1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

2022 Astros Minor League Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. BlindHog

    BlindHog Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2021
    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    386
    Masataka Yoshida is a two time batting champion in Japan with plans to post this winter. He plays left field.
     
    red5rocket, Nook and raining threes like this.
  2. Jeremy Williams

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2016
    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    452
    Sounds perfect!
     
  3. BlindHog

    BlindHog Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2021
    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    386
    I have no idea how much it might take to sign him but he is a player we could use in Houston if there is interest there.
     
  4. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    71,504
    Likes Received:
    65,521
    Lee would be fine with the glove in a backup role.

    Y.Diaz needs time in AAA to be competent with it. Or time at 1B/DH for his bat, whatever they want him to focus on, he's not ready for either yet.
     
    #2704 Buck Turgidson, Nov 14, 2022
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2022
  5. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    71,504
    Likes Received:
    65,521
    There's a young guy from Japan who might get posted...
     
    Nook likes this.
  6. Qan

    Qan Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2012
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    847
    What's chance Astros even get chance to talk to Yoshida? Lol

    When has Astros ever were in when these star players from Japan/Korea come over?
     
    Yordan The Great likes this.
  7. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    71,504
    Likes Received:
    65,521
    IIRC if he's posted by his JPL team, it's a blind bid on the player, everyone can offer, biggest offer wins (and a percentage goes back to his JPL team).

    Don't quote me on this, it may have changed recently.

    When they're a true international free agent is when they get to pick and choose the offers from whatever teams offer a contract.

    eta: Murakami is the player you need to be watching for in the next couple of years. Sasaki is the pitcher. They're both under 22 and badasses.
     
  8. IdStrosfan

    IdStrosfan Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2021
    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    So only France got protected. I was shocked.

    4 open roster spots for FA

    But I also thought/think Bielak and James are pricing themselves out and could be DFA or non tendered.

    Murray surprised me ( I bet he is kept if Click is still here) and I bet he gets selected.

    Julks is the only other guy I think may get picked. He has the right level of success, versatility, and experience to be taken by a non-contender and stick.
     
    raining threes likes this.
  9. Astrofan59

    Astrofan59 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2014
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    302
    James is making 800K and Bielak a little less than that. Not the kind of salaries that necessitate a non-tender. If a space on the 40 man roster is needed, I could see James being DFA'd. However, I think Bielak is the kind of guy that you need in AAA in case of injury. He eats a few innings with slightly below average results, allowing the team to get through the season. The epitome of the 8/9th starter. Kind of what I expect from France.
     
  10. IdStrosfan

    IdStrosfan Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2021
    Messages:
    1,335
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    Be finished the year ROCKING as a reliever.

    .210. .315/.344/.654. 11.0k /9 as RP

    .245. .321/.437/.758. 11.1k/9 as SP

    I expect him in the bullpen
     
  11. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    71,504
    Likes Received:
    65,521
    ETA:

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/...taka-murakami-hopes-to-make-jump-to-mlb-soon/

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports...apanese-baseball/roki-sasaki-baseball-future/
     
    Marteen likes this.
  12. Snake Diggit

    Snake Diggit Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    8,717
    Likes Received:
    9,653
    https://www.mlb.com/news/afl-perfor...gs-pipeline-inbox?partnerID=web_article-share

    Schreiber is a sleeper. BA rated him as having the best power in Houston’s system, and he’s a solid defender in LF, RF, and 1B; he’s even seen time in CF (although I don’t think he’s viable there). I have never thought much of him as a prospect because he strikes out a lot, didn’t come with a pedigree, has been oft-injured, doesn’t play up the middle, and has been old for every level he’s been at. But he obviously can hit for power based on these reports so it goes to show that every prospect has potential.
     
  13. BlindHog

    BlindHog Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2021
    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    386
    I think he plays mostly at 1st base next year as he did in Arizona. I he can control the strike outs his defense makes Matijevic extraneous. do you know if he will play winter ball too.
     
  14. Snake Diggit

    Snake Diggit Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    8,717
    Likes Received:
    9,653
    I think Adam Duvall is a decent ceiling comp for Schreiber. I don’t know if he will play anymore this year.
     
    prospecthugger likes this.
  15. MAstroS

    MAstroS Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2017
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    19
    I would be shocked if Julks isn't picked. He was close to getting called up for us this past season. Makes no sense not to protect him, if we needed the spot later we could have always released or traded him afterwards.

    Our "GM" is not off to a good start this off season.
     
  16. No Worries

    No Worries Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    27,342
    Likes Received:
    13,363
    WTF?
     
    raining threes likes this.
  17. xcrunner51

    xcrunner51 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,119
    Likes Received:
    1,781
    Murray was the more confusing one to me. Weird to trade for a guy and immediately expose him to be taken in the rule 5.

    Not losing any sleep over Julks. He wasn't going to get any run on the Astros near term, no reason to burn a 40man spot on him. As with any rule 5 pick, there's a decent chance he'll be back.
     
  18. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    21,316
    Likes Received:
    10,494
    Astros did the same with Diaz. I get the Astros are likely to add 3-4 guys in free agency, but Murray would not have been my choice to leave off. I had assumed Murray might be an emergency starter this coming year.
     
  19. Astrofan59

    Astrofan59 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2014
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    302
    Guess you were right, it looks like the Astros will non-tender Josh James
     
  20. BlindHog

    BlindHog Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2021
    Messages:
    599
    Likes Received:
    386
    Don't lose any sleep over Murray either, our GM did just fine on him. He is unlikely to reach his ceiling and even if he does his ceiling is that of a sixth or seventh starter. He was a bad pickup to begin with.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now