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Five tool players

I admit it. I brought you here under false pretenses. Here you thought you were going to read about players or prospects that had the proverbial five tools like running, throwing, power, high batting average and character. But that is not what this post is about. I'll leave such tool worship to the scouts and prospect writers who are good at what they do. Instead this post is about...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending August 5th

The great defense got jacked up to another level this week. Some of these plays…man, I’m speechless. July 30th and 31st, Angels vs Orioles – Manny Machado’s got a cannon. Manny Machado is great at defense. Even if Albert Pujols is much slower in his older age, these throws in back to back games by Machado were just gross. July 31st, Braves vs Dodgers – Dee Gordon lays...
Via The Outside Corner
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending August 5th

The great defense got jacked up to another level this week. Some of these plays…man, I’m speechless. July 30th and 31st, Angels vs Orioles – Manny Machado’s got a cannon. Manny Machado is great at defense. Even if Albert Pujols is much slower in his older age, these throws in back to back games by Machado were just gross. July 31st, Braves vs Dodgers – Dee Gordon lays...
Via Bloguin Best
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn Robbed Of Home Run After Ball Hits Top Of Wall Twice (Video)

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn has hit 454 home runs over the course of his 14-year career, and has probably hit the ball to the warning track many times, as well. The power-hitting lefty has never had this happen to him before, though. Dunn drove the ball to deep left field on Saturday at Minute Maid Park, and Houston Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes leaped at the wall...
Via NESN.com
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adam Dunn robbed of homer that hits top of wall twice

What are the odds of this? On Friday night, Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Dunn got about as close to hitting a home run as one can get with the ball bouncing off the top of the outfield wall twice while still remaining in play. Your browser does not support iframes. While it’s not completely clear whether or not the ball hit Houston outfielder L.J. Hoes‘ glove, it looks like...
Via The Sideline
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Dunn's double bounces twice off top of the wall (VIDEO)

Adam Dunn has hit plenty of doubles during his 14-year career — but probably never a two-bagger that looked like this one Friday night.Chicago was trailing Houston 2-0 in the fourth when Dunn laced into a Scott Feldman pitch and sent it deep to left. Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes raced back but missed the ball which landed directly on the top of the wall then bounced up into the...
Via The Other Paper
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Updates: George Springer, L. J. Hoes

Houston Astros’s star prospect George Springer was injured last night in the eighth inning of Jared Weaver’s two hitter. Other than a Jason Castro double, Springer recorded the only other hit of the evening. It was a long home run to start the top of the fourth inning on a hanging curveball by Weaver.The third overall prospect in the Astro’s deep farm system injured his right...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Preview: Houston Astros

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (9) | 2012 (17) | 2011 (26) | 2010 (30) | 2009 (30) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [51-111] AL West AAA: [82-62] Pacific Coast League – Oklahoma City AA: [83-57] Texas League — Corpus Christi A+: [82-58] California League – Lancaster A: [81-57] Midwest League – Quad Cities A(ss): [44-32] New York-Penn League — Tri-City...
Via Razzball
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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