***** Official Houston Astros 2019 Season Thread *****

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iBrad said:

I think one important thing to keep in mind with the AAA guys is that the balls are flying out of the ballparks this year. Even Jack Mayfield has 10 bombs for Round Rock.

While our guys are putting up very impressive numbers, it's not equivalent to years past, which means you'll likely see an even greater drop off in the big leagues. Look at the struggles of Vlad Jr early on. And he's still just batting .248.

When you bring a guy like Alvarez up, you want him to play and you want him stay. And you have to let him work through his struggles. The issue right now seems to be how to get him in the lineup given his defensive limitations so that he can get consistent at bats.


This cannot be emphasized enough. Triple A went to MLB balls this year and homerun rates have significantly increased as compared to last year.
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rosco511 said:

iBrad said:

I think one important thing to keep in mind with the AAA guys is that the balls are flying out of the ballparks this year. Even Jack Mayfield has 10 bombs for Round Rock.

While our guys are putting up very impressive numbers, it's not equivalent to years past, which means you'll likely see an even greater drop off in the big leagues. Look at the struggles of Vlad Jr early on. And he's still just batting .248.

When you bring a guy like Alvarez up, you want him to play and you want him stay. And you have to let him work through his struggles. The issue right now seems to be how to get him in the lineup given his defensive limitations so that he can get consistent at bats.


This cannot be emphasized enough. Triple A went to MLB balls this year and homerun rates have significantly increased as compared to last year.


I don't think any of us believe that Alvarez will come up and keep his same AAA batting stats in the bigs. But what else can he do in the minors? I don't think there's much more improvement possible for him against minor league pitching. He's either smoking the ball or getting intentionally walked.
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Astros just drafted Peyton Plumlee out of Mississippi St:

https://youtu.be/Bn6LzerzfJ0?t=646
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Dude looks like he's taking a dump in that pic.
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mazag08 said:

Dude looks like he's taking a dump in that pic.


Maybe it's his vinegar strokes and he's cracked a rib, too
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Looks to me like he's getting a rib broken while getting a massage from his brothers masseuse.
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second time the Astros have drafted Correa's brother
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bearkatag15 said:


I met the kid earlier this year. I didn't get the feeling that he would be leaving school anytime soon. But i could be wrong.
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I feel like the Stros just draft current players brothers just for shlts and giggles.

They did it with Bregman's brother I think last year, did it with Stubb's brother this year in the 10th round, and now Correa's brother a couple times.
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Ag_07 said:

I feel like the Stros just draft current players brothers just for shlts and giggles.

They did it with Bregman's brother I think last year, did it with Stubb's brother this year in the 10th round, and now Correa's brother a couple times.


Don't forget Preston Tucker's brother... Ted
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4 speedsters in a row at 7, 8, 9 and 1
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White, the RBI machine, is ready to come through
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And the great abyss in the 5 hole
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If white does get on base he's going to get lapped
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bearkatag15 said:

Ag_07 said:

I feel like the Stros just draft current players brothers just for shlts and giggles.

They did it with Bregman's brother I think last year, did it with Stubb's brother this year in the 10th round, and now Correa's brother a couple times.


Don't forget Preston Tucker's brother... Ted


And Yuli theoretically to get his brother who we thought was going to be better. That one worked out though.
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Tubby in the 5 spot. Well that means we have the lineup really 6-9 then 1-4.
mathguy86
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Seriously though, other than the chunky monkey every single person in that lineup has an extra gear at least and a nitrous boost at best. Even Stubbs.
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I didn't include him because that wasn't for shlts and giggles.
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Does it even matter who's in the lineup any more?
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And then there was Keuchel...
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EastCoastAgNc said:



And then there was Keuchel...



You know, I don't blame Keuchel for not taking the offer the Astros made a couple of years back. I mean given what pitchers were being paid with his pedigree, he had to feel he was going to get a substantial payday, unfortunately the market completely changed and so did his chance to make really good money.
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I don't feel sorry for Keuchel one bit. He did this to himself. Well he had a little help from his greedy dumbass agent, but most of this mess he's in is all on him.
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3 years, $43M for Kimbrel
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So he's getting roughly $14MM/yr. I wonder if the amount was prorated for this year.

Anyone know what his QO was for Boston?
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mathguy86 said:

Tubby in the 5 spot. Well that means we have the lineup really 6-9 then 1-4.


He's 7 hitless ABs away from the Mendoza line...so won't happen tonight.
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mathguy86 said:

I don't feel sorry for Keuchel one bit. He did this to himself. Well he had a little help from his greedy dumbass agent, but most of this mess he's in is all on him.


I don't feel sorry for him, but back 2 or 3 years ago, the market for pitchers and FA's as a whole are dramatically different than now. I understand his perspective at the time, I don't understand it now given the market.
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. . . said:

3 years, $43M for Kimbrel
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Regardless he's making 43M to play 2.5ish years, which is 17Mish per year. His "market value" was $16.5M per over 5 years based on similar players, so a much shorter deal but not too far off the mark.

Crychel's market value is listed at $22M per.
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MelvinUdall said:

mathguy86 said:

I don't feel sorry for Keuchel one bit. He did this to himself. Well he had a little help from his greedy dumbass agent, but most of this mess he's in is all on him.


I don't feel sorry for him, but back 2 or 3 years ago, the market for pitchers and FA's as a whole are dramatically different than now. I understand his perspective at the time, I don't understand it now given the market.
Doesn't he need to make 60 million over the remainder of this season and next season to equal the amount of money he would have made if he had accepted the Astros offer of 5/90?
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Harry Dunne said:



Crychel's market value is listed at $22M per.


Who?
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Let's go!!!!!!!!!!
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5/90 seems much closer to what hes actually worth. If he gets 110+ out of anyone I'll be shocked.

He may get a 2.5 year deal worth 50 to 60, but I think a team might be overpaying at 60.
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Wasn't going to get anything to hit
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here we go...big RBI at-bat coming up for White in the 1st
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