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Astros Minor League Recap

How about a little Jack Armstrong update?  Armstrong was a non-roster invitee to the Cape Cod league team he's been a member of for the past two seasons and was released late last week from that team.  That was bad news and not a good sign for Astros fans. Although, @StreetJL was Mr. Scoop and found that he was signed to a guarranteed contract to another team in the Cape.  That's the good news.

Now, for the even better news.  He made a start earlier this week and went four innings and allowed five hits that plated just one run (earned).  He struck out three and walked none.  Street also found a twitter blog that mentioned he was sitting 94-96.  He has about a month left to go in which he'll get about four more starts to build his stock and garner a good bonus.  At this point, the Astros haven't spent much and should have a good bit of money to sign him for a good overslot deal.  Springer shouldn't be too much overslot and Hoke Granger doesn't look like he'll sign and opt to go to Community College and be eligible for next years draft.  I haven't found anything on Stubblefield, Flamion, or Gonzalez.

I want to mention a few DSL guys you need to watch out for.  Juan Santana has probably already caught many of your eyes as he is a regular in these recaps, but scouts have compared him to Juan Uribe with a little less power due to his line-drive swing.  He'll be a high average guy with lots of doubles power as he sprays liners to the gaps frequently.  Another is Michael Medina.  He's a 16 year old who signed in October and plays 3B and may be one of the very few third base prospects we have who is projected  to hit for above-average power.  He hit his second home run yesterday, which ties the team's leaders in that department last season. 

Oklahoma City won 3-2

  • Andy Van Hekken-6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 SO, 6/4 GO/AO
  • Luis Durango CF-2-4, SO, SB
  • JB Shuck LF-1-3, 3B, BB, PO
  • Koby Clemens 1B-1-1, 2B, 3 BB
  • Anderson Hernandez 2B-2-4, SO

Corpus Christi: Off

Lancaster won 7-6

  •  Robert Donovan-3 1/3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 5/3 GO/AO
  • Michael Ness-3 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
  • Jay Austin LF-2-5
  • Jio Mier SS-2-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Austin Wates CF-3-3, 2 2B, HR, BB-This is his team now, he's the most dynamic hitter and the offense is going to rely on him.  Time to see how he can carry a team.
  • Jonathan Meyer DH-0-2, 3 BB, 1 SO
  • David Flores 1B-1-4, 2B, SO
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-2-3, BB

Lexington lost 7-5

  • Alex Sogard-6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 2 HR, 8/3 Go/AO
  • Ben Heath C-2-4, 2B, BB
  • Ben Orloff SS-2-5, SO, 2 SB

Tri-City won 7-3

  • Kyle Hallock-5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 8/1 GO/AO
  • Mitchell Lambson-3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Ebert Rosario-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R 0 BB, 1 SO
  • John Hinson 2B-2-5, 2 SO
  • Miles Hamblin DH-2-4, 2B, BB, SO
  • Matt Duffy 3B-2-4, 2B, BB
  • Zach Johnson 1B-2-5, 2B, SO
  • Nick Johnson RF-1-2, 3 BB, SB
  • Ryan McCurdy C-1-4, 2B, SO

Greeneville won 5-4

  • Tyson Perez-5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR, 6/5 Go/AO
  • Zachary Dando-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Ruben Sosa 2B-2-4
  • Ariel Ovando DH-2-4, 2B, 2 SO
  • Ernesto Genoves C-3-3
  • Jose Monzon CF-1-3, 2B, SO

Greeneville lost 6-1

  • Jose Perdomo-5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR, 6/4 GO/AO
  • Ruben Sosa CF-0-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Cristian Moronta C-2-3, SO

GCL Astros lost 10-5

  • Enderson Franco-3 1/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 4/4 GO/AO
  • Justin McKinney RF-2-3, SO, 2 SB
  • Jean Carlos Batista 3B-1-4, HR
  • Joe Witkowski C-1-2, 2B
  • Kevin Gonzalez C-1-2, 3B, BB

DSL Astros won 11-9

  • Luis Abad-1/3 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO-Bad start...
  • Johan Arias-2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO
  • Andres Feliz-2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Yoel Sifla 2B-2-4, SB
  • Franny Polanco DH-1-5, 2B, SO
  • Teoscar Hernandez  CF-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Mario Gonzalez 1B-1-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Mesac Laguna LF-1-4, 3B, SO
  • Michael Medina 3B-2-4, HR, BB, SO