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Astros Minor League Recap: Week Review

As I'm sure many of have figured out, I love discussing these prospects.  Sometimes, I get a little too into it. But, I love discussing it.  So, I had a little idea on how to get some discussion going.  Sunday is typically a slow day around here on the site, but not as slow as Saturday is, and this might be a way to get a little more activity going around.  I personally have the most time on Sunday, so it's a day I have the most time to discuss these guys.  We'll see how this goes, and if it's a success, we'll do it every Sunday.

The discussion topic I want to do every week is...Who is your player of the week?  Who do you think performed the best?  I'm even going to let you divide that into position player and pitcher of the week.  I'll start!

Hitter of the Week: Kody Hinze

Possibly a surprise to some of you with Telvin Nash and Chris Wallace getting most of the attention this week with their big night, but Hinze just may have had a better week.  Hinze went 11 for 25 with six home runs and a double.  He homered in all but two days and homered twice in one game.  He also showed good plate discipline with five walks and three strikeouts.  I thought the first baseman deserved a little attention.

Pitcher of the Week: Jake Buchanan

The guy has really impressed me this year.  He is smaller in stature than your typical Bobby Heck draft pick, but that doesn't mean he can't be succesful.  He had just one start this week and lasted seven and one-third innings and allowed just four hits and one walk which led to two earned runs.  He also struck out five and had a very solid groundball rate.  He has good off-speed pitches but doesn't throw hard.  I like his abilities and although, his future may be in the pen or as a swing man, he is a guy I'll keep my eye on.

Friday Games

Oklahoma City lost 2-1

  • Henry Villar-5 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, O BB, SO, HR, 6/5 GO/AO-Its a step in the right direction
  • Fernando Rodriguez-3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-The guy is dominating AAA, he should be the next bullpen call-up if need be.
  • Tommy Manzella 2B-0-4, 3 SO-Looks like they are testing Manzo's versatility.
  • Carlos Corporan C-1-2, HR, 2 BB, SO
  • Ozzie Navarro 3B-0-1, 2 BB

Corpus Christi lost 11-0

  • Dallas Keuchel-5 1/3 IP, 12 H, 7 R, 7 ER, BB, 2 SO, 3 HR, 11/2 GO/AO-Solid groundouts but got hit around a good bit.  It hurts my man crush!
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-4-Good to see him hit well, he's had a few bad games this week.
  • JD Martinez DH-1-2, 2 BB-Showing the plate discipline!
  • David Flores 3B-0-2, 2 BB

Lancaster lost 5-4

  • Jose Cisnero-5 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, HR, 4/3 GO/AO-I like it...
  • Jose Trinidad-1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Kody Hinze-2-3, HR, 2 BB, SO-He's been hot this week.
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-4
  • Jose Altuve 2B-3-4, SO, SB-That's my boy!

Lexington won 6-3

  • Juan Minaya-5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 7 BB, 4 SO-6/2 GO/AO-How are you that successful with that many walks?
  • Jason Chowning-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Ben Orloff SS-2-5
  • Adam Bailey RF-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Telvin Nash 1B-2-5, SO
  • Chris Wallace C-4-5, 2 3B, HR-Is he getting bored of home runs?
  • Mike Kvasnicka DH-0-2, 2 BB
  • Dan Adamson CF-0-2, 2 BB, SO

Saturday Games

Oklahoma City won 5-0

  • Jordan Lyles-7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 9/5 GO/AO-Low k's but I'll take the results. The k's will come. His ERA dropped by about two and a half to three points.
  • Ross Wolf-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • JB Shuck LF-2-5, CS-The instincts on the basepaths are getting disturbing, six CS for the season.
  • Anderson Hernandez SS-1-3, 2 BB, SO
  • Koby Clemens 1B-3-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Robinson Cancel C-2-5, SO, SB-He really stole a base?
  • Drew Locke RF-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Collin DeLome CF-2-3, BB

Corpus Christi won 3-1

  • Kyle Greenwalt-7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 10/4 GO/AO-Great start for KG.
  • Erik Abreu-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • David Carpenter-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Wladimir Sutil SS-3-3, HR, SB
  • Jonathan Gaston DH-1-3, 2B
  • Jimmy Van Ostrand 1B-1-4, 2B

Lancaster lost 5-0

  • Andrew Robinson-5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 6/3 GO/AO
  • Zachary Grimmet-4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Jose Altuve 2B-1-2, BB, SO, 2 SB

Lexington won 8-7

  • Mike Foltynewicz-5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, BB, SO, HR, 7/4 GO/AO-Not good, but I wonder if having half of the IF playing their positions for basically their first year could have effect on the pitchers numbers in Lexington.
  • Gabriel Garcia-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • Jio Mier SS-1-2, HR, 3 BB, SO, CS-He's already tied his previous seasons HR total from last year!
  • Adam Bailey RF-3-5, 2B
  • Chris Wallace DH-3-4, BB, CS
  • Mike Kvasnicka 3B-2-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Bryce Lane LF-2-5, 3B