Who would have thought that one of the best performances of the day and so far from the short-season leagues would come from a 41st round pick? Well, Chase Davidson seems to want to make up for lost time in the minors and is reveling his second chance with the Astros. Davidson took a ball deep in his first professional at-bat and then had a triple off the wall in his second at-bat. I think Davidson's power will play better with the wood bats rather then these terrible bats they use in college now, which will really help him out. If he can stay healthy, and does hit better with wood, he could move pretty quickly through the system.
Davidson is not the only notable to hit the long ball either yesterday. The two most notable power hitters in the system put their power on display in their Home Run Derby's. Both, Kody Hinze and Chris Wallace won their respective competitions. Hinze mashed ten and solidified himself as the biggest home run threat in the Cal League, and more importantly, his power is legitimate. Chris Wallace had to one up him though, or ten up him! Wallace hit twenty! Any doubts that his power is for real anymore? Farm Director Fred Nelson has said that they want these guys to experience success and make all-star teams so they get recognition they deserve. Now that these games have passed, I expect that there will be some moves.
Everybodies favority outfielder also hit a home run. JD Martinez hit just his fourth for the season. On the surface, that is really low, but he has been struggling since his hamstring injury and his last fifty or at-bats have probably been affected by his leg.
Oklahoma City lost 11-4
- Sergio Perez-5 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 3 SO, HR, 6/3 GO/AO
- Brian Bogusevic RF-2-4, 2B, 3B, BB, SO, SB
- Robinson Cancel 1B-1-4, 2B, BB, SO
- Brian Esposito C-2-3, BB
- Sergio Perez P-1-2 2B, SO
Corpus Christi lost 10-6
- Erik Abreu-5 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR, 1/5 GO/AO
- Jonathan Villar SS-1-4, 3B, 2 SO
- Jimmy Paredes 2B-2-5, SB
- JD Martinez LF-3-4, HR, BB-Nice to see him hit another HR, it's been awhile.
- Jacob Goebbert RF-1-4, 2B, SO
- Emerson Frostad C-3-4, SO
Tri-City lost 5-2
- Nick Tropeano-5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 6/4 GO/AO-Solid first start.
- Ryan Cole-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
- John Hinson 2B-1-3, 2 BB, SB
- Justin Gominskey CF-2-3, 2 BB, SB
- Andrew Muren RF-0-2, 3 BB, 2 SO
Greeneville lost 13-4
- Jose Perdomo-1 2/3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2 HR, 4/1 GO/AO
- Mark Jones-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 SO
- Rodney Quintero-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO-I'd like for him to get a shot at starting.
- Chase Davidson 1B-2-3, 3B, HR, SO-That's exciting.
- Ariel Ovando RF-1-4-He got his first professional hit.
GCL Astros won 8-7
- Francis Ramirez-2 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
- Steven Dennison-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
- Juan Mojica-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
- Chris Epps RF-1-3, 2 BB
- Jean Carlos Batista 2B-1-4, 2B, BB, SB
- Justin Shults 1B-1-2, 2B, 2 BB
- Kenny Diaz C-1-3, 2B, SO
DSL Astros lost 3-1
- Agapito Barrios-3 1/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 3/1 GO/AO
- Yeudy Perdomo-2 2/3 IP,1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 SO, 4/1 GO/AO
- Alexander Martinez-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 5/0 GO/AO
- Franny Polanco C-2-4, CS
- Thomas De La Cruz LF-2-3, BB