The weekend is here. That means it’s time for another edition of Astros weekend links. This week’s serving features an interview with one of the hottest pitching prospects in all of baseball. Enjoy!
He’s come so far. He’s matured so much as a pitcher. Last year, he had struggled some times. Now he’s been phenomenal because he’s got better feel for everything around him. His stuff is really good.
J.D. Martinez is having the second best offensive month of his career. We all remember when he came up in August of 2011 and took the league by storm. Well, that month, he hit .295/.325/.509 for a 127 wRC+. In May of this year he has hit .306/.333/.528.
The Angels added two arms to their rotation this week, leaving them with six capable starters. Jered Weaver was activated from the disabled list on Wednesday and Tommy Hanson returned from the restricted list and started Friday against the Astros. Jerome Williams, C.J. Wilson, Joe Blanton and Jason Vargas comprise the rest of the Angels’ rotation.
With a May line of .338/.418/.425 including a 11/11 strikeout to walk ratio, Correa is showing command of the strike zone beyond his years.