Houston Astros: Keep A.J. Reed in Triple-A!
By Colin Gay
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A Warning from a Houston Astros Fan to Not Rush A.J. Reed
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.
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