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Some game notes on Astros prospects

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Hi, I write for True Blue LA and am am getting my feet wet in the scouting/prospect world. I went on my first trip Wednesday and wrote about it here. There are several notes on Lancaster's players and I tweeted out a few as well (http://twitter.com/Rontrarian). I think you will like it quite a bit.

Jason Castro's Breakout Season

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In addition to the link below, this is a longer piece focusing on how Jason Castro has shown so much improvement.

Jason Castro Among Top Performers

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Jason Castro has been ranked among the top hitting performers in all of baseball last week!

In the crapper

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Well, since nobody else on this blog seems to want to mention the story that the nation is now talking about, here ya go. "Cell phone video shows a ball park snow cone vendor sitting on a toilet in a stall with an entire box full of the products he’s about to sell. They sit on the bathroom floor right next to him."

The Joy of Tanking

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Grantland had a great article on the Astros. I've been "things will get worse before they get better" mode for quite some time that's its hard to imagine them getting better any time soon. But this article gave me a tiny sliver of hope.

Astros Allow Easiest Steal Ever

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Sometimes when things are bad you have to laugh at what the team can do.

Astros Stay Swinging and Missing

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Mind-blowing Notes, statistics, comparisons regarding the Houston Astros strikeout problems entering Saturday's slate of games.

Tomato Nation article about being an Astros fan

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Sorry for the plug, but I was asked to do a short interview for Tomato Nation about what it's like being an Astros fan and thought others might relate. Hopefully I didn't embarrass us too much, though I'm sort of regretting my 67-win prediction already.

The Curious Case of Bud Norris

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Wrote this for my blog on Bud Norris, who showed the good and the bad on Sunday.

Top 100 MLB Prospects: 2013 Opening Day Assignments

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Using a consensus top 100 prospects list between Baseball Prospectus, Keith Law and Baseball America, I added where each prospect will be beginning the 2013 season. Well, almost all of them.

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