Houston Astros’ George Springer likely heading to disabled list

The Houston Astros have the best record in the American League and are coming off a sweep of the Kansas City Royals, who currently lead the AL Central.  But an off-day on Thursday has the club worrying about the health of their leadoff hitter George Springer. Springer was forced to leave Wednesday night’s 6-5 win over the Royals after being hit on his right wrist by a Edinson...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

In battle of AL's best, Astros strike first in win over Royals

In 2014, the Kansas City Royals were the come-out-nowhere, surprise team in baseball en route to the World Series as the American League Champions.  While the Royals are showing their success was no accident in 2015, the Houston Astros are blazing their own trail, finally back to relevancy after notching their 45th win - most in the American League - in a 6-1 victory over Kansas...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Domingo Santana Experiment Comes to Houston

I’ve written about the Houston Astros an awful lot recently. Between Lance McCullers, Vincent Velasquez, and of course, Carlos Correa, they’ve had more than their share of impact prospects arrive in the majors this year. Today, I’m back to analyze yet another Astro who was recently called up the big club: Domingo Santana. You might […]
Via Fangraphs
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tucker helps Astros to 8-4 win and sweep of Rockies

DENVER (AP) Preston Tucker homered and drove in three runs, pinch-hitter Domingo Santana got his first major league home run and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4 Thursday for their fifth straight win. Carlos Correa stole three bases, and George Springer extended his hitting streak to 11 games as the Astros swept the four-game, home-and-home series with the reeling...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Domingo Santana clubs first major-league home run in Astros' win

Houston Astros rookie Domingo Santana collected his first major-league base hit earlier this week, and he followed it up on Thursday afternoon with an impressive opposite-field home run. Coming to the plate with Houston holding a 5-3 lead over the Colorado Rockies, Santana connected on an outside pitch and lofted it high into the thin Coors Field air for a big three-run blast to...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Domingo Santana felt 'fantastic' after big game on Tuesday

Domingo Santana really wanted to make his second call-up to the Houston Astros count.That's why he felt so relieved after collecting his first Major League hit on Tuesday, a run-scoring single that helped the Astros vanquish the Colorado Rockies 8-5. Afterwards, as Santana told's Chandler Rome, he felt pretty great: "It felt really fantastic. Felt like a whole burden got...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ Domingo Santana records first big-league hit

After two very disappointing stints in the majors last season, Houston Astros outfielder Domingo Santana finally recorded his first major league hit in their 8-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday afternoon. Santana, who started his major league career 0-17 with 14 strikeouts through six games in his first two stints with the Astros last season, got a third chance on Monday...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Prospect Domingo Santana joining Astros on Tuesday

The Houston Astros are dipping into their rich farm system once again, as outfielder Domingo Santana will be called up in time for Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies. The news came out on Monday, as Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reported that Santana was 'on his way' to joining the club.  After the Astros beat Colorado, Drellich followed it up with an official...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

View image | Preston Tucker was #1 on the list on May 1, and has since been called up to join the Houston Astros.  He is 4 for 14 in 5 games with 3 RBI, 2 doubles and a run scored.  Now his teammate Jonathon Singleton top the chart, jumping up from #24.  He hit .371 with 7 home runs over this last 10 games! Anyone from your favorite MLB team on this list...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Thor Wild, Vegas Puts up 17, Conforto Homers Again

Noah Syndergaard got his 2nd start of the season and was scoreless through 3 innings but ran into trouble in the 4th when he gave up a 2-run HR to Domingo Santana. Thor left after 3.2 innings because his pitch count was at 82 pitches allowing just the two runs but walked five and struck out five. The good news is Thor had the velocity working tonight never hitting below 96 MPH while...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Detroit Tigers Prospect Jake Thompson on Earning the Win in MLB All-Star Futures Game

Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Jake Thompson faced just two batters in Sunday’s MLB All-Star Futures Game — including fellow Tigers farmhand Steven Moya — but that was enough to earn him a win, as the United States team knocked off the World team, 3-2. Thompson entered the game in the top of the sixth inning and rung up Moya looking. He then K’d Houston prospect Domingo...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 14 Free Agent Fixes

In a lighter mid-week addition of this week’s article, a flame throwing right-handed pitcher has gotten his parent club’s attention and he could be on the way back to the majors very shortly as a result. Also, a pair of outfielders were promoted on Tuesday and immediately inserted into their team’s starting lineups. They are joined by an AL-only pick at first base that gets...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Here Comes Domingo Santana

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros calling up Domingo Santana

The Houston Astros are again making roster changes with infielder Enrique Hernandez, reliever Kevin Chapman and outfielder Domingo Santana all ticketed for the big leagues. Of course the big name here is that of 21-year-old Santana who was acquired in 2011 as part of the Hunter Pence trade with Philadelphia. While he is prone to strike out, Santana has been performing well at Triple...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Call Up Domingo Santana

This is when we officially see how much of a failure the Hunter Pence trade really was. Outfielder Domingo Santana, the player to be named later that may or may not have been intended to have been traded by the Phillies, has been added to the Houston Astros’ active roster. At just 21 years old, Santana is the youngest player on the Astros roster and among the youngest players in...
Via Phillies Nation
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Top AAA Hitters

George Springer continues to be the power hitter the Houston Astros were waiting to see, but his average sits at just .245.  Gregory Polanco is hitting .288, but just 3 XBH for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Oscar Taveras was called up by the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2nd time, and Jon Singleton is hitting under .200.  Those are your top prospects who have made it to the Big Leagues...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Franco, Crawford Make Futures Game Rosters

The top two hitting prospects in the Phillies organization, shortstop JP Crawford and third baseman Maikel Franco, will be part of the Futures Game during All Star week. Crawford will join Team USA with Franco joining the World squad. Former Phillie prospect Domingo Santana, now with the Astros, will be Franco’s World teammate. Crawford, 19, now with High-A Clearwater, is hitting...
Via Phillies Nation
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Astros Are Setting Sail

#450137076 / Lets go back a little bit to 2011. The Houston Astros traded away Hunter Pence shortly after drafting George Springer. Who did they get in that trade you ask? Jarred Cosart (who is looking like a future ace for the Astros), Jon Singleton (who recently got called up and is doing a tremendous job at 1st base), Josh Zeid (who played a little big league...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Deep Impact: AA Dynasty League Warm Bodies with “IBS”

…And by "IBS", I don’t mean irritable bowel syndrome. In this context, I mean BABIP verified by ISO and Spd scores. Two things induce my real life IBS: nutrition, and my high impact dynasty leagues. Consider this series your dynasty IBS treatment. BABIP has little face, so I use ISO (isolated slugging) and Spd (FG’s speed score) to verify the BABIP. Check out Part 1 of this...
Via Razzball
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Phillies Accidentally Trade a Prospect?

There have been numerous reports around the Internet claiming that the Phillies accidentally traded a prospect in the 2011 Hunter Pence deal. Domingo Santana In exchange for Pence, the Houston Astros received Jonathan Singleton, Jarred Cosart, Josh Zeid, and a player to be named later, who turned out to be Domingo Santana. Singleton made his Major League debut last week after being...
Via Phillies Nation
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies accidentally traded prospect to Astros in Hunter Pence deal

If the Philadelphia Phillies knew they would be this terrible for the past few years, they likely never would have traded a handful of prospects to the Houston Astros for Hunter Pence in 2011. According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, they most definitely would not have traded outfielder Domingo Santana. Santana, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies accidentally traded prospect in 2011 Hunter Pence deal due to clerical error

The Phillies accidentally traded prospect Domingo Santana in the 2011 Hunter Pence deal due to clerical error.Less than two months after they picked George Springer from the University of Connecticut, the Astros sent Pence and cash to the Phillies on July 29, 2011, for Cosart, Singleton, Zeid and a player to be named, which ended up being Santana. In spring training, a Phillies official...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies accidentally traded prospect to Astros in 2011

You may or may not have heard of Houston Astros minor leaguer Domingo Santana, and that’s okay because you’re not alone. Santana is currently hitting .297/.374/.493 with 9 home runs and 37 RBI with the Astros Triple-A affiliate, Oklahoma City RedHawks. This is just one year after Santana hit 25 home runs as a 20-year old. So what’s […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Domingo Santana – Houston Astros

Domingo Santana was signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009 at the age of 16. The Houston
Via Baseball Essential
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steamer Projects: Houston Astros Prospects

Earlier this week, polite and Canadian and polite Marc Hulet published his 2014 organizational prospect list for the Houston Astros. It goes without saying that, in composing such a list, Hulet has considered the overall future value those prospects might be expected to provide either to the Astros or whatever other organizations to which they might someday belong. What this brief...
Via Fangraphs
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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