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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 18, 2016


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Astros News

Evaluating the 2016 Prospects: Houston Astros | FanGraphs Baseball
Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.

Texas Rangers: Sherrington: If aging Rangers really want to stick it to rival Astros, they have to win now | SportsDay
Get news, scores and schedules on the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, and Texas College & High-School Football teams from the Dallas Morning News.

It's up to Stassi to catch break Astros have given him - Houston Chronicle
First base is the spring competition that will draw the most attention for the Astros. Tyler White, who isn't known for his physique or defense, moved around the bag impressively on Wednesday during an infield session.

Potential Braves move could be boon for Astros, Nats - Houston Chronicle
The more teams near West Palm Beach the merrier for Astros manager A.J. Hinch.

Top Astros prospects get in early for spring workout - Houston Chronicle
The first unofficial workout with the big dogs watching — including manager A.J. Hinch, bench coach Trey Hillman and hitting coach Dave Hudgens — was a batting practice and infield session Wednesday morning, featuring the next wave of Astros prospects.

MLB News

The 3 least confusing teams in baseball -
Baseball is full of surprises. Here are three teams that will not be a part of those surprises.

Jose Fernandez will have an innings limit in 2016 -
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Marlins' plan for their ace, PECOTA projections and poor, unemployed Ian Desmond.

Kyle Schwarber home run breaks windshield at Cubs spring training -
Be careful where you park when Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber is batting.

Finding a fit for Ian Desmond - MLB Daily Dish
With Spring Training approaching, the 30-year-old former All-Star remains unsigned. Where could he land?

Is Shohei Otani the best right-handed pitcher in the world? - Beyond the Box Score
At just 20 years of age, Shohei Otani has the results, stuff and mechanics to make a compelling case for the title of best right-handed pitcher in the world.