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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 14th, 2019

Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around

Focused From the Start: Yordan Alvarez Begins His MLB Career at Designated Hitter

With a crowded and productive Houston Astros outfield, Yordan Alvarez made his major league debut as the designated hitter. Spending a rookie season at DH is uncommon, but not without precedent. We examine the concept and history of major league rookie seasons at designated hitter.

The 2019 Crawfish Boxes MLB Draft Guide and Thread

Your one stop shop for 2019 MLB Draft schedule, resources, and expert draft profiles and analysis by Spencer Morris.

Houston Astros Haiku Review - May 2019

A win for every syllable. Then three more wins for the hell of it.

The Adventures of Captain Correa and Astroforce

Episode 1 : Into to the Calfornia Wild-Fiers

No, Seriously. How Did Carlos Correa Really Break His Rib?

Carlos Correa was fine Monday. On Tuesday he had a broken rib. We’ve heard his explanation. Now it’s time for wild speculation and theories.

Flipping the Switch: Examining the Value and Decline of Switch Hitting

The Houston Astros project to have their first season in 50 years without a switch hitter plate appearance. Switch hitting is on the decline league-wide. We take a look inside the numbers to determine how much benefit there is to switch hitting, and if it is worth the extra time and effort.

Homecoming: Roberto Osuna Returns to Mexico a Tarnished Star

Roberto Osuna is the best Mexican baseball player in the majors today, but off the field issues and controversies prevent his return to Mexico from being the coronation it could have been.

Houston Astros Haiku Review - March/April 2019

Reflect on the Astros’ first month, seventeen syllables at a time.

The Prince and the Pauper: The Differing Fortunes of Robinson Chirinos and Max Stassi

Astros catchers Robinson Chirinos and Max Stassi have had wildly diverging starts to their season. On closer inspection though, the two have not been all that different.

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