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Podcast: Houston, We Have Prospects

Houston, We Have Prospects gives baseball fans an inside look at the Houston Astros minor league system!

Sam Levitt, a broadcaster for the Corpus Christi Hooks (Double-A), hosts each episode and is joined by guests from around the Astros minor league affiliates. Have an idea for someone who should appear on the podcast? Tweet at Sam (@SammyLev) with your suggestion! 


Sam Levitt chats with Houston Astros radio voice Robert Ford, who joined the Astros' broadcast team in 2013.

In the interview...Robert explains what it was like to have a front row seat to Houston's World Series run, the evolution of the organization from 2013 to now, how he keeps up with the Astros' minor league system during the season, his own time broadcasting in Minor League Baseball, and MUCH more!

Sam Levitt chats with Houston Astros prospect Sean Stutzman. Sean is a left-handed pitcher who spent the 2017 season with Buies Creek (High-A), Corpus Christi (AA), and Fresno (AAA). He posted a 2.28 ERA in 33 total appearances while striking out 72 batters and issuing just 23 walks.

In the interview, Sean discusses his journey as a player who didn't receive any Division I offers out of high school and signed with the Astros in 2016 as a non-drafted free agent. You'll also hear about the keys to his success last season, offseason routine, video analysis, why he's a huge Tom Brady fan, and MUCH more!

Sam Levitt chats with Houston Astros prospect Myles Straw, an outfielder who spent the 2017 season with Buies Creek (High-A) and Corpus Christi (AA). He was included in the 2017 Astros Top-30 prospects, according to MLB.com.

In the interview, Myles talks about his journey as a baseball player, the experience of getting cut from his high school baseball team, his offseason routine, what he'd like to improve on in 2018, his friendship with fellow Astros prospect Forrest Whitley, and much more!

- Connor Onion (Quad Cities River Bandits broadcaster) chats with RHP Forrest Whitley, the Astros' 1st-round pick in 2016.

- Sam talks with Paul Braverman, the Director of Media Relations for the Fresno Grizzlies (Astros Triple-A affiliate) about some of the standouts at Triple-A this season and a few players who have contributed to the Astros at the big league level in 2017.

- Astros minor league fundamentals coordinator Dan Radison talks about some of the team's hitting prospects.

- The Hooks broadcast team (Michael Coffin, Sam Levitt, Gene Kasprzyk) discuss the key players contributing at the Double-A level.

- Ricky Ray, the associate athletic director of external affairs at Campbell University, talks about the High-A Buies Creek Astros...including Kyle Tucker and Jason Martin. Ray has assisted in the operations of the team as they play at Campbell University's facility.

It's the first episode of Houston, We Have Prospects!

Sam Levitt (Corpus Christi Hooks broadcaster) discusses the Houston Astros minor league system, recaps 2016 seasons, and goes in-depth on a number of Astros prospects with Michael Coffin(Voice of the Hooks), Jake Levy (Quad Cities River Bandits broadcaster), and Peter Fiorentino (Tri-City Valley Cats broadcaster).