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Still Making Adjustments

Zachary Levine -Premium Content

Last year, the Astros downplayed concerns over the drop in velocity that characterized Ross Seaton's first full professional season, and to an extent, that appears to be justified. But as Seaton has seen his velocity improve from 87-88 to the 90-91 mph neighborhood, according to manager Tom Lawless, with his fastball touching 94. Those are the numbers the Astros are trying to focus on, because the other numbers for Seaton at high Class A Lancaster aren't pretty.

Majors | #2010#Houston Astros#Organization Reports

Don’t Call It A Comeback

Zachary Levine -Premium Content

While 2010 could represent a fresh start for righthander Tanner Bushue, the Astros believe he doesn't need one. Bushue, a second-round pick out of an Illinois high school in 2009, sustained a back injury last July that forced the Astros to shut him down, so he missed most of the season, but the Astros say he is right where they thought he would be at this stage of his development.

Majors | #2010#Houston Astros#Organization Reports

Mier Gets Much-Deserved Downtime

Zachary Levine -Premium Content

A year of firsts for shortstop Jiovanni Mier ended with his first time as a professional baseball player just kicking back in Southern California. Of course the offseason is not all play for Mier, the 21st overall pick in the 2009 draft. He'll spend the winter getting his body in shape after a taxing first season. He did not have prolonged negotiations like many of his fellow first-rounders, so he played nearly the whole season for Rookie-level Greeneville.

Majors | #2009#Houston Astros#Organization Reports