Recapping the Minors: Weekend Edition

The Astros only won one of their three games this weekend, but their minor league teams faired quite well.

OKC (10-7) 3-0 on weekend

Robbie Grossman – 7/13, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K

Marc Krauss – 5/10, 1 HR, 1 3B, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 1 K4 HR on year

Jimmy Paredes – 4/12, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 K, 2 CS, 2 Errors (6)

Brett Wallace – 1/4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Jonathan Villar – 6/12, 1 3B, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 CS, 1 Error (5)

Jordan Lyles – 4.2 IP, 6 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Jarred Cosart – 5 IP, 3 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K - Great Start!

Ross Seaton – 4.1 IP, 7 Hits, 6 Runs, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Wes Musick – 3 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Josh Zeid – 2.1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Jose Valdez – 2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K - 0.00 ERA on the year

Thoughts: I’m not sure how much longer the Astros will go with tandem-pitching in OKC, with the MLB Astros starting pitching struggling. Over the last two weeks they have had to call up Paul Clemens, Dallas Keuchel (sent back to OKC), and Brett Oberholtzer, so they could eat up innings for their tired bullpen. With John Ely and Alex White out for the year, and the need for long relief in the majors, it’s possible the Astros will soon shut down the tandem-pitching in OKC.

 

CC (9-7) 2-1 on the weekend

Austin Wates – 3/10, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB

George Springer – 4/10, 1 HR, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K

Jiovanni Mier – 1/7, 2 K, 1 SB

Bobby Doran – 5 IP, 5 Hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Nick Tropeano – 4 IP, 5 Hits, 1 Run, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 1 Error - 18 IP, 2.00 ERA

David Martinez – 5 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K – 14.1 IP, 1.88 ERA

Asher Wojciechowski – 4 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K - 31 scoreless IP streak

Matthew Heidenreich – 5 IP, 8 Hits, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Ruben Alaniz – 4 IP, 7 Hits, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

ThoughtsIt seems like even a perfect game can’t stop the Astros from going with their tandem-pitching approach. David Martinez pitched five perfect innings, only to be relieved by Wojciechowski. Of course Wojo was able to finish the shutout, and my crush on Wojo has increased with every scoreless inning. Wojo is likely going to be the best piece from the Happ trade, and we may see him in the majors sometime later this year.

 

Lancaster (11-6) 2-1 on the weekend

Delino DeShields – 6/11, 2 3B, 2 2B, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 SB, 1 CS, 1 Error - All over the field this weekend

Zachary Johnson – 2/10, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 3 K

Preston Tucker – 4/11, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K

Chris Epps – 3/11, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB 4 K, 1 CS

David Rollins – 4.2 IP, 11 Hits, 8 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR – ERA jumped from 0.00 to 4.08

Tyson Perez – 4 IP, 6 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Luis Cruz – 5 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Aaron West – 3 IP, 4 Hits, 4 Runs, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Michael Foltynewicz – 4 IP, 4 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Blair Walters – 3 IP, 3 Hits, 3 Runs, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 HR

Travis Ballew – 1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Thoughts: Preston Tucker hit his 5th home run of the season for Lancaster, which brought a twitter question to Keith Law. Law was asked if Tucker is a legit prospect or a 4th OF type? Law responded saying, “If that. 22 yo (years old) in extreme hitters’ park in High A.” I’m going to have to disagree with Law on this one. Tucker had a lot of success in college, and could possibly be a solid starter if all things work out. Though I don’t think Tucker is a legit prospect quite yet, he has looked good so far, and may have picked up some nice bulletin board material to hang up in his locker.

 

Quad Cities (10-5) 1-2 on the weekend

Jesse Wierzbicki - 5/8, 1 HR, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB

Carlos Correa – 3/8, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K - Slumpbuster?

Rio Ruiz – 1/6, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K

Ariel Ovando – 3/9, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 Error

Jordan Jankowski – 3 IP, 4 Hits, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 HR

Mitchell Lambson – 2.2 IP, 4 Hits, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Michael Dimock –  1.1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Brian Holmes – 2.1 IP, 8 Hits, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Cameron Lamb – 2.1 IP, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Gera Sanchez – 1.1 IP, 1 Hit, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Vincent Velasquez - 4 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K - 1.50 ERA in 18 IP

Joe Bircher – 4 IP, 7 Hits, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR

Thoughts: I thought I’d have more fun following this team than the others, but so far it has not been the case. They have been rained out a few times, and their “stars” haven’t produced this year. Correa finally broke out of a slump with two home runs, but he has struggled and been hurt up to this point. Rio Ruiz has a .133 AVG and Ariel Ovando has a .172 AVG. Of course we are just a few weeks into the season, but it would have been nice to have seen better starts from our better prospects.

 

Today’s Scheduled Starting Pitchers: 

OKC - Jose Cisnero

CC - Jake Buchanan

LC - Off

QC - Daniel Minor

 

Topics: Houston Astros, Minor Leagues, Prospects

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