8:24 AM EST, Thu February 21, 2019
Climbing Tal's Hill 15 hours ago

Astros Analysis: What to glean about Carlos Correa’s performance against breaking pitches

The Astros need a healthy and productive Carlos Correa in 2019, if the club wishes to reach their full potential. From 2015-17, the Astros‘ star shortstop, Carlos Correa, was worth roughly 13.7 wins per FanGraphs. Viewed as one of best young players in the game, Correa was once considered a possible MVP candidate for 2018. […] Astros Analysis: What to glean about Carlos Correa’s performance against breaking pitches - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill 18 hours ago

Astros: Josh Reddick reworking his batting approach

Astros’ outfielder Josh Reddick is going back to the basics to rework his batting approach and get back to 2017’s level of performance. The Astros’ position players are officially in their third day of workouts at the Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, and Josh Reddick is making the most of it. Last year […] Astros: Josh Reddick reworking his batting approach - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Climbing Tal's Hill 19 hours ago

Astros Morning Snippets: Happy birthday, Justin Verlander

The latest news around the Astros and baseball on February 20th, including a shout out to today’s birthday boy and a Spring Training appearance from a Hall of Fame Houston legend. Oh, there was also a major shift in the free-agent market on Tuesday, February 19th. Justin Verlander turns 36 The Astros have big hopes […] Astros Morning Snippets: Happy birthday, Justin Verlander - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes 21 hours ago
Astros 2018 Positional Defense in Review & 2019 Expectations--Catchers

Astros 2018 Positional Defense in Review & 2019 Expectations--Catchers

The final installment of my 2018 Astros defensive review will be at the catcher position, an area where the team experienced quite a bit of change during the offseason. Veterans Martin Maldonado and Brian McCann will be replaced by newcomer Robinson Chirinos and holdover Max Stassi. There are a few different elements that go into a catcher’s defensive value, so I will partition the analysis into separate phases. Baserunning The Astros ranked just above league-average in caught-stealing percentage (CS%) last season (29% CS, 25 of 85). Maldonado, who threw out 46.4% of would-be basestealers...
The Crawfish Boxes 22 hours ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: February 20th, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: February 20th, 2019

Start your morning with some of the best Astros links around Astros News Fans voted and now the world knows the truth: The Astros have the best uniform in baseball (ABC 13)Craig Biggio is in camp this week to help out with training (Houston Chronicle)And he shared some thoughts on the upcoming 2019 season while there (MLB Video)Bregman took another step forward in his elbow rehab as we draw closer to exhibition baseball (Houston Chronicle)He also took a step forward in being a mensch by complementing a young fan’s swing and then offering to take batting practice with him (Astros.com)Here...