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Post#21 » by Baller 24 » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:11 pm

LOL, I think Pence will shapen up by the end of the month..
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Post#22 » by Vator » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:29 pm

Yeah, like Berkman. He isn't exactly off to a great start swinging the bat you know that it is coming. He is proven.
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Post#23 » by Bleeding Green » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:15 am

Why is Brooks Conrad not playing instead of Craig Biggio. I get the 3000 hit thing, but Conrad is legit. It should be more important for a franchise to win games than for it to get one of its players a career milestone. Biggio will get his 3000 hits in about 240 atbats. Conrad should get every single other AB. Or at least put Burke at second and bring Pence up to man CF. Biggio is truly useless right now.

And Hunter Pence is better than Carlos Lee.
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Post#24 » by Baller 24 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:23 am

Bleeding Green wrote:Why is Brooks Conrad not playing instead of Craig Biggio. I get the 3000 hit thing, but Conrad is legit. It should be more important for a franchise to win games than for it to get one of its players a career milestone. Biggio will get his 3000 hits in about 240 atbats. Conrad should get every single other AB. Or at least put Burke at second and bring Pence up to man CF. Biggio is truly useless right now.

And Hunter Pence is better than Carlos Lee.


agree with everything except that, I would put Pence in instead of Scott, but thats not going to happen, unless he starts sucking, but what I don't understand is that Pence is 24, and needs to be in a Astro uniform by now.
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Post#25 » by Vator » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:37 am

We are terrible at managing our young minor league talent. We ALWAYS leave guys in the minors for too long.
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Post#26 » by Baller 24 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:55 pm

HUNTER IS HERE!!!
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Post#27 » by rocketworld » Sun May 13, 2007 1:46 am

Burke sent to Triple A
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Post#28 » by RaoulDuke79 » Sun May 13, 2007 3:58 am

Where he belongs :nod:

I hope he will be the real deal when it comes to replacing Old Man at 2b.
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Post#29 » by Bleeding Green » Sat May 19, 2007 6:16 am

Brooks Conrad needs a legit shot at the majors. He can't hit for average, but he can mash.

.242/.343/.490 with 9 HR.

How is his 2B defense?
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Post#30 » by Vator » Sun May 20, 2007 7:45 pm

Bleeding Green wrote:Brooks Conrad needs a legit shot at the majors. He can't hit for average, but he can mash.

.242/.343/.490 with 9 HR.

How is his 2B defense?


It is my understanding that he could use a little work defensively.

You were spot on in regards to Pence so far though. :)
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Post#31 » by rocketworld » Sat May 26, 2007 11:44 pm

don't the astros have a SS in the minors anywhere....everett is sucking it up bad
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Post#32 » by rocketworld » Sun Jun 3, 2007 3:09 pm

astros called up Eric Munson from AAA...garner said he will catch most games and that brad ausmus is only guaranteed to catch roy oswalt
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Post#33 » by A.J. » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:14 pm

Jason Lane has been called up and Hunter is on the DL.
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Post#34 » by rocketworld » Thu Aug 9, 2007 1:54 am

Backe starts for Triple A Round Rock.... http://houston.astros.mlb.com/news/arti ... p&c_id=hou
this is one of the 5 starts he is scheduled to make....he is way ahead of schedule
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Post#35 » by Baller 24 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:36 pm

We suck! our minor league system sucks! nonetheless GO ASTROS!
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Post#36 » by Vator » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:45 pm

Baller 24 wrote:We suck! our minor league system sucks! nonetheless GO ASTROS!


+1

This must be the most useless stickied thread in the history of RealGM on any sports forum. We have absolutely nobody down in the minors to cheer for or that excite the imagination of what they could be. Sad...

At least we had Hunter Pence to root for early last year, but ever since he was called up, this thread is just not interesting. I'll leave it alone though, maybe somebody will fall onto our radar or they will send somebody currently on the team down.
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Post#37 » by RaoulDuke79 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:27 pm

BUT BUT BUT, WE JUST CALLED UP JACK CASSEL!

"Cassel is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA in three starts for Round Rock this season. His first year in the major leagues was 2007, when he went 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA in six games with San Diego."

WOOT! GO ASTROS!

He's going to replace Wandy in the rotation apparently. Let's hope he ends up being a pleasant surprise for us!
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Post#38 » by Vator » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:54 pm

Hope is all we have.

I guess I could at least getting around to updating the first post. That was last year's prospects. Here is the link for this year. I'll add some images for it when I get a chance.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/pr ... 65244.html
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Re: Official Minor League News Thread 

Post#39 » by A.J. » Fri Jul 4, 2008 8:26 pm

Our minor league players of the month for June

AAA Round Rock

P Dave Borkowski
2B David Newhan
OF Ray Sadler

AA Corpus Chrisi

P Polin Trinidad
3B Chris Johnson
SS Wladimir Sutil

A Salem

RHP Jason Dominguez
1B Mark Ori
SS Tim Torres

A Lexington

RHP Jay Pacella
OF Brian Pellegrini
OF Steven Brown

SS A Tri-City

RHP Philip Rummel
1B Phil Disher
OF Thomas Steele

Rookie Greenville

LHP Jim Pitkin
OF Frank Almonte
OF Renzo Tello
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Post#40 » by Vator » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:05 pm

I guess this would be a good time to update this thread a little. Here are the current Top 10 Prospects in the Astros farm system according to Baseball America. They also had a decent article to go with it and some other stuff. You can just click the link for the full spread.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/pr ... 67432.html

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When the Astros wheeled across the finish line in 2008, team officials said they had two reasons to be optimistic. The big league club improved by 13½ games over the year before, and the June draft launched what Houston hopes is the rebirth of a depleted farm system.

If that sounds as if it's grasping at straws, well, it is. The Astros have traveled a bumpy and unsettling road since their 2005 World Series loss to the White Sox, so they'll take anything they can get in order to combat the painful reality that they have fallen from power in the National League Central.

While the Astros finished 86-76 and leapfrogged the Cardinals for a third-place finish, they had to hoof it to get there. Talk of wild-card contention briefly bubbled up in August but quickly faded despite a 42-24 second half. Nevertheless, it provided first-year general manager Ed Wade with some comfort after attempting to clean up the mess he inherited.

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