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Houston Astros: Keep A.J. Reed in Triple-A!

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Mar 5, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (80) lays in the outfield before a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (80) lays in the outfield before a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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A Warning from a Houston Astros Fan to Not Rush A.J. Reed

Mar 5, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (80) lays in the outfield before a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2016; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros first baseman A.J. Reed (80) lays in the outfield before a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

According to Houston Chronicle Astros beat writer Jake Kaplan’s article “Astros Report: A.J. Reed starting to make a case for promotion,”  with the waning playing time of first base rookie Tyler White, A.J. Reed is starting to make the case for his promotion to the big leagues. As the second-rated prospect in the Astros system, the Reed call up should happen sooner rather than later.

However, with clear flaws in his offensive game, a little more time at Triple-A Fresno would be most beneficial not only for Reed’s future career as a member of the Astros but his career overall. Also, the Astros still have short-term options available that may not give them great but serviceable production from the first base spot.

Next: Why Reed isn’t ready

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