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86-76, 2nd in AL West
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Alex Bregman No. 19 prospect in 2016

Bregman's compact swing and hand-eye coordination breed high contact rates but only 8-10 homers a year in his future. Francis Martes and A.J. Reed also join the top 50 while Kyle Tucker rounds out Houston's prospects on this list. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)

Astros' farm system ranking plummets

All the trades and promotions have dropped the system out of the top 10. That said, it's far from barren thanks to last year's draft haul. Just don't expect another Carlos Correa yet. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)

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3dDavid Schoenfield

The best players on really terrible teams

Jason Castro, Jose Fernandez and Darwin Barney are three players who had great seasons for losing teams over the past several years.

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Gattis out to start spring after surgery

Evan Gattis will miss the beginning of spring training after undergoing hernia surgery on Tuesday. The slugger, who had a career-high 27 home runs last season, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

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4dKatie Strang

Source: Tigers, OF Martinez strike 2-year deal

Outfielder J.D. Martinez, who slugged 38 homers and drove in 102 in a career season in 2015, reached a two-year, $18.5 million deal to avoid salary arbitration with the Tigers.

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Los retirados Tomás Pérez y Bobby Abreu con el receptor Víctor Martínez, de Detroit Tigers, y el 3B Luis Valbuena, de Houston Astros, viendo la final de la Serie del Caribe por ESPNews en Orlando, Florida.

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Standout group made the Hall in 2015

Featuring three deserving first-ballot pitchers in John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez and a second baseman with over 3,000 hits in Craig Biggio, the Baseball Hall of Fame class of '15 is among the best of all time. Schoenfield: Top 5 HOF classes

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Brewers shopping Jonathan Lucroy?

Having traded Jean Segura to Arizona over the weekend, Milwaukee might be looking to move Lucroy next. There's reportedly been buzz surrounding the catcher, with the Astros and Nationals as potential suitors. MLB rumors roundup

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Will Pedro Alvarez land in Houston?

Buster Olney sees that as the most likely destination for Alvarez, who will turn 29 on Saturday. The veteran infielder hit 27 home runs last season for the Pirates but committed 23 errors in his maiden season at first base. Olney's blog (Insider)

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16dDavid Schoenfield

Astros take smart gamble on Doug Fister

Doug Fister was hampered by an injury last season with the Nationals and his ERA ballooned, but if healthy, he could be a steal for the Astros.

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Right-hander Fister, Astros agree to 1-year deal

Right-hander Doug Fister, who split time between the rotation and the bullpen for the Nationals last season, agreed to a one-year deal with the Astros for $7 million.

Doug Fister signs 1-year deal with Houston

The Astros and the free-agent starter agreed to terms on a one-year contract through the 2016 season. Fister was 21-13 with a 3.10 ERA the last two seasons with the Nationals.

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Correa the future of the Astros?

Carlos Correa is one of the league's best all-around shortstops, and he has embraced the Houston community. It's not common to sign players with under a year of service time to big contracts, but this deal could pay off for Houston. Players who deserve extensions (Insider)

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Is the time right to bank on Keuchel?

Coming off a Cy Young season, Dallas Keuchel is regularly compared to pitchers in the Kershaw-Bumgarner class. And it's no secret that pitchers of that caliber are raking in the big bucks. Players who deserve extensions (Insider)

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Astros ink Wandy Rodriguez to minor league deal

The Houston Astros have signed left-hander Wandy Rodriguez, lefty Edwar Cabrera and infielder Danny Worth to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.

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Teams pumping the brakes on Gallardo?

The Orioles, Astros and Rockies are reportedly among the clubs that are hesitating to sign free-agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo due to draft-pick compensation. MLB rumors roundup

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Doug Fister to the Astros?

Houston is one of the teams that has reportedly expressed interest in picking up the free-agent starting pitcher. MLB rumors roundup

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Who should bat first for Houston?

Buster Olney takes a look at six teams and addresses how he'd arrange their lineups. Does Olney think A.J. Hinch needs to tweak the Astros' postseason batting order? Key lineup questions (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7296th
Batting Average.25021st
On Base Percentage.31516th
Slugging Percentage.4372nd
Earned Run Average3.576th
Quality Starts945th
WHIP1.205th
BAA.2414th

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