Astros Minor League: AA Corpus Christi Roster Best Ever?
By Eric Huysman
Jun 18, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; West pitcher Lance McCullers throws against the East All Stars in the first inning during the Midwest League-All Star Game at Fifth Third Field. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
With the Astros minor league players being assigned to specific teams for the season, several names at Corpus Christi should peak Astros fan’s interest. The core group of the current Double-A players played in High-A ball Lancaster last year. Why does that matter? Because this core group of players have moved up together, and they have had some experience winning.
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In 2013, this group won the Midwest League Championship with the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low-A). They then took the show to Lancaster (High-A), where in 2014 they won the California League Championship. If history has anything to do with this year’s outcome, things could be bright for one of the best minor league cities. Can we say 2015 Texas League Champions with the Hooks? Well, I don’t want to jinx it (thanks, Fresno). The Hooks slogan is “I’m Hooked,” and my eyes will be hooked on the MiLB App this year to look at the box scores.
Lets look at the released 2015 opening day roster for the Corpus Christi Hooks.