Astros Prospects Dance Their Way to Grounders (video)
Astros prospects dance before fielding grounders Saturday at mini-camp.
A select group of Houston Astros prospects are currently in West Palm Beach, Florida, for minor-league mini-camp, before the state of spring training. Those prospects had fun Saturday, fielding ground balls following their best dance moves.
Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle was on sight to catch some of the best prospects moves, as he reports on the team.
Two catchers — Korey Lee and CJ Stubbs — flashed the leather Saturday, as both have also been eyed as versatility products in the last year.
Stubbs, who possibly got his moves from his hype man brother, has played a few innings in the infield as well as in the outfield, while seen fielding without a catcher’s mitt.
For Lee, he is destined to be behind the dish. The 23-year-old has changed his approach, setting up on one knee behind the plate and flashing a quicker motion to second with an adjusted arm slot.
JC Correa made the switch to catcher this offseason but is not present at mini-camp. The 23-year-old flashed offensive success this past year in his rise, but the addition of a catcher’s mitt could benefit his advancement in the system, even though the catching room had grown crowded.