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Who Does Astros LF Chris Carter Look Like?


A comparison of Chris Carter to several historical high-strikeout hitters, with the purpose of identifying whose career he has most closely followed to this point.

Revisiting the Lowrie Trade - Why the Astros Won


Fans have made much ado lately about the performance of Chris Carter and Brad Peacock, two of the players returned in the off-season trade that sent Jed Lowrie to Oakland. The Astros made a smart...


Dissecting Pitchers In the High Minors

Grading the 2013 performance to date of the Astros minor league pitcher who have pitched semi-regularly in the Hooks’ and/or RedHawks’ starting rotations and have faced at least 150 batters on the...


Grading Pitchers in the Tandem Rotations

A look at how minor league pitchers have performed in the Astros tandem pitching rotation in Lancaster and Quad Cities.

Five Trade Destinations For Jose Veras


A look at the five possible trade destinations for Astros closer Jose Veras.

Talking Sabermetrics: Springer Strikeouts are OK


While fans raise concern over Astros CF prospect George Springer's strikeout rate, marked improvements and recent research should put any fears to rest.


Ranking the Astros’ Top Starting Pitching Prospect

Ranking the Astros’ Top Starting Pitching Prospects versus MLB’s on Fielding- and Field-Independent Metrics


In-Depth Look At Left-Handed Pitching in Minors

Lefthanded pitchers currently in the Astros organization who pitched mostly as starters during the 2012 minor league campaign and faced at least 150 batters at the High Rookie League level or...


Young Arms Near Majors Vs. Young Arms In Minors

With minor league placements and pitching roles being decided for the organization's arms in the coming days, let's take a brief look back at how the righthanded candidates for organizational...

Xavier Cedeno's New Pitching Strategy


The interesting case of Astros reliever Xavier Cedeno, Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim minor league pitcher Michael Roth and the possibility of improving Dallas Keuchel's strikeout rate.

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