Astros Minor League Recap

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 08: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros throws the ball to first as Collin Cowgill #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks slides into second base at Chase Field on August 8, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. Houston won 9-1. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The big news for today is that three ValleyCats were chose to the New York-Penn League All-Star Game.  The three were LHP Kyle Hallock, 3B Matt Duffy, and OF Justin Gominsky.  We've discussed Gominsky's athleticism before after David Gersham wrote a write-up on him and he's definitely a sleeper prospect, although his best chance to make it will be CF as his power potential won't be realized with his current swing.  But, we know the staff in Corpus can make the necessary adjustments (JD Martinez).  After the draft, Tim listed Duffy as one of his late round favorites simply because he was a 20th rounder and the Astros seem to have a lot of luck in that round.  So far, so good!  I'd like to see some more home run power from Duffy since he plays in a hitters park and you expect some power from 3B.  Hallock is intriguing, especially after his eleven strikeout performance early on, but given his age and repatoire, he'll have to prove it at much higher levels. 

I also wanted to highligh Ross Seaton's impressive start last night.  I'm going to dig deeper into Seaton in the next few weeks but I will say a little about him here.  He's way ahead of the curve by being in AA and holding his own at times.  His strikeout rate has risen by a very small percentage this season so that has to be at least somewhat encouraging.  The thing with Seaton is that his velocity is still high and reports are that his stuff still flashes potential.  When he puts it together for a night, it's fun to see and continues to give hope for the future. 

Oklahoma City won 10-2

  •  Andy Van Hekken-7 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 7/5 GO/AO
  • Ryan Rowland-Smith-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Collin DeLome CF-1-5, 2B, 3 SO
  • Anderson Hernandez SS-2-6, 2 SO
  • Brett Wallace 1B-2-5, 2 SO
  • Chris Johnson 3B-1-3, 2B, 2 BB
  • JR Towles C-1-2, 3 BB
  • Drew Locke RF-3-4, 2B, 2 HR, BB-I wish he would have panned out.
  • Andy Van Hekken-1-3, 2B, BB, SO

Corpus Christi lost 1-0

  • Ross Seaton-6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 SO, 7/2 GO/AO
  • Chris Hicks-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-2-4, CS
  • Brandon Barnes LF-2-3, BB, SO, CS

Lancaster lost 4-3

  • Robert Donovan-6 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 9/2 GO/AO
  • Wes Musick-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Jio Mier SS-0-2, 2 BB, SO, CS
  • Austin Wates LF-0-2, 2 BB, 2 SO
  • Rene Garcia C-2-4, 2B, SO

Lexington lost 6-5

  • Carlos Quevedo-6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 6/5 GO/AO-He was announced Pitcher of the Week for the Sally League yesterday...
  • Alex Sogard-3 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Jay Austin CF-1-5, 3 SO
  • Mike Kvasnicka 3B-3-5
  • Telvin Nash DH-0-4, 3 SO
  • Jhonny Medrano 1B-2-4, HR, SO
  • Bryce Lane RF-1-4, 2B

Tri-City won 9-3

  • Jamaine Cotton-5 Ip, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 3/5 GO/AO
  • Mitchell Lambson-3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 2/2 GO/AO
  • Neiko Johnson 2B-2-4, 2 BB, 2 SO, SB
  • Zach Johnson DH-2-4, BB
  • Rafael Valenzuela 1B-1-5, HR, SO
  • Drew Muren RF-3-4, BB
  • Chris Epps LF-2-4, BB, CS
  • Miguel Arrendell SS-1-3, 2 BB, SB

Greeneville lost 7-5

  • Denilo Del Rio-5 Ip, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 7/4 GO/AO
  • Steve Martin-2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR
  • Ruben Sosa CF-2-4, 2B, SB
  • Jordan Scott LF-2-5, SO, CS
  • Jesse Wierzbicki 1B-2-3, BB
  • Chase Davidson DH-1-4, HR, SO

GCL Astros lost 9-2

  • Enderson Franco-4 Ip, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 5/2 GO/AO
  • Zachary Hardoin-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Nathan Pettus-0 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO
  • Steven Dennison-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Brandon Culbreth-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Dustin Kellogg-1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR
  • Wallace Gonzalez RF-2-4, 2B
  • Luca Martone 2B-2-4, SO

DSL Astros won 9-6

  • Reymin Guduan-4 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
  • Victor Mesa-3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
  • Kelvin Santana-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Juan Santana SS-3-5, 2B, HR
  • Teoscar Hernandez CF-2-5, 3B
  • Franny Polanco C-1-4, 2B
  • Jose Solano 3B-2-4, SO
  • Mesac Laguna RF-2-4, SO
  • Frederick Serrano LF-1-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Michael Medina PH, DH-1-1, 2B
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