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Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 26, 2022

Astros: 5 Candidates for Regression in 2022

While I generally err on the bright side when it comes to the Houston Astros, it’s not always wise to overlook the cases where players could regress after good, or even career, years. Using a mix of advanced metrics, 2022 projections, age, history and usage, I identified five Astros that could regress to varying degrees […] Astros: 5 Candidates for Regression in 2022 - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 26, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: January 26th, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: January 26th, 2022

Photo by Bob Levey/ My lack of surprise at the HoF voting being revealed as a popularity contest among baseball writers who take themselves way too seriously is palpable Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Lockout Lambada In a move that was fully expected, David Ortiz has officially been named to the Hall of Fame (MLB Trade Rumors) But the bigger conversation is about the big names that have fallen off the ballot due to personal morality clauses of BBWA writers...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 25, 2022

Astros Fan Perspective on an Expanded Postseason

When the current MLB Lockout ends, it looks like the postseason will expand to include a larger amount of teams. Let’s talk about what that might look like. Firstly, if you have not read my article discussing the lockout, I suggest you start there. In the current format, 10 teams make the Major League Baseball […] Astros Fan Perspective on an Expanded Postseason - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 25, 2022

Astros: 5 Candidates for Improvement in 2022

The Houston Astros had a good 2021 despite falling two games short of winning the World Series and many individual players had excellent seasons. Even though some Astros had remarkable seasons, there’s room for improvement, as there always is. In this piece, we take a look at five Astros that are primed for improvement in […] Astros: 5 Candidates for Improvement in 2022 - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 24, 2022

Astros: Jose Siri Wins LIDOM Championship

Astros outfielder, Jose Siri, wins Dominican Winter League final. With Major League Baseball not in session, many Latin-born players take their winters to the Dominican Republic to compete in LIDOM. The Houston Astros had a handful of current players and prospects look to LIDOM for more playing time this winter. Of those, Jose Siri, Jeremy […] Astros: Jose Siri Wins LIDOM Championship - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 24, 2022

Astros Prospect J.C. Correa Takes on a New Position

Astros’ infielding prospect, J.C. Correa, picks up a new position. The Houston Astros‘ minor-league catching field has bolstered over the last three years with the additions of Korey Lee, Yainer Diaz and Luke Berryhill. While once a system lacking major-league options in the near future, the Astros have more than three minor-league backstops making cases […] Astros Prospect J.C. Correa Takes on a New Position - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 24, 2022

Astros’ Pitchers with Lowest Hard Hit Rates

Much like I did for the batters, but in reverse, I wanted to see which Houston Astros pitchers generate the least hard hit balls per Baseball Savant. There were some surprises, but definitely not to the same extent. The criteria is simple: pitchers currently under contract with the Astros who played in the 2021 season […] Astros’ Pitchers with Lowest Hard Hit Rates - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 24, 2022
Astros Top Three Catcher Prospects For 2022

Astros Top Three Catcher Prospects For 2022

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10, 2021: Korey Lee #35 of the Glendale Desert Dogs bats against the Mesa Solar Sox at Camelback Ranch on November 10, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. | Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Check out the top three catching prospects for 2022 Now that 2022 is here, it is time to start looking at the top three prospects at each position as we lead up to the Astros top 30 prospect list. We this rankings, I will focus on prospects who primarily played this position. This week we are looking into the catcher position. 1. Korey Lee (AAA) Broadly...
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 24, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: January 24th, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: January 24th, 2022

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ All these crazy football games make me yearn for a crazy baseball game Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Lockout Lambada CBA negotiations continue as the MLBPA is expected to make a counteroffer to the league at an in-person meeting today (ESPN) Business for the Hall of Fame continues during the lockout as winners will be announced on Tuesday (MLB.com) Assuming the 2022 season starts on time, here are the rankings for the top 150 outfielders in the...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 24, 2022

Astros: 5 Prospects Affected by MLB Lockout

If the lockout persists through spring training, then we will likely miss out of any chance for a warm up and go straight into games. Spring training is definitely one of my favorite times of year as you get to see players and prospects make their case to join the big club and get a […] Astros: 5 Prospects Affected by MLB Lockout - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 23, 2022

Astros: Is Yordan Álvarez a future Hall of Famer?

Amidst all the drama of the ongoing MLB lockout, Houston Astros slugger Yordan Álvarez might be making history. Is Álvarez a future Hall of Famer? Let’s dig in. I remember the first time I saw Yordan Álvarez come up to bat. It was a minor league game north of Austin, in Round Rock. That day, […] Astros: Is Yordan Álvarez a future Hall of Famer? - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 22, 2022

Astros: Slugger Carlos Lee will always be underrated

When you think of great Houston Astros‘ hitters, plenty of names come to mind – Jeff Bagwell, Moises Alou, Craig Biggio, Jose Altuve, Lance Berkman, Yordan Alvarez – just to name a few. It’s a long undistinguished list. One name that doesn’t seem to get mentioned enough is Carlos Lee. This is a down-right shame, […] Astros: Slugger Carlos Lee will always be underrated - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 21, 2022

Houston Mashers: 5 Astros that Hit the Hardest

For a numbers nerd like me, Baseball Savant is nirvana. I love digging through the numbers and confirming (or not) what my eyes tell me watching games or reading others analysis. Sometimes, I’m spot on in my observations, and sometimes, I’m off and have to recalibrate my thinking. In this article, there was some of each […] Houston Mashers: 5 Astros that Hit the Hardest - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 21, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: January 21st, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: January 21st, 2022

Photo by Bob Levey/ So long, Skeeters, may you always play your music in the sun Check out the rest of the Crawfish Boxes here and listen to the latest version of Locked on Astros, our partnered podcast, here. Lockout Lambada MLB and the Player’s Association are set to meet in person on Monday as they continue to very slowly negotiate the CBA (MLB.com) And it’s expected that the MLBPA will come with an economic proposal on hand for the owners (MLB Trade Rumors) Something else they’ll be discussing is the international draft and how to make it more competitive...
Climbing Tal's Hill Jan 20, 2022

Astros Prospect Receives High Praise from Baseball Prospectus

Jeremy Peña is the sole Astros’ prospect ranked by Baseball Prospectus. A day following the announcement of Baseball America’s top 100 prospects list, Baseball Prospectus announced their top 101 prospects for 2022. On that list, Jeremy Peña was the sole Houston Astros‘ prospect, sitting at. No. 16. Of the top 20 prospects ranked, 11 play […] Astros Prospect Receives High Praise from Baseball Prospectus - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - Houston Astros News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Astros Player News

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    Two Astros Prospects Rank in Baseball America’s Top 100

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    Yordan Alvarez

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