Posts tagged Houston Astros

ASTROS CALL UP CORREA

ASTROS CALL UP CORREA

SS Carlos Correa, the top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, has been called up by the Houston Astros. It was a quick journey through the minor leagues for Correa, slowed down only by a broken leg last season. His first year of full-season baseball was 2013 at loA Quad Cities and Correa excelled […]

CORREA OFF TO HOT START AT AAA

CORREA OFF TO HOT START AT AAA

Carlos Correa was recently promoted to AAA Fresno after shredding AA pitching and has landed on his feet at the new level as if nothing has changed. Tonight, in his ninth game at AAA, Correa went 2-for-5 and launched his second homerun while driving in three runs. His batting average now sits at .326. Just […]

SIGNING DEADLINE PASSES, AIKEN DOESN’T SIGN

SIGNING DEADLINE PASSES, AIKEN DOESN’T SIGN

The deadline to sign picks from the 2014 First Year Player Draft came and went today and the Astros failed to come to terms with 1/1 pick Brady Aiken, the highly touted left-handed high school pitcher out of California. Despite agreeing on a $6.5 MM signing bonus, a physical turned into an impasse as the […]

FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT TODAY

FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT TODAY

The 2014 First-Year Player Draft starts today at 7PM ET and runs through Saturday. The first two rounds and compensation rounds will happen today, continuing tomorrow through the 10th round, before finishing on Saturday with rounds 11-40. MLB.com has the complete listing for all 40 rounds and compensation rounds HERE. Baseball America has assigned pick values HERE. Baseball […]

CAL LEAGUE TOUR: BAKERSFIELD

CAL LEAGUE TOUR: BAKERSFIELD

The Bakersfield Blaze are the Cincinnati Reds’ hiA affiliate and they play their home games at Sam Lynn Ballpark on the northern edge of town, not long after arriving at the city limits on southbound Highway 99. Bakersfield’s history with minor league baseball goes back to 1941 and the city has been affiliated with several big […]

HOUSTON TAKES APPEL #1

HOUSTON TAKES APPEL #1

The Houston Astros surprised many by taking Stanford RHP Mark Appel with the top pick in this year’s First Year Player Draft. Appel was drafted after his junior season last year and famously failed to come to terms with the Pirates, who took him with the #8 pick. While all that was going on in […]

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

For the week ending June 2, the California League has recognized the following players: OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – PRESTON TUCKER, OF, LANCASTER JETHAWKS Tucker went on an RBI tear, starting with a 6-RBI game against Rancho Cucomonga (Dodgers) that led the Jet Hawks (Astros) to a 10-2 win. With at least two RBI in […]

TRADE: A’S GET LOWRIE, ASTROS GET PROSPECTS

TRADE: A’S GET LOWRIE, ASTROS GET PROSPECTS

The Oakland A’s, defending AL west champs, continued stocking up for immediate improvement by adding INF Jed Lowrie from the Astros for a package of prospects: A’S GET – INF Jed Lowrie, RHP Fernando Rodriguez ASTROS GET – 1B/DH Chris Carter, RHP Brad Peacock and minor league C Max Stassi The A’s came out of nowhere […]

ASTROS LOSS CLINCHES TOP SPOT IN 2013 DRAFT

ASTROS LOSS CLINCHES TOP SPOT IN 2013 DRAFT

The Houston Astros lost their 104th game of the season on Monday, assuring them of the worst record in MLB this year. That distinction gives them the top pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. If ever there was a team in flux that needed some help, it is the Houston Astros. The Monday loss […]

2012 TOP 3 DRAFT PICKS IN THE MINORS

2012 TOP 3 DRAFT PICKS IN THE MINORS

Here’s a quick look at the top three picks from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and how they did in their minor league assignments. These are small sample sizes with most of the numbers coming in short season leagues, but it is a first indicator as to how they adjusted to the pro game. 1. […]

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