Porter believes the Texans could have a big season.
"The Texans have a chance to do something special this year," he said. "It's a team that's been put together to win for the long haul. I'm a huge fan."
Porter and his wife had dinner with Smith and his wife prior to the NFL Draft in April, and Porter wasn't shy about giving his buddy some advice about what position the team focus on.
"And you know what? What was their first-round pick?" Porter said, referring to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins out of Clemson. "Hey, just saying. They are poised and ready to do something special."
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.