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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
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three players that I’m thankful for

  Credit: AP/David J. Phillip On this Thanksgiving day, we as MLB fanatical supporters have much to be thankful for. 2014’s playoffs were marvelous, the hot stove portion of the offseason is enticing and it won’t be long until pitchers and catchers report for spring training. With enormous excitement around the game, here are three players that I’m thankful to watch and...
Via Reading Between The Seams
24 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Interesting Hitter Stats From 2014

Statistics can be used to tell basically any story you want. You want me to build a case or argue against a player, give me some time and I’ll craft an evidence-based case in either direction. It’s both the beauty and the curse of using statistics, but sometimes it’s just plain old fun to do nothing but take a stat and enjoy it for what it is — an interesting snapshot of...
Via Baseball Professor
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The MLB All-Stars got no-hit in Japan

It hasn’t been a good tour of Japan so far for the MLB All-Star team that has been sent over there. They’ve lost the first three games in the five game Japan All-Star Series, and on Saturday, they lost 4-0 and got no-hit. Hoo boy. Here’s a highlight video of Samurai Japan’s no-hitter. This wasn’t exactly a mediocre team that the MLB All-Stars put on the field. Stars like...
Via The Outside Corner
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambassador Kennedy welcomes MLB All-Stars to Japan

TOKYO (AP) U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy welcomed members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour at her residence on Friday. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve were among those who attended the ceremony at the ambassador's residence. The MLB All-Stars are in Japan to play a five...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Silver Slugger winners announced

The 2014 National League Silver Slugger award winners were announced on Thursday, in case you were curious as to whether or not they were still a thing. Several players won their first Silver Slugger this year – Jose Abreu, Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, Madison Bumgarner, Yan Gomes, Anthony Rendon, Giancarlo Stanton, and Neil Walker. We’ve clearly reached a new era of MLB stardom...
Via The Outside Corner
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Silver Slugger winners announced

The 2014 National League Silver Slugger award winners were announced on Thursday, in case you were curious as to whether or not they were still a thing. Several players won their first Silver Slugger this year – Jose Abreu, Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, Madison Bumgarner, Yan Gomes, Anthony Rendon, Giancarlo Stanton, and Neil Walker. We’ve clearly reached a new era of MLB stardom...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Should Win, Who Will Win – AL Silver Slugger Awards

The Silver Slugger Awards are handed out by Louisville Slugger to the top offensive producers at each position in both leagues. Louisville Slugger states that their criteria are “a combination of offensive statistics including batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, as well as the coaches’ and managers’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Houston Astros Astros Cost Jon a Championship

Just when you think you have the matchup locked up, things turn for the worse. You want to tell someone, but who? No one cares, especially the guys in your league.”Quit whining, loser.” We care. We can’t offer much — not even a pat on the back or an empathetic nod, but we can give you a voice. This submission came from Jon. It’s short and painful but ends on a hopeful note...
Via Baseball Professor
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Did Jose Altuve’s 2014 Come From?

We’re not always right. In fact, we’re wrong a lot. We’re even doing a whole offseason series about all the times we were right and wrong. But whether we’re right or wrong, it’s always great to look back at why you were right or wrong so you can be more right and less wrong in the future, right? To that end, our friends at numberFire have decided to look back at Jose Altuve’s...
Via Baseball Professor
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros new manager A.J. Hinch: ‘Goal is to win championships’

The Houston Astros announced Monday that A.J. Hinch will be their next manager. “The goal is to win championships,” Hinch said. “The arrow is turning toward success in talking about winning a little bit and talking about the ultimate goal. I’m proud to be here. To wear this orange and blue is something I cherish, and to put this uniform on and be called the ‘Skipper’...
Via Sports-Glory
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve, Houston Astros First Batting Champion

By Sam Henry Houston has been represented by a Major League franchise for the past 53 seasons.  The 1962 MLB season marked the inaugural season for the Astros organization, as the team first played under its original name, the Colt .45s.  Three years later the team was renamed to the Houston Astros, as the team moved into the Astrodome, which was the first domed stadium in sports...
Via Beyond The Spread
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Altuve's big season sparks Astros' improvement

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve won the American League batting title and the Houston Astros made a 19-game improvement over last year to end a streak of three straight 100-loss seasons. Chris Carter's 37 home runs were tied for second in the majors and Dallas Keuchel showed he could be a front of the rotation starter. The Astros still aren't good, but they were much better in 2014 and...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rockies save their worst for last

It wasn’t losing a game in Chicago when the Cubs had to have a catcher pitch in the 16th inning. It wasn’t base-running blunders that made the hosts on SportsCenter chuckle on multiple nights. It wasn’t a bases-clearing wild pitch that seemed to crystallize the team’s lackadaisical attitude. It wasn’t even misspelling the name of their star player on the back of a t-shirt...
Via Mile High Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Altuve wins AL batting crown; Astros lose to Mets

  Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Altuve wins batting crown; Abreu sparks Mets, 8-3

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The end of the season, not without controversy

Today is the final day of baseball’s regular season, and along with the playoff positioning that teams are angling for, individual players are locked into some contentious battles for end of season awards, and for supremacy in a particular category. One such instance is the American League batting title. The Houston Astros, long out of the race only has Jose Altuve’s attempt...
Via The Rhino and Compass
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Altuve back in lineup, will play out AL batting race

  Jose Altuve has been added to the Houston Astros' lineup after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him - against his wishes - in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race. Hoping to become the first Astros player to win a batting title, Altuve entered the final day of the season with a .340 average, three points ahead of Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros change course, put Altuve back in lineup

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Altuve has been added to the Houston Astros' lineup after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him - against his wishes - in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race. Hoping to become the first Astros player to win a batting title, Altuve entered the final day of the season with a .340 average, three points ahead...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Little Jose Altuve’s Big Season for Houston Astros

It’s been a season of controversy for the Houston Astros. They showed some real promise in June, with rookie right fielder George Springer making a big splash, and pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh posting ace-like numbers. However, shortly after Sports Illustrated declared them the “2017 World Series champs“, things began to unravel. Top prospect Carlos Correa was...
Via Baseball News Source
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros 5’5″ Jose Altuve Had To Jump In The Air To Hit Fast Ball (Video)

Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

5’5″ Astros Player Leaps in Air to Hit High Fastball (Video)

The Astros’ Jose Altuve, standing 5-foot-5, tried to hit a high fastball by leaping up at the pitch. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do! Source: Gifulmation
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Shows Off Jump Swing, Makes Contact On Pitch Over His Head (GIF)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve could have used a stepladder Monday night. The 5-foot-5 All-Star is having a monster season, leading the league in batting average (.345) and hits (221) while ranking third in steals (54). But he’s also the shortest active player in Major League Baseball, so sometimes he has to get a little wild and crazy in the batter’s box to make...
Via NESN.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve jump swung

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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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