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pacbellpilgrim

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Top 30 Astros Prospects, with new draftees

Yes, this is therapy for me, in the wake of the Aiken mess. And, there have been some lists shared in other discussion threads recently, so this post will continue the discussion. Generating a...

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Pablo Sandoval?

Rumors are that Pablo Sandoval is available for a trade. He will make 8.25 million next year and then becomes a free agent. What do you think about grabbing him for a year and putting him at 1B?...

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The Ed Wade drafts

Now that several years have passed since Ed Wade was the Astros' GM, we can begin to evaluate the success of the minor league drafts that were under his leadership. The analysis of each draft here...

Quad Cities Report, 7-17-2013

A report on the Astros Class-A affiliate Quad Cities River Bandits, July 17, 2013.

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Surprise 1-1 candidates?

The Astros are expected to sign one of the following: Mark Appel, Kris Bryant, Jonathan Gray, Colin Moran, or Clint Frazier (I'd rank them in that order of likelihood). Are there any dark-horse...

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Top 25 Astros prospects, pre-draft

Ranking the Astros top prospects before it's adjusted post draft

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Waiting in the Wings

The Astros are taking some lumps this year, and we're seeing that the future has not yet arrived. But one thing I have found impressive is the depth the Astros have accumulated. Here are the likely...

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My Top 35 Astros Hitting Prospects List

Position players are fun to rank. You get to weigh position difficulty, fielding ability, baserunning, hitting for average, hitting for power, plate discipline, age, and league level and then come...

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My Top 25 Astros Pitching Prospects List

"You can never have too many pitching prospects," so they say (or is this some confused combination of "you can never have enough pitching," and "there is no such thing as a pitching prospect"?)....

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Grading Astros Players at the All Star Break

Here is a quick look at how I would grade each Astros player's results so far this season. We'll start with the position players. I'll give the grade, wins above replacement (WAR) calculations...

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12 short-season prospects to watch

Three new Astros teams will begin their seasons this week. There are a lot of players to keep tabs on, but here are 12 in particular to watch. Note: I am only including people who are signed...

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Most valuable building blocks

Who are the Astros' top assets for the coming years? Which players offer the most potential value above replacement? To answer the question, we have to balance future potential with current value....

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Hitters by age, throughout Houston's system

As a broad generalization, hitters have their best years between the ages of 26 and 30. Younger hitters have more potential for major steps forward, but when hitters reach their mid-to-late 20's...

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My top 15 full-season hitting prospect list

These are my rankings based on hitting ability and positional value. I am only including guys who spent the majority of their time at full season A ball or above and haven't yet reached the majors....

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My top ten short-season hitting prospect list

Snake Diggity has done a great job giving us reviews of the Astros' four short-season teams. The following list represents my take on the top ten position player prospects from these teams. The...

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Prospect Rewind

The goal of this post is NOT to guess this mystery prospect from the past (some of you will guess him soon enough anyway), but to see his career through fresh eyes, so that we can learn a bit from...

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Jose Altuve and the 3000 hit club

Jose Altuve will almost certainly not get 3000 hits in his major league career. OK - now that we have made that clear, a different point can be presented: Jose Altuve is the type of player who, 1)...

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Fan Vote: Astros' top pitching prospect

This is our final top prospect vote. I'm not separating things between starting and relief pitchers because 1) I don't find relief pitching prospects to be very interesting to follow, 2) from what...

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Fan Vote: Astros' top Catching Prospect

Jimmy Paredes (3B) joins Telvin Nash, Jose Altuve (now promoted!), and Jonathan Villar as fans' picks for top prospects at their positions. Austin Wates is winning comfortably at the CF spot, and...

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Fan Vote: Astros' top Corner OF Prospect

These votes are clogging up the sidebar of Crawfish Boxes already, so we'll streamline the process and pick just one corner outfielder top prospect. Nash, Altuve, and Villar have already joined the...

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Fan Vote: Astros' Top CF Prospect

Updates on other polls: Nash and Altuve won at 1B and 2B, Villar leads Mier 50 to 27 at SS, and Paredes leads Kvasnicka 40 to 7 at 3B. Center field is another position that is not very strong for...

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Fan Vote: Astros' top 3B Prospect

Oh boy. There are a lot of people on the list here, but that isn't because the Astros are deep with 3B talent. There aren't any top-shelf prospects here - so we're going to think outside the box...

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Fan Vote: Astros' top SS Prospect

Telvin Nash (43 votes) is pulling ahead of Kody Hinze (36 votes) in a 2-way race for the Astros’ best 1B prospect. At 2B, Jose Altuve (57 votes) is running away from the field (Delino DeShields,...

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Fan Vote: Astros' top 2B Prospect

First, an update on the voting for the Astros' first base prospects. As of 8:15 am central time on Friday, Telvin Nash has 35 votes, Kody Hinze has 31, Chase Davidson has 11, Koby Clemens has 3,...

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Fan vote: Astros' top 1B prospect

Who is the top 1B prospect in the Astros' system? Is it Koby Clemens (24), with 12 HR and a .749 OPS in AAA? Is it Kody Hinze (23), who was recently promoted to AA after 22 HR and a 1.083 OPS in...

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Faces in the Crowd: Tracking Prospects

8 teams in the Astros' minor league system. So many box scores, so many prospects, so little time. Which ones are worth keeping an eye on? There are plenty of decent Grant Hogue types out there...

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Springer pick - evaluating the Astros' BPPA strategy

The Astros appear to have nabbed the man they were after, judging from the excitement in the draft room right before the 11th pick. By most accounts 21 year-old outfielder George Springer is a rare...

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Top prospect, post-Lyles

Jordan Lyles has moved up to the big leagues, and though we don't yet know the length of his stay in the majors, let's consider who could step into his place as the Astros' top prospect. I'm...

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