Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Morning Hot Links

*WHEN CLICKBAIT TOTALLY WORKS: A.J. Hinch is happy in Houston and no one can interview him without the Astros permission....but the Dodgers job would be really cool.

*The Astros are bringing back 45 instructors, coordinators, and coaches for 2016. Notably, Morgan Ensberg is the organization's new Mindset Coach. Lamarr Rogers, who managed Greeneville to the 2015 Appy League championship, will manage Tri-City.

On Ensberg:
In his newly-created role, Ensberg will travel throughout the Astros system to help develop the mental skills of the Astros players while implementing organizational initiatives.

*With Bregman, Kyle Tucker, and Daz Cameron at the top of the 2015 draft, Baseball America ranked the Astros' 2015 draft class as the best in baseball. BA also had Alex Bregman as the 2nd-best pure hitter in the draft, Kyle Tucker as the 5th-best pure power hitter in the draft, and Daz Cameron as the most intriguing background (Tucker was 4th). Bregman made the list of the Closest to the Majors from the 2015 draft.

*Here's a great story about former Astros great Ben Zobrist's early baseball career.