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Astros Wednesday Minor League Recap

Good news for the farm and bad news on the farm.  First, the bad news.  Folty is struggling with his control.  He's walking way too many batters.  He's young and athletic, I'm sure it'll get cleaned up soon.  Now, the good news.  Sure two of the wins were from the DSL Astros, but it was against the Yanks. 

Oh yeah, I almost forgot.  In case you missed it.  The Astros signed some kid named Ariel Ovando.  I don't know if you've heard of him.  No, of course you haven't until yesterday.  He is a 16 year old Dominican OFer.  How would you have heard of him?  We've already discussed him a good bit in David Coleman's article, so feel free to go over there and continue the discussion.  I'm very excited to get this kid and even more excited that the front office gave between $2.6 and $2.8 million for an amateur player.  That has a solid chance to be a new record for the franchise.  He's already gotten plenty of comparisons on what he might be able to bring to the table and every single one is very impressive. 

Round Rock won 7-2

What's that you say? Wesley Wright had a strong start?  Yes, he pitched six inning and allowed just one run.  He only gave up four hits and one walk while striking out four.  Jonah Bayliss pitched two scoreless and hitless innings and walked one while striking out four.  Collin DeLome went 2 for 5 with a double and two strikeouts.  Tommy Everidge went 2 for 4.  Ramon Vazquez went 2 for 3 with a walk.  Drew Locke went 2 for 3 with a double.  Edwin Bellorin went 1 for 4 with a double.

Corpus Christi off

Lancaster lost 5-0

Dallas Keuchel pitched a shorter outing in his terms.  He's used to pitching more than just six innings.  He gave up one run on a homerun on four hits and no walks while striking out five.  Not a bad day at all.  David Duncan gave up three runs in one inning in his first outing since demoted to the pen.  Shane Wolf pitched a scoreless inning.  Ugly day a the plate as the team was only able to get five hits.  Barry Butera went 2 for 3. 

Lexington won 4-1

Juan Minaya pitched five innings and gave up the lone run on six hits, which included a home run) and one walk. He also continued his impressive strikeout rate with six.  Zachary Grimmett continues to impress me.  He pitched four scoreless innings and only gave up one hit and struck out two.  Can someone tell me why he isn't starting?  Miguel Arrendell went 1 for 3 with a double and a walk.  JD Martinez's batting average has been slumping a little (.250 in the last ten games is slumping for him) and went hitless, although in one at-bat, but he walked twice.  Jio Mier also went hitless in two at-bats but drew two walks as well.  Grant Hogue went 2 for 3. 

Tri-City off

Greeneville lost 5-4

Mike Foltynewicz is having trouble in the pros.  He pitched an inning and two-thirds and allowed four runs, all of which were earned.  He gave up three hits, including a homerun, but the culprit is his control.  He walked four while striking out one.  Second Round pick Vincent Velasquez made his debut from the pen and pitched one inning.  He gave up no hits and no runs and walked two while striking out one.  Pedro Feliz went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk.  Chris Wallace went 2 for 5 with a strikeout.  Jhonny Medrano went 1 for 5 with a double and two strikeouts.  Marcus Nidiffer went 1 for 4 with a double and a walk. 

GCL Astros post-poned til tomorrow for rain

DSL Astros:

Game One won 14-5: Reymin Guduan struggled in two and a third innings.  He gave up five runs on six hits, two walks, and a strikeout.  Elias De Leon picked him up with with his six and two-thirds innings out of the pen.  He didn't allow any runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six.  Fredwin Campusano must be ridiculously fast.  He went 1 for 4 with a walk and a strikeout, but he stole three bases.  Yonathan Mejia went 2 for 6 with a double and a strikeout.  Ydarquie Marte went 2 for 5 with a strikeout.  Carlos Alcantara went 0 for 2 but drew two walks.  Jose Solano went 3 for 5 with a double.  Kenny Diaz went 1 for 2 with two walks.  Andru Sierra went 3 for 4 with a triple and a stolen base. 

Game Two won 6-2: Frederick Tiburico pitched three and a third innings and allowed just one run.  He gave up three hits and four walks while striking out seven.  Cristian Hirland pitched three and two-thirds innings in relief and also gave up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out four.  Mario Gonzales went 2 for 3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a strikeout.  Jose Solano went 2 for 3 with a home run, a strikeout, and a stolen base.  Mesac Laguna went 2 for 2 with a triple and a stolen base.  Max Ayarza went 2 for 3 with a double.