Cristian Javier has a big arm, and last season he flashed it nine times as a starter. Alas, he was called up to move to the bullpen, where he made 30 appearances, given then Astros’ terrific flexibility. Heading into the 2022 season the expectation is that he will start full-time, so it is time to
No fronting as the kids say in this piece. Actually, does anyone say “fronting” anymore, or did I just date the hell out of myself? It is all pitching today. No more, no less. Sandy Alcantara has made eight starts and the results have been damn impressive. He’s just 1-2 even though he’s tossed six
A quick review of Astros bats is followed by the demotion of Hiura. Then we have some injury updates for guys like Mondesi and Robert. On the pitching front, guys like Berrios and Giolito are mentioned, as are Javier, Kluber, Martinez, May, McClanahan, Sheffield and Urena. HITTERS Three Astros to start things off… Jose Altuve
The NFL draft is everywhere. Today though, in this piece, it is all baseball. Youngsters like Franco/Witt are in here. Struggling infielders. Guys getting hurt. Hurlers who are moving up, and some who are unfortunately going down. HITTERS Jesus Agular had two walks and a bomb Wednesday and I’m starting to get questions about him.