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Altuve, rule 5 and closer of the future?

Hello everyone, first time posting here even thou i've been reading for a long time...

Well i'm not gonna go and start throwing stats at you or ask for them, because that isn't really the point of this, instead i wanted to be able to chat a bit about some issues like i would do at home or with friends, from a regular fan point of view. Since i'm living down in Nicaragua i have nobody to talk Astros to, so my plan is to do that with you guys, hope that's acceptable.

Well my first point would be Jose Altuve, in my humble oppinion we all have to thank him for signing the long term, team friendly contract. But there's one thing bugging me this last couple of weeks. He hasn't been hitting well! Ok even I know that his OBP was better batting first than it was batting second, but to make him bat third? Not long ago he was the team's leader in avg. but now he only gets rbi's from double play balls! For me it's probably because he's not used to hit with runners on. Maybe switch him back to second and make Wallace hit third? Any other ideas on why his bat has gone cold? May it be that he hasn't fully recovered from his injury?

Now a couple of questions i would love to get some thoughts on: what astros players could be targeted in the next rule 5 draft? I know Springer can't be drafted yet but I dont even want to think about another johan santana going away that way!

And finally, who do you guys think could get the job as the future astros closer? Since we seem to have ace starters in every prospect that comes up (yeah including Clemens as a starter) i'm even thinking Lyles is being trained to take on that role (he already got his first career save much to my sorrow) or maybe i'm just overreacting and they plan on sticking with Lo? Any other favorites?

Thanks for the time! Looking forward to reading replys!

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