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Jiovanni Mier Looks Good So Far In Return Lexington Engagement

Listen, I could talk to you about how good the Astros are doing right now. Or I could talk about their farm system and try to give you a little hope for the future. Lets talk hope, eh?

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After being named Baseball America's #73 prospect before the 2010 season, it seemed that Astros first round pick Jiovanni Mier was going places. After a horrendous year in Lexington last year, where he hit .235/.323/.314 and committed 34 errors, the applause stopped and Jonathan Villar became the new top shortstop prospect in Houston. 

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However, under the radar a bit now, Mier has put together a very solid start to the season. He's currently hitting .300/.447/.467 in a small sample size special. But hey, he's already halfway to the number of homers he hit last season! MILB.com's Andrew Pentis got to talk to Mier late last week about the differences between this year and last year:

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"I'm just trying to learn from what I did last year and take it into this year, so, whether it's having a bad at-bat or making a nice play in the field, you need to move on. Just keep moving on," Mier said. "It was a big, humbling learning experience for me. I'm glad to be back."

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Don't be glad too long, Mr. Mier, because if you keep this up you'll be knocking on Lancaster's door pretty soon. Assuming they can move some of their glut of infielders around, of course.

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