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Oops! All Astros: Yordan Alvarez

Oops! All Astros: Yordan Alvarez

Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Yordan Alvarez was Houston’s most valuable offensive asset in 2022. We’re reviewing each of the 316 players to appear in Houston’s system in 2022. Yordan Alvarez is a six-foot-five, 225 lb. left-handed batting, righty throwing outfielder from Las Tunas, Cuba. Born on June 27, 1997, he signed his first professional deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 25, 2016. A week later, he was traded to the Astros for Josh Fields. Alvarez quickly rose through the ranks of Houston’s minor league feeder system, making his debut by...
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 21, 2023
Astros Crawfish Boil: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Astros Crawfish Boil: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ It’s a weekend Boil! It’s your weekend Boil! Houston Astros News Houston Astros Top Prospect Underwent Surgery (si.com) Are Houston Astros stars Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker MVP value bets? (chron.com) Astros to host FanFest at Minute Maid Park tomorrow (mlb.com) Astros action you need to know: From the final two to what’s next (click2houston.com) MLB News Rangers Make Move in ESPN Power Rankings (si.com) McCutchen awestruck by reunion with Bucs: ‘I’m just thankful’ (mlb.com) Marlins moving Jazz to CF after Arraez trade...
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 14, 2023
Astros Crawfish Boil: Saturday, January 14, 2023

Astros Crawfish Boil: Saturday, January 14, 2023

Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez share a moment. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/ A weekend Boil! Here’s your weekend Boil! Of course, the biggest news of the day is how many Houston Astros players avoided arbitration in the 11th hour with the organization. At the time I’m preparing this Boil (10PM last night), six of the eight have come to terms. Mauricio Dubón ($1.4M)Phil Maton ($2.55M)Ryne Stanek ($3.6M)Blake Taylor ($830K)José Urquidy ($3.025M)Framber Valdez ($6.8M) The two left, Cristian Javier and Kyle Tucker, have until the arbitration hearing sometime in early...
The Crawfish Boxes Jan 4, 2023
Astros and Historically Comparable Players

Astros and Historically Comparable Players

Yordan Alvarez hits a massive HR in the deciding Game 6 of the World Series. | Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Similarity Scores Can Produce Interesting Comps for the Astros The concept of “comparable players” has long been a point of discussion among baseball fans. Sometimes even scouts will tab an amateur player with a possible future comp; for example, the scout who comped the high schooler Kyle Tucker to Ted Williams. I have always been fascinated by computer-generated comparables. Machine-generated comps seemingly avoid the human bias of baseball fans. In this...

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