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Astros Minor League Recap: May 27th, 2013

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It's an organizational sweep kind of recap as we prepare for the return of Jonathan Singleton!


Happy Jonathan Singleton Day! Last night was the Corpus Christi Hooks' 50th game which marks the end of the 50 game suspension for Singleton. He's officially being assigned to Quad Cities to get up to speed before heading to Corpus for and eventually Oklahoma City. We've all waited so patiently impatiently for this day...lets enjoy it!

Yesterday was an Organizational Sweep!

Ross Seaton Struggles and Still Picks up the Win

The RedHawks had one big inning of four runs and it was enough for the win despite Ross Seaton's lack of overall effectiveness in that he allowed a run in three straight innings. He at least avoided the big inning. This has been a very disappointing season for Seaton as his stock is going from having one hand decently gripping a future as a starter to just barely having a few fingers still latched on. He's not striking anyone out (5.56 K/9) and his walk rate is rising (3.71 BB/9). He's been unlucky and has a BABIP but his 7+ ERA only adjusts down to a still bad 5.76 FIP. To top it off, his GB% is better than average, but it's still not an impressive number at 46.5%.

  • Ross Seaton-5 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 6/6 GO/Ao, 67/46 P/S
  • Alex Sogard-1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 SO, 3/1 GO/AO, 29/14 P/S
  • Rhiner Cruz-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jose Valdez-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jonathan Villar SS-1-4, BB, 2 SO, SB
  • Jake Elmore 2B-0-3, 2 BB, SO, SB
  • Fernando Martinez RF-0-4, 3 SO
  • Marc Krauss LF-0-2, 2 BB
  • Cody Clark DH-2-4, SO, PO
  • Andrew Simunic 3B-2-4

George Springer is a Monster in 14-4 Win

Seriously! It's ridiculous! He launched two bombs last night to bring his total to 15 on the season! He's actually becoming a TTO type player. He has 15 bombs, 31 walks, and 60 strikeouts creates a total 106 of the three outcomes and he has 204 plate appearances. That brings you 52% and you have to have about a 45% to be considered a TTO player. Although, the thing that really stands out in terms of Springer though is that his batting average is much higher than other TTO hitters. He's hitting .301. That will come down though since his BABIP is .375! Still he's hitting the ball with authority and is drawing walks as well as hitting for power to balance out the strikeouts.

  • Nick Tropeano-5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 5/3 GO/AO, 86/52 P/S-He can't keep throwing that number of pitches on just three days rest.
  • Bobby Doran-4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO, 5/5 GO/AO, 62-42 P/S
  • Rene Garcia C-2-5, BB, SO
  • George Springer CF-3-6, 2 HR, 2 SO
  • Domingo Santana RF-4-5, 2B, HR, SB
  • Erik Castro 1B-2-4, 2B, BB
  • Jonathan Meyer 3B-1-5, 2B
  • Michael Burgess LF-2-5, 2 HR, SO

West Makes Return Known in 6-4 Win

Aaron West has returned from the DL to put up one of his best starts of the season. He pitched five scoreless and allowed just two baserunners, one by a hit and the other by a walk. He also struck out four. Welcome back Aaron! But, he wasn't the only star last night in Lancaster. The night after going 4-6, Delino DeShields went 4-4 and drew a walk. After a very slow start, DDJ has turned it up and showing that he's adjusted to the league and wants to dominate it. His last ten games have blistering to the tune of a .400/.512/.600 batting line and his overall OPS is now at .821.

  • Aaron West-5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Blair Walters-2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Travis Ballew-1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
  • Delino DeShields 2B-4-4, BB, CS, E
  • Joe Sclafani SS-1-5, 2B, 2 SO
  • Telvin Nash 1B-0-5, 3 SO
  • Preston Tucker RF-1-3, 2 BB, SO
  • Brandon Meredith LF-1-3, 2 BB, SO
  • Tyler Heineman C-0-3, 2 BB, PB
  • Raoul Torrez 3B-3-4, SO

Correa Continues to Improve in 11-4 Win

We talked about Carlos Correa's improved May on the AMP this past Sunday and how it was the perfect storm that held him down in April. It was two injuries, cold weather that he's never experienced before, young age, and a jump in competition. Now, those factors are out of the way and he's adjusted, now it's time to dominate. Yesterday was just one of those days. He picked up three hits and that included a double. His overall OPS is up to .817 and it's only getting better as he's starting to turn on a few more to drive them for doubles.

  • Vincent Velasquez-5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO, 10/4 GO/AO
  • Jamaine Cotton-3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 2/3 GO/AO
  • John Neely-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 B, 0 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Austin Elkins 2B-3-6
  • Carlos Correa SS-3-6, 2B, SO
  • Miles Hamblin 1B-2-4, HR, BB, SO
  • Ariel Ovando RF-1-5, 3 SO
  • Jobduan Morales C-3-5, 2B, SO, PB
  • Jordan Scott CF-1-2, 3 BB, SO, E