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Astros Prospect Report: May 21st, 2015

Seriously Lancaster? Absurd run production.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Correa Takes Zito Deep

Barry Zito is a shell of what he accomplished several years ago and is now toiling away in the minors. He ran into the Fresno's offense which just made it worse as they tagged him for eight runs. Partly thanks to Carlos Correa and his two- run shot in the fourth. Oh Captain Correa!

Jon Singleton did the most damage overall as he had three hits to bring his season avg. to .295 and one of the hits was his 13th home run.

Murilo Gouvea made his return to the mound after undergoing TJ. He hasn't pitched affiliated innings since the Astros were affiliated with the Lexington Legends. He wasn't a top prospect then but had some intrigue with his arm. He's now healthy and was sent to AAA. We'll see if his velocity climbs back into the 90's and if his curve is still a quality pitch.

  • Luis Cruz-7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 4/8 GO/AO, 97/61 P/S, 60 Game Score
  • Murilo Gouvea-1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
  • Robbie Grossman CF-1-4, 2B, BB
  • Carlos Correa SS-2-5, HR, SO
  • Jon Singleton 1B-3-4, 2B, HR, BB
  • Matt Duffy DH-2-4
  • Max Stassi C-0-2, 2 BB, SO
  • Nolan Fontana 2B-2-3, 3B, BB, SO

Corpus Christi: PPD to Rain

Lancaster Goes All Lancaster in 22-5 Win

What happened to the little league run rule?

Honestly the most surprising offensive stat is that they hit just two home runs. I mean you expect more with that kind of run total. Un-surprising is that they came from Chase McDonald and A.J. Reed. J.D. Davis only had one plate appearance in which he was hit by a pitch and then removed from the game after the half inning. Hopefully he's OK.

The reason for so many runs?  19 hits. 8 walks. Offensive efficiency.

  • Evan Grills-6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 5/6 GO/AO, 41 Game Score
  • Tyler Brunnemann-2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 2/2 GO/AO
  • Keegan Yuhl-1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO, 3/0 GO/AO
  • Brett Phillips CF-3-5, 2 3B, BB, SO
  • Danry Vasquez LF-3-6, 2B, SO-BA up to .320
  • Jose Fernandez 2B-0-2, 3 BB, SO
  • A.J. Reed DH-3-6, 2B, HR, SO
  • Jack Mayfield SS-4-6
  • Chase McDonald 1B-2-5, HR, BB, SO
  • James Ramsay RF-2-6
  • Marc Wik 2B, 3B-2-3, 2 BB, SO

McNitt Solid in 3-0 Loss

It's a rare occasion when QC loses. It's an odd day when the offense struggles since they collected just three hits and three walks. Eleven strikeouts is quite uncharacteristic.

However, the pitching staff was solid. Brandon McNitt has made just three appearances this season and each one has been better than the last. It was easily his best appearance this season.

  • Brandon McNitt-5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO, 7/1 GO/AO, 59 Game Score
  • Jose Montero-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 1 R,  1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1/3 GO/AO
  • Aaron Greenwood-1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1/2 GO/AO
  • Bobby Boyd RF-2-3, SO