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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: June 14, 2015

Astros news and notes from the past week.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning boys and girls. Here are some links to read this morning in this post Correa world.

Houston Astros hit draft jackpot
Astros end first day of MLB draft with three of the highest rated players

Polished arms among Astros' Draft haul |
HOUSTON -- At the Major League level, the Astros have spent most of this season showing that they are ready to make a postseason push earlier than anticipated. The next few seasons look bright for Houston, and judging by how college-heavy their first two days of this year's Draft were, it wouldn't be a stretch to envision a few of those picks jumping into the fray relatively quickly as the club continues to build for both the short and long term at the big league level.

Jon Singleton named Pacific Coast League Player of Month for May - Ultimate Astros
Class AAA Fresno first baseman Jon Singleton, who drove in 10 runs on May 13, was named the Pacific Coast League’s Player of the Month for May.

A.J. Reed named California League Player of the Month for May - Ultimate Astros
A year after he was drafted in the second round by the Astros, Class A Lancaster first baseman A.J. Reed was the California League Player of the Month for May.

Jacob Nottingham making mark as top Astros catching prospect - Ultimate Astros
The Jason Castro era in Houston is likely to end some way or another by the 2016-17 offseason, when the backstop will be a free agent and the Astros may let him walk to in favor of a less expensive option.

Mariners’ Hernandez has worst outing ever in 10-0 loss to Astros | The Seattle Times
Felix Hernandez lasts only one-third of an inning and gives up eight runs in a 10-0 loss to the Astros in Houston on Friday night.

Despite 7-game skid, Astros maintain a quiet confidence - Houston Chronicle
The brutal trip was essentially over, leaving the visitors' clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field quiet enough to hear the Astros tumble back toward the AL West pack.

Astros trade rumors: Tyler Clippard nearly acquired from Nationals over offseason - MLB Daily Dish
The Houston Astros almost added Tyler Clippard to their bullpen this offseason before he was traded to the Oakland A's.

Astros waiting to see if Carlos Correa brings bump in attendance - Ultimate Astros
Although the Astros aren’t sure exactly how much impact Carlos Correa will have at the box office during his Minute Maid Park debut Friday night, the Puerto Rican phenom’s Astros’ No. 1 jersey and T-shirts have been the club’s most popular apparel this week.

Astros, Rockets Suing Comcast Over Failed CSN Houston Network
In 2010, MLB’s Houston Astros and the NBA’s Rockets held $550 million in equity of their then-flagship network, Comcast SportsNet Houston. Four years later, DirecTV bought the network’s assets for a mere $1,000. Those four disastrous years have now resulted in a massive lawsuit brought by the professional sports clubs against communications monolith Comcast, a suit the Houston Chronicle says names NBC Universal and numerous high-ranking Comcast/NBC executives among the defendants. Potential blockbuster lawsuit filed against Comcast in CSN Houston collapse Potential blockbuster lawsuit filed against Comcast in CSN Houston collapse Potential blockbuster lawsuit filed against Comcas Attorneys representing the bankrupt remains of Comcast SportsNet Houston filed suit Thursday… Read more Read more

Felix Hernandez Gave Up Eight Runs to the Astros … in 1/3 of an Inning! | The Big Lead
Not very kingly.

Removing Tal’s Hill likely won’t affect hitting stats at Astros’ Minute Maid Park - The Washington Post
Prior to Sunday’s games, 261 balls were hit out to centerfield at Minute Maid Park. Only three of them landed close to Tal’s Hill.