Erik Castro (photo by Tammy Tucker)

Recapping The Minors: Weekend Edition (June 14th-16th)


It has been an exciting year in the minor leagues this season, and the power continued this weekend. We saw nine home runs amongst OKC and CC in their combined six games this weekend. Here are the other notable stat lines from this past weekend’s games.

 

Notable Roster Moves:

Jonathan Singleton to OKC

Brett Phillips to QC

 

Oklahoma City (36-31) 1-2 over the weekend

Jonathan Villar – 5/13, 2 HR (7), 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K

Jake Elmore – 4/10, 1 HR (4), 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB (14)

Brett Wallace – 5/12, 1 HR (10), 1 2B, 2 RBI, 3 K

Justin Maxwell – 2/10, 1 HR (1), 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K - Rehab Assignment

Brandon Laird – 3/11, 1 HR (7), 2 RBI, 2 K

Marc Krauss – 3/11, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

Ross Seaton (L) – 5 IP, 10 Hits, 10 ER, 6 BB, 3 K, 3 HR - WOW THAT’S TERRIBLE

Jason Stoffel – 2 IP, 2 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Andrew Simunic – 1.1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K - That’s how you pitch Mr. Outfielder!

Che-Hsuan Lin – 0.2 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K - That’s how you pitch Mr. Outfielder!

Jarred Cosart (W) – 6 IP, 4 Hits, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

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

Rhiner Cruz – 0.1 IP, 2 Hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Josh Zeid (S) – 0.2 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Asher Wojciechowski – 6 IP, 4 Hits, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, 1 HR - STUD

Eric Berger – 1.2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Jose Valdez (BS, L) – 1 IP, 7 Hits, 7 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 HR - That definitely qualifies as a blown save

Philip Humber – 0.1 IP, 1 Hit, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR

Notes: The Tampa Bay Rays announced that Wil Myers will be called up this Tuesday. Along with Myers, Mets prospect Zach Wheeler will also make his debut. This is important because it is clear the Super-two cutoff date effected both teams’ decisions to keep their prospects down in the minors past that date so they can be eligible for an extra year of arbitration. I brought this up in regards to Jarred Cosart. Several fans wanted to see Cosart make his debut earlier this year, but it never made sense to bring him up and lose an extra year of arbitration. With the date set to pass, a Cosart call-up could happen soon, however, Cosart needs to continue to pitch well and show the ability to command all his pitches. With the Astros rotation pitching well, a Cosart call-up may not transpire until an injury occurs (hope not) or a trade.

 

Corpus Christi (42-27) 1-2 over the weekend

George Springer – 1/9, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 SB (19) - Rough weekend

Domingo Santana – 3/12, 1 HR (13), 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K

Erik Castro – 4/13, 2 HR (9), 3 RBI, 4 K

Michael Burgess – 0/11, 3 K – See George Springer

Jorge De Leon – 5 IP, 3 Hits, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Ruben Alaniz – 4 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

Andrew Robinson (W) – 1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

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

David Martinez (L) – 5 IP, 3 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K – Tough luck loser

Michael Foltynewicz – 2.1 IP, 3 Hits, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Gonzalo Sanudo – 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Jake Buchanan (L) – 5.2 IP, 10 Hits, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Matt Heidenreich – 2.1 IP, 4 Hits, 1 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Kenny Long – 1 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

Notes: The amazing year of Jake Buchanan has been slowed a bit. After a brilliant start to the year, Buchanan has struggled in his last two starts. Buchanan had only given up six runs this whole season before allowing 11 runs in the last two outings. In the last 9.2 IP, Buchanan has allowed 19 hits and 11 ER. Buchanan’s ERA still stands at 1.99, but he is in desperate need a of good start the next time out on the mound.

 

Lancaster (39-31) 2-1 over the weekend. First Half Champs!

Delino DeShields – 4/8, 1 3B, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB (16)

Nolan Fontana – 0/9, 1 BB, 6 K - A weekend to forget

Preston Tucker – 6/13, 1 BB, 4 K

Matt Duffy – 5/13, 2 2B, 5 RBI, 1 BB 4 K

MP Cokinos – 4/10, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 3 BB, 2 K

Tyson Perez  - 5 IP, 6 Hits, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

David Rollins (W) – 3 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Travis Ballew – 2 IP, 3 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Kyle Hallock – 4.2 IP, 5 Hits, 0 ER, 5 BB, 2 K - Impressive to allow 10 base runners and 0 runs.

Theron Geith – 0.1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Luis Cruz (W) – 3 IP, 2 Hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Aaron West (L) – 3 IP, 4 Hits, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Blair Walters – 1.2 IP, 4 Hits, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

Cameron Lamb – 1.1 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Thomas Shirley – 2 IP, 0 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Notes: It has been a very interesting season for David Rollins. Rollins has been a part of the tandem pitching in Lancaster, and has had a shaky season. However, his numbers as a reliever (when coming in the game as the second pitcher) have been a lot better than when he has started the game. As a starter, Rollins has amassed 32.1 IP with a 7.24 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, and a .297 BAA. When pitching in relief, Rollins has thrown 29 IP, with a 1.24 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, and a .135 BAA. Rollins has done a great job not allowing base runners on in relief, and hasn’t allowed any long balls while in relief (6 allowed when starting). If the Astros choose to stop tandem pitching in Lancaster, I expect Rollins to be placed in the bullpen, as he has excelled there this season, and there is already tons of SP depth in the Astros system.

 

Quad Cities (38-31) 2-2 over the weekend (Made up a game from April)

Teoscar Hernandez – 6/16, 1 HR (4), 2 RBI, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 SB (17), 1 CS (4)

Carlos Correa – 6/11, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB (7), 2 CS (4) 1 Error (4)

Brian Blasik – 3/12, 1 HR (1), 5 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 CS (4)

Jordan Scott – 4/13, 1 2B, 1 BB, 4 K, 2 SB (15)

Vincent Velasquez (L) – 5 IP, 3 Hits, 3 Runs, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Jamaine Cotton – 4 IP, 2 Hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

Daniel Minor – 4.2 IP, 6 Hits, 5 Runs, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Juri Perez – 3 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Mitchell Lambson (W) – 2 IP, 1 Hits, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Lance McCullers Jr. – 5 IP, 6 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K - Stud!

Gerardo Sanchez – 2 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

John Neely (L) – 1 IP, 2 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Mike Hauschild – 4.1 IP, 6 Hits, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Colton Cain (W) – 3 IP, 1 Hit, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Juan Minaya (S) – 1 IP, 2 Hits, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR

Notes: There has been a lot of talk in regards to Byron Buxton lately about how the Astros made the wrong pick. Well, many casual fans don’t realize the success Carlos Correa is having this year (as well as the fact the Astros were able to sign both Lance McCullers Jr, Rio Ruiz, and others with those savings). As Astros GM Jeff Luhnow tweeted last night:

So there you have it. Correa has been playing very well, and is just 18 years old this year. Correa has all the makings of a star, and I can’t wait to see this guy in an Astros uniform!

 

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

OKCBrett Oberholtzer (4.95 ERA)

CC - TBD

LC - OFF

QC - OFF

TC - TBD

 

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