Astros Weekend Minor League Recap

It's been a hectic few days in the minors with the trade deadline and moving prospects around.  I'm going to give a brief review of the minor league movements.  I'll probably leave one out but I'll have the biggest ones.  Brett Wallace was traded for Anthony Gose and promoted to Houston.  Mark Melancon was traded from New York and assigned to Round Rock.  Tommy Everidge was released from RR.  Yordany Ramirez was sent to Lexington to transition to pitching.  Jack Shuck was promoted to RR to fill Ramirez's spot (as I predicted).  Albert Cartwright was promoted to CC to take Shuck's spot.  Jonathan Villar was traded for and sent to Lancaster.  Jose Altuve was promoted to Lancaster to take Cartwright's spot.  Jose Trinidad was promoted from Lexington to Lancaster.  Barry Butera was demoted to Lexington from Lancaster.  Jimmy Paredes was traded from New York and assigned to Lexington.  Ebert Rosario was sent to the GCL to transition to pitching as well.  Phew!  Thats a lot of moves!

Also, I attended the Round Rock at Nashville Sounds game last night and will write up a report on the game and what I thought about a few players I got to see today.  It will post either Monday or Tuesday, so be looking out for that.

Friday July 30th

Round Rock lost 4-1

Corpus Christ won 4-3

Lancaster lost 10-5

  • Patrick Urkfitz-5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO-Eesh! I want out of Lancaster already!
  • Jose Trinidad-2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO-It was his first appearance since being promoted.
  • Andrew Simunic-1-5, 2B, 3 SO
  • Albert Cartwright-3-4-No wonder he got promoted!
  • Lee Cruz-1-4, HR, 2 SO-Too bad this guys isn't a legitimate prospect because he has actually mashed since he was signed.
  • Brian Pellegrini-2-3, BB
  • Federico Hernandez-3-4, 3B

Lexington lost 10-5

  • Zachary Grimmett-2 1/3 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO-I admit I clamored for him to be moved to the rotation and it's not working out for him yet, but give it time.
  • Brad Dydalewicz-3 IP, 3 H, 0 R,0 BB, 2 SO
  • Daniel Sarizky-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Jose Altuve-2-5, HR-Dude was racking and now he gets to tear up the Cal League!
  • Jio Mier-0-5, 4 SO-Ouch, he's slumping again!
  • Jake Goebbert-1-5, 2B
  • Kody Hinze-0-2, 2 BB
  • Jonathan Meyer-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Grant Hogue-2-4
  • Brian Kemp-2-4, 2B, SO

Tri-City won 7-6

  • James Robinson-3 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Murillo Gouvea-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • Enrique Hernandez-0-5, 3 SO
  • Tyler Burnett-3-5, SO
  • Michael Kvasnicka-0-3, 2 BB
  • Buck Afenir-2-4, BB
  • Daniel Adamson-2-5, 2B, HR, 2 SO
  • Adam Bailey-1-4, HR, SO

Greeneville won 5-4

  • Mike Foltynewicz-4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO-He's adjusted and starting to dominate.
  • Brian Steilein-1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO-Ouch!
  • Jonathan Merritt-2-4, HR
  • Telvin Nash-1-4, HR, 2 SO-Dude's Mashing!!!!!
  • Ryan Humphrey-2-3, 3B, SO

GCL Astros lost 10-5

  • Mark Jones-3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR-Those walks will kill ya.
  • Ebert Rosario-1/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 HR-Ouch, that's a bad way to start your career as a pitcher.
  • Jose Vargas-2-4, 2 2B

DSL Astros lost 9-3

  • The pitching was so bad I'm not going to list it!
  • Mario Gonzalez-2-3, BB
  • Yonathan Mejia-2-4, 2 2B

DSL Astros lost 8-2

  • Pitching was just as bad in Game 2
  • Ydarqui Marte-1-2, BB, SO

Saturday, July 31st

Round Rock won 7-4

  • Josh Banks-6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0BB, 1 SO, 2 HR-He was pretty hittable.
  • Jack Shuck-0-5, SO-It looks bad on paper but I liked what I saw.
  • Brian Bogusevic-2-4, BB, SO, SB
  • Drew Locke-3-5, HR-I really liked what I saw from him last night.

Corpus Christi won 3-2

  • Jordan Lyles-5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, 1 HR-YAY! He had a great outing!  I wasn't getting worried or anything, but I hate it when the doubters get fuel to burn their anti-Lyles bonfires.
  • Freddy Parejo-3-6-Apparently he likes replacing Shuck in the leadoff spot.
  • Albert Cartwright-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • David Cook-1-3, 2 BB
  • Jhon Florentino-2-3, BB, SO

Lancaster lost 16-10

  • Leandro Cespedes-1 1/3 IP, 5 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR-I guess he gave all he had in RR.
  • Jay Austin-2-5, 2B, BB, SO
  • Jonathan Villar-0-4, BB, 2 SO-Not a hot start but I read on twitter that one of those was a lineout.
  • Brian Pellegrini-1-5, HR, 4 SO-Talk about a bad and good day.
  • Lee Cruz-2-5, SO
  • Brandon Barnes-1-5, HR, SO
  • Federico Hernandez-2-5, HR, SO
  • Mike Ori-2-5, 2B
  • David Flores-3-4, 2B, BB

Lexington won 7-6

  • Tanner Bushue-5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 SO-Huh? That's not Bushue! No strikeouts!
  • Jio Mier-3-4, PO, CS-Way to get on base but he needs to work on his base running skills.
  • Jake Goebbert-1-5, HR
  • Kody Hinze-2-4, HR, BB, SO
  • Aaron Bray-2-4, 3B-He played 3B and didn't know he could do that.

Tri-City lost 2-1

  • Euris Quezada-5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Enrique Hernandez-1-3, 2B, SO
  • Ben Heath-1-3, 2B, SO

Tri-City won 3-1

  • David Martinez-5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO-Nice!
  • Michael Ness-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO-Wow struck out the whole side!
  • Ben Orloff-2-4, SB, CS
  • Tyler Burnett-1-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Daniel Adamson-2-3, SO, SB
  • Jacke Healey-1-3, HR, SO

Greeneville won 9-6

  • Carlos Quezada-5 2/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR
  • Ricardo Garcia-2-4, BB, SO
  • Marcus Nidiffer-1-4, 2B, SO, SB
  • Emilio King-1-3, 2B, SO
  • Ryan Humphrey-2-4, 2 SB

DSL Astros lost 8-4

  • Leonardo Alayon-6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO-Bad luck loser
  • Luis De La Rosa-3-4, 2B
  • Yoiner Angulo-1-3, 2B
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