How the Houston Astros went from garbage to gold

In case you have been living under a rock this season, the Houston Astros are a good great baseball team. They literally started from the bottom and are now four games ahead of the Texas Rangers atop the AL West. With a record of 73-59, the Astros have the third best record in the American League. It’s worth pointing out that they had 907 losses since their last playoff appearance...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers minor-league stars of the week: Aug. 31

Each week identifies the best pitcher and position player from the Milwaukee Brewers' top four main affiliates: Triple-A Colorado Springs, Double-A Biloxi, High-A Brevard County and Low-A Wisconsin. Here's a look at all eight stars who made the list this week. TRIPLE-A COLORADO SPRINGS (4-3) Player of the Week: Matt Dominguez Week stats: .448 (13 for 29), 3...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the Brewers Make an August Trade?

With the Dodgers reportedly acquiring Chase Utley from the Phillies Wednesday, it appears a ripe time to ponder whether the Brewers will make any deals before the waiver-trade deadline at the end of August. At the beginning of the month, starter-turned-bullpen-arm Kyle Lohse looked like the most suitable candidate to be traded before September 1, although his terrible performances...
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers minor-league stars of the week: July 6

Each week identifies the top pitcher and position player from the Milwaukee Brewers' top four main affiliates: Triple-A Colorado Springs, Double-A Biloxi, High-A Brevard County and Low-A Wisconsin. Here's a look at all eight players who made the list for the week of June 29 to July 5. TRIPLE-A COLORADO SPRINGS (2-5) Player of the Week: Matt Dominguez Week stats...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers End-Of-Month Report for June

  Miller Park   Brewer’s end-of-month report for June By Robby White As June turns into July for the 2015 Brewers, it is safe to say that this campaign is a lost year. The team has played better since April’s horrendous 5-18 start; they are 12-14 heading into tonight’s game with the Phillies. But too many things are still going alarmingly wrong. For starters, the Brewers...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers still believe in Wang

  The Brewers designated Wei-Chung Wang for assignment Tuesday in order to make room for Matt Dominguez. There is still a chance the 23-year old could remain in the Brewers organization and it appears the Brewers hope that is the case, because they still see talent in him despite the fact that he posted a 10.90 ERA in 17 1/3 innings this season. “Development of players is not...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers claim Dominguez

If the Brewers do decide to to trade Aramis Ramirez, they now have Matt Dominguez waiting in the wings.The Brewers claimed Dominguez off of waivers Tuesday and sent him to Triple-A Colorado Springs, according to"I think at this point, where we're at in the standings, you get the first shot at some of these players on waivers," Brewers manager Craig Counsell told Brewers...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros designate Matt Dominguez for assignment

Third baseman Matt Dominguez, once considered a linchpin of the Houston Astros' future, has been designated for assignment. The club made the decision on Monday in order to facilitate the addition of prospect Carlos Correa onto the 40-man roster. Correa was promoted to the big league club in time for their game with the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.  As for Dominguez, 25, this...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Correa, Dominguez cut from Astros' big league training camp

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Top prospect Carlos Correa and Matt Dominguez, Houston's regular third baseman for the last two seasons, are among eight players cut by the Astros from their big league spring training camp. Correa, a 20-year-old shortstop who was the first pick in the 2012 amateur draft, was reassigned to minor league camp Sunday along with pitchers Darin Downs, and James Hoyt...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros' Dominguez to get a look at first base this spring

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Matt Dominguez was given a new glove after arriving at spring training with the Houston Astros. It isn't necessarily one the third baseman wants. ''It feels a little weird, but as the days go along I'll get used to it,'' Dominguez said of his first baseman mitt Wednesday. ''I've played third base my whole life, but we got (Luis) Valbuena and stuff.'' Valbuena...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Anti-MLB Awards

The Anti-Batting Title Awarded to the worst hitter in each league American League Matt Dominguez – Houston Astros I know the Astros want to go with young players that are inexpensive and could develop into top talent, but Matt Dominguez just killed them at the plate this year. His .215 batting average was 2nd worst […]
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The Second Annual Dan Meyer Awards

During Major League Baseball's award season, the best of the best are featured (maybe not always with the Gold Gloves). And we should celebrate the best. But there is always a flip side. For every best, there was a worst. Saying that does understand that even the worst MLB players in a particular year are among the best players in the world. MLB players are an elite group of talent...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Area Code games connect Giancarlo Stanton with Matt Dominguez, Mike Moustakas

Nine years ago, a fan catching the Area Code games in Southern California would've seen MLB's future stars before they became household names. The oldest high school showcase featured Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton as well as Houston Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez and Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. "It was different," Stanton said. "You see the separation...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Martinez starts well for Texas, Astros rally

HOUSTON (AP) -- Prior to Sunday's game, Texas manager Ron Washington said he had a gut feeling about starting pitcher Nick Martinez. Washington could have used one for his bullpen, as well. The Rangers got 5 1-3 serviceable innings out of the rookie right-hander, only to see the Houston Astros rally for two runs in the eighth against his relief for a 3-2 win. "I told him he did his...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominguez, Altuve team up, lead Astros over Texas

HOUSTON (AP) Matt Dominguez hit a tying homer and Jose Altuve's fourth hit drove in the go-ahead run as the Houston Astros rallied in the eighth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Dominguez connected off reliever Neal Cotts (2-8) with one out in the eighth to make it 2-all. One out, one pitching change and three batters later, Altuve singled home Jake Marisnick. Altuve...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Big inning carries Red Sox to 9-4 win over Astros

BOSTON (AP) Dustin Pedroia's two-run double capped a seven-run sixth inning Thursday night that sent the Boston Red Sox to their fourth straight win, 9-4 over the Houston Astros. Pedroia finished with three hits, Daniel Nava had two doubles and David Ortiz added two singles as the Red Sox improved to 8-0 in Fenway Park against the Astros. Matt Dominguez hit a two-run homer for Houston...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

It was back to work for the White Sox after the All-Star break and they welcomed the Houston Astros for a three game series. It was a three game series to kick off the second half of the season. Sitting 10 games behind Detroit it is going to be a real battle, if they can get the bull pen duties sorted its possible that they can be in it come the end of the season. *Game One – Chicago...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Carp, Burke Badenhop Combine For Awkward Out In Red Sox Win (Video)

Mike Carp and Burke Badenhop showed why these Boston Red Sox are worth watching even when the score is one-sided. Carp and Badenhop combined for a very unique out in the seventh inning of the Red Sox’s 8-3 win over the Houston Astros in Friday’s series opener at Minute Maid Park. Both players got dirty on the play, which ultimately retired Matt Dominguez for the final out of...
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Consistent Hitters in Fantasy Baseball

Finding consistently good hitters makes fantasy baseball much easier.  With pitching, you can stream daily and pick up an extra win and some more strikeouts from just about anywhere.  With hitting, your lineup rarely fluctuates and it's important to feel confident in the players you own.  Let's look at which players have given us 3 months of consistent play, who has gotten better...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Farrell's Fantasy Baseball Frenzy

Dennis Farrell gives his must-add fantasy baseball players of the week, including Billy Butler, Andrew Heaney, Matt Dominguez and more.   Dennis Farrell is a former ESPN Radio, NBC Sports Radio Detroit host and is currently the host of fantasy sports shows on The Fantasy Sports Cable network, airing on Thursdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. EST.  Check out Farrell's podcast on iTunes or his website.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Archer hammered early as Astros top Rays

HOUSTON -- Matt Dominguez broke out of a slump with two hits including a three-run double in Houston's big third inning to lead the Astros to a 7-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Dominguez was 1 for 12 in the first three games of this homestand before singling in the second inning. The Astros led by one when he cleared the bases with his double in a five-run third inning...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins fall to Astros after lengthy rain delay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Dallas Keuchel shut out Minnesota for six innings, George Springer hit his 11th home run and the Houston Astros held on to beat the Twins 5-4 Friday night. Marwin Gonzalez and Matt Dominguez also homered off Phil Hughes (6-2), who lost for the first time in nine starts. The Astros have won six straight road games and 10 of their last 13 overall. Danny Santana...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Streaking Astros make it seven wins in a row VIdeo The Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles at home on Friday night with a final score of 2-1. The win extends their streak to seven straight games, the longest win streak for Houston since July 2010. Astros starting pitcher Brett Obelholtzer earned his second win of the season. He threw seven strong innings and allowed just four hits for one run. It was...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

Another week is in the books with the Kansas City Royals doing nothing to pull away from average. They sit at 23-23 and have had some ups and downs like all the teams, but they're mostly just moving side to side, which I'll get to in a second. They leave town for a quick jaunt to Los Angeles and then they come back home to take on one of the worst teams in baseball, so if they can...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftStreet Picks: Wednesday, May 21

Continuing alternating awesome days, Team BaseballProf scored well last night. Our Optimal Lineup put up 78.67 points and finished 55th-of-1,100 in the $5,000 guaranteed GPP, and a few other versions were scattered across the leaderboard as well. I had hopes we’d make some serious cash, but my late-game selections — Jedd Gyorko, Will Venable, Ian Kennedy, and Matt Dominguez —...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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