Astros Minor League Report: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not for Double-A Christi Hooks

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May 23, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers (43) pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a while since I wrote my last post on the Astros Double-A affiliate, the Corpus Christ Hooks. A whole five weeks ago, in fact. Needless to say, a lot of moving and shaking has occurred within the Astros organization since that point, especially in the farm system.

Seriously though, when I wrote my last Who’s Hot and Who’s Not for the Hooks, I wrote about a young 21-year-old right-handed pitcher that not many seemed to care about named Lance McCullers.

In that piece, I said, “McCullers’s start looks like a guy who is hungry to pitch in the major leagues. If he keeps pitching the way he is now, it won’t be long before he takes the mound for the Astros.” – I love it when I’m right. I also said that I expected Mark Appel to make the majors first though, but hey, no one is perfect.

The other three players that I mentioned, Colin Moran, Tony Kemp, and Teoscar Hernandez, are still playing for Corpus Christi. This time, I’m going to focus on three new players that Astros fans will be interested to hear about. Some of the players you may know already, but there are some less familiar faces that are off to really great starts in Corpus Christi. So, here we go.

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