Mills ready to join Astros brass in Draft room

Mills ready to join Astros brass in Draft room

DENVER -- With the Astros having an off-day on Monday, manager Brad Mills said he plans to be at the team's Draft room at Union Station to observe as the Astros make the top selection in the First-Year Player Draft.

"They asked me to come up and I said, 'Sure, I'd love to,'" he said. "I don't know how many people are going to be in that room. If that room is going to be basically jam-packed, maybe I won't go up there. The last thing I want is for it to be a headache more than something that's going to be pretty cool."

Mills hasn't spent much time focusing on the Draft but has tried to read up on the some of the players the Astros might take with the No. 1 pick.

"I've had a few talks with [general manager] Jeff [Luhnow] and it's important to me who we take, but I'm not asking who we're going to take," Mills said. "I want to be surprised like everybody else."