Yordan Alvarez: A Glove Story
Establishing himself as a serviceable defender at either first base or left field tops Alvarez's to-do list this season in the minors.
Brandon Bielak Continues To Impress
An 11th-round pick by the Astros in 2017, the 22-year-old Bielak recently received an invitation to his first major league spring training.
Cionel Perez Offers Astros Options In 2019 And Beyond
Perez made his major league debut as a reliever in 2018, but the Astros aren't shutting the door on his future as a starter.
Garrett Stubbs Enters The Big League Picture
The Astros are confident about heading into 2019 with three big league catchers, a group that includes the prospect Stubbs.
Strom Can't Stop Learning
Astros coach guided a dominant staff.
Derek Fisher Oozes Potential But Has Not Produced
A true power-speed threat, Fisher has been undermined by a low contact rate in the major leagues.
Ronnie Dawson Emerges As All-Around Threat
Steady refinement in pro ball has made the 2016 second-rounder a threat at the plate, on the bases and in center field.
Myles Straw Brings A Unique Skill
The outfielder took a spring-training pep talk to heart and focused his attention on excelling in one area that could help the big league team.
Josh James Completes Climb To Houston
The 34th-round pick credits offseason surgery for a velocity surge that helped him overpower Triple-A hitters.
Seth Beer Sticks With What Works
The 2018 first-rounder seamlessly carried his trademark hitting approach from the ACC to pro ball by showing ample power and patience.