Astros Midseason Update: George Springer Leads Charge To Houston
Best Player: What can’t George Springer do? The No. 11 overall pick of the 2011 draft has been the best position player in the Astros’ steadily improving farm system during [...]
Astros Trying To Figure Out What They Have In Jonathan Villar
HOUSTON–Is Jonathan Villar the promising 22-year-old shortstop who hit .270/.322/.429 with four home runs, nine doubles and a .751 OPS in his initial 50 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City at [...]
Early Returns Come In For Astros’ Tandem Experiment
HOUSTON—The Astros are pleased enough with their tandem starting pitching experiment so far to call it a success. On any given night at each of Houston’s four full-season affiliates, two [...]
Astros’ Foltynewicz Enjoys His Taste Of The Majors
KISSIMMEE, Fla.—It was just one inning during an early March spring training game, but Mike Foltynewicz was buzzing. The 21-year-old righthander had just thrown a scoreless, no-hit frame against the [...]
Springer Could Arrive In Houston Sooner Than Expected
George Springer isn't just ahead of schedule. He could become the Astros' first real building block.
New Astro Stassi Eager To Impress
Max Stassi was used to the Athletics. Oakland conducted its annual spring training in Phoenix, and the 21-year-old catcher had grown accustomed to a certain way of life. Then the Jed Lowrie trade went down.
Astros’ Cosart Anxious To Make The Jump
No matter how small the opening may be, Astros righthander Jarred Cosart plans to squeeze through the hole.
Luhnow Turns To Cardinals Roots Again With Ankiel
Jeff Luhnow collected another former Cardinals star in January. The Astros took a chance on ace-pitcher-turned-inconsistent-slugger Rick Ankiel, signing him to a minor league deal.
Astros’ Hernandez Striving For Consistency
Some have it, most don't. Enrique Hernandez has it. The pop that reveals true, hard contact when a bat stings a baseball can instantly signal potential.
Luhnow Looks To Re-Establish Astros In Latin America
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow made the most of a 36-hour December trip to the Dominican Republic.