Recapping the Minors: Weekend Edition


Even though the Astros had a tough weekend, their minor league affiliates all did really well this weekend. We saw great pitching performances throughout our system, and some nice hitting performances as well!

OKC (13-10) 3-0 on the weekend

Jimmy Paredes – 4/9, 1 3B, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 SB (6), 1 CS (4)

Marc Krauss – 4/10, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 SB (2)

Jonathan Villar – 6/11 , 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 3 K, 1 SB (4) - Batting .326 in last 10 games

Andrew Simunic – 4/7, 1 RBI, 3 BB

Brett Wallace – 2/9, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K

Dallas Keuchel (W) – 6 IP, 3 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Jordan Lyles (W) – 5 IP, 3 Hits, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Wes Musick – 2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Brett Oberholtzer (W) – 5 IP, 6 Hits, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Kevin Chapman – 2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Josh Zeid – 1 IP, 1 Hit, 1 ER, 2 BB

Jose Valdez (S, 6) – 1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Notes: With Brandon Laird and Robbie Grossman already up in the majors, it’s fair to assume some other guys will get their chances this year. Jake Elmore is one player who should get a chance as he is hitting .352 with a .926 OPS. Jimmy Paredes should also get another shot at the majors as he is hitting .361 with a .980 OPS, and can play multiple positions in both the infield and outfield. The other hot-hitting Redhawks player is Marc Krauss who has hit five home runs on the year. His up-to-date triple slash line (AVG/OBP/SLG); . 338/.422/.662. Each of these three hitters will get their shot in the majors, and it’s just a matter of time before we see them in Houston.

 

CC (13-10) 2-1 on the weekend

Ben Orloff – 4/10, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 SB, 1 CS, 1 Error

George Springer – 5/11, 1 HR, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K - 7th HR of the year

Domingo Santana – 3/12, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 6 K - Activated from DL Friday

Erik Castro – 3/10, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K

Carlos Quevedo (W) – 5 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Jake Buchanan – 2.2 IP, 3 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Bobby Doran (W) – 5 IP, 4 Hits, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Nick Tropeano (S) – 4 IP, 3 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K - Georgous!

David Martinez – 5 IP, 4 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Asher Wojciechowski (L) – 3 IP, 4 Hits, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR – Gave up a Grand Slam

Notes: We all knew George Springer would have a good year, but what has been the biggest surprise to me has been the dominance of the pitching staff. The team ERA is a diminutive 2.66 in 210 innings. They are lead by David Martinez‘s 1.19 ERA in 22.2 IP, and Jake Buchanan‘s 1.75 ERA in 25.2 IP. It will be interesting to see if the Astros get aggressive with some of these pitchers and call them up to OKC to help with some of the injuries.

 

Lancaster (14-9) 1-2 on the weekend

Delino DeShields – 0/11, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 CS (6) - Safe to say this was a weekend to forget

Nolan Fontana – 2/8, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 1 K, 1 SB (4), 1 CS (2)

Andrew Aplin – 2/10, 1 HR, 1 2B, 7 RBI, 4 BB, 2 K

Zach Johnson – 6/13, 1 HR, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K

Telvin Nash – 5/12, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K

Blair Walters – 5 IP, 3 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR

Michael Foltynewicz (W) – 4 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Chris Devenski – 5 IP, 2 Hits, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Brady Rodgers – 3 IP, 8 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K - Way to limit the damage!

Travis Ballew (BS) – 1 IP, 2 Hits, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Jonas Dufek (L) – 1 IP, 4 Hits, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 2 HR

David Rollins (L) – 4.2 IP, 5 Hits, 6 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 2 HR

Tyson Perez – 2 IP, 4 Hits, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 2 HR

Notes: One of the Jethawks strengths this year has been their catching. Tyler Heineman has handled the pitching staff well early on in the year, before going down for a few weeks. Heineman has returned in the past week, and has five hits in his first three games back. The backup catcher, MP Cokinos has had a great start to the year, and has filled in for Heineman tremendously. Cokinos on the year is hitting .417 with a home run in 36 at-bats. Cokinos was drafted in the 31st round in the 2012 draft, and hit .320 in 125 at-bats at Tri-City last year. Cokinos is a fun guy to root for in the Astros system as he is a Houstonian (Memorial HS), and has a great last name!

 

Quad Cities (13-8) 2-1 on the weekend

Teoscar Hernandez – 3/12, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 2 SB (7)

Carlos Correa – 1/8, 3 BB, 2 K, 1 CS

Rio Ruiz – 2/10, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K

Roberto Pena – 4/6, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Vincent Velasquez (W) – 5 IP, 3 Hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K - Salivating

Joe Bircher (S) – 4 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 2 Hits, 1 Run, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Daniel Minor (W) – 3 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

John Neely (S) – 1 IP, 3 Hits, 1 ER, 1 BB

Colton Cain (L) – 3.1 IP, 10 Hits, 4 ER, 1 BB – 15 ER in 11.2 IP this year

Mitchell Lambson – 1.2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Mike Hauschild – 3 IP, 3 Hits, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Cameron Lamb – 1 IP, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Notes: The big hitters at QC have really not impressed early on this year. Rio Ruiz and Ariel Ovando are both hitting .169 on the year. Ovando, was sent to Extended Spring Training over the weekend, and no word when and where he will return. Top prospect, Carlos Correa, is hitting just .206 in 63 at-bats, though he has had 13 BB in 16 games. The big story in QC has been the pitching performance of Vincent Velasquez. Velasquez has pitched 23 innings this year and has only given up three runs. His 25/6 – K/BB ratio is outstanding, and we may see him in Lancaster later this year.

 

Today’s Scheduled Starting Pitchers (According To Team Website):

OKC – TBD

CCMatt Heidenreich

LC – OFF

QCBrian Holmes

 

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