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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 31st, 2019

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Astros News

The Astros have one of the best pitcher development programs in minors, so let’s have a closer look (The Athletic, $$$)
Not just in the minors though, as they seem to make almost any pitcher they get their hands on better (Yahoo Sports)
Chandler Rome opened up his mailbag, starting with a question on how to deal with all the middle infield injuries (Houston Chronicle)
Could the trade market provide some solutions for the Astros’ injury situation? (Houston Sportsmap)
Carlos Correa’s rib is the injury that launched a thousand memes (Click2Houston)
The Astros’ blog has put up its latest picture gallery, this one from the Cubs series (Mission Control)

Around the League

After a young fan was struck at MMP, MLB has pledged to continue to improve fan safety (Houston Chronicle)
Nats closer Sean Doolittle weighed in on extended netting as well (NBC Sports)
Should we just give the NL MVP to Cody Bellinger right now? (Sports Illustrated)
JD Martinez has made it clear that he will not be participating in the home run derby (Bleacher Report)
There may never be another player in the mold of Billy Buckner (FanGraphs)
MLB attendance is down for the 4th straight year (AP News)
Vanderbilt reliever Tyler Brown has been on a long and tragic road to try and make his baseball dreams come true for him and his family (Tennessean)