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Astros Minor League Recap: POTW

I'm back and recovered from my trip to Texas.  It was good to get back to the great state, even if it was for less than 48 hours.  I want to thank all of ya'll for your understanding and a special thanks goes out to conroestro for his minor league recap the other day in the fanposts.  It really is exciting to see so many people excited about the farm system that they take it upon themselves to write one up if I'm not available to write a recap.  That shows true excitement and passion to discuss.  The recaps have really been bigger than expected when David first had the idea of doing these. 

There has been a lot of good performances and several guys are deserving of the weekly awards, but as you know, there's only one.


Hitter of the Week: Jose Altuve

The little second baseman in Lancaster mashed this week.  He went 14 for 29 is impressive enough and worthy of being the hitter of the week but he added on top of that two doubles and a home run to go with two walks, three strikeouts.  He also stole one base while being caught stealing once as well.  He's not hitting for ridiculous power, but his ability to get on-base this season is amazing.  His OPS for the season is .981, and although it's difficult to improve on that number, he is doing that with his OPS for the past ten games being 1.020.


Pitcher of the Week: Jose Cisnero

This is probably the most difficult one to hand out because there were several good pitchers this week.  You could give it to anyone from Jordan Lyles, Ruben Alaniz, and even Folty for picking up his first win of his career.  There are several other options too, but Cisnero is my pick.  He pitched one game and allowed just one run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven in his seven innings of work.  That's two straight solid games from the young kid in a tough environment.  He's creeping up the prospect board pretty quickly. 

Alright, now let me have it, who do you think should have been the players of the week?

Friday Games

Oklahoma City won 3-1

  • Jorday Lyles-7 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 7/7 GO/AO
  • David Carpenter-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Brandon Barnes CF-1-4, 3B, 2 SO
  • Max Ramirez DH-1-3, 2B, BB, SO
  • Robinson Cancel C-3-4

Corpus Christi won 5-4

  • Xavier Cedeno-8 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, HR-Aside from a rough first three batters, he really pitched well.  From listening to the game, it sounds like his curve is quite good.
  • Danny Meszaros-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Brandon Wikoff 3B-2-4, SB
  • Jonathan Gaston RF-2-4, SO
  • Jacob Goebbert LF-2-4, 3B
  • Jimmy Van Ostrand 1B-2-3, BB
  • Federico Hernandez C-2-3, BB

Lancaster lost 13-9

  • Luis Cruz-3 2/3 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 4 HR
  • Wander Alvino-1 1/3 IP, BB, 2 SO
  • Jay Austin CF-1-5, 3B, 2 SO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-3-4, 2 2B, BB
  • Jose Altuve 2B-2-4, SB
  • Kody Hinze 1B-2-3, 2 BB
  • Austin Wates RF-2-4, SO
  • Jose Carlos Thompson 3B-2-5, 2 SO
  • Ben Heath C-2-5
  • Jordan Comadena LF-2-5, HR, 2 SO

Lexington lost 3-2

  • Ruben Alaniz-6 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 6/3 GO/AO-Truly out-dueled 2010 supplemental pick Peter Tago. 
  • Jason Chowning-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Chris Wallace C-1-3, HR, BB-He had been slumping, so it's good to see him breakout again.
  • Ben Orloff SS-2-3

Saturday Games

Oklahoma City won lost 3-2 in 16 innings

  • Sergio Perez-5 2/3 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, HR
  • Wesley Wright-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Gustavo Chacin-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • David Carpenter-2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Brandon Barnes CF-1-5, 3B, BB, 2 SO
  • Robinson Cancel DH-2-4, 2B, SO

Corpus Christi won 6-3

  • Jonnathan Aristil-6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR, 6/6 GO/AO
  • Patrick Urckfitz-2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO
  • Brandon Wikoff 3B-1-3, 2 BB
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-4, 2B, 2 SO, SB
  • JD Martinez DH-1-2, 2 BB
  • TJ Steele CF-2-4, 2B, SO

Lancaster lost 6-2

  • Robert Donovan-3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 5/2 GO/AO
  • Wander Alvino-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-2-2, 2 BB

Lexington won 6-3

  • Carlos Quevedo-7 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 SO, 2hr, 10/1 GO/AO-Wow, if he could limit those home runs, he'd have a great season.
  • Ben Orloff 2B-2-4, 2B, BB
  • Adam Bailey RF-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Chris Wallace C-2-4, HR, BB, SO-So, I think he might be going on another tear.
  • Kike Hernandez DH-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Emilio King CF-3-4-Wow...