Update on Parraz-Esposito

For those Astros fans out there who haven’t checked out Dan’s blog “Hooked on the Hooks,” about the Astros’ Texas League affiliates, Corpus Christi, I recommend you check it out periodically, as he updates it on more or less a per-series basis.

It’s great to get opinions from someone who is actually at the games, and he often has great video.  Today is no exception, as he has posted video of the Jordan Parraz-Brian Esposito collision at the plate.  Reading the papers, it seemed rather similar to the Darin Erstad-Johnny Estrada play years ago.  A little excessive, but hard-nosed and ultimately forgivable.

Parraz-Esposito.JPGGo check out the video at his page, though, and you’ll see that it was just pretty brutal.  Ouch.  Thank God Esposito is okay, is all I can say, and Parraz definitely deserved to get beaned at his next trip to the plate.



  1. hooksfan

    roundrock, thanks for the reference to my blog. My next game update will be after the Hooks home series against the Frisco Roughriders, Apr. 23-26. The Roughriders have a new coach this year and one of the pitchers who was really effective shutting the Hooks down here at Whataburger Field, Neftali Feliz was promoted to the Triple A level. This kid was throwing pitches in the mid to upper 90 mph range.


  2. roundrock15

    Feliz is a stud. He’s the top-ranked prospect in the Rangers’ system. Ahead of Elvis Andrus, who many predict to be a strong Rookie of the Year candidate. Ahead of Justin Smoak, who I’m still upset the Astros passed on to get Jason Castro. Ahead of Taylor Teagarden and Max Ramirez, the highly-touted catching duet. I hate to say thank goodness he’s moved up, because now he’ll be playing the Express instead of the Hooks, but thank goodness he’s moved up. 😉


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