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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 19, 2016

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Prospect Team of Week led by White, Story | astros.com
MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers. Welcome to MLBPipeline's inaugural Prospect Team of the Week for 2016. We're bending our rules slightly for this first edition and considering the entire season to date rather than the last seven days.

Rangers-Astros rivalry finally showing spurs in Silver Boot series | The Star-Telegram
With the postseason on the line, the intensity between the two clubs finally hit a fever pitch in 2015.

Astros' Lance McCullers progressing toward next rehab start - Houston Chronicle
Lance McCullers came out of playing catch Sunday morning feeling good, according to Astros manager A.J. Hinch, so the team will begin to increase the pitcher's throwing program over the next couple days.

Cabrera moment stands out for Astros’ Correa
Shortstop’s sensational rookie year included awe at Tigers slugger’s opposite-field power

Texas Rangers: Sherrington: Why the Rangers are a better franchise than the Astros | SportsDay
The Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle have teamed up this week to share items about the growing baseball rivalry between the Texas Rangers...

Texas Rangers: MLB Network host: The Astros are 'very scary' in two-horse AL West race against Rangers | SportsDay
Ballzy hosts Evan Grant, Kevin Sherrington and Barry Horn were joined on the podcast this week by Jake Kaplan, the Houston Chronicle's Astros...

Texas Rangers: Houston writer: What an Astros rookie has in common with Nomar Mazara | SportsDay
Ballzy hosts Evan Grant, Kevin Sherrington and Barry Horn were joined on the podcast this week by Jake Kaplan, the Houston Chronicle's Astros...

Astros prospect Alex Bregman earns Texas League accolade - Houston Chronicle
Astros prospect Alex Bregman was named the Texas League's player of the week Monday after batting .400 and hitting a league-best five home runs in his first 10 games with Class AA Corpus Christi.

MLB News

Bryce Harper has homered in 4 straight games - SBNation.com
Monday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Bryce Harper hitting yet another homer, the Phillie Phanatic's birthday and Adam Wainwright panic.

How Soon is Too Soon to Panic About Adam Wainwright? - Viva El Birdos
Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals' supposed ace, has been the club's worst starter so far in 2016. How worried should we be?

The Ryan Howard Review, Week Two: Vin Scully finally takes a side in classic 'Ryan Howard vs. Joe DiMaggio' debate - The Good Phight
We all knew this was coming, just not from whom.