros camp
« on: March 06, 2008, 09:21:49 pm »
Campbell's had a couple of 'snapshots' from spring training posted in his blogs the past week that have been a decent read.  Todays was about the Astros meeting with Sunshine Kids (a group near and dear to my heart considering my sis was one way back in the day).  Here's the link (Rays of Sunshine permeate Astros camp) and some quotes - hope y'all enjoy!

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"Wonderful kids,'' Brocail said softly, walking out of the room. "Jeez, it rips your heart in half.''

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Randolph lingered with the kids longer than most, if not all, of the Astros. He seemed almost reluctant to leave. In camp as a non-roster pitcher, Randolph has undermined his hopes of making the team by allowing six walks and four hits in his first 1 2/3 innings.

"I love kids,'' Randolph said. "That's easy for me. Those kids, they don't know a bad day. They don't know a good day. I walk around moping because I had a few walks. That doesn't matter, compared to what those kids are going through. It's a reality check. You should go out here and have fun and feel blessed and grateful I can do it every day. I have my health. I have my family. I have everybody around me. Some of those kids have nothing. It's tough. You see them sitting over there with a smile on their face.''

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Ausmus is so notoriously stoic, teammates kidded him that after he the tying home run that helped the Astros win an 18-inning National League Divisional Series game, he looked like he was carrying a suitcase with a dead baby. He took his time with the Sunshine kids, but at a price. By the time Ausmus made it out of the room, his eyes looked suspiciously moist. He walked away briskly. Asked if the visit got to him, Ausmus, the father of two daughters, said, "I've done it before. It's hard.''

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That is what Adam Everett aspires to be anyway...  From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:  New shortstop a remodeling project

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New Twins shortstop Adam Everett wants to be more than someone who gets the bat knocked out of his hands.

On his thoughts of his abilities:
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"I know I can hit... It's just a matter of me going out and doing it."

On trying to improve his hitting in his last year with the Astros:
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"One coach after another said, 'This is what you need to do,'" Everett said. "It was like, 'OK. I could only do so much.' It finally got to the point where [they said], 'Well do what you know how to do,' and I was like, 'I don't know how to do that anymore.' That's all it was."

Oddly enough, Everett is a 'hitting machine' in comparison to one of the other Twins shortstops from last year,  Nick Punto, who played 27 games at SS last year (25 games at 2B and 108 games at 3B), and in 472 ABs had a .210 AVG and .271 SLG (as compared to Everetts .232 AVG and .318 SLG in 220 ABs).

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