Anthony Boyer

  • joined Nov 30, 2012
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Anthony Boyer is a University of Michigan graduate who played for the Reds, White Sox, Orioles, and Cardinals for parts of nine seasons, primarily at third base, but with some time spent in the outfield, second, and shortstop. He was the 1988 N.L. Rookie of the Year, a three-time All-Star, and two-time N.L. MVP finalist.

One of his greatest memories was making his Major League debut under manager Pete Rose, against Whitey Herzog's Cardinals, sharing an infield with Barry Larkin, Dave Concepcion, and Paul O'Neill.

His bio might sound suspiciously like that of Chris Sabo, come to think of it. It must be the glasses.

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Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 7/30/14


Brett Phillips and Chase McDonald keep hitting. Kyle Weiland longs for a return to the island.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap 7/21/14


A lot of people played baseball yesterday. Here are some stories about some of them.


A Reaction to the Astros' Failure to Sign Aiken

My thoughts on the Astros' inability to sign the first-overall pick in the 2014 draft,

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 7/15/14


It was a light day of action down on the farm, with Corpus Christi the only full-season affiliate playing.

Teoscar Hernandez, CF, Lancaster Jethawks (HiA)


Teoscar Hernandez has faced his share of adversity, away from his family eleven months a year while he tries to find his way to the major leagues. He handles it the only way he knows how: By...

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 7/1/14


A handful of Astros affiliates didn't play Oakland affiliates.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 6/24/14


Anthony Bass is back, Brock Dykxhoorn takes the mound for the first time, and Kyle Smith factors into the Texas League All-Star Game.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 6/19/14


The last day before the GCL season kicks off and ALL the toys come out to play.

GameThread for Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros #1


Join in the conversation as Houston kicks off its series with the Rays.

9th Round Pick: Bryan Radziewski, LHP, Miami (FL)


Miami's "short, fat lefty" doesn't look like a baseball player, and he doesn't exactly throw like one either, but he happens to be #7 on the team's all-time career strikeout list.

2014 10th Round Pick: Jay Gause, RHP, Faulkner U

A former NC State commit who attended two different junior colleges before landing in the NAIA World Series and getting drafted in the tenth round, it's already been a whirlwind career for the...

Who Might the Astros Target with the 3-1 pick?


Anthony Boyer takes a look at some of the top names sitting on the board as the Astros prepare to make their third-round pick.

2014 MLB Draft Profile - Scott Blewett, RHP, NY HS

One of the best cold-weather pitching prospects in the country, New York's two-time Gatorade Player of the Year is a raw, enticing prospect with good fastball velocity and some promising secondary...

Pounding the Table for Alex Jackson


Only one 1-1 candidate provides both a premium bat and an up-the-middle profile. That candidate is Alex Jackson, and I've been riding this bandwagon for over a year. Nice to see some of you onboard.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 6/3/14


One win on the farm, and it came in Lancaster.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 5/27/14


Wins in Corpus Christi, Lancaster, and Quad Cities.

College Update: The 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament


The field of 64 is set - which draft prospects will prolong their college careers, and which ones - like Carlos Rodon - find themselves on the outside looking in?

Pre-Game Lottery Blamed for Astros' 6-1 Loss


At a welding convention in Seattle, Rudy Owens gets the surprise of his life.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 5/20/14


Happy Asher Wednesday, everybody!

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 5/13/14


Leave it to Dallas Keuchel to shut out the Texas Rangers and STILL not have the pitching highlight of the organization on a given day. That honor goes to a trio out in Lancaster, who combined to...

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 5/6/14


It's a sweep! The Astros farm goes 4-0.

Weekly College State Roundup: 5/2/15 - 5/4/14


NC State shortstop Trea Turner shows off the skills that once had him in the 1-1 conversation, headlining a weekend full of good hitting performances. Maryland's Jake Stinnett paces the pitchers...

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 4/30/14


The Single-A and High-A teams go 3-0 while the Triple-A, Double-A, and Major League teams go 0-3.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 4/29/14


The tandem rotation of Lance McCullers and Kyle Smith sets a club record in the desert as the Corpus Christi bullpen implodes.

A Few Thoughts on Collin McHugh's Electric Start


Collin McHugh is no stranger to hot starts, nor to regression. And a look at his own blog can shed a lot of light on why that is.

Weekly College Prospect Update: 4/25 - 4/27


Carlos Rodon heats up just as Aaron Nola cools off and Jeff Hoffman goes on the shelf. Could the last 3-4 weeks of the college season prove to be a perfect storm for the Wolfpack lefty leading up...

Lucas Harrell Traded to Diamondbacks


A week after being designated for assignment, Lucas Harrell has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later or cash.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 4/22/14


Not one single team in the Astros organization - including the big-league club - lost yesterday. Final Score: Houston Organization 35, Everyone Else 13.

Does Kyle Westwood Have an Elite Skill?


After watching Kyle Westwood generate ground ball after ground ball during his April 19 appearance, Anthony Boyer looks under the hood to see whether it's an elite skill for the 2013 13th-rounder...

Weekly College Prospect Update: 4/18-20


Jeff Hoffman pitches the game of his life, Aaron Nola slides off the tracks a little, and Brandon Finnegan quietly continues to dominate college hitters. Meanwhile, Casey Gillaspie continues to...

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