Category Archives: Houston Astros

Scouting Report: Domingo Santana (OF)

BLUF: Big raw power, plus arm and extreme risk highlight a classic right-field profile. The Player: Domingo Santana (OF, Houston Astros) – Signed for $330,000 by the Phillies in 2009, Santana debuted in the GCL with a .288 average, six … Continue reading

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2013 Houston Astros Top 15 Prospects

Through astute trades, quality drafting and some international activity the Astros have revitalized a farm system that previously rated as one of the worst in the game. The addition of players like Carlos Correa, Lance McCullers and Rio Ruiz in … Continue reading

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Accountability Check: Astros 2012 Top 15 Prospects

Houston Astros 2012 Top 15 Prospects (1/9/12) Much like the Rockies 2012 rankings I highlighted earlier in the week, I really don’t have many qualms with my 2012 Astros rankings. I hit most, if not all of the guys I … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Rio Ruiz (3B)

BLUF: You can dream enough to see a classic third base profile with solid defense, a good arm and power. The Player: Rio Ruiz (3B, Houston Astros) – Houston picked Ruiz in the 4th round in June 2012, giving him … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Delino DeShields (2B)

BLUF: Potential for three plus tools that can impact the game and make him an above-average to plus player. The Player: Delino DeShields (2B, Houston Astros) – Son of former big leaguer Delino DeShields and was drafted eighth overall by … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Mike Foltynewicz (RHP)

BLUF: Brings a little of everything to the table and could be a mid-rotation workhorse. The Player: Mikke Foltynewicz (RHP, Houston Astros) – 19th overall pick in the first round of the 2010 draft. Started 12 games in the Appy … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: Liriano, Johnson Dealt

Several more moves have dotted the trade deadline landscape over the last couple of days, including moves that sent left-hander Francisco Liriano and third baseman Chris Johnson packing. As usual, I will give brief scouting reports on the prospects involved … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: The Deals Continue

As the trade deadline gets closer and closer, teams continue to make moves to position themselves for one of five playoff spots in each league. Tuesday was headlined by three deals, including the movement of Wandy Rodriguez and Hanley Ramirez … Continue reading

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Scouting Report: Jonathan Singleton (1B)

BLUF: Solid-average regular at first base with solid power and average from the middle of the order. The Player: Jonathan Singleton (1B, Houston Astros) – Drafted by the Phillies in the 8th round in 2009. Hit .290 with eleven extra-base … Continue reading

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Scouting the Swap: A Host of Deals

I’m playing a little catch up on the last couple of trades, so this post will capture the White Sox-Astros, Tigers-Marlins and Yankees-Mariners deals with quick scouting reports on the prospects involved. Over the weekend, the Astros continued their fire … Continue reading

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