Recapping The Minors: Weekend Edition (May 17-19)

A tough weekend for the organization, as just one team went over .500 this weekend. Along with the MLB Astros, the Redhawks and JetHawks went 1-2 this weekend. The Hooks went 2-1, while the River Bandits were winless. Here are the notable stat lines from this weekend.

 

Oklahoma City (25-17) 1-2 over the weekend

Jonathan Villar – 2/13, 1 RBI, 8 K, 1 SB (14), 1 Error (9)

Brett Wallace – 3/13, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K, 1 Error (3)

Fernando Martinez – 4/12, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K

Jason Jaramillo – 1/3, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB - Organizational Depth

Che-Hsuan Lin – 4/11, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB (7), 1 CS (4)

Ross Seaton (L) – 4 IP, 6 Hits, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2 HR

Jarred Cosart (L) – 4.1 IP, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K - Struggled with his efficiency and command

Brad Peacock (W) – 5 IP, 3 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

Kevin Chapman – 3 IP, 1 Hit, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 K - Walks have been an issue as of late

Jason Stoffel – 3 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Josh Zeid – 0.2 IP, 2 Hits, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Alex Sogard – 1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Eric Berger - 1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Jose Valdez - 1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Rhiner Cruz – 2 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Notes: Since being demoted, Brad Peacock has done a decent job in the rotation at OKC. In three starts since his demotion, Peacock has a 3.94 ERA in 16 innings. Peacock has done a good job limiting damage when runners get on base, and has done a good job getting outs via the punch out (19). Peacock will likely stay in the rotation for several more turns until there is an opening in Houston.

 

Corpus Christi (25-18) 2-1 over the weekend

George Springer – 2/10, 1 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K, 4 SB (14)

Domingo Santana – 3/14, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 6 K, 1 Outfield Assist

Max Stassi – 3/7, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K

Erik Castro – 4/11, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1BB, 2 K, 1 CS (2)

Jake Buchanan (W) – 5 IP, 5 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Nick Tropeano (L) – 3.2 IP, 7 Hits, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR - Hasn’t had a rough start like this all year

Bobby Doran – 2 IP, 3 Hits, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

David Martinez (W) – 5 IP, 2 Hits, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR

Michael Foltynewicz – 3 IP, 3 Hits, 1 Run, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K - Hit 103 the other day according to Luhnow

Josh Fields – 2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K - Rehab Assignment

Kenny Long – 2.1 IP, 3 Hits, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Carlos Quevedo – 1.2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Pat Urckfitz (S) – 1.1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Notes: The two studs on the CC pitching staff would not have likely been in the rotation if not for the tandem-pitching instituted by Jeff Luhnow. With 8 spots given out, both David Martinez and Jake Buchanan were given chances, and they both have been exceptional this season. Martinez has given up just 10 ER in his 45 innings this season (2.00 ERA), though seven of those have come in the last three appearances. Buchanan, on the other hand, has thrown 48.1 innings this season (0.93 ERA), and hasn’t given up a run in his last five appearances (22.2 IP). These two have been the biggest surprises at CC, and may get their chance at OKC within the next month or two.

Lancaster (24-19) 1-2 over the weekend

Delino DeShields – 5/11, 1 HR, 1 2B, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K, 2 SB (7), 1 Error (4)

Joe Sclafani – 3/8, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 2 SB (2)

Jean Batista – 0/4, 2 K - Debut 

MP Cokinos – 3/9, 1 HR, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 4 BB - #dailydoseofcoke

Matt Duffy – 4/12, 1 HR (6), 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K

Telvin Nash – 3/14, 1 HR (7), 1 2B, 3 RBI, 2 K, 2 Errors (3)

Tyler Heineman – 2/3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB

Luis Cruz (W) – 5 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Kyle Hallock – 3 IP, 5 Hits, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Travis Ballew - Friday (S) – 1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K – Sunday (L) – 0.2 IP, 4 Hits, 3 Runs, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Thomas Shirley (L) – 4 IP, 5 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K - Nice start

Brady Rodgers – 5 IP, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Chris Devenski – 3 IP, 4 Hits, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Jonas Dufek – 1.1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Blair Walters (BS, L) – 0.1 IP, 3 Hits, 3 ER, 2 BB, o K

Theron Geith – 2.2 IP, 3 Hits, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR

Notes: There has been a lot of talk surrounding Astros second baseman, Jose Altuve, due to Delino DeShields’ numbers last year. With DeShields starting to heat up, fans have been discussing whether or not the Astros should trade Altuve, so DeShields can man second base in the future. For now, this discussion should be on hold as DeShields still needs some time. DeShields swiped 101 bases last year, but has struggled this year, converting just seven of 14 stolen base attempts. His OPS has dropped almost 100 points (.818 – .719) since last year, and he has had a rough first 100 at-bats, including a hand injury. For now, the Astros will stick with Altuve, and continue to evaluate DeShields.

 

Quad Cities (23-19) 0-3 over the weekend

Teoscar Hernandez – 5/14, 1 3B, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K, 1 SB (12), 1 Error (3)

Carlos Correa – 5/12, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB (3) - 10 game hitting streak

Jesse Wierzbicki – 4/12, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 SB (5)

Rio Ruiz – 3/11, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (2)

Ariel Ovando – 2/11, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SB (2), 1 Error (3)

Brian Holmes (L) – 4 IP, 4 Hits, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2 HR

Jordan Jankowski – 4 IP, 3 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

Vincent Velasquez – 5 IP, 3 Hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K - Huge bounce back start after several rough outings

Jamaine Cotton – 2 IP, 2 Hits, 2 Runs, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Daniel Minor – 4 IP, 5 Hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Lance McCullers (L) – 4 IP, 2 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K - Just a lot of tough luck so far this year

Richard Rodriguez – 2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Mitchell Lambson – 0.2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

John Neely (BS, L) – 1.1 IP, 4 Hits, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K - 2.65 ERA

Notes: John Neely has been real good all year until Saturday. He suffered his first blown save of the year after converting on seven others earlier this year. Up to date, Neely has similar numbers to his numbers last year, however, he has more than double the amount of walks, in less than half the amount of innings. However, Neely has erased these runners with the double-play ball, which is shown by his 4.14 GO/AO ratio, double than it was last year. Neely, the 30th round pick in the 2012 draft, may be in line for a promotion soon, if he can continue to shut the door in close games for the River Bandits.

 

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

OKC - Asher Wojciechowski (1.15 ERA at OKC)

CC - Ruben Alaniz (5.45 ERA)

LC - Tyson Perez (6.62 ERA)

QC - Mike Hauschild (3.82 ERA)

 

Topics: Houston Astros, Minor Leagues, Prospects

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