Astros prospect Derek Fisher, who joined Houston’s outfield hours prior to Wednesday’s game against the Rangers, rifled a solo home run for his first big league hit and reached base four times in his MLB debut.
Mike Fiers appears to be finding his rhythm for Houston, which opens a series against the Red Sox on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. The Astros lead the AL West by a healthy margin and have yet to face Boston in 2017. Opposing Fiers will be lefty Drew Pomeranz.
Although the Astros used five pitchers to record 16 strikeouts against the Rangers on Tuesday, Rougned Odor powered home runs in back-to-back innings, boosting the Rangers to their fifth straight road win, 4-2, against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
As the series between division and in-state rivals wraps up on Wednesday, Andrew Cashner is set to take the hill for Texas opposite Houston’s Francis Martes, who will be making his first Major League start.
Outfielder Derek Fisher, the Astros’ No. 4 prospect as ranked by MLBPipeline.com, will be called up for Wednesday’s game against the Rangers, a source told MLB.com. A corresponding roster move will be announced. The club has not confirmed the move.
The Astros took their third college player of the day when they selected Arizona second baseman J.J. Matijevic with the 75th overall pick in the MLB Draft on Monday night — the final pick on Day 1 of the Draft.
Despite having an upper-90s fastball that was one of the best in the Draft, two-way high school player Joe Perez of Archbishop McCarthy High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be developed by the Astros as a third baseman.
As it’s shaping out after all, multiple members of the team with the best record in the Majors, the Astros, may earn starting nods on the American League’s All-Star team at the All-Star Game on July 11 in Miami.
The Astros drafted their third college arm in their first five picks of the MLB Draft Tuesday by selecting right-handed pitcher Tyler Ivey of Grayson County (Texas) College in the third round (No. 91 overall).
Jake Adams, who led NCAA Division I with 29 home runs last season, was taken by the Astros in the sixth round (181st overall) on the second day of the MLB Draft on Tuesday. The 21-year-old set records during his only season in Iowa and is a semifinalist for USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award as […]
Yu Darvish caged the best offense in the Majors across seven innings, and he and Jeremy Jeffress combined on a two-hitter to earn the club’s second win in eight games against the Astros this season, 6-1, on Monday at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros used two of their first three picks in the 2017 MLB Draft on college right-handed pitchers, taking Texas A&M’s Corbin Martin — a Houston-area product — with the No. 56 overall pick in the second round. They took University of North Carolina right-hander J.B. Bukauskas with the No. 15 overall pick in the […]