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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 20th, 2019

Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around

Houston Astros v Kansas City Royals Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

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Astros News

MLB Pipeline has named Abraham Toro and Cristian Javier as the Astros’ prospects of the year (
And here’s the story of Abraham Toro’s journey from Venezuela via Canada so he could play pro ball (Texas Sports Nation, $$$)
Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander are a rare 1-2 punch that could spell success for the Astros in October (Bleacher Report)
And here are a couple of things the Astros could to do to give them a better chance at re-signing Cole for next season (Houston Sportsmap)
The Astros have been on both the good and bad side of 100 this decade, but it was all worth it (House of Houston)
Check out this gallery of Houston players when they were kids (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

The Yankees became the second team to clinch their division after their win over the Angels yesterday (ESPN)
But they’ll be without one of their starters, at least temporarily, as Domingo German was placed on administrative leave due to domestic violence (Houston Chronicle)
Looks like Don Mattingly will continue to captain the ship for the Marlins for a little bit longer (MLB Trade Rumors)
The DEA is investigating the death of Tyler Skaggs after disturbing details came to light (Sporting News)
The A’s second half surge is being partially fueled by some smart trade moves made in July (FanGraphs)
The new sport of Beep Baseball is helping to bring the game to the blind (For the Win)