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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 1, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

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Astros News

Prospect Notes: July 2, Astros, Bell, Draft - MLB Trade Rumors
Over at Baseball America, Ben Badler provides an outstanding preview of the coming July 2 international signing period.

George Springer shines again as Astros top Diamondbacks - Houston Chronicle
From the day manager A.J. Hinch swapped his top two in the batting order, George Springer downplayed his move to the leadoff spot. He may have very well have produced at this rate out of the two-hole, but the Astros' improved play since the change are without question.

Patrick Corbin doesn't last long, Astros roll past Diamondbacks | FOX Sports
Patrick Corbin labored out of the gate, starting with Springer's double. Arizona's left-hander needed 24 pitches to get through the first inning, but managed to keep the Astros from scoring.

Astros Altuve leads AL All-Star voting at 2B
Astros Jose Altuve leads all AL second baseman in all-star voting after the first set of returns.

Alex Bregman has been lights out in Double-A for the Astros
Former LSU baseball star Alex Bregman is making some big waves in Double-A ball, leaving fans questioning how quickly he might make the move towards his debut with the Astros.

MLB News

Mookie Betts hit 3 homers, is crushing everything despite his size -
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball is all about the feats of Mookie, Clayton Kershaw's stinginess, and a new standard for position players pitching.

Clayton Kershaw has 5 walks, so we need to study them -
It's May, and Clayton Kershaw has five walks on the season. It's May, and Clayton Kershaw has five walks on the season. It's May, and ...

NCAA Baseball Tournament 2016: 7 matchups we're excited to watch -
A Southern Miss upset in Tallahassee? A South Carolina-Clemson super regional? Boomer White hosting his former team in College Station? Here are a few things we'd love to see in this year's tourney.

Padres' Christian Bethancourt sets a new standard for position player pitching -
It may not have been great results, but he threw 96 and was very entertaining.

Fan earns an autograph from Chris Sale by beating him in rock, paper, scissors -
And he won an autograph for his efforts!