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2014 trade deadline primer: the best players on the market by position

We’re getting into the nitty gritty of trade deadline season, and some teams have already made improvements to their rosters (hello, Athletics and Yankees). But which players that haven’t been moved yet are the best possible upgrades for teams that need to get better? Good question. These are the best players potentially available on the trade market by position. Catcher. Jason...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 trade deadline primer: the best players on the market by position

We’re getting into the nitty gritty of trade deadline season, and some teams have already made improvements to their rosters (hello, Athletics and Yankees). But which players that haven’t been moved yet are the best possible upgrades for teams that need to get better? Good question. These are the best players potentially available on the trade market by position. Catcher. Jason...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  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—...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  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...
Via Tigers Weblog
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jayson Werth’s Fancy Footwork to steal second base

In last night’s Nationals’ win over Houston, Jayson Werth showed off some true skill in stealing second base. The throw from Houston catcher Jason Castro beat Werth to the bag. Second baseman Jose Altuve got the tag down in plenty of time. But… Werth’s ability to nimbly stop short of the bag, elude the tag, then tap the bag with his right foot. It all happened in an instant...
Via DC Sports-Kings
24 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sal and Yadi: Two Gold Gloves, one state, no wrong choice

ST. LOUIS -- The contradiction -- to say nothing of the irony -- is not lost on Sal Perez, that here he is, a man whose very career is defined by the prevention of theft, stealing any damn chance he gets. "I always watch his video; I always try to call the game like he calls it," the Kansas City Royals' Gold Glove catcher offers when the subject of his counterpart in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 02, 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,...
Via Pine Tar Press
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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...
Via Online Sports Guys
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...
Via Sports-Glory
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.
Via FOXSports.com
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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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...
Via Standing O Sports
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....
Via isportsweb.com
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

The two biggest weaknesses of the Houston Astros

How do you identify weaknesses for a team that lost 111 games the prior season? Well, the Houston Astros obviously have plenty of weaknesses. But in reality, the team isn't going to compete for much of anything in 2014, so how viable are these weaknesses? Does it matter if the team's starting pitching stinks, when only one or two members of the rotation are parts of their...
Via The Outside Corner
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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