Can J.R. Towles pull a Luke Scott?

Good for J.R. Towles and probably a good decision by the Astros to give Jason Castro some more time in the minors.

His path seems similar to the path of Luke Scott, who had a great spring in 2005 and promptly fizzled starting on Opening Day. He came back and tore it up in ’06, then found a very solid middle range in 2007 for the Astros and continued that in 2008 and 2009 for Baltimore.

If Towles can follow that path, that would fill a big Astros hole offensively and defensively and give Castro time to develop.

Towles wins catcher job as Astros make roster cuts

from chron.com Sports
The Astros are closer to settling on a 25-man roster, and J.R. Towles has won the catcher’s race.

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