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Astros Prospect Report: July 9th, 2015

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Some players just hit. Whether it's Tyler White, Jacob Nottingham, and maybe Justin Garcia.

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White Picks Up First AAA HR in 5-4 Loss

Fresno took the lead in the top of the 7th but allowed a run in the bottom of the same inning to put it to a tie. This game carried on until the bottom of the 11th when Jake Buchanan allowed a run with two outs to end it.

Tyler White has become another one of those late round finds that you root for. He was a 33rd pick in 2013 and has done nothing but hit along the way. He has had to prove himself at every level since he started off in the GCL as such a late rounder. But, he's hit. And hit well. He walks more than he strikeouts (42/35 BB/SO). He just doesn't have the power you look for in a corner infielder. He has average power at best and will likely never reach 20 home runs. May not be an issue if he keeps his OBP over .400 like he has been.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tony Kemp 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.295
Robbie Grossman LF 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.247
L.J. Hoes DH 6 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.326
Matt Duffy 3B-1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.29
Domingo Santana RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.314
Tyler White 1B 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0.455
2- Jonathan Villar PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.269
Nolan Fontana SS-3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.215
Max Stassi C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.176
1- Joe Sclafani PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.259
Tyler Heineman C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.323
Andrew Aplin CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.22
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Asher Wojciechowski 6 5 3 3 0 7 1 4.33
James Hoyt (BS, 2) 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 5.54
Kevin Chapman 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.22
Tyson Perez 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.43
Jose Veras 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 5.68
Jake Buchanan (L, 3-3) 0.2 2 1 1 1 2 0 4.05

CC Picks Up 3 in Bottom of the 9th for 8-7 Win

Chad Qualls is on the road to recovery. He made a rehab appearance to start off the game and picked up two outs but not before giving up a home run.

I always enjoy seeing a high run total without hitting for much power. Despite eight runs, the Hooks had just three extra base hits, all being doubles. They had 17 base runners, so they really did nickel and dime their way into a win.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Brett Phillips CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.326
Teoscar Hernandez RF 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0.201
Colin Moran 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.265
Jack Mayfield 2B 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.667
Conrad Gregor 1B 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 0.255
Brandon Meredith LF 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.247
Jiovanni Mier SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.254
Danry Vasquez DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.165
a- Chan Moon PH-DH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.274
Alfredo Gonzalez C 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chad Qualls 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 1 5.4
Adrian Houser 5.1 5 4 4 3 2 2 4.74
Juan Minaya 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 4.15
Chris Cotton (W, 2-0) 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.45

Lancaster Has Hit Parade to Beat RC 7-5

Thirteen hits. Seven walks. Twenty base-runners. Five players with multi-hit games. A.J. Reed continues to hit the cover off the ball and his getting close to being at .350 for his batting average. But lets look a the sheriff. He's been in 8 games now for Lancaster and he's hit in every single one. Last night he hit a triple. He played catcher last night while Brian Holberton played LF (he even had an OF assist).

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
James Ramsay CF 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.3
Marc Wik SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 0.276
J.D. Davis 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0.276
A.J. Reed 1B 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.344
Chase McDonald DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 0.299
Jacob Nottingham C 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0.371
Ronnie Mitchell RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.259
Jose Fernandez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0.229
Brian Holberton LF 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.217
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Akeem Bostick (W, 1-2) 6.2 5 2 1 4 4 1 2.3
Tyler Brunnemann (H, 4) 1.1 3 1 1 0 2 0 4.31
Aaron Greenwood 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 4.32

Martes Shines Again in 6-3 Win for QC

Francis Martes again had a strong outing on the mound. He posted a 62 game score and a 9/4 GO/AO ratio. One of the things you often worry about with power arms is a high walk-rate and again he didn't allow free base. As discussed in another article, his strikeout rate is a little subpar for what you'd expect but the BB/SO ratio is quite strong.

And let me just say, I wish Nick Tanielu had more pop in his bat.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bobby Boyd CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.267
Jamie Ritchie C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.266
Alex Bregman SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.237
Nick Tanielu 3B 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.302
Ramon Laureano RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.286
Jason Martin DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.287
Sean McMullen LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 1 0.24
Ryan Bottger 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.216
Kristian Trompiz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.228
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Francis Martes (W, 3-2) 6.1 4 2 2 0 5 0 1.14
Angel Heredia (S, 3) 2.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.84

TC Rained Out

Justin Garcia Breaks Out in G-Ville's 9-2 Win

Despite significant differences in the type of hitter Justin Garcia is compared to J.D. Martinez, he'll likely have to be mentioned with him for quite some time since they are both later round picks by the Astros from the same school. He hasn't been that strong in his brief pro career. But, last night he put it together for a three hit performance and all three went for doubles.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Myles Straw CF 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.255
Osvaldo Duarte SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.262
a- Ford Stainback PH-SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.375
Aaron Mizell 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.35
Connor Goedert DH 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.446
Justin Garcia 1B 5 2 3 3 0 0 2 0 2 0.151
Brauly Mejia LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.267
Luis Payano LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.174
Hector Roa RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0.364
Marlon Avea C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Arturo Michelena 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.125
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ryan Deemes 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.75
Junior Garcia (W, 1-0) 5 5 2 1 2 2 0 0.55

GCL Astros win 4-3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Daz Cameron CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.273
Joan Mauricio SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.2
Kyle Tucker RF 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.175
Wander Franco 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.182
Connor MacDonald 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.294
Frankeny Fernandez DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.083
Jake Bowey C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
Christian Correa C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.091
Nestor Muriel LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.053
Rodrigo Ayarza 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.111
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Diogenes Almengo 5 5 1 1 1 2 0 3.07
Enrique Chavez (BS, 1)(W, 1-2) 3 5 2 2 0 3 0 5.4
Lachlan Madden (S, 1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.7

DSL Blue Lose to Royals 7-6

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Andy Pineda CF 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.286
Wilson Amador DH 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.158
Cristopher Luciano 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.298
Angel De Leon RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.291
Oscar Campos C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.271
Edgar Lorenzo LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0.429
Ronny Jimenez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.207
Orlando Marquez 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.198
Ozziel Sanchez-galan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.203
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hector Perez 3.2 5 4 4 1 5 0 2.12
Hansel Paulino 4.1 2 1 1 0 5 0 4.71
Luis Castro (BS, 1)(L, 1-2) 0.2 2 2 2 2 0 0 6.97

DSL Orange Loses Again....

They're 9-26. That's bad.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Juan Fuente CF 4 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0.262
Ronny Rafael CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.214
Marcos Almonte 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.261
Miguelangel Sierra SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.285
Oliver Toribio DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.176
Brandon Benavente C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.212
a- Randy Vasquez PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.286
Anthony Rodriguez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.231
Felix Lucas 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.204
Hector Martinez RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.243
Carlos Machado LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.261
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gabriel Valdez 5 5 0 0 2 1 0 5.51
Cristian Javier (H, 1) 3 1 0 0 2 3 0 1.86
Ezequiel Madera (H, 2) 0.1 0 2 1 2 0 0 5.59
Edwin Villarroel (BS, 3)(L, 0-3) 1.2 5 3 3 0 0 0 7.04