ASTROS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Altuve extends on-base streak to 30 games

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve extended his career-long on-base streak to 30 consecutive games with a third-inning single in Monday's series opener at Angel Stadium. He's the first Astros player to reach in 30 consecutive games since Willy Taveras a decade ago.
Via Astros.com
1 hour ago

McCullers scratched from start with blister

Veteran right-hander Scott Feldman will return to the rotation to start Tuesday against the Angels in place of right-hander Lance McCullers, who has developed a blister on the tip of his right index finger.
Via Astros.com
3 hours ago

Astros: Westbound to Los Angeles

The Astros can’t win ’em all, right? Well, we found out that even hot streaks aren’t meant to last forever. After a seven-game winning streak, the Astros luck finally ran out Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. The offense finally cooled down after scoring 13 runs in the previous two games at Kaufmann, and the […] Astros: Westbound to Los Angeles - Climbing Tal's Hill...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
4 hours ago

Houston Astros: Carlos Correa named American League Player of the Week

Carlos Correa is starting to heat up. The Houston Astros shortstop was named the American League’s player of the week on Monday for the first time in his budding career. At 21 years old, Correa is the youngest player in Astros history to garner league player of the week honors. Andujar Cedeno, 22, was the previous youngest when he won the award in 1991. In six games last week,...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros in Fantasy: Fantasy Picks of the Week- Week 13

A Look at Fantasy Baseball Through the Lens’ of an Astros Fan Here is how I did in Week 12: Week 12 Hitter: Marwin Gonzalez– 6/25 H/AB, 6 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, .240 BA Gonzalez has been that table-setter that the Astros need at the top of this lineup. This week proved […] Astros in Fantasy: Fantasy Picks of the Week- Week 13 - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
6 hours ago

Bregman’s promotion comes at a perfect time for him and the Astros

What seemed inevitable may have accelerated this week when Alex Bregman’s career elevator took another rise up. Could the Astros’ decision to promote Bregman to Triple-A have some not-so-hidden meaning as well, though? Bregman more or less forced Houston’s hand by taking a quantum leap at the Double-A level. He made himself sort of like a new car purchase: The driver wants...
Via Today's Knuckleball
7 hours ago

TKB’s Biggest Disappointments of 2016: #5 Ken Giles

Throughout the week, Today’s Knuckleball will look at — and rank — the top-five disappointments in the major leagues this season. Coming in at No. 5 is Houston Astros relief pitcher Ken Giles. The Houston Astros’ disappointing end to an otherwise wonderful 2015 season was still fresh in everyone’s mind when general manager Jeff Luhnow decided on his top priority for the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
8 hours ago

Projecting Astros Rookie Slugger A.J. Reed

The Astros have gotten painfully little production from the first-base position this season. Spring-training hero Tyler White stopped hitting in April, and Marwin Gonzalez hasn’t exactly stepped up to pick up the slack. Houston’s lack of offense from first is a big reason why they’ve underperformed their preseason expectations. In an effort to fill the void, the Astros have...
Via Fangraphs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

AL Player Of The Week: Carlos Correa – Astros

Photo Source: USA Today The Houston Astros are Back! After suffering through the first part of the season at the bottom of the American league West, the Astros have finally put the losing aside and regained their winning edge and now sit in second place, two games over .500 at 39-37, but do remain ten games behind the first place Texas Rangers. Since the beginning of June their...
Via Legends On Deck
11 hours ago

The Astros Have Gotten Themselves Back in It

No matter where you get your information, the Houston Astros entered the season as consensus favorites to win the American League West. Our preseason projections gave them a better than 50% chance to take the division. Forty-six of 55 FanGraphs staff members chose them to win the division. In case you think a pro-Astros bias exists on the site, whether being informed by our projections...
Via Fangraphs
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros to Promote Alex Bregman and Teoscar Hernandez to AAA

Two Houston Astros Prospects to be Promoted to Fresno Following the AA All-Star Game. In the most obvious news to come out of the Houston Astros camp was that after the Double-A All-Star game Tuesday night, two prospects will be promoted to Triple-A Fresno. Last night on Talking Stros, my co-host Brandon suggested that Alex Bregman […] Astros to Promote Alex Bregman and Teoscar...
Via Climbing Tal's Hill
15 hours ago

A triple short of the cycle, Jose Altuve falls rounding second base (VIDEO)

No Houston Astro has completed the cycle since 2013. Jose Altuve was on his way to accomplishing the feat Saturday night in Kansas City. Through five innings, he had already racked up a single, a double, and a three-run homer. In the sixth, he laced a ball into the right-center field gap. The speedy All-Star raced past first — headed for a sure-fire triple. Then, as he approached...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Promote A.J. Reed

RUN to your fantasy baseball waiver wire - the Houston Astros have called up first baseman A.J. Reed. The 23-year old should be the everyday first baseman for the Astros with occasional rest against lefties.The 6'4, 275 pound first baseman hit .266 in Triple-A with 11 home runs in 59 games.  However, this past week, he hit .372 with five doubles and three home runs in 43 ABs.Reed...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bear Or Bull: Is Correa A Star Or An Astro To Jett-i-son?

Carlos Correa is a star. A heavenly body. Out of this world. I know what you must be thinking. No, I don't have an unhealthy obsession with him. It just says so right on his uniform. According to the internet (so it must be true), the term astro is defined as a prefix that means "star," "celestial body," or "outer space." The city of Houston decided to make a noun out of this prefix...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Call To The Bullpen: Who Should Be The Astros' Closer?

Last season, the Houston Astros earned their first playoff berth since 2005 as they finished second in the AL West division with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses. So far this season, they have failed to perform at the same level they did a year ago. Houston’s offense hasn’t been as potent this season, as they’re scoring less runs per game than last year. Their starting...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros beat Angels 3-2 on Correa's single in ninth

HOUSTON (AP) Carlos Correa hit a two-run single to right-center field with no outs in the ninth inning and the Houston Astros rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. After Huston Street (2-1) loaded the bases with two walks and an infield single, Correa laced a 3-2 pitch into the gap, scoring George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez. Houston improved...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fister throws 7 strong, Astros hit 3 homers in 10-7 win

HOUSTON (AP) Doug Fister threw seven solid innings and Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa each hit home runs to help the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-7 on Monday night. Fister (8-3) gave up two runs on four hits and struck out five in earning his seventh straight win. The Astros have won Fister's last 10 starts, and in those games, Fister has gone at least...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 MLB Draft: Houston Astros First Round

Tonight is MLB Draft night, where every amateur baseball players dreams come true. The Astros first round pick is Forrest Whitley, a high school kid out of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, TX. You can follow Forrest Whitley on Twitter @ForrestWhitley. Alex Simon of Baseball America’s Scouting Report: Whitley impressed last summer on the showcase circuit and with Team...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Billy Hamilton ran really far to make a catch

  Billy Hamilton turned a sure double in the gap into a catch at the wall during the second inning of Cincinnati’s game against Houston on Saturday, making a grab that will no doubt you leave you awestruck. Batting with two outs and a runner on third in the bottom of the second, the Astros’ Jake Marisnick belted a ball to right center. Hamilton seemed to be playing Marisnick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

George Springer adds this stellar catch to his highlight reel

George Springer continued to make his bid as one of the most exciting players in the MLB when the Houston Astros took on the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.The Astros rightfielder stretched out every fiber of his being to make this flying leap to catch the Reds' Adam Duvall's fly ball and end the sixth inning. This, just a couple days after the 26-year-old Springer showed off his cannon...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Most Bizarre Jose Altuve Stat

Jose Altuve has 18 steals in 19 attempts this season. No, that’s not the bizarre stat. That’s just an impressive stat. Jose Altuve is an excellent base-stealer! Among the 71 players with at least five steal attempts this year, Altuve’s success rate ranks third. Since he began receiving regular playing time in 2012, no one’s stolen more bases. He’s fast, he steals plenty...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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