Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, and more. These are the names that carried the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Houston Astros Double-A affiliate, in 2016. Each deserves their moment in the spotlight.
The Corpus Christi Hooks won the first half title before falling in the playoffs to the Midland Rockhounds. In spite of the loss, the Houston Astros’ Double-A club has plenty of talent, some of which has already contributed at the major league level. The Astros have one of the richest farm systems in baseball. With every promotion to the big league club, another newcomer steps up and makes an impact.
The Hooks have seen plenty of top prospects pass through Corpus Christi this year. Eight of the Astros current Top 30 prospects spent time in Corpus Christi in 2016 (an asterisk (*) denotes the player appeared in the major leagues this season):
- (#1) Francis Martes
- (#4) David Paulino*
- (#5) Joseph Musgrove*
- (#6) Derek Fisher
- (#10) Teoscar Hernandez*
- (#13) J.D. Davis
- (#21) Brendan McCurry
- (#30) Garrett Stubbs
Here we’ll hand out awards: the All-Stars, rookies of the year, pitcher of the year, hitter of the year, and the team MVP. This will commemorate the talented young men that played under the lights of Whataburger field this year.