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Rule 5 Links

For those of you looking to do some Rule 5 research instead of watching the Cowboys, Bucco has a page full of links to information on individual teams' Rule 5 eligible players. 23 of 30 teams are represented.


Astros Marketing Deparment can rest for awhile

I am glad to see that the Astros have already rolled out their  "45th Anniversary Season" for 2010.  Seeing that the big thing in 2009 was the 10th season at MMP, it appears that celebrating...


Acta gets the Farmstros Endorsement

Manny Acta gets the Farmstros endorsement

Farmstros' Top 13 for '12

Giving in to peer pressure, I have decided to do what all the cool blogs are doing. The link above takes you to the Astros top 13 prospects as we head into the off-season.

Farmstros '09 in Review Part 8- All Called Up with Nowhere to Go

Farmstros frustrated with September call-up experience

Farmstros '09 in Review Part 7- Bobby Heck's Second Draft

Bobby Heck, et. al signed 25 of their first 26 draft picks in 2009.


Farmstros '09 in Review Part 6- Round Rock's All-Star Starters

Norris and Bazardo started in the AAA All-Star Game before making their way to Minute Maid Park.

Farmstros '09 in Review Part 5- Clemens a Big Stick with no Position

Koby Clemens was an offensive machine in Lancaster in 2009

Farmstros '09 in Review Part 4- Gaston Shows off for Bagwell

Jonathan Gaston's July included a streak of five home runs in ten plate appearances

Farmstros '09 in Review Part 3- Van Ostrand Likes Midland, A Lot

Jimmy Van Ostrand was dominant in Midland in 2009. Everywhere else in North America? Not so much.

Farmstros '09 in Review- Part 2- The Rule 5 Catch of the Season

Drew Locke proved to be the Astros Rule 5 catch of the season

Farmstros '09 in Review- Part 1- Lexington's Arms in April

Farmstros '09 in Review Part 1. The starting five in Lexington came out of the gate quickly in April.

Mier #2 in Appalachian League

According to Baseball America Jiovanni Mier is the #2 prospect in the Appalachian League. Juri Perez, P is #10 and Jonathan Meyer, IF is #18.

Farmstros off-season Kicks in on Monday

Farmstros Wraps-up Minor League season and announces 2010 Quest for 3000 syllables

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out...

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." --Rogers Hornsby

World Cup Baseball Site...It sums up what Farmstros has been doing since Labor Day.

Minor League MVPs

The Astros Announced their organizational MVPs

Farmstros Five- Week 22

The top minor league performers for the week of September 2- 7, 2009

Spend Your Labor Day with Farmstros

Spend Your Labor Day with Farmstros. Four games online.

Gaston Pulls into tie for Home Run lead

Lancaster's Jon Gaston homered in the bottom of the first inning tonight to pull into a tie for the minor league home run lead with 34.

Farmstros Five- Week 21

Top five minor league performers for the week of August 26- September 1, 2009

Who Needs Jason Castro?

How's this for minor league depth? The day after Jason Castro leaves for Europe, back-up catcher Jonathan Fixler goes yard twice and drives in four for Corpus Christi.

Lexington's Rotation

Mark Maloney at posts this article on the season the Lexington starting rotation has had.

2011- Round Rock Rangers?

Kirk Bohls at the Austin American-Statesman reports that Round Rock may become a Texas Ranger affiliate for the 2011 season.

Last Chance to see Lyles

Sunday, 1:05, last chance to see Lyles pitch

Last Chance to see Seaton Tonight

Thursday is the last chance to watch Ross Seaton pitch in 2009

Back to Back walk-off Home Runs

Two top draft picks hit walk-off home runs within an hour

Farmstros Five- Week 20

The top minor league performers for the week of August 19-25, 2009

Farmstros Database

For the past few years, I have maintained a database of the Astros system with birthdates, how acquired, contract status among other things. I am experimenting with sharing it on the web and this is one I came up with using Google docs. Give it a look to see who's where. Please note that I sometimes have to try two or three to get the spreadsheet to load.

Farmstros Five Week 19

The Top minor league performers for the week of August 12-18, 2009

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