Astros: Hooks Send Eight to the AA All-Star Game
The Hooks had a well balanced offensive attack this week with every hitter, except for catcher Alfredo Gonzalez, collecting at least one RBI and nobody driving in more than five. The offense averaged 9.86 hits and 4.71 walks per game, consistently giving opposing pitchers plenty of traffic on the base paths.
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Derek Fisher walked 11 times while going 5-23 from the plate with a triple and a home run. Fisher is the 9th ranked prospect in the Astros system, but he hasn’t received as much fan fare as Alex Bregman (#1) or even J.D. Davis (#11). After some long drives this week Fisher’s slugging percentage sits at .490, fourth best in all of the Texas League. His OPS (.905 this week) sits at .895, trailing only Bregman on the team. Fisher has quietly become one of the most dangerous three-hole hitters in all of Double-A.
Mott Hoyde continues to swing the bat well since returning from injury, leading the team in hits this week with 8 in 23 at bats producing a .348 batting average and a .375 OPS on the week. Only one of those hits went for extra bases, a double in Tuesday’s game against the San Antonio Missions.
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