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Tuesday Liftoff Links

While the Astros were kicking back on their flight to New York City, I was putting together some high flying links for your entertainment.


Minor Leagues

Legendary day for Lexington sluggers | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Want a pick me up from Sunday's loss? Look to the minors where Chris Wallace and Telvin Nash went absolutely off. Each had three homeruns, a double and four runs scored, in an 18-9 victory over Asheville.

Corpus Christi Hooks packing an early punch " Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Joel Roza of the Corpus Christi Caller Times presents a strong case for why, if you live anywhere near Corpus Christi, you should buy a ticket and check out the team playing there. J.D. Martinez, Wladimir Sutil, Jimmy Paredes, Dallas Keuchel and the remaining two pitchers from the Lexington Five, Ross Seaton and Kyle Greenwalt. Quite frankly he make me want to fly out there just to check out a game at ol Whataburger Field.

Homer keys Mier's productive night | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Jiovanni Mier looks to make his way back into relevancy as an Astro prospect. So far he's off to a great start.



The Draft

Top High School Hitters for 2011 Draft, Part Two - Minor League Ball
Part two of John Sickels look at top High School hitters available in this years upcoming draft.



Around Baseball

Stop Toying With Emaus’ Playing Time | FanGraphs Baseball
This sounds a lot like what we were discussing last year after the Astros acquired one Brett Wallace.

Ultimate Astros " Shipley prize put Astros fan in IRS doughnut hole
This is a follow up to Bob Choate's story of winning free doughnuts and coffee at an Astros game. That is until the IRS showed up and said "SHOW ME THE MONEY!"



A Visual Look at wOBA | FanGraphs Baseball
A look at the different weights wOBA and OPS use to come to their respective numbers.