The Astros are checking out Texas A&M product, and former first round pick, Barret Loux.
Most teams check out former first rounders all the time. However, Loux is a different story. That's because was selected in this year's draft, but became a free agent following arm problems.
Loux was selected by the Diamondbacks with the 6th overall pick.
Loux could very well land with the Astros. In addition to playing for Texas A&M, Loux is a Stratford High School prospect, right out of Houston. His doctor is David Lintner, who also calls Houston home. But most importantly, he's a free agent. Thus, he chooses where he wants to play.
Then again, in perspective, he could also not land with the Astros...