Remember this face.

 

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It belongs to right-hander Ross Seaton, who stopped by Minute Maid Park after finishing up his season at Class A Lexington and before heading to Florida to start the Instructional League portion of his offseason.

Seaton, who turns 20 on Sept. 18, is one of five hurlers who garnered quite a bit of attention in Lexington, where the majority of the truly promising pitchers in the organization played in ’09. Seaton, a native of nearby Sugar Land, was selected in a compensation round early in the 2008 draft, the 108th pick overall.

He finished his season with an 8-10 record and a 3.29 ERA over 24 starts, logging 130 2/3 innings. He walked 39 and struck out 88.

Check out this story in the Lexington Herald-Leader about the five arms that made up the Legends rotation: Robert Bono, Seaton, Brad Dydalewicz, Jordan Lyles and Kyle Greenwalt. I am not suggesting they will be ready in 2010 — in fact, I can guarantee you they won’t be. But look for them to start knocking on the door, at the very least, at some point in ’11.

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And here’s more news about young players..the Astros announced their Minor League team MVPs on Thursday. They MVPs will be honored during a pregame ceremony at Minute Maid Park on Sept. 26. Point of interest — Koby Clemens is the MVP of the Lancaster (High A) JetHawks after posting a .345 average, 45 doubles, 22 home runs and 121 RBIs.  

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Here and there at batting practice Thursday:

Chris Johnson and J.R. Towles. Johnson has definitely gotten his fill of media attention this week. He’s done at least three TV interviews and talked to a bunch of print reporters, too.

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Tommy Manzella

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Kazuo Matsui

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Roy Oswalt and Sean Berry.

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Oswalt taking BP…he didn’t bat that night, however…he left the game after just two innings.

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Humberto Quintero

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Aaron Boone and Chris Coste…lots of leaning.

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4 Comments

Oh my Gosh.. Alyson… what an honor for the Clemens family in the midst of so much angst….

Buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

THREE double plays from Tejada tonight. Criminy, are they keeping him in there to go for the all-time record or something? The season is over, and we want Manzella in there now. The fans are sick of Tejada’s rally killers.

If he’s shooting to break a record, he’ll have to break his own that he set last year in the NL, shattering the old record set by a catcher, name of Brad Ausmus. Wonder why the Astros are so set on keeping that record to themselves?

Second half of 2011 sounds about right for Lyles and/or Seaton if they stay on pace. Maybe sooner if they are spectacular in AA next season. (They ARE going to be at Corpus Christi, right?)

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