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Anthony Boyer

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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: 9/3/13

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Make it six Astros affiliates in the playoffs, as Tri-City clinches the Stedler Division title. Meanwhile, Greeneville makes things interesting with a two-out rally in the ninth inning to advance to the Appy League finals.

Three Astros Farmhands Suspended

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D'Andre Toney, Michael Martinez, and Jose Fernandez. - all with ties to Tri-City this year - have run afoul of the minor league drug program.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 8/29/30

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Greeneville clinches a playoff spot, the GCL comes to an end, and Tri-City is fighting for their postseason lives.

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Baseball Movies, Good and Bad

I'm trying to put together a list of good and bad baseball movies. Feel free to include classics, as well as more obscure titles. Specifially, I'm looking for baseball movies about baseball, but...

Minor League Recap: 8/27/13

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Oklahoma City makes it a sweep, as all four full-season affiliates are now in the postseason. Meanwhile, Tri-City and Greeneville fight to hang on to their division leads.

A Q&A With Aaron West

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Never ask for Aaron West around the Jethawks clubhouse. There, he's known as "Snacks." And he's been feasting on Cal League hitters this season. I pulled him aside for a Q&A before the August 18, 2013 game in Lancaster.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 8/22/13

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Lancaster was on the right end of a twelve-run affair while Oklahoma City was on the wrong end of one. Meanwhile, George Springer secured one half of a 40/40 season, Chris Devenski put together a nice outing, and the farm combined for a 4-3 record.

Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys?

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Breaking down the college hitters in the 2012 draft and comparing their college careers to their young professional careers.

Minor League Recap: 8/20/13

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Mustaches, Walkoffs, The Legend of George Springer, and Gonzalo "Kvasnicka" Sanudo. The individual playoff pictures get clearer - and muddier - as the minor league season winds down.

Super Sunday Astros Links: August 18, 2013

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Cosart gets off to an historic start, the Pacific Coast League faces realignment, and Will Carroll breaks down how cheaters cheated.

Minor League Recap: 8/15

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A pair of walk-off losses in Quad Cities and Greeneville, a pair of home runs by top prospects in Oklahoma City, and a Luhnow sighting in the desert.

Travis Blackley Traded to the Rangers

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The left-handed reliever heads to Round Rock for a player to be named and/or cash.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 8/13/13

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With Wojciechowski, Foltynewicz, Emanuel, Tiburcio, and Cruz pitching, plus Feliz and Cotton in the NYPL All-Star Game, the Astros minors had plenty of talent on the mound... but with some pretty mixed results.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 8/8/13

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Four Astros minor leaguers - Rhiner Cruz, Brady Rodgers, Sebastian Kessay, and Jose Montero - get chased from their respective games without recording a single out. Suffice to say that there was trouble on the mound.

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 8/6/13

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Lancaster falls one run short of making it a majors-wide sweep. Appel gets his first win as a professional. And a whole lot of George Springer.

A Conversation With Joe Sclafani

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A 14th-rounder out of Dartmouth, Joe Sclafani has always been a shortstop. But now, in a system stacked with quality infielders, he's finding ways to fit in and make himself useful.

The Anatomy of a One-Pitch Strikeout

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Nick Tropeano did the impossible last night, striking out Midland RockHounds third baseman Vinnie Catricala with a single pitch.

Minor League Recap: 8/1/13

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Thirty-one runs score in Lancaster, including twenty-six for the Jethawks, who set season highs for walks and HBPs drawn. Meanwhile, Nick Tropeano records a strikeout while throwing just a single pitch.

Astros Minor League Recap: 7/30/13

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George Springer remained one home run away from a 30/30 season as the Astros farm splits the day, 4-3.

Astros Trade Jose Veras to Detroit

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One of the few bright spots in the Houston Astros bullpen, Jose Veras is now a Detroit Tiger.

Minor League Recap: 7/25/13

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While Corpus Christi was on the right side of a dominant pitching performance, Lancaster and Quad Cities wind up on the wrong side of them. The DSL Astros went 19 innings in a losing effort. Meanwhile, Greeneville Astros kept the streak alive.

Minor League Recap: 7/23/13

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The Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics for the first time since a Brad Ausmus walkoff in 2007, and you want me to write something pithy about the minor leagues?

Minor League Recap: 7/23/13

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The DSL Astros split a doubleheader and every other affiliate in action walks away with a win.

Minor League Recap: 7/18/13

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The Class of 2013 does a little showing off, with Thurman, Nicely, and Mills taking the mound.

Minor League Spotlight: The 3-2 Count

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The Giant Swarms of Nerds™ are at it again - raising an army of FarmBots who don't swing on 3-2 counts. That's what some writers would have you believe, anyway. In this week's minor league spotlight, we take a look at the data to see if we can find a

Houston Astros Minor League Recap: 7/16/13

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Only two games, but the minor leaguers made 'em count, taking both down to the wire.

Minor League Recap: 7/15/13

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Thomas Lindauer goes yard and J.D. Osborne's chin dominates.

Minor League Recap: 7/11/13

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Frederick Tiburcio dazzles as the Astros farm splits the day, 4-4.

Minor League Recap: 7/9/13

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What do George Springer and Tyler Heineman have in common? Oh, nothing much. Just that they both went yard twice yesterday.

Minor League Recap: 7/4/13

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Happy Fourth of July, or Mark Appel Day Eve, whichever you prefer.

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