I will be joining Astros County at the Round Rock Express game again tonight, so if you have anything particular you want to know about a specific prospect, let me know. I'll do the best I can to give a second report from the game. The first one is coming out later today. RR hasn't posted who is pitching yet, but if I'm right, Yorman Bazardo should be on the hump. That makes me a little excited since I actually like him as a pitcher.
I want to talk a little about Jake Goebbert real briefly. The 22 year-old's stats don't scream prospect the way J.D. Martinez's stats did, but he has been impressing in his own right in the month of July. He doesn't have the .800+ OPS that we'd like to see from a corner outfielder, but he's been improving. I'd like to see some more walks from a college guy but it is his first full season as a pro and was just drafted last year. He did also knock five homeruns in July and has really turned it on since J.D.'s promotion. I can see him putting up some ridiculous numbers next year in Lancaster to the point he could warrant a mid-season call-up to CC. I see him as nothing more than a 4th/5th OFer at best, but I can see him turning into a Collin DeLome type player.
Round Rock lost 5-1
- Shane Loux-7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR
- Brian Esposito-1-4, HR
Corpus Christi lost 5-1
- Henry Villar-7 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR-He can pitch the distance by I just don't like his stuff in the rotation and feel like he fits better in the pen.
- Matt Nevarez-1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO-His electric arm is still not under control.
- Freddy Parejo-3-4
- Albert Cartwright-1-4, 2B, SO
- Geoff Blum-0-4-So, maybe he isn't ready for the majors yet.
- Jonathan Gaston-2-3, SB-He's playing CF now but we know he won't in the majors since very few can cover that huge field in MMP.
- James Van Ostrand-2-4
Lexington won 9-4
- Jose Cisnero-5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR
- Wander Alvino-2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO
- Grant Hogue-2-4
- Jimmy Paredes-2-5, SB-It's his third game and he's already the 3-hole hitter.
- Jake Goebbert-2-4, BB
- Kody Hinze-2-5, 2 2B
- Rene Garcia-2-4
- Brian Kemp-2-4, 2B, BB, SO
Tri-City won 10-1
- Jake Buchanon-6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO-Thats a great start. Just two hits in six innings is awesome.
- Joan Belliard-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
- Ben Orloff-2-4
- Enrique (Kike) Hernandez-2-4, 3B, BB-The Valleycats blog refers to him as Kike so I will too for now on.
- Tyler Burnett-2-4, SO
- Michael Kvasnicka-2-4, SO
- Daniel Adamson-2-3, HR, BB-He has been one of the better hitters in short-season ball.
- Jacke Healey-1-4, HR, 3 SO
- Wilton Infante-2-4, 3B, SO-Apparently he's one of the fastest guys in the league.
Greeneville lost 14-2
- Ricardo Batista-4 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO
- Paul Gerrish-1 1/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO-Ouch!
- Jhonny Medrano-1-4, 2B, SO
- Telvin Nash-1-4, 3B-Showing off some wheels with his power!
GCL Astros won 5-2
- Francis Ramirez-2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
- Jose Vargas-2-5, 2B, SO
- Jose Monzon-0-1, 3 BB, SB-Wow, that's some plate discipline.
- Jose Fernandez-2-4, 2B-I'm loving this kid!
- Chan Moon-2-3, 2B, BB
- The box score hasn't been posted yet.