Can Ronel Blanco's Big Winter Help Him Back Into Astros' Orbit?
The 29-year-old reliever has not allowed an earned run in consecutive Dominican League seasons. Now he needs to earn another look in Houston.
Mechanical Adjustments Help Astros' J.P. France Thrive
A lower leg kick was among the changes that allowed the 27-year-old righthander to bloom.
David Hensley Is Another Astros Late-Round Revelation
David Hensley fine-tuned his batting eye at Triple-A with an assist from an unlikely source. His improvements paid off in a September callup and two World Series starts.
Astros' Yainer Diaz Has Rare Offensive Attributes At Catcher
Yainer Diaz combines strong bat-to-ball skills and impressive power from the catcher position, and the Astros count themselves as lucky to have him.
Hunter Brown: Astros 2022 Minor League Player Of The Year
Perhaps no Triple-A pitcher had better stuff than Hunter Brown this season, but it was his improvement to command markers that truly set him apart this season and earned him a belated September callup.
American League West: August Prospect Notebook
The Rangers could not be more impressed with 17-year-old outfielder Anthony Gutierrez, headlining a batch of AL West organization reports from our correspondents.
American League West Prospect Notebook For July
A diminutive Astros second baseman who produced big results in the upper minors headlines our July organization reports from our five American League West correspondents.
American League West Prospect Notebook For June
Our American League West correspondents deliver prospect reports for their organizations, headlined by an Angels righthander with the potential to move rapidly to Anaheim.
American League West Prospect Notebook For May
Our American League West correspondents deliver one prospect report per organization, headlined by a Mariners teen shortstop who is catching on quickly in Low-A.
Astros' Ronel Blanco Puts Himself On The Map
With the Rule 5 draft scrapped, the Astros breathe a sigh of relief because they get to keep Blanco.