Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Morning Link Dump

Astros are 28-16, with a 5.5-game lead in the AL West. FanGraphs gives them a 39.2% chance of winning the AL West and a 58.3% chance of making the postseason.

*The Astros turned yesterday's postgame celebration into a traveling disco for McCuller's first Major-League win. (subscription may be needed - use this link if necessary)

*Infield coach Rich Dauer noted that Kinsler leads the league in hitting balls down the line, and positioned the infield to take that away, leading to the triple play. (subscription may be needed)

*Josh Fields could return today; Sam Deduno is a bullpen away from a minor-league rehab assignment; Oberholtzer will throw BP in Fresno today in advance of a rehab assignment.

*The Fresno Bee declares Carlos Correa ready for MLB. Grizzlies manager Tony DeFrancesco:
I've been around a lot of great players; Carlos probably is at the top of the list right now. Very mature for a 20-year old. He understands the game; he's in tune with what's going on on the field. I think he's going to be one of the top players for a long time.

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*A few days ago, reliever Chris Cotton has been promoted to Corpus from Lancaster. Cotton was the 14th Round pick in 2013 out of LSU. In 25.2IP Cotton allowed 20H/4ER, 37K:7BB

*The QC Times on yet another Quad Cities win.

*This Red Sox blog would like to trade Justin Masterson to Houston for Chris Carter.

*Here's a fun story on Nick Rozdilski, head groundskeeper at Corpus.