Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thursday Morning Hot Links

*Alex Bregman is the #7-ranked shortstop prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. Here's a video.

*Baseball Prospectus released its Top 101 prospects yesterday. Graduated Astros include Carlos Correa and Lance McCullers. Remaining Astros on the list?
#39: Alex Bregman
#55: A.J. Reed
#63: Francis Martes
#85: Daz Cameron
#93: Kyle Tucker

Also notable: The Rangers have three in the Top 15.
Also notable: The Astros traded #61 Brett Phillips, #64 Mark Appel, #66 Jacob Nottingham in the last eight months.

*Fox Sports asks what impact Alex Bregman could have on the Astros in 2016.

*The 2015 Astros were the third-most unlucky team in the last 12 years, with Hardball Times noting how bad the Astros were under pressure.

*Tom Lawless is still looking for a job.

*The Astros are a sleeper candidate for signing Bryce Harper.

*Richard Justice made a decent team completely made up of remaining free agents.

*Drew Butera still has the ball from the final out of the Royals World Series winning game.

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