He was named Indiana high school player of the year and won the Golden Spikes Award in 2014 as the top amateur player in the country. He led all the Minor Leagues in home runs, RBIs and OPS in 2015 en route to being named the Astros' Minor League Player of the Year.
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You'll be hard-pressed to find a more hands-on president of business operations in baseball than Reid Ryan, who one minute is greeting fans in the stands and the next is doing interviews with the press on the field.
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Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. took the opportunity to get some new gloves for the start of Spring Training to pay tribute to his close friend, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a boating accident last year.
There's nothing like the sound of a thrown ball hitting the bat, unless you're a pitcher. Regardless, the Astros' first round of live batting practice was another step closer to pitchers being ready to throw in exhibition games, which begin Saturday.
There has never been a question about Jake Marisnick's defensive ability and baserunning, both of which are at elite levels. His swing continues to be a "work in progress," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said, and the 25-year-old outfielder admitted Sunday he spent more time refining his swing this winter than ever before.
Astros catcher Evan Gattis played catch at short distances as he tries to recuperate from a sore right shoulder that forced him to get an anti-inflammatory injection last week.
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When right-hander Michael Feliz is elevating his fastball and pitching with confidence, he can be a devastating member of the Astros' bullpen. Witness last year when he posted a 0.54 ERA, struck out 26 in 16 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .074 in 10 appearances in May.
A year ago, Central Missouri went 0-3 at the Houston Invitational. This weekend, the Mules won all three of their games at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
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Brian McCann, acquired in a deal from the Yankees in November, said he will catch more this Spring Training than he usually does, to get up to speed on the Astros' pitching staff.
At the Astros' first full-squad workout at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Saturday, Yulieski Gurriel was taking grounders at first base.
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Pretty much everything has changed from the last time Carlos Beltran wore an Astros uniform. That was in 2004, when the Astros were in the National League, had a different color scheme and uniforms, still had spring camp in Kissimmee, Fla., and had different ownership.
Texas A&M-Kingsville came into the 2017 Houston Winter Invitational as the only unbeaten team among six NCAA Division II baseball teams competing over three days at Minute Maid Park in the Houston Winter Invitational.
The curveball has been Lance McCullers' bread and butter in his brief career. When it's on, it's a dangerous weapon to complement his 95-mph fastball. So much so that McCullers threw the curve on 41 percent of his pitches last year.
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa arrived at camp Friday afternoon -- the team's report date for position players -- but it will be a few days before fans get to see him on the practice field at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Ace lefty Dallas Keuchel, who was away from the Astros on Thursday with an illness, threw in the bullpen Friday afternoon to new catcher Brian McCann, with manager A.J. Hinch watching. Keuchel missed the final month of last season with shoulder inflammation, but he has thrown off the mound six times, though this was the first time at camp.
After the first day of the 2017 Houston Winter Invitational, Central Missouri has already guaranteed itself a better showing than a year ago, when the Mules lost all three of their games at Minute Maid Park.
There's a noticeable difference in the way closer Ken Giles navigates his way around the clubhouse these days. Giles is clearly much more comfortable in his skin and his surroundings after a tumultuous first year in Houston in which his early-season struggles led to stress and self-doubt.
Being a competitor, Dallas Keuchel couldn't allow himself to not take the ball every fifth day. He knew his shoulder wasn't feeling well at the start of last spring and -- coming off a season in which he won the American League Cy Young Award -- he also knew his team was counting on him.
Although he won't be in Arizona to see it, Astros outfielder George Springer is reveling in the fact that Delino DeShields, his close friend and former teammate, will have to wear a Tom Brady jersey at Rangers camp in Arizona this spring.
Going through the arbitration process was an eye-opener for Astros pitcher Collin McHugh, who will make $3.85 million this year after winning a hearing before a three-person panel on Friday. McHugh said he had no hard feelings against the Astros, who offered to pay him $3.35 million.
Astros catcher/designated hitter Evan Gattis received an anti-inflammatory injection into his right (throwing) shoulder on Wednesday and didn't catch in the bullpen as previously scheduled.
Astros president Reid Ryan said Wednesday the club will expand protective netting at Minute Maid Park to run the length of both dugouts, beginning with the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, March 3-5.
While portions of the Astros' new Spring Training facility remain under construction, the overwhelming sentiment as pitchers and catchers reported on Tuesday was that the team occupying the space is built to win. The new-look Astros will hit the field for the first workout on Wednesday.
Former All-Star starting pitcher Roy Oswalt, who's second on the Astros' all-time wins list, will return to camp this spring as a guest instructor, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday. Hinch added Oswalt is expected to arrive "early in camp."
His drive to be the best took Astros third baseman Alex Bregman through the hills of his hometown of Albuquerque, N.M., where he chased UFC fighter Holly Holm as part of his intense offseason training regimen.
The Astros will have eight players representing six countries in the World Baseball Classic later this spring. Veteran reliever Luke Gregerson jumped at the chance to represent the U.S. He said he would have had to "been broken in half" to turn down the chance to play in the World Baseball Classic.
Bob Watson's baseball career was something that makes him extremely proud. He slugged 184 homers in his 19-year career, 14 of which were spent in the rainbow uniforms of the Astros. He was a two-time All-Star, and scored baseball's 1 millionth run along the way.
Barring injuries or any other strange occurrences during the Astros' six-week stay in West Palm Beach, Fla., the team's 25-man roster appears pretty close to set.
The Astros have youth, they have veteran leadership, they have depth and they're hungry.
Berkman conquered Tal's Hill with a smile