Although the feeling has yet to fully sink in, the season is over for the Corpus Christi Hooks, and the Hooks’ playoff venture was cut off before it could begin, the Hooks were swept out of the playoffs. After two heartbreaking defeats in walk-off fashion in Frisco, the Hooks returned home to Whataburger Field with their backs against the wall, and a dagger at their throat. The Hooks played with great effort in Frisco, losing both games by a margin of one run a piece, but failed to put any runs on the board Friday night, as the Roughriders held them scoreless, and would steamroll the Hooks on their way to the Texas League Championship.
The Double-A Houston Astros affiliate capped off their best regular season in history with a short-lived playoff birth, but not all is loom and gloom, many Hooks players individually enjoyed success, players would go on to make names for themselves and standing out in the Astros minor league organization.
Many players such as Jon Singleton, Marc Krauss, Josh Zeid, Asher Wojciechowski, Jonathan Villar, Jair Fernandez, and more. Despite coming short this year, there may be new faces in the coming year, with George Springer barely making his Double-A debut, and young, highly touted prospects like Delino DeShields, Nick Tropeano, and more who spent this season in High-A Lancaster, all ready for promotion to Double-A, assuming that would be next year.
The Astros have nearly made made their minor league system one of the best, much improved than what it once was. As the sour taste of a disappointing playoff appearance lingers on, and Whataburger Field will remain still, and cold throughout the off-season, there is should be hope, and positive thoughts abound as the future still is bright for the Hooks, many great players have yet to come through, and the next round of Houston bound players will make their MLB debuts.
Hooks fans can now only turn their eyes to Houston as Triple-A Oklahoma City’s season has already come to a close, and wait to see if any of their beloved Hooks players will make their debut on a September call-up.