Fresno Player Spotlight- Colin Moran

A Look at Colin Moran vs. Luis Valbuena for the Astros’ Third Base Job As the number six prospect in the Astros system, third baseman Colin Moran has a lot to prove in 2016. Even though he did start the year at Triple-A Fresno, the third base job at the major league level is still […] Houston Astros: Fresno Player Spotlight- Colin Moran - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's...
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2 hours ago

Dallas Keuchel’s Attempts to Adjust Back

Just a couple weeks back, Dave Cameron examined the things that should worry us about Dallas Keuchel. He was more nuanced, but we could break it down into three components: lower velocity, fewer calls on the black, and fewer swings. For a guy that had the third-lowest zone percentage in baseball last year, the latter two seem hugely important for his success. So I asked the Astros’...
Via Fangraphs
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros call up Jake Marisnick, send down Michael Feliz

The Houston Astros have announced a switch at the back end of their roster, sending 23-year-old pitcher Michael Feliz down to the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, and calling up outfielder Jake Marisnick in his place. Feliz has struggled during his brief appearances out of Houston’s bullpen in both 2015 and 2016, pitching to an 8.31 ERA and 6.21 FIP across 17.1 relief innings. Despite...
Via Today's Knuckleball
5 hours ago

The Astros Win Back-To-Back Games 1st Time in 2016

All the talk in H-town recently has been focused on the failures of the Houston Astros this year. This talk has been highlighted by the fact that the Houston Astros had not won back-to-back games in 2016. The Astros starting pitching continues to be an eyesore for the team, but they did do enough against […] Houston Astros: The Astros Win Back-To-Back Games 1st Time in 2016 - Climbing...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
6 hours ago

Carlos Gomez Turnaround?

This turnaround talk about a certain Houston Astros center fielder may be premature. However, that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. And yes, when I state a certain center fielder I actually mean Carlos Gomez. But before you close your tab that has this article open, let me throw some numbers your way about the Houston […] Houston Astros: Carlos Gomez Turnaround? - Climbing...
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7 hours ago

White's mother always a positive voice

Whether he goes 0-for-4 with three strikeouts or hits a pair of home runs, Astros rookie first baseman Tyler White can always count on his mother, Heather, to tell him how great he did. That was true growing up, and it's still true today.
7 hours ago

Houston Astros: What A Difference A Year Makes

Photo by: Gabe Rodriguez On May 5, 2015, the Houston Astros were 18-9 and leading the American League West by six games. Exactly one year later they are 10-18 and 6.5 games out of first in the AL West Cellar. What a difference a year makes. The Astros opened the season with a win against the Yankees and then lost the next three games, losing the series.  From that point on the...
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8 hours ago

Astros Begin to Gain Momentum

After a slow start to the 2016 season, the Houston Astros have finally picked up some momentum. On Wednesday night, the Astros collected back to back victories for the first time this season as they beat the Minnesota Twins in the rubber game of the series by a score of 14-6, improving their season record to 10-18. In what was only their second series victory of the season, the Astros...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros option Feliz, call up Marisnick

The Astros optioned Michael Feliz to Triple-A Fresno following Wednesday's win and called up Jake Marisnick, who will start in left field in Thursday's series opener against the Mariners.
16 hours ago

Hughes chased after two innings, Twins routed by Astros

HOUSTON -- Jason Castro homered and drove in four runs, and Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa both homered and knocked in three as the Houston Astros won consecutive games for the first time this season with a 16-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.The Astros built a 6-0 lead after two innings and didn't let up in setting a season high for runs. Altuve hit his fifth...
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Job Posting: Houston Astros Senior Baseball Systems Developer

Position: Houston Astros Senior Baseball Systems Developer Location: Houston Description: The Houston Astros are seeking a Senior Baseball Systems Developer for the team’s Baseball Research and Development group. The Senior Baseball Systems Developer will collaborate with the analytics team to build infrastructure and design systems that encourage the effective understanding...
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Dallas Keuchel: Houston, we have a problem

The Houston Astros entered the season on a short list of favorites in the American League, so their 9-18 start is raising more than a few eyebrows. The same can be said for their star pitcher, Dallas Keuchel. Whether we’re comparing his 2016 season to the entire 2015 campaign or just 2015’s first six games, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner’s 2016 stats just...
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Astros OF George Springer crushed a ball so far it left the stadium

Houston Astros right fielder George Springer is 6-foot-3, but he's not seen as the biggest or strongest guy in the league. He's also no Jose Altuve. On Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins, though, he showed off some unworldly power with his sixth home run of the season.The Astros were already up 4-2 with a runner on second when Springer launched one deep to left field. It left...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins fall 6-4 to Astros in Meyer's first MLB start

HOUSTON -- Jason Castro and George Springer hit homers and the Houston Astros held on for a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.Castro hit his first homer of the year to lead off the three-run third inning, and Springer hit a shot that bounced off the railroad tracks in left field and out of the stadium to cap the three-run fourth.Castro's home run was knocked down...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Jose Berrios Start in Houston

Embed from Getty Images Hey everyone! As an intrigued owner of Jose Berrios, I decided to watch his 2nd start of the season in Houston and jot down what I saw as the game progressed. Scouting pitching is my favorite part of fantasy baseball and it's even more exciting when you're watching a top prospect trying to find his groove in the big leagues. This is my first time doing...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Astros Are In Trouble

Let’s take a look at what we’re dealing with, here. This is a simple plot of AL West division playoff odds over time, beginning with the start of the season, through, I don’t know, right now? About an hour ago, I guess. The calendar on my wall tells me it’s still April, and the much smaller calendar on my computer agrees, so this early you don’t expect many big huge shifts...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros catcher Erik Kratz pitched, threw knuckleballs

We love to see a position player take the mound in an MLB game whenever we can get the chance, and Tuesday night was the first chance we were able to get in the 2016 season. Houston Astros backup catcher Erik Kratz was the lucky position player to take his talents to the mound after his team fell down 9-1 to the Seattle Mariners. Typically, we see these guys throw nothing but fastballs...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

White Hot And Underappreciated

Sure, we have all heard of the legend of Trevor Story hitting seven home runs in six games. But what if I told you there was a rookie who hit a home run three straight days during his first week up in The Show and currently gets on base every other at bat on average? This is the case of Tyler White, Houston Astros first basemen rookie extraordinaire.White had a ho-hum opening...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Astros OF Carlos Gomez obliterate his bat after striking out

Carlos Gomez is a fiery player. He was with the Milwaukee Brewers, and he still is with the Houston Astros. That's not necessarily a bad trait, and it certainly gets him plenty of attention.On Sunday night against the Boston Red Sox, Gomez expressed his frustration by taking it out on his bat. Rather than slamming it to the ground, the Astros outfielder snapped it over his knee,...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Angry Carlos Gomez smashes bat over leg (VIDEO)

Carlos Gomez really does not like to strike out when the game is being viewed by a national audience. We know this because he absolutely destroyed a bat after striking out in the third inning of Sunday night’s Astros-Red Sox game. He broke the bat over his leg and you almost have to feel bad for the poor wooden object. Carlos Gomez aka Bruce Banner "You Wouldn't Like Me When...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ Faithful Takes a Hammock After Slow Start

“Take a knee!” my bonehead junior high football coach volcano-belched at my teammates and me. We’d have endured some sadistic workout they designed and inflicted; or perhaps we were at the end of another frustrating practice following a demoralizing 2 – 1 start. But we dropped one on the grass and looked up, feeling the soothing caress from the fingertips of the god of restfulness...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston, We Have a Problem: Not On Craig’s Watch

I dig me some Jose Altuve.  A hitting machine.  A spark splug.  He spins up maximum performance from a tiny frame to the point of the supernatural.  But tonight against Boston, when Houston was down one in a three game series and my mighty mighty Stros were sucking like a Kirby vacuum cleaner, he failed. And it’s not about win or lose; it’s about team culture.  The home...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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