Jonathan Mayo tabs Jesse Winker to win the batting title is going through a series where lead writers Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis are predicting who will lead the minor leagues in various categories in the upcoming season. Earlier this morning the series predicted who would take on the batting title in the minor leagues. Jim Callis took Astros top prospect Carlos Correa as his pick. Mayo went a different route and selected...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers: The Next 1st Overall Pick in 2015 Draft?

Exclusive interview with Brendan Rodgers: Listen here: 2015 MLB Draft is full of college pitching and toolsy prep players. Right now there isn’t one player that is the consensus first overall pick, but who knows what will happen by the end of spring. Players will drop and some will shoot up draft...
Via Baseball Essential
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: Top 10 Prospects for 2015

The Astros made a leap forward in 2014.  Jose Altuve stepped up as an offensive leader and George Springer showed he has potential.  The Astros still aren’t a winning team, but they’re certainly making steps towards it, with plenty of promising prospects closer to helping. Houston has addressed their bullpen this offseason, and despite Singleton and Springer graduating off...
Via Baseball Essential
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Lindor, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

There's flashier guys to cover, I'm looking at you, Carlos Correa; I'm winking in your direction, Byron Buxton, and your missing finger, excuse me, dislocated. But I'm writing rookie outlooks for 2015 fantasy baseball, i.e., I'm focusing on guys that could play the majority of the time in the majors in 2015. I'm not going to write a Buxton outlook saying. "Will be awesome, come...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Dynasty Shortstop Rankings

As rough as second base is offensively, shortstop might be even worse. The top options at the position are still relatively sexy, but they all come with their own drawbacks. After the top five you get into players with low upside or prospects that haven’t yet played in any meaningful games. As dynasty owners we get to witness players grow and mature while he follow them, sometimes...
Via Baseball Professor
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Carlos Correa progressing as expected on rehab

With one of the top farm systems in all of baesball, the future of the Houston Astros is very bright.  One of the keys to that bright future, who was hurt for a majority of his past season appears to be progressing toward a full recovery as 2012 first round draft pick Carlos Correa expects to be at "full strength in the very near future."He has been out since June 21st while recovering...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Astros' Carlos Correa now represented by The Legacy Agency

Houston Astros top prospect Carlos Correa has been on the lookout for a new agent and it resulted in a "major agent feeding frenzy," according to Jerry Crasnick of #481270717 / Correa, who was represented by Kinzer Management Group, has hired Greg Genske of The Legacy Agency to represent him, according to league sources. The move was first reported by...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Carlos Correa will not play in Arizona Fall League

The Houston Astros entered Monday night's game with a record of 42-63, fourth in the American League West. Although near the bottom of the Major Leagues in both runs scored and staff ERA, the Astros have shown some improvement over last year's dismal 51-111 record. One player who the Astros' organization hopes will be a major contributor down the road is Class-A shortstop Carlos...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros fail to sign 1st pick Brady Aiken

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 says the union is working with the pitcher and his advisers to explore "all legal options." Aiken originally was offered a deal with a $6.5 million signing bonus by the Astros, a person familiar with the...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros fail to sign number one overall pick

The 5:00 p.m. EDT deadline came and went without a deal, and 17-year-old LHP Brady Aiken, the number one overall pick in the 2014 June amateur draft was not signed by the Houston Astros, meaning he will not be eligible to play professionally this season.  While no official announcement has been made (as of 5:20 p.m. EDT), Jim Callis, Senior Writer for, tweeted a “confirmation”...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Midseason Prospect Rankings: 1-25

After yesterday’s release of my prospect rankings for guys ranked 26-50, it only makes sense we give you the rest of the top list today. Just like yesterday, the way I ranked these guys is simple: How do I think they will perform in a fantasy league for years to come? In simple terms it means that I would not trade my number one ranked guy for my number two ranked guy in a dynasty...
Via Baseball Professor
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Were Almost Buyers Last July

According to Deadspin, the Phillies were engaged in discussions with the Houston Astros last year in a deal that would have sent then-22-year old outfielder Aaron Altherr to the Astros for starting pitcher Bud Norris as late as July 22. The information comes from a leak from Houston’s internal scouting system, cleverly named “Ground Control”. The state-of-the-art tool apparently...
Via Phillies Nation
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Top prospect Carlos Correa out for season

After the booming success of rookie George Springer, the Houston Astros were hoping to get the same results from top prospect Carlos Correa possibly next year. However, that plan will have to wait for a yet undetermined amount of time. Correa underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon to repair his fractured right fibula, and he is out for the remainder of the season.'s Brian...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Prospect Carlos Correa Will Miss the Rest of 2014

Houston Astros top prospect Carlos Correa will miss the remainder of 2014 after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a fracture of his fibula just above his right ankle, general manager Jeff Luhnow said. The injury spoils a spectacular season for Correa who was hitting .325/.416/.510, 16 doubles, six triples, six homers, 57 RBI, 50 runs and 20 stolen bases in 62 games, putting...
Via Baseball News Source
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros prospect Correa out for 'significant amount of time'

The Houston Astros have an absolutely stocked minor league system that should produce a number of impact players over the next few seasons, but the top player in the team’s pipeline could be out for quite some time. Carlos Correa, the No. 1 overall pick from the 2012 MLB Draft, suffered a serious right ankle injury on Saturday and will likely miss significant chunk of time as a...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 6/22/14

Top Astros prospect Carlos Correa suffers an apparent serious leg injury. Vanderbilt advances to face Virginia in the College World Series Finals after an exciting extra innings win over Texas. Clint Dempsey photobombs Jurgen Klinsmann. SCOREBOARD MLB Minnesota 4, Chicago 3 – A second consecutive shaky 9th inning by Glen Perkins, but the Twins hold on.
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft: Astros select Brady Aiken with No. 1 pick

The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick the 2014 MLB Draft and they decided to take Brady Aiken with the top selection. Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, became the first prep pitcher to go No. 1 since 1991, when the New York Yankees picked Brien Taylor. It was the third year in a row the Astros had the draft’s top selection. In 2012...
Via Rumors and Rants
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

High School Arms and the #1 Pick

The MLB draft kicks off tonight, and for the third year in a row, the Houston Astros will have the top selection. For the third year in a row, no one really knows what they’re going to do. Two years ago, they went for an under-slot high school shortstop, taking Carlos Correa ahead of Byron […]
Via Fangraphs
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Forecasting Shortstop in 2018: Xander To Take Over

As a baseball fan, shortstop has always been one of my favorite positions. I respect the defensive importance these players have and admire their overall athleticism. If I’m ever reincarnated as a major league baseball player, I hope it’s as a shortstop. From a fantasy perspective, I have also been a huge fan of building my team around superstars at the position. I was regularly...
Via Baseball Professor
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Separated at Birth — Shortstop Edition

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images In today’s separated at birth, we aren’t necessarily looking at similar players. As much as I would love to do that, there are some positions where there aren’t compelling comparisons on that level. Instead, we are looking at two young shortstops from different parts of the jungle. Xander Bogearts is about as highly touted as they come...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Eyewitness Accounts: Eyewitness Accounts: May 8, 2014 by Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

Eyes on Hunter Harvey, Lucas Giolito, Carlos Correa, and other prospects.
Via Baseball Prospectus
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamond Diaries: Hobbled Headley rides again

Chase Headley with an RBI double. (Photo: Lake Elsinore Storm) Lost in the promotional shuffle of TNT Tuesdays (tallboys and tacos), Wackie Weenie & Wine Down Wednesdays (self-explanatory), and Thirsty Thursday ($1 beers), the Lake Elsinore Storm also happen to field a pretty good ball club. After defeating the Lancaster JetHawks on Monday, the Storm (20-12) now lead the...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

The Houston Astros have the best farm system in baseball, which makes sense given the team’s draft position in recent years. Over half of the players on the list are former 1st round draft picks. Correa, Springer, and Appel profile as All-Stars. The rest of the players on this list have high ceilings and could become good to great Major League players. DeShields and Singleton have...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft Profile – Jacob Gatewood

Jacob Gatewood SS 6'5", 190 lbs. Clovis, CA High School B/T R/R As far as current shortstops go, Jacob Gatewood is one of the top two or three prospects in the 2014 MLB draft. The first thing that stands out to you, though, is that he is 6'5" which doesn't mean he can't stick at shortstop, but it does make it somewhat difficult. Alex Rodriguez was thought to be potentially...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamond Diaries: Diego walks it off

Call it a contest of dramatic contrasts. Book-ended between a defensive miscue to open the scoring and Diego Goris‘s 11th inning walk-off home run, the main story behind the Storm’s series finale against the Lancaster JetHawks this past Sunday was one of great starting pitching and highlight reel defense.  I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping to catch Carlos Correa ...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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