Jul 30, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT
Carlos Correa has shortstop covered for a while.
Jul 23, 2015, 1:29 PM EDT
Dallas Keuchel and Scott Kazmir atop the Astros’ rotation.
Jul 22, 2015, 7:35 AM EDT
It was a big night for slugging catchers, Kyle Schwarber chief among them.
Jul 21, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT
Lowrie has been on the disabled list since suffering a ligament tear in his right (throwing-side) thumb back in late April. That thumb injury required surgery and Lowrie was given a three-month recovery timetable …
Jul 7, 2015, 8:28 AM EDT
Short version: Ned Yost thinks this is an actual baseball game!
Jun 29, 2015, 6:32 AM EDT
An abbreviated set of recaps today because of cats. Seriously.
Jun 28, 2015, 10:50 PM EDT
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Jun 24, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT
The recommended slot value for the No. 2 pick is $7.4 million.
Feb 19, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT
Bryant earned top honors after batting .325 with a 1.098 OPS while leading the minors with 43 homers in 138 games between Double-A and Triple-A last season.
Jun 18, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT
No. 1 pick Carlos Correa signed with the Astros almost immediately and the high school shortstop from Puerto Rico also wasted no time making his professional debut, going 1-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base today at rookie-ball. Correa, who agreed to a $4.8 million bonus compared to the $7.2 million slot value for…
Jun 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT
Part of the Astros’ strategy in drafting Carlos Correa with the No. 1 overall pick was their ability to sign him to a below-slot bonus and use the savings to snag a tough-to-sign player later. That player turned out to be high school right-hander Lance McCullers, who was considered a top-20 prospect based on talent…
Jun 15, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT
San Diego and No. 7 overall pick Max Fried have agreed to a $3 million deal that’s the exact slot amount for the pick. Fried, a high school left-hander from California, ranked seventh on Baseball America‘s list of the top players in the class and ESPN.com rated him fifth, behind only Byron Buxon, Carlos Correa,…
Jun 13, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT
No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton was in Minnesota yesterday to undergo his pre-signing physical exam and also took batting practice at Target Field in the same hitting group as Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Jim Callis of Baseball America reports that Buxton has agreed to a $6 million signing bonus, which is slightly below…
Jun 11, 2012, 11:41 PM EDT
La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins have agreed to terms with 2012 No. 2 overall pick Byron Buxton, pending a physical. Neal’s colleague Joe Christensen was told by Buxton’s agent yesterday that the two sides were close to a deal. The 18-year-old outfielder arrived in Minneapolis today and…
Jun 10, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT
Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune was informed by the agent for No. 2 pick Byron Buxton on Sunday that a contract agreement is drawing near between the Twins and the 18-year-old outfielder. Buxton is scheduled to arrive in the Twins Cities on Monday morning and will likely take his customary pre-signing physical Tuesday. If…
Jun 7, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT
No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa has already agreed to a contract with the Astros and the Royals announced that No. 5 overall pick Kyle Zimmer is also under contract just three days after being drafted. Zimmer is a right-handed starter from the University of San Francisco who many draft experts felt was neck and…
Jun 6, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT
Astros owner Jim Crane told MLB.com’s Brian McTaggert that the team and Carlos Correa have come to a verbal agreement less than 48 hours after he was picked first overall in the MLB draft. Correa is expected to get around $5 million, which would leave the Astros with over $6 million to sign the rest…
Jun 5, 2012, 7:27 PM EDT
We’ve become accustomed to teams and their No. 1 overall picks negotiating right up until the signing deadline, but the Astros and shortstop Carlos Correa could have a deal done within days. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the two sides are already progressing toward an agreement. The deal is expected to be worth around…
Jun 5, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT
It shocked many when the Astros decided to go with shortstop Carlos Correa over Stanford right-hander Mark Appel with the first pick in the MLB draft. As many speculated, Appel’s bonus demands may well have made the choice for them. A source told Tom Krasovic that Appel, who is being advised by Scott Boras, turned…
The first overall pick is from Puerto Rico, but it’s not something Bud Selig should be crowing about
Jun 5, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT
The first overall pick in the draft was Carlos Correa, from Puerto Rico. This made Bud Selig happy (scroll to second item): Commissioner Bud Selig was thrilled to see Houston select 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the top pick in the draft. Correa played at the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, and Major League Baseball is always…
Jun 4, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT
No. 21 – Atlanta Braves – High school right-hander Lucas Sims The Braves taking a local product? Get outta here. Sims is highly-regarded for his velocity, topping out at 97 mph on his heater, but his breaking ball is considered one of the best of from this year’s high school crop of talent. No. 22…
Jun 4, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT
No. 16 – Washington Nationals -High school right-hander Lucas Giolito With their lowest pick since the franchise arrived to D.C. in 2005, it didn’t look like the Nationals would be able to snag an elite talent like the previous three drafts with Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon. They may have lucked out here.…
Jun 4, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT
No. 11 – Oakland Athletics – high school SS Addison Russell The A’s buck their trend and go with a high school player in the first round for the first time since the Jeremy Bonderman selection had Billy Beane throwing chairs in 2001. Russell projects as a third baseman in the eyes of most, but…
Jun 4, 2012, 7:51 PM EDT
No. 6 – Chicago Cubs – high school OF Albert Almora Alm0ra is considered exceptionally polished for a high school player, already possessing plenty of experience with Team USA. His tools aren’t necessarily what expects from a high first-round pick, but he does have the speed to last in center field and a line drive…
Jun 4, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT
No. 2 – Minnesota Twins – high school OF Byron Buxton The Astros pulled off a surprise pick and left Mark Appel on the board, but the Twins stuck with the guy most expected them to take. Buxton, 18, is a pure center fielder with a big-time arm — he just had an 18-strikeout game…
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