Astros Minor League Recap: June 29, 2012

I'm sure all of you have seen that Nicholas Tropeano was promoted to Lancaster and Ruben Alaniz was placed on the DL to make room for him. Alaniz is experiencing some fatigue and that's understandable being that he leads the league in innings pitched. This isn't temporary until Alaniz returns, one of the guys who should be a bullpen guy will go to then pen when Alaniz does get back. It's well deserved for NiTro/Trope.

Despite Tropeano not pitching yesterday, we are going to highlight his performance anyway. His overall stats indicate that he's been really good. His ERA is 2.78 which is higher than his FIP (2.39) but lower than his SIERA (2.91). One thing that sticks out is that he has a high BABIP compared to league average (.330 vs. .313). His HR/9 indicates that he's been lucky with HR since its well below average (.31 vs .68), but he's now done that for two years. He posted a HR/9 of .17 at Tri-City last season in which his home park has a high HR factor (actually higher than Lancaster), and the league average for the NYPL was .47. He has a 45/7 GB% which really isn't that high, but his FB% is better than average. That extra is with a high LD% which is actually higher than average. But, he's a league leader in strikeouts and his K% is a very good 27.2% and that's what he'll hang his hat on.

So, who replaces his spot in the rotation. My bet is that Evan Grills transitions to the rotation. He was supposed to move down to Tri-City and pitch in that rotation, but hasn't happened because they have six starters already. Carlos Quevedo and Euris Quezada both have experience as starters so they are options as well. One of the six starters in Tri-City could as well, but I doubt that will happen.

Oklahoma City RedHawks won 3-1

  • Aneury Rodriguez-5 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 4/3 GO/AO, 77 pitches-Not bad at all
  • Sergio Perez-1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • Mickey Storey-2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 5/0 GO/AO
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-4, 2 SB
  • Marwin Gonzalez SS-0-3, SO-Rehab assignment
  • Angel Sanchez PH, SS1-2, 2B, SO

Texas League All-Stars South lost 3-1

  • Ross Seaton-1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR, 2/1 GO/AO, 18 pitches
  • Jarred Cosart-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO, 9 pitches
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/1 GO/AO, 10 pitches
  • Kevin Chapman-1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 6 pitches
  • Jonathan Villar SS-0-2
  • Jose Martinez 2B-0-4
  • Jonathan Singleton LF-0-1, BB

Lancaster JetHawks won 10-3

  • Jose Trinidad-7 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 11/5 GO/AO
  • Brian Streilein-2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
  • George Springer CF-3-5, SO-Average is over .300 again
  • Erik Castro DH-1-4, HR, BB, 2 SO
  • Domingo Santana RF-2-4, 2B, SB
  • Telvin Nash LF-1-5, HR, 4 SO
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-5, SO
  • Rafael Valenzuela 1B-0-2, 2 BB, SB
  • Rene Garcia C-1-3, 2B

Lexington Legends won 11-3

  • Jonas Dufek-1 2/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 1/3 GO/AO
  • Evan Grills-3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 4/3 GO/AO
  • Murilo Gouvea-2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Dayan Diaz-1 IP, 2 H, 0 R< 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Delino DeShields Jr. 2B-2-4, 2B, BB, 3 SB-Awesome
  • Jordan Scott CF-1-4, 2B, BB, OF Assist
  • Zachary Johnson 1B-1-3, 3 BB
  • Matt Duffy 3B-1-5, 2B, SO
  • Jay Austin DH-4-5, 2B, BB
  • Brandon Meredith LF-3-6, 2B, SO
  • Roberto Pena C-2-6, SO
  • Chan Moon SS-1-3, 3B, 2 BB

Tri-City ValleyCats won 5-3

  • Joe Bircher-4 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 4/5 GO/AO
  • Juan Minaya-4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 7/2 GO/AO
  • Blake Ford-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Austin Elkins 2B-1-4, 2B
  • Dan Gulbransen LF-1-3, 3B, BB, SO

Greeneville Astros won 5-2

  • Daniel Minor-4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 5/2 GO/AO
  • Mitchel Lambson-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1/4 GO/AO
  • Mike Hauschild-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Ernesto Genoves C-1-4, 2B
  • Michael Martinez 1B-1-2, HR, BB
  • James Howick SS-2-3

GCL Astros lost 7-6

  • Jandel Gustave-1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 ER,3 BB, 0 SO, 4/1 GO/AO
  • Ricardo Batista-1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Reymin Guduan-3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 4/1 GO/AO
  • Jose Montero-1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Javaris Reynolds CF-0-2, 2 BB
  • Carlos Correa SS-1-4, 2B, BB, SO
  • Jose Solano 2B, 3B-0-4, 3 SO
  • Luis De La Rosa RF-0-3, 3 SO

GCL Astros lost 3-1

  • Edison Frias-3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 2 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Andrew Walter-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Ambiorix De Leon-1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR
  • Alan Abreu-1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Brett Phillips CF-3-3, 2B, 3B
  • Ydarqui Martinez RF-1-2, 2B

DSL Astros won 11-4

  • Johan Arias-7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 12/4 GO/AO
  • Rauldison Rodriguez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Jarico Reynoso CF-1-3, 3B, SO, SB (got on base again by HBP)
  • Luis Reynoso 2B-3-4, BB, SO
  • Yoel Silfa 3B-3-5, 2 2B, SO
  • Brauly Mejia LF-1-4, 2B
  • Pedro Coa C-3-4, 2B
  • Jean Carlos Cortorreal DH-2-4
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