Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz are on rehab assignments with Triple-A Round Rock, and Cy Sneed and Derek Fisher are on hot streaks.
A couple of key Astros are on the mend as infielders Carlos Correa and Aledmys Diaz have been playing with Triple-A Round Rock. Meanwhile, Derek Fisher and Cy Sneed have put together some impressive performances of late.
Correa went 0-for-3 in his first game on Monday, but went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs on Wednesday. Diaz went 1-for-4 on Monday and 0-for-4 on Wednesday. Correa will likely have a few more games with the Express before he’s eligible to come off the IL, while Diaz will finish his rehab assignment at Double-A.
Fisher, Rojas Go Streaking
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Fisher has reached base safely in nine straight games and has drawn 10 walks in his past six games. He’s also hit three homers and driven in seven runs in that span. He’s up to .289/.395/.513 on the season in 52 games at Round Rock.
Meanwhile Joshua Rojas is hitting .385 in his last 10 games with three homers and nine RBIs. He’s up to .318/.415/.600 with Round Rock, which adds up to a 1.015 OPS. He’s also walked just as often as he’s struck out. Hard to argue he’s not ready for a taste of the big leagues.
Sneed, Jones Impress
For someone who just got optioned back to Triple-A, Sneed is pitching like a guy who’s ready to get called back up. He tossed seven scoreless innings on Tuesday with seven strikeouts. Given the Astros’ pitching issues, it would be surprising not to see him back in Houston this season.
Taylor Jones was recently added to the team’s Top 30 prospects list, coming in at No. 30. The scouting report notes he’s a strong defender at first base with a good arm and may develop more power. With all the top prospects the Astros have had at the position, it would be funny if the one who ended up sticking was a guy who came up under the radar.
Ferrell, Deetz Return
Riley Ferrell, recently returned to the Astros after being selected by Miami in the Rule 5 Draft, made his first appearance for the Express on Tuesday, pitching one scoreless inning. This comes after making five appearances for Double-A Corpus Christi, allowing one run in 6.1 innings.
Dean Deetz, on the IL for the better part of two months, just returned to Round Rock and made his first two appearances. He allowed two runs in 0.2 innings in his first appearance, but bounced back with a scoreless inning on Monday. He’s ranked as the team’s 16th-best prospect, noting his mid-to-upper 90s fastball and sharp-breaking slider could profile him as a reliever.
***Statistics courtesy of MiLB.com***