Jose Urquidy Takes A Giant Step Forward
A post-Tommy John surgery velocity boost had helped push Urquidy toward the top of the Astros' depth chart.
Joshua Rojas Aspires To Be Next Jack Of All Trades
A 26th-round pick in 2017, Rojas started at least nine games at six different positions last season for Double-A Corpus Christi.
Jojanse Torres: Astros' Next Dominican Dandy?
Signed at age 22, Torres already has premium velocity and feel for two strong secondary pitches, meaning he is poised to move quickly.
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.