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Astros Prospect Report: May 7th, 2015

Organizational Sweep!

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Corpus, Lancaster, and Quad Cities had very similar games. Big hits lead the team and were anchored by great pitching performances. But, Fresno's game was just odd.

Pair of Triples Help with 8-4 Win

It took six pitchers to get through nine innings. Yet, they only allowed four runs. Usually that many pitchers correlates with a higher run total. On the flip side, a triple is a relatively rare hit. Two in one game as the only extra base hits for Fresno is unusual. Can't predict baseball.

  • Luis Cruz-4 2/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 7/1 GO/AO, 100/66 P/S, 47 GS
  • Jordan Jankowski-1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 SO
  • Jonas Dufek-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO
  • Jason Stoffel-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • James Hoyt-2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO
  • Tyson Perez-1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
  • Nolan Fontana SS-1-4, 3B
  • Alex Presley LF-2-4
  • Domingo Santana DH-1-3, 3B, BB, SO
  • Andrew Aplin CF-0-2, 2 BB, SO

2012 Draft Carries Hooks to 3-1 Win

Carlos Correa and Lance McCullers will be linked together for their careers as they were the first two draft selections under Jeff Luhnow. However, to tie them together more, they've ascended through the minors together. Now as top prospects in the system, together they are carrying some of the load in Double-A Corpus.

Last night, LMJ continued to show his high upside on the mound with another solid outing. He added nine strikeouts to raise his strikeout rate to 13.32 K/9. It's an incredible rate. So far, the knock on him has been changeup, efficiency, mechanics, and control. The walk rate is still high. Several still don't like the mechanics. And the pitch counts stay high. However, his fastball/breaking ball are unquestioned. It's dominant. The future role is debatable, but that combo will play in the majors.

Correa...I can't say anything that hasn't been said already. A double. A home run. HE IS THE BEST PROSPECT IN BASEBALL!

  • Lance McCullers-5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 9 SO, 3/2 GO/AO, 83/52 P/S, Game Score 67
  • Angel Baez-2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3/2 GO/AO
  • Jandel Gustave-1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO, 2/0 GO/AO
  • Leo Heras LF-0-2, 2 BB, SB
  • Carlos Correa SS-2-3, 2B, HR, BB, SB

Davis Leads JetHawks with 2-R HR

It may have been J.D. Davis' two-run shot that accounted for every run in the game, but it took a great pitching performance to keep it that way. Brian Holmes and Christ Cotton combined for fifteen strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings. Pure dominance. Holmes had just one walk and the only other walk in the game came from Frederick Tiburcio. Stellar three-hit shutout from the JetHawks.

  • Brian Holmes-6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 SO, 5/1 GO/AO, 89/60 P/S, Game Score 77
  • Chris Cotton-2 2/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 SO, 1/2 GO/AO, 35/27 P/S
  • J.D. Davis 3B-1-4, HR
  • A.J. Reed 1B-2-4, 2B, SO

Pitching Leads River Bandits into 4-1 Win

Chris Lee allowed a home run and thats the only score that the tandem of Lee and Kevin Comer allowed. Comer was especially impressive as he allowed just one walk and three hits in his four innings. But the nine strikeouts really stand out. Comer and Joe Musgrove were both Comp. A picks in the 2011 draft by Toronto and later traded to the Astros. Musgrove was 11 picks ahead of Comer and has had more success despite a rash of injuries. This appearance shows what the Astros saw in him.


  • Chris Lee-5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR, 9/2 GO/AO, GS 58
  • Kevin Comer-4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 SO, 1/1 GO/AO
  • Derek Fisher CF-2-4, 2B
  • Jacob Nottingham C-2-4, 2 SO
  • Jason Martin LF-1-3, 2B, SO