Inside the Astro Draft Room re Alex Jackson

== 80 out of 80 on the swing == Sports Illustrated has a huge (cover story) article about the Astros, and their “total rebuild” approach, claiming to unite scouting and data analysis in whole new ways. It’s pretty interesting, and the whole thing is online here.  In the magazine, it’s accompanied by a tongue-in-cheek piece…

Why I’m Not Jumping on the Ty Kelly Bandwagon

== Sorry, but not feelin’ the love == I will grant that I’m not someone who dwells on the negative or styles myself with a jaded attitude, which is, I suppose, one reason why the cool kids don’t invite to sit at their lunch table. And when a prospect shows results indicating MLB potential, I…

Bonus Mariner Squalls 06/28/14: Bad Blash

== More news, not all good == Well, just yesterday I did a news-y post with good stuff about D.J. Peterson, Alex Jackson & Gareth Morgan, Isaiah Yates and others. And, as soon as I posted it, there was already more news.  So: bonus coverage. === The big news for prospect watchers, of course, was…