Okay, Brett Wallace, if your plan was to keep everyone on the edge of their seats and make a late spring run to convince management and fans you're ready for the bigs, you've got our attention. You have succeeded, my young friend.

Say what you will about Houston management not pushing its minor league prospects into the majors, though. They've provided kids the opportunity on the big league stage in recent years.

J.R. Towles has been given the starting catching job twice now. Tommy Manzella got the nod at shortstop before spring training began last year. Jason Castro quickly became the heir apparent at catcher as he progressed through the system last year. Bud Norris got his shot at age 24 and Jordan Lyles should get a look-see at the major league level before he's 21.