Alex Presley OF HOU 2 months ago

Presley was officially called up from Triple-A Fresno on Thursday.

With George Springer (wrist) officially placed on the DL, Presley will come up from Triple-A to see his first major league action of the season. The 29-year-old, who appeared in 89 games for Houston last season, is enjoying a strong year at Triple-A, slashing .308/.345/.392 with 35 RBI and 10 steals in 64 contests.

Alex Presley OF HOU 2 months ago

Presley is expected to be called up Thursday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Reading between the lines, Presley's expected call up is likely an indication that George Springer will be headed to the disabled list. Presley has spent the duration of the season, to date, at Triple-A, where he's hitting .308 with 35 RBI, 12 doubles and 10 steals in 64 games.

Alex Presley OF HOU 3 months ago

Through 27 games for Triple-A Fresno, Presley is hitting .320/.343/.361 with 10 RBI, four steals and 11 runs scored.

Despite the seemingly nice start to his 2015 campaign, Presley only has four extra-base hits (all doubles) over 97 at-bats. While he's capable of playing all three outfield positions, he lacks upside with his bat and may end up spending all year at Triple-A.

Alex Presley OF HOU 5 months ago

Presley went through waivers unclaimed and will be outrighted to the minors, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

He was designated for assignment last week and unsurprisingly went unclaimed passing through waivers. It's possible that Presley spends all year at Triple-A, which illustrates his lack of fantasy intrigue in 2015.

Alex Presley OF HOU 5 months ago

Presley, who was designated for assignment last week, hit outright waivers on Tuesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Presley will probably go unclaimed, as he comes with a $1 million salary and has hovered around replacement level since 2011. While he doesn't offer much upside, the 29-year-old could be Houston's first choice when the team eventually needs to replace an injured outfielder.

Alex Presley OF HOU 5 months ago

Presley was designated for assignment by the Astros on Wednesday, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

With the Astros electing to keep Robbie Grossman as their fourth outfielder and speedy backup middle infielder Jonathan Villar as a potential fifth option, Presley was deemed expendable. The organization still expressed interest in keeping Presley's around as a depth option at Triple-A, but he'll have to clear waivers first after being dropped from the Astros' 40-man roster. Presley slashed .244/.281/.346 across 89 games with the Astros in 2014.

Alex Presley OF HOU 5 months ago

Presley is competing with Robbie Grossman and Jake Marisnick this spring for the Astros' fourth outfielder job, but is hitting just .227 (5-for-22) in 10 appearances thus far.

Both Grossman (.458 spring average) and Marisnick (.333) are out-performing Presley this spring, but the latter might be the favorite to make the Opening Day roster since he's out of minor league options (Grossman has some remaining) and is signed for $1 million this season. Given the circumstances, the Astros could choose to trade Presley before Opening Day, but no matter where he's playing to open 2015, he'll be a valuable bench option with the ability to play all three outfield positions.

Alex Presley OF HOU 9 months ago

Presley signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Astros on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Presley missed close to two months with an oblique injury last season and finished with just a .244/.281/.346 batting line in 89 games (271 PA), but he has some pop (6 homers) and can play all three outfield positions, giving him value as a bench option. That said, Jake Marisnick or Robbie Grossman will likely open the year as the Astros' top reserve outfielder.

Alex Presley OF HOU 12 months ago

Presley (oblique) went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Wednesday in his third start since returning from the DL.

GM Jeff Luhnow said initially upon Presley's reinstatement from the DL that he wasn't quite ready to play, but the 29-year-old outfielder ended up making a pinch-hit appearance just a day later. Presley returned to the lineup for the first time in two months last Sunday, going hitless in his first two starts back, but smacked a pair of singles in Wednesday's victory over Seattle. He will likely only be a part-time player over the final weeks, spelling Robbie Grossman and Jake Marisnick in the corners here and there.

Alex Presley OF HOU 12 months ago

Although Presley was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday, GM Jeff Luhnow said the outfielder is not yet ready to play, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Presley was able to get in just one rehab game before the minor league season ended, and he will effectively continue his rehabilitation with the big club now that he's active. The Astros had a spot available following roster expansion and can afford to let Presley work himself back with plenty of available options on the bench.