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Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:03:22 -0700
Brian McTaggart, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Astros C Maxwell Sapp is playing in an instructional league in Florida during the offseason.
Tue, 30 Jan 2007 23:20:34 -0800
The Houston Chronicle's Brian McTaggart reports Houston Astros general manager Tim Purpura wants to make catcher a top priority to upgrade in the future, which is why he has selected C Maxwell Sapp and C Ralph Henriquez in the past two drafts. "It's something we've identified over the last several years as a need," Purpura said. "To me, it's one of the hardest positions to fill nowadays. I don't think a lot of kids are catching like they used to. It's not a real favored position, but it's obviously critical to your success."
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 22:24:49 -0700
The Houston Chronicle's Brian McTaggart reports the Houston Astros agreed to terms with C Maxwell Sapp, the team's first-round draft pick in the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Sapp will be in Houston on Tuesday, June 20, to take a physical and participate in batting practice with the Astros prior to the game against the Minnesota Twins. He will begin his pro career at either short-season Tri-City or Rookie League Greeneville.
Tue, 06 Jun 2006 11:54:52 -0700
The Houston Astros selected C Maxwell Sapp, of Bishop Moore School (Fla.), with the No. 23 pick in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft. Sapp is a left-handed hitting catcher with power, but scouts like his bat more than his defense. So it's likely he will change positions in the pros.