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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 22, 2018

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Houston Astros release former top prospect Jon Singleton - MLB.com

Once a young player who Astros fans hoped would lead the charge back to contention, Singleton has been plagued by consistent suspensions and lack of offensive production at the major league level.

Tonight’s contest between the Astros and Giants is a family affair for Gerrit Cole and Brandon Crawford - MLB.com

It surely will be a little weird when Crawford steps in the box at Minute Maid Park tonight to face the Cole Train.

There is now more than one article about the Astros rotation being historically great, so that’s cool - CBS Sports

Dayn Perry takes a look at how the Astros are stacking up in terms of run prevention.

Tony Kemp is giving the Astros what they need thus far - Houston Chronicle

As Jake Marisnick was struggling mightily at the plate, the Astros needed help in the outfield and so far Kemp has filled in nicely.

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Local Houston product and rookie phenom Jordan Hicks threw 105 MPH not once, but twice in the same game - MLB.com

It’s really unfortunate that a kid from Cypress, TX has to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Nationals top outfield prospect Juan Soto, who clubbed a home run in his first major league at-bat, is now the fastest player to reach the majors since Alex Rodriguez - FanGraphs

He’s only 19 years old and he’s hitting bombs against major league pitching!!

As Manny Machado keeps playing better and better, the trade rumors will only grow stronger - SBNation MLB

The Orioles are not off to a great start in 2018, but that has not stopped superstar shortstop Manny Machado from posting great offensive numbers.