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Traditional powers lead Class 6A, 5A Preseason Baseball Rankings

Traditional powers lead Class 6A, 5A Preseason Baseball Rankings
VYPE releases it's Preseason Baseball Rankings. Via VYPE

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Houston sent three teams to the UIL State Baseball Tournament last season in The Woodlands, Cypress Ranch and Kingwood Park.

Unfortunately, those three did not bring home any hardware. It's a new year and the rich continue to get richer. Some of those same teams are back in the mix, this time with more experience and hunger to close the deal.

On the eve of baseball's first pitches, here are VYPE's preseason rankings, brought to you by Barcelona Sporting Goods.

VYPE's Preseason Baseball and Softball Guide will be out next week. Stay tuned.

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The Braves blew the game open against Hader on Monday night. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images.

When the Astros signed Josh Hader to anchor the back of the bullpen with Ryan Pressly and Bryan Abreu, we thought the club might have the best 'pen in MLB.

But at this early stage in the season, nobody is confusing these guys with Octavio Dotel, Brad Lidge, and Billy Wager.

Heading into the ninth inning on Monday night, the Astros handed the ball to Hader trailing the Braves 2-1. Instead of keeping the game close and giving the Astros' offense one more chance, the Braves teed off on the closer putting the game out of reach and ultimately winning 6-1.

Hader has one save on the season with an ERA over nine. Which has us wondering, do the Astros have a Hader problem?

Don't miss the video above as ESPN Houston's John Granato and Lance Zierlein weigh in!

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