Astros Minors Update: Some of the big name Lancaster JetHawks

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Nottingham and Davis

Jacob Nottingham in his River Bandit days – photo credit to Rich Guill (@QCBanditPhotog)

Jacob Nottingham was promoted to Lancaster from the Quad Cities River Bandits about a month ago now.  If you want to see a model of consistency, check out these numbers:

Quad Cities:  .326 BA, .387 OBP, .543 SLG in 59 games

Lancaster:  .324 BA, .368 OBP, .606 SLG in 17 games

The 6’3″ 227-pound righthanded hitter seems primed to be a big run producer, as his 14 home runs suggest.  He will likely remain in Lancaster for the rest of 2015 as well with a shot at starting 2016 in double-A.

Third baseman J.D. Davis – photo credit to Rich Guill (@QCBanditPhotog)

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  • J.D. Davis had a fantastic debut professional season in 2014.  In just 73 games, he posted a .293/13/52 with an .878 OPS.  However, 2015 has been shown more inconsistent, if not disappointing production.  Already having 86 games under his belt in the hitter-friendly California League, the third baseman is hitting .273 with 13 homers and 60 R.B.I.  However, the numbers that pop out are the slugging (.443) and strikeouts (114 in 352 ABs).  His inconsistency suggests that he has possibly been dealing with a nagging injury, but we may never know for sure.  I would expect that he will not join Phillips and Reed in Corpus any time soon.

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