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« Reply #100 on: July 25, 2019, 07:39:11 am »
I've seen him play a few times, and he always seems to have quality ABs and plays respectable defense. But he and Mayfield have the same problem: where are you going to put them.

The Marwin comparison is your clue. You put them (especially Rojas) anywhere. Super utility makes the 13-pitcher roster work.
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« Reply #101 on: July 25, 2019, 08:57:49 am »
I've seen him play a few times, and he always seems to have quality ABs and plays respectable defense. But he and Mayfield have the same problem: where are you going to put them?

Oh, one more thing that some folks may be interested in: Apollo 11 lids are available in the Round Rock team store. Or at least they were last night.

Rojas has really taken a solid step forward this year.  The Astros are in an interesting position here with the utility players.  Diaz and Kemp are out of options.  And they are under club control for several more years.  Straw has options through 2021 and club control for longer than that.  Rojas isn't rule 5 draft eligible until after the 2020 season.  The Astros are in a position (assuming all these players continue to be or prove to be mlb worthy) to move one guy out (via free agency or trade) while having another guy ready to take his place.  And there are others lower in the system who are on track to be in this position in a few years as well.  Another example of the Astros enviable volume of talent.
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« Reply #102 on: July 25, 2019, 01:35:55 pm »
Rojas has really taken a solid step forward this year.  The Astros are in an interesting position here with the utility players.  Diaz and Kemp are out of options.  And they are under club control for several more years.  Straw has options through 2021 and club control for longer than that.  Rojas isn't rule 5 draft eligible until after the 2020 season.  The Astros are in a position (assuming all these players continue to be or prove to be mlb worthy) to move one guy out (via free agency or trade) while having another guy ready to take his place.  And there are others lower in the system who are on track to be in this position in a few years as well.  Another example of the Astros enviable volume of talent.

Rojas is very versatile and can hit.
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« Reply #103 on: July 25, 2019, 02:02:25 pm »
Rojas is very versatile and can hit.

And now the Kemp move moves Rojas closer to a call-up some day.
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« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2019, 02:47:17 pm »
You are 100% right about Tucker. He has not made many friends.

Capps is very high on Rojas. He looks like he can play.
And I was just looking at July splits.  .216/.365/.314 with 1 HR, 10 RBI & 16 K in 63 PA.  Not exactly eye-popping.
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« Reply #105 on: July 25, 2019, 05:34:22 pm »
And I was just looking at July splits.  .216/.365/.314 with 1 HR, 10 RBI & 16 K in 63 PA.  Not exactly eye-popping.

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« Reply #106 on: July 25, 2019, 10:13:43 pm »
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« Reply #107 on: July 26, 2019, 07:07:42 am »
Yes.

I have no, nada, zip, none,  inside info on him, but my guess is he is sulky and pouting because Álvarez shot past him and is hitting in Houston, unlike Tucker in 2018.
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« Reply #108 on: July 26, 2019, 09:47:12 am »
It's always a bit weird listening to failed GMs critique successful GMs, but the Phillips and Bowdens of the world still consider Tucker to be the best prospect with a decent chance of being traded.
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« Reply #109 on: July 26, 2019, 11:31:59 am »
It's always a bit weird listening to failed GMs critique successful GMs, but the Phillips and Bowdens of the world still consider Tucker to be the best prospect with a decent chance of being traded.

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« Reply #110 on: July 26, 2019, 01:47:33 pm »
I have no, nada, zip, none,  inside info on him, but my guess is he is sulky and pouting because Álvarez and Straw shot past him and is hitting in Houston, unlike Tucker in 2018.
Plus Rojas threatening to do the same.
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« Reply #111 on: July 27, 2019, 03:03:30 pm »
Tucker out of the lineup last night. Hitting .156 in his last ten games. Rojas, Ferguson, Mayfield, Jones, Fisher, Tanielu and DeGoti all hitting for better average than Tucker.
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« Reply #112 on: July 30, 2019, 09:49:19 pm »
Framber tonight: 7 IP, 4 hits, 2 BB, 11 K. Not eager to see him back in Houston unless he can string a few of these together, but it is encouraging.
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« Reply #113 on: July 30, 2019, 09:55:52 pm »
Yes, nice to see Framber pitch well. He still has talent and potential.

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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #114 on: July 30, 2019, 10:07:49 pm »
Framber tonight: 7 IP, 4 hits, 2 BB, 11 K. Not eager to see him back in Houston unless he can string a few of these together, but it is encouraging.

He can be very good.
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Re: Round Rock 2019
« Reply #115 on: August 01, 2019, 12:45:42 pm »
Toro gets moved to Round Rock.  Effectively replacing Rojas.
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« Reply #116 on: August 01, 2019, 01:13:13 pm »
Toro gets moved to Round Rock.  Effectively replacing Rojas.

Thanks for the update.  I was quietly hoping he would not get traded yesterday. 

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« Reply #117 on: August 01, 2019, 03:25:34 pm »
Toro gets moved to Round Rock.  Effectively replacing Rojas.

does he primarily play corner IF? I was wondering if he had Rojas' versatility?

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« Reply #118 on: August 01, 2019, 03:53:24 pm »
does he primarily play corner IF? I was wondering if he had Rojas' versatility?
He doesn’t. Mainly third and second.

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« Reply #119 on: August 02, 2019, 07:08:44 am »
does he primarily play corner IF? I was wondering if he had Rojas' versatility?
3rd, 1st & 2nd — a lot of 2nd lately.
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