How Are the Departed Houston Astros Faring This Spring?

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The Houston Astros made a slew of moves this offseason. Some involved the garden variety free agent signing, but others involved trading away some highly-touted minor league talent. While it’s still very early, I wanted to start keeping an eye on some of the players that left Houston this offseason.

Let’s start with the two players that wound up in Texas this winter, starting with Delino DeShields. The speedy second baseman was selected by the Rangers in the Rule 5 draft, which means there is a chance that he will be offered back to the Astros if he doesn’t make it through the whole season on Texas’ 25-man roster. Through Saturday’s games, DeShields has played in three contests and totaled five at-bats. In those at bats, he has one hit (a triple, of course), a run, an rbi, and a walk. He’s batting .200 with an OBP of .333. With the injury to Jurickson Profar earlier this week, the chances of the Houston Astros being offered DeShields may have dropped a fair amount.

Carlos Corporan was traded to Texas due to Houston’s catching surplus, and thus far Corp is 2-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.

Next on the list is Michael Foltynewicz, who pitched Saturday. He went 1 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, two walks and a run, while striking out one. His super-early ERA sits at 5.40, and for what it’s worth he doesn’t look quite right in a Braves cap. Rio Ruiz is not in big-league camp, but as we continue this series throughout the season, we’ll be sure to add him to the list!

Nick Tropeano has yet to pitch for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and for fun I was going to add in Jarred Cosart, but he has yet to pitch for Miami as well. Thus far, the numbers aren’t too exciting, but as we get deeper into spring, and into the season, these numbers will have more and more weight.

Is there another player you’d like added to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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