Astros Minor League Recap May 16th, 2012

The two main prospects from the Huner Pence trade are well known. But, Jonathan Singleton and Jarred Cosart aren't the only prospect we received in return. Josh Zeid was the other prospect named at the time of the trade, so he is fairly recognizable. But, the final prospect in the trade, the PTBNL, is actually a bigger prospect than Zeid in many opinions. Domingo Santana has all the tools scouts drool of, and right now, he's playing like a toolsy prospect.

What do I mean by that? He's swinging the bat and doing things that get you excited. But, he's not displaying skills yet. Overall, a .797 OPS isn't great, but its creeping up. Mostly due to his power that has shown up in the last ten games. Over that period of time, he has an .882 OPS because of three home runs, a triple, and two doubles. His OBP is terrible over that period of time (.293) because his plate discipline is still poor. Two walks and ten strikeouts don't help that OBP much at all. The strikeouts are actually an improvement over the season (25% vs 32%). So, that's something you can take note of.

Listening to the games. You can easily tell he is hacker. He takes big swings and really needs to tone it down. He's still getting by on his tools alone, which is ok in the lower levels. But, the thing to watch moving forward is his plate discipline. Something else you notice when listening to the games, he is raw in the outfield still. He has one heck of an arm, but his routes are poor and he doesn't always make the right decisions in the outfield. A lot of that should improve moving forward with coaching and repetitions in the outfield.

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 7-4

  • Sergio Perez-2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 2/1 GO/AO
  • Mickey Storey-3 1/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 5/0 GO/AO
  • Enerio Del Rosario-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1/0 GO/AO
  • Xavier Cedeno-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Jose Valdez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Brian Bixler LF-2-4
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-4, SO, SB
  • Mike Hessman 1B-2-3, 2 HR, BB
  • Scott Moore 3B-1-4, HR
  • Brad Snyder CF-1-4, HR, SO

Corpus Christi Hooks won 5-1 (Continued from yesterday)

  • Erick Abreu-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1/2 GO/AO
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1/1 GO/AO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-1-3, SO, 3 SB
  • Jonathan Singleton LF, 1B-0-2, 3 BB, SB
  • Austin Wates CF, LF-2-5, SO
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-3-5

Corpus Christi Hooks lost 6-1

  • Jose Cisnero-2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 46 GS
  • Wes Musick-5 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO, 3/3 GO/AO
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-2-4

Lancaster JetHawks won 7-3

  • David Martinez-7 2/3 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 11/7 GO/AO, 51 GS
  • Kirk Clark-1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Domingo Santana RF-2-4, SB
  • Erik Castro DH-2-4, HR, 2 SO
  • Telvin Nash LF-3-4, HR, SO
  • Rafael Valenzuela 1B-1-4, 3B, SO

Lexington Legends won 3-0

  • Luis Cruz-6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 SO, 4/4 GO/AO, 69 GS
  • Carlos Quevedo-1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Jason Chowning-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-PROMOTION PLEASE!
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