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Astros Minor League Recap

There's nothing I can say about how four recaps last week had well over 100 comments last week.  That was very exciting that so many people were excited and wanting to talk about the minors.  I just wish I wasn't so busy last week that I could have joined into the conversation on more days than just Friday.  I don't expect this week to get near the attention as there will be tons of discussion about the draft prospects as we profile them throughout the week.

Also, as you all know Jordan Lyles was called up yesterday, and the reaction is mixed.  I, for one, am not happy because I was going to see him pitch tomorrow.  But, in reality, I'm not happy because I don't think he's quite ready.  I would hope that Lyles would get called up when he forced it, not because Wandy was hurt.  He has the command and stuff to be in the majors but isn't consistent enough.  There are nights that his curve ball just isn't on and he has to rely heavily on defense.  Other nights, he's ready to make major league hitters look silly.  But, no matter what, you can bet that I'm excited for could happen.


Hitter of the Week: Jose Altuve

I didn't even have to research this one.  Whenever a player goes 15-28 in a week, you have to take notice.  Well, not unless your Baseball America and you leave him off of your prospect hot sheet.  Last night was the only night of the week he didn't have more than one hit.  As for power, how's a double, three triples, and a home run?  Altuve also walked twice and struck out four times while stealing one base and getting caught once.


Pitcher of the Week: Xavier Cedeno

And this is where I'll probably get some backlash.  This could have gone to Lyles and would have gone to Jake Buchanan if he would have had a better second start this week.  But, when you pitch into the eighth inning with a no-hitter (even if luck is involved, timmy) you pitched well.  His 7 2/3 inning of one hit ball included five walks and a season high eight strikeouts. 

Friday Games

Oklahoma City lost 3-1

  • Ryan Rowland-Smith-7 1/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO, 1 HR, 8/0 GO/AO
  • David Carpenter-2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Drew Locke RF-2-4, 2B
  • Brandon Barnes CF-1-3, 2B, BB, SO

Corpus Christi lost 12-4

  • Jonnathan Aristil-4 1/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 7 SO, HR, 5/1 GO/AO
  • Blake King-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Brandon Wikoff SS-1-4, 2 BB
  • Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-4, 2 2B, 2 BB-Great game!
  • Jonathan Gaston CF-1-5, 2B, BB, SO
  • Jimmy Van Ostrand 1B-2-5
  • Jacob Goebbert LF-2-5, SO
  • David Flores 3B-1-3, 2 BB, SO

Lancaster lost 9-6

  • Jake Buchanan-6 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR, 10/1 GO/AO
  • Jay Austin CF-2-5, 2B, 3 B, SO
  • Jose Altuve 2B-3-4, HR, BB, SO, SB, CS
  • Austin Wates LF-1-4, 3B
  • Jose Carlos Thompson DH-1-3, 2B, BB
  • Rene Garcia C-2-4, 2B

Lexington lost 6-3

  • Carlos Quevedo-5 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, HR, 8/4 GO/AO
  • Gabriel Garcia-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Jhonny Medrano 1B-1-3, HR, SO

Saturday Games

Oklahoma City lost 8-3

  • Gustavo Chacin-2-2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 3/3 GO/AO
  • Douglas Arguello-3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO
  • Brian Bogusevic LF-1-4, HR
  • Tommy Manzella SS-2-2, 2B, 2 BB-Majors...NOW
  • Brian Dopirak PH, 1B-1-1, 2B, BB

Corpus Christi lost 5-4

  • Ross Seaton-7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 7/5 GO/AO-He's inducing a lot more groundballs this year, which is what he needs to do.
  • Brandon Wikoff 2B-2-5, SO, SB
  • Jimmy Van Ostrand 1B-2-4, 2B, BB, SO
  • JD Martinez DH-2-4, BB, SO
  • Federico Hernandez C-2-3, 2B, HR, 2 BB, SO

Lancaster won 8-5

  • Robby Doran-4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, SO, 6/3 GO/AO
  • Andrew Robinson-4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 8/0 GO/AO
  • Jay Austin LF-3-5, 2B, CS
  • Jose Altuve 2B-1-5, 3B, 2 SO
  • Kody Hinze 1B-1-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Austin Wates CF-2-4
  • Jose Carlos Thompson 3B-1-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Miguel Arrendell DH-2-4, HR
  • Rene Garcia C-2-3, BB

Lexington lost 7-3

  • Juan Minaya-3 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, HR, 2/3 GO/AO
  • David Martinez-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Mike Kvasnicka 3B-2-4, 2B
  • Kike Hernandez LF-1-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Dan Adamson CF-1-4, 3B
  • Jhonny Medrano 1B-1-3, 2B, SO
  • Ben Orloff 2B-2-4

DSL Astros lost 4-3

  • Agapito Barrios-5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 7/3 GO/AO-I don't anything about him but a 17 year old that is 6-2, 167 lbs that can get that many groundouts in his first start is interesting.
  • Manuel Sanchez-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Darwin Rivera 3B-3-3, 2B, BB
  • Teoscar Hernandez CF-1-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Franny Polanco C-1-4, 2B