2015 MLB All-Stars: Best of the Waiver Wire

With the campaign by the Kansas City Royals and their fans about to make the 2015 MLB All-Star Game the most unwatchable in recent history, it’s a common trend to pick the American League All-Stars by the most deserving, as opposed to by which fanbase has the most spare time. We all have our own ideas of who should actually start the Summer Classic, but if you dig a little deeper you...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

King Felix allows 8 runs in 1/3 inning as Astros rout Mariners

  The Houston Astros cast aside their recent offensive woes with an unlikely outburst against one of the game's best pitchers Friday night to snap a season-high, seven-game skid. Luis Valbuena and Jason Castro homered as the Astros chased Felix Hernandez during an eight-run first inning on the way to a 10-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. The Astros had managed more than two runs...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros rough up Hernandez in 10-0 win over Seattle

HOUSTON (AP) Luis Valbuena, Jason Castro, Carlos Correa and Chris Carter all homered as the Houston Astros chased Felix Hernandez in the first inning to snap a season-high, seven-game skid in grand fashion with a 10-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Hernandez (9-3), who had allowed just seven runs on the road all season, was tagged for five hits and eight runs with...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, June 8

Friday was a great day for the Official Lineup as my Blue Jays stack and Jake Odorizzi mixed well with my hidden selections to score 150.15 points, resulting in a 1,968th place finish out of 85,232 entries. Aaron Sanchez nearly pitched a complete game shutout, allowing a solo homer to Jason Castro in the ninth inning before hitting a rough patch and getting lifted, and nearly everyone...
Via Baseball Professor
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox’ Tyler Flowers Looking for Swing

Chicago White Sox’s Tyler Flowers (21) hits an RBI-single to score Conor Gillaspie from third as Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, left, reaches for the pitch during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) The Chicago White Sox have experienced with struggles throughout the lineup during the first first two months of...
Via The Sports Journal
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros’ Jason Castro Making Subtle Strides this Season

  Oakland Athletics’ Billy Butler, left, and Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro look to first base to see Mark Canha safe on a bases-loaded force out in the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Houston. Butler was out at home. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) At first glance Jason Castro’s 2015 numbers don’t look much different than his previous three seasons...
Via The Sports Journal
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Buying Low on Jason Castro

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets!   Jason Castro was highly regarded at the start of last season. He was coming off an All-Star 2013 season where he  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros rally for 10-8 win over Tigers, split 4-game series

DETROIT (AP) Evan Gattis and Preston Tucker both homered in the sixth inning, and the Houston Astros slugged their way to another victory Sunday, rallying past the Detroit Tigers 10-8. The Astros trailed 7-3 before scoring four runs in the sixth, including Tucker's three-run shot as a pinch hitter that tied the game. The following inning, Jason Castro lined a tiebreaking two-run...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Adjustments working well so far for Astros' Castro

Heading into the 2015 season, Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro wanted to improve his game in a few areas, specifically his strikeout rate and his accuracy at throwing out would-be baserunners.So far, those adjustments are paying off. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle detailed, Castro began Tuesday having thrown out 41 percent of base stealers, a figure that stands above...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Playing Winning Baseball Despite Lack of Homers

Houston Astros Jason Castro, right, hits a single with Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta, left, looking during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, May 10, 2015. The Angels won the game 3-1. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) For the second time this week, the Astros proved that they can manufacture other ways to score runs other than hitting home runs...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Led by Jason Castro, Houston Astros Bats Come Alive

KISSIMMEE, FL – MARCH 12: Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros swings at a pitch during the fourth inning of a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers at Osceola County Stadium on March 12, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Perhaps the Houston Astros took my Major League reference, from Wednesday, to heart. Or perhaps they listened to someone...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Anemic Bats Plague the Houston Astros Against the San Francisco Giants

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve fields a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Matt Joyce during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Joyce was thrown out at first on the play. The Astros won 6-5. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Not a whole lot went right for the Houston Astros Tuesday night, May 12th, as they took on the San Francisco...
Via The Sports Journal
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros: The New Underdog

One month ago, no one thought the Houston Astros would be where they are. ESPN had them missing the playoffs all together, Sporting News predicted they’d finish last. Grantland didn’t have them in the conversation, and CBS Sports experts had them finishing either fourth or fifth in the American League West. The only sensible words came from SB Nation’s Grant Brisbee, who said...
Via Baseball Essential
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Understanding the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are currently in 1st place in the American League West, with a record of 8 wins and 6 losses.  This despite the fact that as a team, they are hitting just .210, last in the MLB and lead the league in strikeouts.  However, they are 5th in the MLB in walks and 2nd in stolen bases.  Their 18 home runs is tied for 4th in baseball, yet they have a -1 run differential...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

In news you can not possible care about, here's the 2015 fantasy baseball draft results

Tradition!Assuming you've been around the blog for a while, you know the drill. I tell you about my draft in the hope that it can help you with yours. And away we go. (Asterisks show protected players; my club won the league last year, mostly on pitching and grit and luck, in a very spread year.)  Player TM 2015 $ 2016 $ C Yan Gomes * CLE 5 8 C Jason Castro HOU 1 4 1B...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros catcher Jason Castro asked to prom in case of mistaken identity (photo)

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro may have been flattered by the gesture — even if it was a case of mistaken identity — but has nevertheless politely declined an accidental invite to prom. Castro happened upon his car adorned with “P-R-O-M?” spelled out with Post-It Notes. whoever asked me to prom a few nights ago,...Read More The post Astros catcher Jason Castro asked...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Castro declines public post-it note prom proposal

Prom season can be scary. Finding the courage to ask that special someone to accompany you to the big, potentially intimidating, be-all-end-all social function of your high school career can be a challenge for some.  Others find ways to make big public spectacles of their inquiries by doing things like writing elaborate messages made of post-it notes plastered on that lucky guy...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston's Castro hoping for offensive bounce back

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Although he'll turn 28 this June, Jason Castro has really only played two full seasons in the major leagues. The Houston catcher is still learning how to outsmart opposing pitchers. ''With the way baseball is at this point, there's so much information and video and ways that the opponents can try to gain a competitive advantage by studying you as a player basically...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Conger, Castro and Sipp agree to deals with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) The Astros have agreed to one-year contracts with catchers Jason Castro and Hank Conger and left-handed reliever Tony Sipp, avoiding arbitration with the players. Conger, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels this offseason, hit .221 with four homers and 25 RBIs in 80 games last season. Castro was Houston's every day catcher last season and hit .222 with 14 home...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros sign Jed Lowrie

            The Houston Astros announced Monday they’ve signed free agent shortstop Jed Lowrie. #Astros agree to terms on a 3-year contract with free agent SS/IF Jed Lowrie, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today. — Houston Astros (@astros) December 15, 2014 Lowrie, 30, gets a three-year deal with Houston. Evan Drellich...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag #15: Guerrero, Seager, Urias, Detwiler, Castro and RBI

A nice full mailbag today. Sorry for the ones we couldn’t quite get to. Send questions to thedodgersdigest at gmail dot com or through the form on the right sidebar. Gerard: Why is there such a concern at shortstop when you have Alex Guerrero. Defensively he can’t be any worse than Hanley and offensively he has the capability to bat .300. I know he isn’t a proven community...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Astros Listening on Castro, Fowler

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Houston Astros are interested in trading catcher Jason Castro and/or centerfielder Dexter Fowler. The 28 year-old Fowler is projected by Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors to get $9 million through arbitration this offseason, while the 27 year-old Castro is projected at $3.9 million for his 2015 salary. While the Astros have an interest...
Via Baseball Essential
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Where should teams look for help at catcher?

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t surprise too many people when they threw a whole bunch of money at Ontario native Russell Martin. And as blasphemous as a five-year deal for a catcher heading into his age 32 season may sound, it was probably necessary for them to actually be able to reign him in (even though we all know five years for a catcher heading into his age 32 season is...
Via The Outside Corner
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Where should catching starved teams look for help?

The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t surprise too many people when they threw a whole bunch of money at Ontario native Russell Martin. And as blasphemous as a five-year deal for a catcher heading into his age 32 season may sound, it was probably necessary for them to actually be able to reign him in (even though we all know five years for a catcher heading into his age 32 season is...
Via Bloguin Best
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Looking to Acquire Catcher Jason Castro?

It’s no secret that current White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has underwhelmed during his time on the South Side. Flowers, the top prospect the Sox acquired in a 2008 trade with the Atlanta Braves for Javier Vazquez, is a career .218 hitter that strikes out way too much and has been a complete bust. He did post the best season of his career in 2014 however batting .244 with 15 home...
Via Sports Mockery
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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