Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Astros Farm Report: 2/20

Catching you up on the latest Astros MiLB offseason news ...


Rodrigo Ayarza - July 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

2-19: OF Josh Reddick (31)
2-20: IF Rodrigo Ayarza (23)
2-20: C Brian McCann (34)
2-20: RHP Justin Verlander (35)
2-23: Marco Van der Wijst (20)


Again, nothing exciting happening this past week. The only Astros-related transaction I've seen is that free agent Reid Brignac, former Fresno Grizzlies infielder, signed a minor league deal with the Nationals.

You can check the cumulative Astros offseason transaction list here to see if you've missed any of the posted moves this offseason.


Forgot to post this last week. Do you prefer Woodpeckers or Fatbacks?

Another name change, but this one is temporary. The Corpus Christi Hooks will become the Blue Ghosts for one weekend in June.

In case you missed it, I've been gathering the Astros Top Prospect info in one place and will put together a consensus list when everyone has weighed in. Updated with Baseball America's Top 30 going into 2018.

Here is the Astros Spring Training broadcast schedule. Yes, Astros baseball will be available on your radio and/or TV starting this Friday!!!

Lefty Brett Adcock is ready for the coming season. h/t to Sam Levitt

Thomas Eshelman, an under-the-radar piece of the Ken Giles trade to the Phillies, is ready for his close up.

And one last non-baseball item. High-fives to the Shibutani duo!


In case you missed it, I started a "Beyond the Top 30" series, looking at both those Astros players who are considered Top 30 prospects and others at each position who may not be top talents (or may grow to be), but will be interesting to watch nonetheless. So far we've looked at ...

Second Basemen
First Basemen
Third Basemen
Center Field
Right Field
Left Field - Coming this week

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