Aplin has a .202/.313/.274 line after playing 39 games at Triple-A Fresno.
Aplin split time between Triple-A Fresno and Double-A Corpus Christi in 2015, but was deemed worthy of starting 2016 with Fresno. However, he has struggled to find his footing at the plate and had a sub .200 batting average until Tuesday's outing against Triple-A Oklahoma City. An area of Aplin's game that has been particularly problematic is his plate discipline. Aplin's BB/K ratio is currently 0.71, when it's traditionally in the range of 1.13 to 1.32. If his struggles persist, it's possible for Aplin to return to Double-A Corpus Christi for further development.
There was never much of an opportunity for Aplin to break camp with the
In 11 Grapefruit League appearances, Andrew Aplin is 4-for-22 (.182) with a double and an RBI for the Houston Astros .
The outfield is crowded in Houston, with Carlos Gomez, George Springer and Colby Rasmus occupying starting roles, with defensive whiz Jake Marisnick and Preston Tucker behind them as the fourth and fifth outfielders respectively. Aplin will likely open 2016 in Triple-A, where he's spent parts of the last two seasons.
Andrew Aplin was added to the Houston Astros ' 40-man roster Friday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
A fifth-round selection in 2012, he has shown good speed and a exceptional approach in four professional seasons, totaling 106 steals and posting a 260:226 BB:K in 427 games. Power isn't a big part of the package -- he had just two homers in 74 games in the PCL last season -- but Aplin has a relatively high floor as a prospect given his ability to control the strike zone.
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