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Astros Minor League Players of the Week: August 1-7

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There were several notable performances this week from both position players and pitchers, but only one of each can take the gold.

Kent Emanuel
Kent Emanuel
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Player of the Week

Winner: Terrell Joyce, RHB, OF, Tri-City ValleyCats

Top picks A.J. Reed and J.D. Davis moved on up quickly after hot starts, and the other big man, Derek Fisher, went down with an injury. Suddenly, Tri-City found the heart of their lineup simply gone. They could There were several notable performances this week from both position players and pitchers, but only one of each can take the gold.have collapsed if not for other guys stepping up and leading the team, and no one did more this last week than Joyce, the 12th round pick out of a Junior College back in 2012.

In the six games he played this past week, Joyce raked to the tune of a .455/.520/1.000 batting line; that's a 1.520 OPS. Six of his ten hits were extra-base hits, three doubles and three long balls, and his 13 RBI represent 39.4% of the total runs his entire team scored during the last week.

Honorable Mentions: Preston Tucker (6 G, 1.309 OPS), Ronald Torreyes (6 G, 1.218 OPS)

Pitcher of the Week

Winner: Kent Emanuel, LHP, Lancaster JetHawks

It's not every week that the top pitcher in the system is working on the harsh conditions of the California League, but this week we saw last year's third round pick Emanuel throw more innings than any other pitcher in the minors, and they were good ones, too.

The southpaw logged 12 innings in his two outings, allowing just one earned run in each of his games (1.50 ERA), while walking none and striking out three. He got 17 outs on the ground compared to just seven in the air during the games. Lancaster won both of those games, and one of them was a one-run final score that, obviously, could have ended very differently if he hadn't pitched as well as he did.

Honorable Mentions: Austin Nicely (2 G, 11 IP, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K), Michael Feliz (1 G, 8 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K)