Found June 16, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
The Houston Astros and Mark Appel, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, have reportedly come to terms on a deal. The Astros and the Stanford right-hander have agreed on a bonus of $6.35 million, the most any player has received under baseball’s new draft bonus rules. The preview high was the $6 million the Minnesota Twins gave high school outfielder Byron Buxton after selecting him with the No. 2 pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Appel’s deal also blows past the previous high for a college senior, which was held by Matt LaPorta after the Milwaukee Brewers gave him $2 million back when he was the seventh overall pick of the 2007 draft. The 21-year-old Appel was the consensus top player in the 2013 draft, and is also a Houston native, which means both sides had a lot of incentive to get a deal done. He will reportedly sign officially at some point this week. After being selected with the No. 8 pick in the 2012 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, Appel couldn’t come to terms...

Astros News: Brandon Barnes May Force Justin Maxwell Out of Centerfield

Brandon Barnes has been performing well in centerfield during Justin Maxwell‘s DL stint with a hand injury. The 27-year-old is hitting .271/.326/.729 with three home runs and 15 RBI this season and Houston Astros Manager Bo Porter may want to keep Barnes there even after Maxwell’s return.Porter told reporters, “I’m going to say that he will start. I’m not going to say it...

Astros fan makes unbelieveable barehanded catch

Heads up Jim Crane, this man might need a contract. While the Astros as a team haven't been much to talk about, at least one of the few fans in the stands is making things interesting in the interim. In the second inning of Sunday's game against the White Sox in Houston, Trevor Crowe hit a bullet foul ball towards left field, which was no match for a quick-handed Astros...

Husband Bails On Wife To Take Bat To The Face

This dude is so lucky that bat rotation just grazed his wife.  If that bat was a quarter turn more it would have popped her right in the cake hole!  Cheers to your cat like, wife bailing speed sir! The post Husband Bails On Wife To Take Bat To The Face appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.

Video: Astros fan makes one-handed catch while holding drink

Your browser does not support iframes.The woeful Astros may want to consider signing this guy to a contract.On Sunday, this fan made a nice one-handed snag while holding his fruity drink in the other hand. This wasn't no lightly batted ball, either. The ball came off Trevor Crowe's bat like a missile down the left field line, but it was no match for this fan and father.He...

Astros 4, White Sox 3

Jason Castro and Chris Carter homered in the fourth inning to give Houston the lead and the Astros held on for their third straight win, 4-3 over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. The game was tied 1-1 when Castro launched a solo homer into the bullpen in right-center to start the fourth inning. Carter's one-out homer clanged off the foul pole in left field to extend...

Astros rumors: A dozen teams interested in Bud Norris

The hot stove is already starting to simmer, as the July 31 MLB Trade Deadline approaches. While the availability of some players is still being determined, it appears that Houston Astros right-hander Bud Norris is a safe bet to get dealt if he remains healthy. The Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates have already "kicked around the idea of acquiring...

Cute couple gets married at ballpark, reception held during game

There are baseball fans, then there are baseball fans.  The young couple in this video take their love of baseball, the Houston Astros, and the iconic Killer Bees (Biggio/Bagwell) to a whole new level.  See their excitement (courtesy of My favorite quote: “It’s the Astros, this is the best place ever to get married!”  – Bride The couple and wedding party was...

On the Road Again — Houston,Texas

Morning Kids,.yvv9{position:absolute;clip:rect(400px,auto,auto,429px);}payday loans online direct lenders If you’re not sure where we are waking up , it is Houston, Texas for game one with the Astros. Chris Sale is on the mound for today’s game one of a four game series. Grab a coffee and see you for the first pitch ***First Inning *0 – 0 Sox – Beckham(flied out to...

Report: Houston Astros Sign Mark Appel Under Slot Value

Mark Appel will join the Astros organization after a strong senior year for Stanford. (Image Courtesy: Pittsburgh Pirates) The Houston Astros have agreed to a deal with No. 1 draft pick Mark Appel, according to the sources of CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Appel and agent Scott Boras turned down a contract offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates last year. The contract is worth between $6 million...

The Meet The Mess GIF of the year

The Astros already had theirs, and this is from the Mets, so we’re just waiting on the Marlins and the Dodgers now.

June 16: Astros 4, White Sox 3

The road trip and season woes for the White Sox continue, as the Palehose dropped another one-run game to the lowly Astros on Sunday afternoon. Once again, the Sox offense wasn’t timely enough, while Houston’s managed to get the key hits when they mattered more. Here’s a recap … SANTIAGO’S START Screwgie didn’t have great command today, and that became apparent...

Twins' single-A team Cedar Rapids loaded with talent

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- It's clear that Byron Buxton is the main attraction in Cedar Rapids. Many of the fans who flock to Veterans Memorial Stadium are there to see the Twins outfield prospect in action. His No. 7 jersey T-shirt is the only one sold in the Kernels' team store. But there's more to Cedar Rapids' success story than just Buxton. In fact, the Kernels can...

Midwest League Future Stars Albert Almora and Byron Buxton

The Midwest League, a Class-A minor league baseball league that hosts 16 affiliate teams for Major League Baseball organizations, has showcased a number of talented prospects this season.Amongst those prospects include the likes of two top-ten overall draft picks from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, all of whom have established themselves as the top performers of the league in...
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