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2014/07/21 19:32
2014/07/21 19:32
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The Astros’ failure to sign Brady Aiken resulted in the team receiving a compensation pick (No. 2 overall) in the 2015 draft, and while we’ve seen problems caused by comp picks in the Top 10 under the...
2014/07/21 19:32
2014/07/21 19:32
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2014/07/20 20:20
2014/07/20 20:20
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Welcome back, Brad Mills. Farewell, Deck McGuire. McGuire might re-surface as Edwin Encarnacion did. Or he might bounce back a la Jose Bautista, who was tossed around like a hot potato in 2004 as...
2014/07/19 22:21
2014/07/19 22:21
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HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year’s draft, San Diego high school left-hander Brady Aiken, before Friday’s deadline. The head of the players’ association...
2014/07/17 18:12
2014/07/17 18:12
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Maybe it's true that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But when two baseball hitting prospects and boyhood friends have a flair for making noise in increments of 450 feet, the industry buzz is...
2014/07/14 22:21
2014/07/14 22:21
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Houston Astros test radical system to save minor league pitching We use Cookies - by using this site or closing this message you're agreeing to our Cookies Policy. MLBHouston Astros test radical...
2014/07/12 23:36
2014/07/12 23:36
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A look at the Astros’ top 10 prospects entering the season, according to Baseball America, and their progress so far: For the fifth straight season, the Houston Astros will be represented at the...
2014/07/12 20:10
2014/07/12 20:10
11d
Pro ball has not been kind to 2013 top pick Mark Appel. (USATSI) The Astros have been the worst team in baseball for three years running now, and the silver lining to being the worst team in the...
2014/07/11 16:12
2014/07/11 16:12
12d
Astros prospect Mark Appel had seemingly gotten on track after a rough, injury plagued start to his second pro season, putting together a decent stretch of games at Single-A, but the No. 1 pick in the...
2014/07/08 01:08
2014/07/08 01:08
16d
When it comes to the No. 1 overall pick in the amateur draft, there’s usually a strong belief that the specific player—hitter or pitcher—will be able to reach the major leagues quickly and make an...
2014/07/08 01:08
2014/07/08 01:08
16d
The past few weeks have been challenging for the Houston Astros, and that's being kind. Not only is the big league club once again sporting the worst record in all of Major League Baseball after a...
2014/07/07 21:39
2014/07/07 21:39
16d
It seems quite the roller coaster, going from the number one pick overall to being told that your pitching elbow didn't pass the team's physical. That's what Brady Aiken is facing, according to Jon...
2014/07/05 15:58
2014/07/05 15:58
18d
Quakes 4, Lancaster 2 Chris Jacobs hit a two-run home run in the first and Rancho Cucamonga never looked back, rolling to its ninth straight win on Friday night in California League play in...
2014/07/04 03:10
2014/07/04 03:10
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The Astros contract with top pick Brady Aiken was thought to be a done deal. It is not. (USATSI) Brady Aiken's parents and sister were said to be in Houston early last week, readying to celebrate the...
2014/06/25 17:43
2014/06/25 17:43
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There's a good amount of subjectivity regarding baseball prospects. With the evaluation of talent being in the eye of the beholder, finding consensus is often difficult. Even Jim Callis and Jonathan...
2014/06/25 16:11
2014/06/25 16:11
28d
The Magic took Shaq with the top pick in 1992. (Getty Images) Drafting in sports is an uncertain process. Just take a look at last year's shock No. 1 pick for the Cleveland Cavaliers -- Anthony...
2014/06/25 10:37
2014/06/25 10:37
28d
In this week’s edition of the minor league mailbag, I attempt to prognosticate about the major leagues, something for which I am very sorry. @unlikelyfanatic Players sent to & from AZ during season;...
2014/07/21 19:32
2014/07/21 19:32
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