Fresno Grizzlies

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Astros top prospect Francis Martes makes Triple A debut

New Fresno Grizzlies pitcher Francis Martes projects as a potential ace in the major leagues. He is the Houston Astros top prospect and made his Triple-A debut April 10, 2017 during a start against the Reno Aces at Chukchansi Park. Grizzlies coach Tony DeFrancesco and pitching coach Dyar Miller, as well as Martes, give their assessment how one of baseball's top prospects performed. -Bryant-Jon Anteola, The Fresno Bee

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Fresno Grizzlies excited for season opener Thursday

How talented is the Fresno Grizzlies roster to begin the 2017 season? Manager Tony DeFrancesco, pitchers Brady Rodgers and Tyson Perez, and first baseman A.J. Reed discuss the talent level and their excitement for the upcoming season. The Grizzlies kick off the season hosting the Reno Aces on Thursday at Chukchansi Park. -Bryant-Jon Anteola, The Fresno Bee

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Fresno Grizzlies closer James Hoyt nearly makes Astros Opening Day roster

Fresno Grizzlies closer James Hoyt discusses nearly making the Houston Astros' Opening Day roster. He'll begin the 2017 season in Triple-A after Hoyt was the final cut in spring training for the second straight year. Hoyt, however, should have a good chance to join the Astros later, if not soon, this season should he dominate Triple-A again as accomplished each of the past two seasons. -Bryant-Jon Anteola, The Fresno Bee

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