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AUSTIN, Texas — February 25, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced a partnership with the Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks to provide live and on-demand coverage of the Houston Astros Futures Weekend exclusively on FloLive.com.
Houston Astros Futures Weekend will feature a rare two-game series between the Triple-A Round Rock Express and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. Game one of the series begins at 6:15 p.m. CT on March 30 at Whataburger Field, home of the Hooks. Game two is set for 2:05 p.m. CT on March 31 at Dell Diamond, home of the Express.
The series promises to spotlight some of MLB’s future stars as 14 of the Astros top 20 prospects, according to MLB.com and MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects list, played at either the Double-A or Triple-A level last season, including pitchers Forrest Whitley(#7), Josh James(#62), Corbin Martin(#81) and J.B. Bukauskas(#97), as well as outfielders Kyle Tucker(#8) and Yordan Alvarez(#44).
“We are excited to partner with FloSports to showcase some of the top talent not only in the Houston Astros organization, but in all of Minor League Baseball,” Ryan Sanders Baseball COO J.J. Gottsch said. “We can’t wait to share both Whataburger Field and Dell Diamond with FloSports’ audiences ahead of the Corpus Christi Hooks’ 15th anniversary season and the Round Rock Express’ 20th anniversary season.”
“FloSports is proud to expand our baseball coverage and spotlight some of the top MLB prospects,” FloSports Director of Global Rights Acquisition Lindsey Ross said. “We have a great relationship with Ryan Sanders Baseball and look forward to adding Minor League Baseball to our offering.”
In addition to Astros Futures Weekend, fans will also have access to Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) baseball games, Big Ten Conference baseball games, the Frisco Classic, and more on FloLive.
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About Round Rock Express
The Round Rock Express Baseball Club is entering its 20th season as the proud Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The franchise was founded by Ryan Sanders Baseball – an ownership group spearheaded by Reid Ryan, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, and is now led by CEO Reese Ryan. The Express began as the Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros in 2000 and moved to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League in 2005, remaining an Astros affiliate through the 2010 season. The club was a Texas Rangers affiliate from 2011-2018. Round Rock has established numerous attendance records at Dell Diamond and has remained in the top five in total attendance in all of Minor League Baseball 18 of the past 19 seasons, winning the PCL attendance crown in both 2016 and 2018. The Express won the 2011 PCL American Southern Division title and the 2015 American Conference championship.
About Corpus Christi Hooks
The Corpus Christi Hooks, named the 2018 Texas League Organization of the Year, are the Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. Owned and operated by the Astros, the Hooks play their home games at Whataburger Field, which is located at the Port of Corpus Christi. Hooks Baseball strives to create unique and memorable experiences, connecting fans to fun, family, friends, and the community. For more information, visitcchooks.com. Follow the Hooks onFacebook,Instagram, andTwitter.
About Houston Astros Futures Weekend
Some of the top talent from the Houston Astros farm system will give fans a glimpse of what’s to come during the inaugural Houston Astros Futures Weekend on March 30-31. The Triple-A Round Rock Express and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks will face off in a two-game, home-and-home series just before the start of the Minor League Baseball season. The series promises to be chock-full of future stars as 14 of the Astros’ top 20 prospects, according to MLB.com, played at either the Double-A or Triple-A level in 2018, including the club’s top six prospects. Pitchers Forrest Whitley (#7), Josh James (#62), Corbin Martin (#81) and J.B. Bukauskas (#97) as well as outfielders Kyle Tucker (#8) and Yordan Alvarez (#44) all recently appeared in MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects list as well.