Astros Weekend Minor League Recap


Ya'll already know all about Ben Heath's big night on Friday, so I'm not going to sit here and tell you what you already know.  But, I am going to talk about Heath for a brief moment.  Obviously, he was drafted in the fifth round as a power hitting catcher, and he has done nothing but hit since he signed.  So, why was he not more highly rated?  Why was he not included in Andy Seiler's draft notebook?  Simple, there were serious question marks about his ability to stick behind the plate and was beleived that his bat couldn't provide enough value anywhere else on the field.  I have to disagree with that.  No, I haven't watched him behind the plate and no, I don't have other scouting reports to support my statement.  But, what I do have, is knowledge of what Bobby Heck likes in position players.  One of the top things he likes is potential to stick at premium defensive positions and above average defensive players at other positions.  What does that tell me?  Heck wouldn't have drafted him if he thought Heath had no business behind the plate.  Does that make him good defensive catcher?  Nope, but it does give me confidence in Heath's ability to be a catcher!  BOOM!

(Sorry about the BOOM! My brother-in-law told me a story about his boss a few days ago and him saying BOOM, so I felt like I needed to put it here.)

Lancaster and Round Rock recaps are updated.

Friday

Round Rock lost 7-3

  • Welsey Wright (4.72)-4 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR
  • Yorman Bazardo (4.10)-3 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR
  • Brian Bogusevic (.299)-2-3, 2 BB, SB-He continues to impress me!  What do you think Bogey could have turned into if he started his career as a hitter?
  • Chris Shelton (.288)-3-5
  • Edwin Maysonet (.250)-2-3, 2B, BB

Corpus Christi lost 6-1

  • Dallas Keuchel (5.81)-4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR-Be patient with him!
  • J.D. Martinez (.343)-2-4, 2B, 2 SO

Lancaster won 12-8

  • Ross Seaton (6.17)-5 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR-Oh, Ross, why must you frustrate me so?
  • Jay Austin (.272)-1-5, 2B, SO
  • Jonathan Villar (.296)-2-5, 3B, HR
  • Brandon Barnes (.268)-2-5, 2 HR, SO
  • Brian Pellegrini (.302)-2-4, HR, BB, 2 SO
  • Kevin Curtis (.299)-2-4, BB, SO
  • Andrew Simunic (.346)-2-4, BB
  • Jose Altuve (.324)-2-5, 2B, HR-Flat out stole the show with a walk-off grand slam!  Can he get some love now?

Lexington lost 10-8

  • Jose Cisnero (4.25)-5 1/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
  • Grant Hogue (.278)-1-4, BB, 2 SB
  • Jimmy Paredes (.287)-2-5, SO
  • Jake Goebbert (.284)-2-3, BB, SB
  • Ben Heath (.444)-3-4, BB, 3 HR-I know you all already knew about that, but still, it's flat ridiculous! 

Tri-City won 2-1

  • David Martinez (3.21)-4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • Ben Orloff (.313)-2-4
  • Kike Hernandez (.284)-2-4, 2B, HR, SO-I swear they all text each other after get a big hit and try to out do each other.

Greeneville won 6-3

  • Ruben Alaniz (4.89)-6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Delino DeShields (.250)-1-4, 2B
  • Jonathan Merritt (.223)-2-5, 3B, SO, SB
  • Roberto Pena (.500)-2-4, SO
  • Emilio King (.224)-2-3, BB, SB

GCL Astros lost 4-2

  • Jose Perdomo (1.71)-5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
  • Dieudone Paul (1.50)-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Joshua Magee (.265)-0-3, 3 SO
  • Ryan Ditthardt (.326)-2-4, 2B
  • Jose Vargas (.240)-1-3, 2B

DSL Astros lost 5-4

  • Enderson Franco (3.56)-5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • Jose Solano (.272)-1-3, 2B, BB
  • Mario Gonzalez (.252)-1-4, 2B
  • Carlos Alcantara (.256)-4-4

Saturday

Round Rock won 2-1 (in the 14th)

  • Shane Loux (5.90)-4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Chris Sampson (2.89)-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Ferando Abad (1.42)-3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO
  • Jack Shuck (.264)-2-5, BB, SO
  • Tommy Manzella (.316)-1-6, 2 SO
  • Drew Locke (.283)-4-6, 2B
  • Collin DeLome (.243)-0-5, 4 SO
  • Ozzie Navarro (.277)-3-5, BB

Corpus Christi won 8-4

  • Jeremy Johnson (4.19)-6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
  • Matt Nevarez (4.11)-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO-Yes, that is what I expect out of this prospect.  He's got electric stuff!
  • Jose Valdez (0.00)-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Freddy Parejo (.351)-3-5, 2 2B
  • Koby Clemens (.261)-2-5, 2B, HR, SO
  • Jimmy Van Ostrand (.239)-2-4, HR

Lancaster won 12-5

  • Robbie Donovan (9.45)-2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR
  • Brandon Barnes (.272)-3-5, 2 2B
  • Brian Pellegrini (.311)-2-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Andrew Simunic (.350)-2-4, 2B, 3B-This guy just continues to hit!
  • Mark Ori (.283)-4-5, 2B, 3B
  • Brandon Wikoff (.255)-2-5, SO

Lexington-Postponed

Tri-City won 11-2

  • James Robinson (3.08)-5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
  • Jorge De Leon (0.47)-1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-That is such a nice ERA!
  • Kike Hernadez (.286)-2-5, 2B, SO
  • Tyler Burnett (.265)-2-4, BB, 2 SO
  • Dan Adamson (.286)-1-4, HR, 2 SO
  • Marcus Nidiffer (.571)-3-4, 2B, 2 HR-His Heath impersonation!  What a steal of an undrafted FA!

Greeneville lost 9-6

  • Ricardo Batista (6.86)-3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR
  • Delino DeShields (.111)-0-5, 2 SO-Tweets saying that he looked terrible at the plate, but outstanding in the field, until he made two mistakes in the field.
  • Jhonny Medrano (.297)-1-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Telvin Nash (.253)-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Roberto Pena (.375)-1-4, 2B
  • Emilio King (.231)-2-4, 2B

GCL Astros lost 8-5

  • Francis Ramirez (4.36)-4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
  • Ryan Ditthardt (.319)-0-2, 2 BB, 2 SO

DSL Astros-Off

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