Originally Posted by Tragg
How's my man Bogusevic doing? I have the Astros on practically every night during the season (at least in the background) and hope he makes the club. Based on what I saw last year, they need help at front-line pitching too.
Bogusevic is doing pretty good. He's moved up the system quickly since he switched from pitcher to OF, and had a great last month of the season in Houston. With Bourgeois traded to KC, he's got a full time RF spot pretty much locked up. Looks like he's batting 5th or 6th.
Bogusevic, JD Martinez, Altuve, Castro and to a lesser extent Lowrie are going to be fun to watch this year.
I love what the new GM did, he cut Livan Hernandez and Zach Duke and pushed all the young starters up the depth chart. With a good spring, it looks like former Sox Lucas Harrell is close to getting either the 5th starter job or being the long man out of the pen.
With Brett Myers as closer and him and Wandy Rodriguez on the trade block, hopefully the young starting pitching can take a step up and catch up a bit to the young hitters. Maybe Cosart, Springer, Singleton and the #1 pick can push for big league jobs next spring. But a quality Astros team is still 3-4 years away.