Sunday, April 7, 2019

How they were built: Houston Astros



        The 2017 World Series champions are one of the best teams in baseball, with many stars around the diamond. Their front office has done a great job acquiring players, and turning players into stars. This is how they were built.

         Catchers
Robinson Chirinos
Chirinos signed a one year deal with Houston in December.
Max Stassi
Stassi was acquired in February 2013 from the A's with Chris Carter and Brad Peacock for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez.

          Infielders
Yuli Gurriel
Gurriel signed in July 2016 as an amateur free agent.
Jose Altuve
Altuve was signed as an amateur free agent in 2007.
Carlos Correa
Correa was the 1st overall pick of the 2012 draft.
Alex Bregman
Bregman was the 2nd overall pick of the 2015 draft.
Aledmys Diaz
Diaz was acquired in November from the Blue Jays for Trent Thornton
Tyler White
White was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2013 draft.

             Outfielders
George Springer
Springer was drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) in 2011.
Michael Brantley
Brantley signed a two year deal with Houston in December.
Josh Reddick
Reddick signed a four year deal with the Astros in November 2016.
Jake Marisnick
The Astros acquired Marisnick in July 2014 from the Marlins with Colin Moran, Francis Martes and a 2015 draft pick for Jared Cosart, Enrique Hernandez and Austin Wates.
Tony Kemp
Kemp was a 5th round draft pick in 2013.

               Pitchers
Justin Verlander
In August 2017, the Astros acquired Verlander from the Tigers for Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron, Jake Rogers and Juan Ramirez.
Gerrit Cole
The 'Stros acquired Cole in January 2018 from the Pirates for Joe Musgrove, Colin Moran, Michael Feliz and Jason Martin.
Collin McHugh
McHugh was claimed off waivers from the Rockies in December 2013.
Wade Miley
Miley signed a one year deal with Houston in February.
Brad Peacock
Peacock was acquired in February 2013 from the A's with Max Stassi and Chris Carter for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez.
Josh James
James was drafted in the 34th round of the 2014 draft.
Framber Valdez
Valdez signed as an amateur free agent in 2015.
Will Harris
Harris was claimed off waivers from the Diamondbacks in November 2014.
Chris Devenski
Devenski was acquired in August 2012 from the White Sox with Blair Walters and Matt Heidenreich for Brett Myers and cash.
Ryan Pressly
Pressly was acquired from the Twins in July for Jorge Alcala and Gilberto Celestino.
Hector Rondon
Rondon signed a two year deal with Houston in December 2017.
Roberto Osuna
Osuna was acquired in July for Ken Giles, David Paulino and Hector Perez.

              IL
Lance McCullers Jr.
McCullers was drafted in the 1st round (41st overall) in the 2012 draft.

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