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!

2024 Astros Minor League Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Nov 6, 2023.

  1. Radricky

    Radricky Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2020
    Messages:
    4,980
    Likes Received:
    7,433
  2. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88,982
    Likes Received:
    88,008
    Dallas Keuchel will pitch again for the Stros before Whitley does
     
    BlindHog and RunninRaven like this.
  3. Wulaw Horn

    Wulaw Horn Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Messages:
    4,685
    Likes Received:
    4,913
    11th round draft picks are always super interesting for obvious reasons- as that’s your stretch- hard sign high ceiling guy. Thats a lot of tools for an 18 year old.
     
    Buck Turgidson likes this.
  4. Kphorns14

    Kphorns14 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2022
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    368
    I don’t know man, who else can they call up for starts until JV gets back?
     
  5. Kphorns14

    Kphorns14 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2022
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    368
    So what’s the plan with Leon? Seems he may be ready, but doesn’t seem like they’re going to call him up. Isn’t he 25? Are they keeping him down to have more opportunities for him to be seen and raise his trade stock value? I know there’s a log jam in the outfield, but why keep going to cabbage, instead of giving the higher ceiling guy a chance.
     
  6. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88,982
    Likes Received:
    88,008
    @DaDakota will teach Bagwell to throw left handed before Whitley pitches for the Stros
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88,982
    Likes Received:
    88,008
    Abreu stuck in MLB at age 25
     
    panamamyers likes this.
  8. Radricky

    Radricky Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2020
    Messages:
    4,980
    Likes Received:
    7,433
  9. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88,982
    Likes Received:
    88,008
    Not like I've watched him much (nobody has), but he's got a quick compact swing. I want to see "highlights" of him dealing with outside breaking balls.
     
  10. Wulaw Horn

    Wulaw Horn Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Messages:
    4,685
    Likes Received:
    4,913
    Aren’t the highlights of pretty much all 18 year olds swinging cluelessly and missing at those?
     
  11. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88,982
    Likes Received:
    88,008
    If i'm pitching?
     
    raining threes and Wulaw Horn like this.
  12. Snake Diggit

    Snake Diggit Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    11,921
    Likes Received:
    16,675
    It’s surprising to me that Whitcomb is not getting more attention at this point. A SS on pace for a 2nd consecutive 30 HR / 25 SB season in AAA seems like he’d project to be at least an everyday caliber player.
     
  13. panamamyers

    panamamyers Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2000
    Messages:
    1,375
    Likes Received:
    1,292
    Yeah I get it.
    That was also a bit related to Covid, but you are right.
    Just want some people with overpowering stuff. Maybe the two guys today can get some traction.
     
  14. white lightning

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    2,550
    Likes Received:
    711
    Can he play 3rd?
     
    raining threes likes this.
  15. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88,982
    Likes Received:
    88,008
    He can.

    Can he play it well? Dunno.
     
    raining threes, No Worries and vince like this.
  16. juicystream

    juicystream Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2001
    Messages:
    29,539
    Likes Received:
    5,662
    His MLB.com write-up calls him erratic at 3B. His best outcome is probably Dan Uggla, but that was a really good player.
     
    raining threes, Nook and Zen Tabak like this.
  17. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88,982
    Likes Received:
    88,008
    ..."really good hitter"

    He was possibly the worst 2B I've ever seen
     
    raining threes and Marteen like this.
  18. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    20,012
    Likes Received:
    11,210
    being a horrific defender at 2B takes spectacular effort
     
  19. Tuckmose

    Tuckmose Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2022
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    3,336
    Probably because he still strikes out a quarter of the time despite being a 26 year old in AAA, without insane offensive numbers to show for it. Then again, Loperfido put up similar numbers at just a year younger and made the show, so IDK.
     
  20. Buck Turgidson

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    88,982
    Likes Received:
    88,008
    He had the defensive range of a medium-sized mollusk and the arm strength of an emu
     
    raining threes and No Worries like this.

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