Mar 8, 2015; Lakeland, FL, USA; Houston Astros shortstopCarlos Correa
(76) at bat against the Detroit Tigers at a spring training baseball game at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
For the start of my weekly report on the Corpus Christi Hooks, who are the Astros’ AA affiliate, I want to look at who the catalysts are in their red-hot 9-4 start to the season. I will also look at who has room to improve and make the team that much better. Because all these players are at the minor league level, I’ll also look at how their performance is either helping their case to make the majors or sending them towards a demotion to the High-A club.
There are some who believe that the Hooks have players, such as Mark Appel, Carlos Correa, and Colin Moran that should be sent straight up to the Astros sooner rather than later. While there are others who believe that the front office shouldn’t rush the prospects, and let them progress through the minor leagues at their own pace, which would include a stint in AAA Fresno.
I’ll also look at how these prospects fit in with the major league depth chart and give a prediction on when we’ll see them in an Astros uniform. With the Astros doing so well right now, it might be difficult for any of these youngsters to make their debut in the near future, but they have some arguments of their own. Let’s get right to it.
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