Astros Sunday Minor League Recap

I was going to create a list of top performers from the previous week today since I hadn't done that in awhile, but I just didn't feel like it.  I was pretty ticked off all day because I got a speeding ticket yesterday morning, and that was just the first thing that went wrong yesterday.  Luckily, the minor leaguers wrote the top performers list themselves yesterday with some excellent performances. 

A few days ago, someone brought up the talent in the new Dominican Academy.  While some of you are not too impressed, I am.  Last year, our DSL team (before the Academy opened), was littered with 20+ year old players who had no upside to them.  This year there are only 5 that are 20 and 1 that is 21 out of 38 players.  So, we have greatly reduced the average age of our Latin players which in turn gives them longer to develop making a greater chance they do.  Also, there are actually quite a few that I'm confident will eventually become legitimate prospects. 

It was also mentioned that Kelvin Vizcaino hasn't done anything to impress yet.  We made a pretty big deal about his bat speed and how he was considered a top DPL prospect after he was signed but has pretty much underwhelmed until now.  Well, yesterday he showed off a lot of power!

Round Rock won 11-7

  • Yorman Bazardo (4.15)-6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
  • Fernando Abad (4.50)-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-I still like him as a starter, but it doesn't seem like the organization is still considering him as a starter going forward.
  • Jack Shuck (.324)-2-4, BB, 2 SB-It's still a small sample size, but he's doing better than he was in CC.
  • Wladimir Sutil (.237)-2-4, SO, SB
  • Matt Kata (.281)-3-3, 2 BB
  • Drew Locke (.275)-2-4, HR
  • Ozzie Navarro (.274)-2-5, SO
  • Collin DeLome (.245)-2-5, HR

Corpus Christi won 3-2

  • Dallas Keuchel (5.24)-7 2/3 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO-Thats what I was expecting from Keuchel!  I can't wait to get a chance to watch him pitch next year for Round Rock!
  • Albert Cartwright (.256)-1-5, 3 SO
  • Tommy Manzella (.400)-2-3
  • Koby Clemens (.259)-3-3, SB
  • Jonathan Gaston (.256)-1-4, HR-Love seeing a HR from this guy.

Lancaster lost 5-2

  • Robert Donovan (8.31)-6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 9 SO-I still don't understand how this guy is successful. He has average stuff and apparently his command isn't that good either.
  • Jay Austin (.274)-1-3, 3B, BB, SB-He now has 50 SB this year!
  • Jonathan Villar (.278)-0-4, 3 SO

Lexington lost 2-1

  • Luis Cruz (3.25)-7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 SO
  • Jio Mier (.224)-3-5, SO, 2 SB
  • Jimmy Paredes (.286)-3-5, 2 SB-Apparently the opposing catcher wasn't very good.  The Legends stole a total of seven bases!
  • Jonathan Meyer (.254)-1-2, 2 BB, 1 SO

Tri-City won 4-1

  • David Martinez (3.35)-5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 SO-That's a great start for Martinez!
  • Ben Orloff (.310)-1-4, BB, 2 SB
  • Daniel Adamson (.283)-2-4, 2B
  • Jacke Healey (.198)-2-3, 2B
  • Frank Almonte (.173)-2-2, 2B

Greeneville lost 3-2

  • Ruben Alaniz (5.63)-6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR
  • Chris Wallace (.331)-1-2, 2 BB
  • Marcus Nidiffer (.307)-2-3
  • Telvin Nash (.252)-2-4, SO

GCL Astros 6-6, Suspended after 9 innings

  • Francis Ramirez (3.77)-3 1/3 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR
  • Evan Grills (0.00)-2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO-Interestingly, he was called up to Greeneville and never made an appearance and sent back down.  This was just his second outing since being signed.
  • Ebert Rosario (13.50)-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-After a horrendous debut, he's made two strong appearances in a row.
  • Jose Valdez (0.00)-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-He's rehabbing nicely
  • Garen Wright (.216)-1-4, 2 BB, 3 SB-He must be a terror on the basepaths.
  • Joshua Magee (.242)-2-4, BB, SB-Does anyone else think of Will Ferrell in Anchorman when they see that last name?
  • Ryan Ditthardt (.342)-3-4, BB
  • Jose Vargas (.236)-3-5, 3B, SO, SB
  • Jose Fernandez (.244)-0-3, 2 BB, 2 SO, SB
  • Kyle Redinger (.212)-2-5, SO
  • Jordan Scott (.244)-2-5

DSL Astros

  • Michael Feliz (5.19)-4 2/3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO-Still shaking the rust off that 50 game suspension.
  • Jose Solano (.282)-2-5, 2B
  • Luis De La Rosa (.283)-1-4, 2B
  • Mario Gonzalez (.252)-2-4, SO
  • Kelvin Vizcaino (.178)-3-5, 2 HR, SB-Yeah, two home runs!  17 years old and plenty of room to fill out still, he could be a great OFer!
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