Saturday, September 18, 2010

Half of Major League Baseball went to watch Barret Loux.

And the Astros were one of them.

According to Mark Berman, the other teams in attendance in College Station were the Dodgers, Twins, Marlins, Reds, Yankees, Pirates, A's, Brewers, Mets, Angels, Blue Jays, Royals, and Cardinals.

The Diamondbacks weren't.

Bobby Heck:
"We were there because our interest is genuine. We had Rusty Pendergrass, our South Texas area scout up at Texas A&M (Friday) to watch Barret Loux throw an extended bullpen. He showed all four pitches, very consistent with what we saw this past spring in the multiple outings...

..."We will continue to do our due diligence and compile our reports. Obviously we are going to have to weigh the physical work against some of the medical stuff, but at the end of the day if you have a chance to add that type of talent, I think we need to play it out to the end. "

What's the timeline for Loux?
"They would like to have something in place by the end of the semester so he knows his landing spot for spring training."