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Tyler White Is Winning The Houston Astros First Base Battle

Tyler White is not a name that many baseball fans are familiar with, but it’s time to change that. He was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2013 MLB draft out of Western Carolina University by the Houston Astros. He stands 5’11 and weighs 225 pounds. He may not be the biggest first baseman you have ever seen, but this guy can flat out hit. He has a very athletic and opened stance at the plate, which helps him cover the inside half of the plate very efficiently (see video in link below). Tyler White is currently in an intense battle for the starting first base job for the Houston Astros in 2016 against Jon SingletonMatt DuffyA.J. Reed, and dark-horse Preston Tucker. To read more analysis on the Houston Astros first base battle, please click the link below:



2016 Houston Astros Farm System Handbook


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The 2016 Houston Farm System Handbook is now available for purchase and is already drawing great reviews! When I introduced the Houston Farm System Handbook in 2015, almost all of the reviews were of the 5-star variety (one person raved that they loved it but only gave it 4 stars).

Astros Announcer Bill Brown complimented me on doing “a masterful job cataloging tons of information on the Astros prospects” and really liked the portability of an e-book.

As good as that 2015 Handbook was, the 2016 version should prove to be even more valuable to prospect fans everywhere with the addition of a “Beyond the Top Prospects” depth chart.

Before last season I was touting prospects such as Matt Duffy, Tyler White, Jon Kemmer and Albert Abreu, all of whom landed in Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook for the first time recently.

In my depth charts, I have identified a number of players who may very well debut in that publication next year, including RHP Dean Deetz, 1B Chase McDonald and many others.


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