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Astros, Texans, Spurs, and Texas A&M fan. Write for The Crawfish Boxes. Fitness Enthusiast. Student Physical Therapist

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Fifth Round Pick: Jacob Nix, RHP, CA HS

Projectable RHP's with 96/97 MPH fastballs will always be noticed. He's got a lot of work but the upside is nice.

2014 4th Round Pick: Daniel Mengden, RHP, TAMU

Four-pitch mix with command can only last so long. He was originally thought of as a first rounder.

2014 2nd Round Pick: A.J. Reed, 1B, Kentucky


You want POWER? Well here is plenty of it and from the left side.

1.37 Draft Pick Profile: Derek Fisher, OF, UVa


A college outfielder with tools beyond his stats. There is still a lot of potential that has yet to be tapped into.

TCB's 2014 MLB Draft Email Discussion


A look into the TCB staff's conversation around the 2014 MLB Draft.

Pounding the Table for Brady Aiken


Brady Aiken is arguably the top talent in the draft but his status as a high school pitcher caries his share of concern.

Pounding the table for Tyler Kolek


Not many pitchers can throw 100 MPH. Tyler Kolek can.

2014 MLB Draft: All Questions Answered...Sort of


Where the TCB crew will answer ALL of your 2014 MLB Draft questions...well sort of...I CAN'T PREDICT THE FUTURE!

2014 Draft Profile: Brady Aiken, LHP, HS

Easily the top prep LHP in the draft and arguably the top pitcher in the draft. Good mechanics with top flight stuff from the left side is hard to come by.

2014 Draft Profile: Brett Graves, RHP, Missouri

He's been drafted by Jeff Luhnow before and has seen dramatic improvements in his peripheral stats. There's good stuff and room for improvement.

2014 Draft Profile: Chase Mallard, RHP, UAB

College senior are usually late bloomers and can provide a lot of flexibility in the draft. This senior has good stuff and keeps walks to a minimum.

TCB MiLB POTW: 5/23-5/29


This week, the two winners play for the same team, but it's not the guy in the picture.

Daily Crawfish Boil: Pitching Up in the Zone


Subber10 looks at a recent fangraphs article that challenges conventional thinking on fastball location.

2014 Draft Profile: Jace Fry, LHP, Oregon St.

Plans never work out, and while the end result has to be what Fry was looking for, the path certainly was not.

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Luke Weaver, RHP, FSU

More of a polished college arm with very good control but lacks high end upside due to a lack of a dominant breaking ball and lowered velocity.

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Bryce Montes de Oca: RHP

This is the definition of a big bodied pitcher. However, his big frame and velocity come at a price since he has a significant injury history that will affect his draft stock.

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Michael Kopech, RHP, TX HS

He's a tall and wiry frame athlete on the mound. There a lot of potential but needs a lot of work to refine the mechanics and stuff to reach anything near his ceiling.

Pitching Primer Part II: Philosophy


Subber10 dives into the second half of the pitching primer to explain some pitching tools and philosophy behind pitching.

What to Expect from Rudy Owens


Subber10 takes a look at Rudy Owens minor league history, mechanics, and his most recent minor league appearance.

Astros MiLB POTW: 5/16-5/22


Subber10 picks the Astros MiLB Player's of the Week. Seriously guys...these pitchers are making these awards difficult!

Pitching Primer Part I: Pitching Mechanics


Subber10 attempts to break down some things to look at in pitching mechanics as well as some definitions and terms to know when discussing mechanics.

2014 Draft Profile: Garrett Fulenchek, RHP, TX HS

A tall RHP from a small town in Texas has crept up boards after being unknown due to his limited exposure in the showcase circuits last summer and fall.

2014 MLB Draft Profile: Spencer Adams RHP

Tall and thin RHP with his fare share of flaws that are fixable that could create some nice upside.

TCB Daily Boil: The Duncan Way


Subber10 takes an article on the St. Louis Cardinals and their former pitching coach and shows how those same influences that have helped drive their success are likely bleeding into the Astros...

Astros MiLB POTW: 5/9-5/14


Subber10 picks the Players of the Week for the Astros minor leagues, and the pitcher of the week has a little twist.

Daily Crawfish Boil: He's 80 and Can Still Play


Baseball is beautiful and there's nothing better than knowing a man who is 80 years old can still play.

AMP Mailbag: Kevin Comer and the Blue Jays Trade


Subber10 pulls one out of the bag and it takes a lot of words to answer two rather simple questions.

Bass to the DL; Josh Fields Recalled


The injuries to the Astros bullpen continues with Anthony Bass being the latest victim. Josh Fields will fill his spot.

Astros Linked to High End International FA


Not only is the draft quickly approaching, but the July 2nd signing period for international free agents is as well. Baseball America has some information about what the Astros could be doing with...

TCB Daily Boil: Luhnow-ing the Draft


News broke on Wednesday that ECU's Jeff Hoffman will have TJ surgery, and does this open up the draft for Astros Amateur Scouting Director Mike Elias and GM Jeff Luhnow.

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