Astros Weekend Links


Not much good news from last night’s drubbing in Toronto, so I rounded up a few links to try and take our minds off it. Enjoy.

"Amador, 16, is 6-foot-1, 160 pounds and had shown inconsistent tools prior to July 2 after recovering from a couple of injuries to his throwing arm and hamstring, but at his best he’s shown above-average speed and arm strength while still learning to play a more controlled game."

Baseball America

"For the first time in 53 years, no living player will be inducted; the 2013 ballot came and went without a single honoree, while the veterans committee selected three people who died in the 1930s."

CBS Sports

"The Greeneville team is currently in first place, leading second place Kingsport by four games, and boasts a 13-game win streak."

What the Heck, Bobby?

"Quad Cities pitchers are sitting at the top of their league tied with the St. Louis affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs. This is becoming a trend. Jordan Jankowski, Mike Hauschild, and the TCB favorite, Vincent Velasquez lead the way for the River Bandits in this department."

The Crawfish Boxes

"The Astros, beginning with former general manager Ed Wade and continuing with the current regime under Jeff Luhnow, have rebuilt their farm in the past few years and suddenly have talent oozing at several positions, including a wealth of right-handed pitching, led by Cosart."

Chris Carter (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)