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Astros Minor League Recap

Big thanks to AstrosB for putting in an intro for me yesterday morning.  My wife and I woke up just fifteen minutes before we had to leave for church, so we had to rush out the door. 

The big stories from last night are the two home runs off the bats of Jonathan Villar and Brett Wallace.  The bigger of the two coming from B-Wall since that was the purpose of sending him down.  Wallace has to have a JD Martinez type adjustment in his swing if he wants to be in the Astros plans for the future.  I don't necessarily agree that he has too provide a lot of power in order to be a major league first baseman, but it seems that power is what the Astros are looking at him for.  They want power from first base and he has the tools to do that, he just has to make those adjustments.  He has the bat speed and the power in his swing, especially when he gets his foot down early and has good hip drive.  He just doesn't have the loft.  His swing is too level.  Sound familiar JD?

Villar's home run was his tenth of the year at AA and very nice to see him get a big hit.  He's been struggling very badly this month, in fact it's been his worst month so far of the season.  I think it would be a very bad idea to make him a September call-up when he's posted a sub-.600 OPS for the month and a .288 OBP in Corpus.

Oklahoma City won 2-1

  • Andy Van Hekken-5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR, 7/3 GO/Ao
  • Sammy Gervacio-1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Enerio Del Rosario-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Fernando Abad-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Jose Valdez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Brett Wallace 1B-2-4, HR, SO-Better be more of that to come!

Corpus Christi lost 13-1

  • Erick Abreu-3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR-2/3 GO/AO
  • Arcenio Leon-1 Ip, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-1-4, HR, SO
  • Kody Hinze 1B-2-3, BB
  • Brandon Barnes RF, CF-3-3, BB
  • Brandon Wikoff 3B-2-3

Lancaster won 9-4

  • Zach Grimmett-6 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 2 HR, 5/9 Go/AO
  • Michael Ness-2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 6/0 GO/AO
  • Kirk Clark-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1/0 GO/AO
  • Grant Hogue RF-3-5, 2B, SB, OF Assist
  • Jonathan Singleton 1B-2-4, 2 SO
  • Austin Wates CF-2-5, 2B, 3B, SO
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-3-4, 2 2B, SO
  • Erik Castro DH-2-4, BB, SO

Lexington lost 9-0

  • David Martinez-4 Ip, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/8 GO/AO
  • Murillo Gouvea-3 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1/2 GO/AO
  • Ruben Sosa 2B-2-4
  • Emilio King RF-2-3, 2B


Greeneville lost 12-2

  • Ricardo Batista-3 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Mattison Jones-3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO, 2/5 GO/AO
  • Zachary Dando-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
  • Jordan Scott LF-2-4, SO
  • Jesse Wierzbicki 1B-1-2, 2B, SO
  • Christian Moronta C-1-2, 2B