Strong Minor League System Makes The Astros The Team To Beat For Year’s To Come
With the 2018 MLB spring training officially underway. since coming off their first world series in club history the Astros are a club well stocked for the future. In this post, we’ll cover the Astros as a whole and minor league system. Strong Management; Team manager AJ Hich guided the Astros first world series title ever. Hinch has still basically the same team as last year look for the Astros to return to the 2018 World Series. General manager Jeff Luhnow should get the executive of the year award. Luhnow pulled off on the slickest moves ever last year by prying away Tiger ace Justin Verlander. Verlander was the main force in last year’s postseason run to the World Series. Verlander, Colin McHugh, and Dallas Kuehle. Minor League System; Currently, the Astros rank second behind the Atlanta Braves.and the New York Yankees third. According to Baseball America, the Astros have ten players in the top 100. Youngsters Frances Marte, David Paulino, AJ REED and Franklin Perez, are all grade A prospect. By being a grade A prospect that usually means that the player depending on injuries has a good chance of being a star player. This means that if other teams are sellers at the trade deadline, the Astros have a considerable amount of bargaining chips.
Strong Nucleus; The nucleus of Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, George Springer, and Carlos Correa remains intact for many years to come. During the offseason, the Astros added relievers Joe Smith and Hector Rondon to bolster the relieving group. Every team in any sport has to battle injuries, with a deep minor league system there no reason that the Astros shouldn’t repeat as world champions in 2018. For year’s Houston fans have not much to cheer about as the Astros were constant cellar dwellers. Other than Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell Houston was a team struggling just to get out of the gate. With the tragedy of hurricane, Harvey Astro fans now have a team they can be proud of