Colin Moran at third – Photo Credit to Tammy Tucker @HooksFanTammy
The Houston Astros currently have a platoon of Luis Valbuena and Jed Lowrie covering third base for the 2015 season. However, neither of these players are in the plans for the long term solutions for the Astros. Lowrie is in the first year of a three-year deal that will expire following the 2017 season. Contrary to Lowrie’s contract, Valbuena’s last year of arbitration will be the 2016 season. The Astros need to have options for third base for the 2018 season and beyond, so who do we have on-deck in the minors?
For round one of this three-part series, we will start looking at those players who have the best shot of being the number one guy at third base. While there are other candidates besides the four players I will look at, we will just focus on these because they stand out so far. Following this post, there will be a spot for fans to vote for their favorite third baseman of the future of the two from today. The same procedure for round two, then for round three, we will match the winners of round one versus round two.
For round one, we will match up Fresno Grizzly Tyler White and Corpus Christi Hooks’ Colin Moran. At first glance, the bigger name is Moran, who came to the Astros in the Jarred Cosart trade last year. However, with the play of White this year may make him a sleeper.
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