End of season post-mortem: Houston Astros

Yes, the Astros are finishing under .500 again. For those keeping score at home, this was the sixth straight season where the Astros didn’t sniff 81 wins. However, the team also didn’t lose 100 games for the first time since 2010, and could even avoid 90 this year. They’re still a bad team, but they’re nowhere near as bad as they have been. Whenever a team increases their...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Castro’s grand slam lifts Astros past Rangers

Jose Altuve was initially stumped Thursday when asked what it would mean to finally reclaim the Silver Boot from their Lone Star Series rivals. Truth be told, the memories of last year’s bitter struggles against the Rangers are more than enough incentive for the Astros to regain the upper hand in the state. “What’s the Silver Boot?” Altuve asked innocently. “We want to...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Castro's slam sends McHugh, Astros over Rangers

HOUSTON (AP) Jason Castro hit a grand slam, Collin McHugh threw seven solid innings and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday night. McHugh (7-9) earned his third straight win, allowing two runs and eight hits while striking out six. In his six August starts, McHugh gave up eight runs over 37 2-3 innings. Castro snapped an 0-for-20 slump with a single in the second...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Castro (C, HOU) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In AL-Only Leagues, Mixed Leagues With Two Catcher Slots ANALYSIS: The 27-year-old catcher Jason Castro has taken a major step back this year after a breakout season in 2013. In 339 at-bats, he has posted just a .230 batting average with 11 home runs and 43 RBI. He is struggling equally against righties and […]
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Deep League Catcher Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 19

3 Catchers For Deep Leagues This week I wanted to concentrate on backstops that are producing on teams that aren’t exactly offensive power-houses. All of these guys are worth a look in most 12+ team leagues, all AL/NL-Only and all 2-Catcher Leagues. Jason Castro – C, Houston Astros BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Leagues ANALYSIS: The Astro’s have the […]
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Alex Presley, Jason Castro, Dexter Fowler, Brady Aiken

Houston Astros center fielder Alex Presley appears to be DL-bound after suffering an oblique strain during last night's win over the Texas Rangers. The Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich tweeted that an Astros source had told him Presley would be placed on the DL:Source says Presley going to DL. Writing was on the wall post game. Really too bad for him doing well as a starter—...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.77: Tigers at Astros

Perhaps Jason Castro did the Tigers a favor last night with his walk off home run.  Four of the bullpen arms had been there and gone, and eventually someone was going to have to go multiple innings, and that fell to Blaine Hardy, who wasn’t quite up to the task. No that it mattered: the Tigers looked like they could have played another 9 without scoring, so maybe Castro saved...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Castro’s walkoff homer lifts Astros past Tigers in 11 innings

Baseball’s blur and a sardine-sized star, Jose Altuve gave Justin Verlander and the Tigers the runaround all night Friday. Jason Castro, the Astros’ struggling catcher who had been dropped in the lineup, finished it off with a trot in the 11th inning. Castro stroked a line drive to right field with one out, drilling a low fastball from Tigers lefty Blaine Hardy for his first...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Castro's HR in 11th leads Astros over Tigers 4-3

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jason Castro's solo homer in the 11th inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over Detroit on Friday night to snap the Tigers' seven-game winning streak. Castro launched a pitch from Blaine Hardy (0-1) into the seats in right field with one out in the 11th to give Houston the victory. The Tigers tied it when Eugenio Suarez scored on an error in the eighth...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Jason Castro Is Doing Bad Things More

Photo Credit: Brule Laker Looking back at my preseason rankings, I had Jason Castro 12th among fantasy baseball catchers this season. I was a believer in the high-teens HR power and although he struck out too much, his popup rate was minimal. A few months has changed a lot since Castro is now being ranked anywhere from 15th to 20th on fantasy catcher lists. Once relevant as a starting...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Houston, Jason Castro Talking Extension

Astros catcher Jason Castrowill serve as their player representative to the union but has not discussed details of his own contract status. Evan Drellich from Ultimate Astros reported on June 4th that Castro has engaged in preliminary talks with the Astros on a long term deal. Castro said, "It's something you try not to think about obviously during the season, but you...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Money Match Up of the Day: Jason Castro vs Jeremy Guthrie

No one match up is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain match ups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days Kansas City Royals game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Through 40 Games: 51 for 165 7 HR,...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros catcher Jason Castro out in loss to Orioles

The Houston Astros lost to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday by the score of 4-3. The loss dropped the Astros to 11-25, last place in the American League West. The Astros were without catcher Jason Castro due to a bruise on the left forearm.#486945639 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Brian McTaggart and Teddy Cahill of MLB.com, Castro bruised his left forearm after being struck by...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Video Bomb Each Other With Bobbleheads

((HT: CSN Houston))The Astros ratings are in the neighborhood of a Blutarski GPA these days...But that doesn't mean that, when they win, they won't be having fun...Jason Castro was part of the big 8th inning that gave the Astros a 7-6 win over Oakland on Saturday. All that meant was that Carlos Corporan drops in with a prop for the Castro interview...Here's your evidence...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr. shows off swollen face after taking 90 MPH pitch

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has some serious face damage after taking a 90 MPH pitch to his face. He isn’t shy to show it off to the public either! Those of you that would like to know exactly what the injury was, should read the following tweet. DeShields has a fracture of his cheekbone, which is not displaced. “Gonna be a very uncomfortable road back,” manager...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Castro and Making a Framer

The first step was identifying pitch-framing as a skill. I don’t mean to diminish all the work that was done — it was phenomenal work, and illuminating work. We can’t stop talking about it! But there are other steps, or if you prefer, follow-up questions. Three of them: How much does pitch-framing matter? Is there […]
Via Fangraphs
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Money Matchup of the Day: Jason Castro vs. Jeremy Guthrie

No one matchup is the make or break in any baseball game but there are certain matchups in some games that could help decide the outcome in that game. In this new daily piece at Pine Tar Press we will take a look at an intriguing competition between two players in that days game that we feel could help decide the outcome. MMOD Stats through seven games: 11 for 26, 2 2B, 3 HR,...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Castro's triple in 10th sparks Astros to win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jason Castro tripled with one out in the 10th and Jose Altuve had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly, helping the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 Saturday night to end a 12-game skid against their state rival.
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Fowler released from hospital; Castro nears return

Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler was released from Houston Methodist hospital on Saturday, manager Bo Porter said after a 5-1 loss to the Angels. The Astros’ hottest hitter was admitted to the hospital on Friday with viral gastroenteritis. Fowler is expected to be at the ballpark on Sunday, although it’s unclear whether he’ll be able to play immediately. He was treated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Jason Castro day-to-day with foot contusion

The Houston Astros lost to the New York Yankees on Thursday by the score of 4-2. Brett Oberholtzerallowed three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings for the loss. Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the loss. The Astros fell to 2-1 on the season and start a weekend series with the Los Angeles Angels tonight at Minute Maid Park. There was some concern...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Robbie Grossman, Jason Castro & Matt Dominguez talking extensions

The Houston Astros made headlines recently when they tried to sign their best prospect, George Springer, to a long term deal & got turned down.  Apparently they're trying to lock down more than just him.  Here are a couple tweets from Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan: Astros have engaged OF Robbie Grossman and C Jason Castro on extensions too. @Ken_Rosenthal reported $23M offer...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: 2014 Season Preview

Standing O Sports is previewing all 30 Major League teams seasons, division by division, team by team. Up next is the American League West and the Houston Astros. What Happened Last Season The Houston Astros first season in the American League was a forgetful one. For the 3rd consecutive season, Houston set a franchise record for losses in a season, this time with 111. Astros...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Would You Rather Have - Jason Castro or Evan Gattis

Jason Castro and Evan Gattis burst onto the fantasy baseball scene last season and in drastically different ways. Castro smacked 35 doubles and 18 home runs while hitting .276 and driving in 56 runs over 435 ABs. He finished as our 9th ranked catcher. Gattis, in nearly 100 less ABs, hit 21 doubles and 21 home runs while driving in 65 runs playing both catcher and the outfield. He...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: 3 up and 3 down

Houston Astros: 3 up and 3 downThe Houston Astros have rolled up 324 losses over the past three seasons. And the best part is that nobody seems to mind! Let’s keep it that way. When a conductor is in the midst of directing a grand symphony, you’d be best served to stay out of his way. And Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has been orchestrating a masterful rebuilding project in Houston....
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros unlikely to trade Jason Castro

Having just been called up by the Astros and set to make his Major League debut, catcher Jason Castro glanced at the lineup card for a game against the Giants on June 22, 2010, at Minute Maid Park and saw his name alongside Michael Bourn, Lance Berkman, Carlos Lee, Hunter Pence and Roy Oswalt. Castro was one of the Astros' top prospects -- a former first-round Draft pick who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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