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Astros Minor League Recap

As you know, pitching data for minor leaguers is tough to come by.  At least when they get to AA, you can at least see the pitch locations on game day, but they lack velocities and break of the pitches.  But, it's better than nothing.  And with this small amount of data, we can at least track a few things.  The few things we can see is where a pitcher can throw most of their pitches and where they seem to miss.  You can tell what locations in which they get hit and to see if it was possibly just a good swing or a mistake pitch.

This is what I was able to do with Ross Seaton latest start last night.  In one of his previous starts this year, he had a little bit of a problem getting the ball low in the zone and that was the culprit of his lack of success.  Last night, I saw a significant difference.  The ball was consistently low in the zone. A lot of his balls were right on the edges so his control is getting better it seems.  Although, you could see a significant difference in his walks last night.  It seemed he would all of a sudden lose confidence/control/command/mechanics/something, and his pitches were all over the place.  But, then he'd go back to form in the next at-bat.  He really didn't look bad on the gameday.  Not to mention, he's playing with an outfielder at second base behind him. 

Oklahoma City

  • Douglas Arguello-5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 9/2 GO/AO-Solid start. He'd be a nice surprise if he can keep it up.
  • Welsey Wright-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • JB Shuck LF-2-4, 3B, BB
  • Clint Barmes SS-1-4, 2B-Is he ready? The Astros could use his defense!
  • Koby Clemens 1B-3-5, 2 HR-Yep, you read that right!
  • Brian Dopirak DH-1-5, 2B, SO
  • CollIN DeLome CF-2-5, 2B, SO
  • Tommy Manzella 3B, SS-2-4, BB, SO-It looks like he may be getting prepared to be a utility player.

Corpus Christi lost 6-4

  • Ross Seaton-6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 3/4 GO/AO
  • Shane Wolf-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Patrick Urckfitz-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO-He's puting together a solid start to the season.
  • Brandon Barnes 2B-1-5, HR
  • Brandon Wikoff SS-2-5
  • JD Martinez LF-2-5, SO
  • Jonathan Gaston RF-3-5, 2 3B-One triple is rare, but to hit two is ridiculous.

Lancaster won 3-2

  • Jake Buchanan-6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO, 7/2 GO/AO-Thats his worse start and it's not even that bad minus the walks.
  • Kirk Clark-2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO-Not real significant but I wanted to point out that it was his seventh save.
  • Jonathan Villar SS-1-4, 3B, BB, SO
  • Austin Wates CF-3-4, 2B, BB, SB-Nice!
  • Jake Goebbert LF-2-4
  • Ben Heath C-1-3, 2B, SO

Lexington lost 13-6

  • Brad Dydalewicz-3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, SO, HR, 8/2 GO/AO-Ouch
  • Ben Orloff 2B-3-5, CS
  • Adam Bailey RF-2-5, SO
  • Telvin Nash 1B-2-4, BB, SO
  • Chris Wallace DH-2-3, BB, SO
  • Dan Adamson CF-3-4, 2B