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Astros Prospect Report: Games of July 11, 2015

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Chase McDonald has a boomstick, Brady Rodgers strikes out a bunch, and more news from down on the farm.

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Fresno Grizzlies 7, Sacramento RiverCats 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jonathan Villar"]">Jonathan Villar SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0.281
Robbie Grossman"]">Robbie Grossman LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.249
Tyler White DH 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.429
Matt Duffy"]">Matt Duffy 1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0.287
Domingo Santana"]">Domingo Santana RF 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.311
Nolan Fontana"]">Nolan Fontana 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.219
Max Stassi"]">Max Stassi C 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.182
Joe Sclafani"]">Joe Sclafani 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.259
Andrew Aplin"]">Andrew Aplin CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.209
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brady Rodgers (W, 8-4)"]">Brady Rodgers (W, 8-4) 7 5 3 3 0 8 3 4.34
Jose Veras (H, 3)"]">Jose Veras (H, 3) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.27
Jordan Jankowski"]">Jordan Jankowski 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.51

Solid win by the Grizz in their first game without L.J. Hoes. Brady Rodgers wasn't perfect, but he did #whiff a season-high 8 while walking none over seven innings. This is the third straight game (and fourth of five) in which he has not issued a walk. In his last 7 games, his ERA has been a much more manageable 3.10, and he has 5 walks versus 29 strikeouts.

Small sample size alert, but Tyler White is slashing .429/.478/.619 in his first ten games for Fresno and has only struck out 3 times. He's hit safely in all games but one and has reached base at least twice every time in those 9 games. He's already gotten almost the same number of doubles (5) as he had at CC (6).For someone who I thought a non-prospect earlier this year (lack of pedigree, age), he's done nothing but impress.

Corpus Christi Hooks 6, Springfield Cardinals 4

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Brett Phillips"]">Brett Phillips CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.309
Teoscar Hernandez"]">Teoscar Hernandez RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.201
Colin Moran"]">Colin Moran 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.266
Jack Mayfield 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.438
Jon Kemmer DH 4 2 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0.318
Conrad Gregor 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.25
Jiovanni Mier"]">Jiovanni Mier SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.252
Danry Vasquez"]">Danry Vasquez LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.176
Brett Booth C 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.22
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Michael Feliz"]">Michael Feliz 5 5 1 1 2 2 0 3.34
Reymin Guduan (BS, 1)(W, 1-1) 1.2 2 3 3 2 1 1 14.73
Travis Ballew (H, 4) 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 2.15
Jandel Gustave (S, 11)"]">Jandel Gustave (S, 11) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.2

In their last game without A.J. Reed, the Hooks carried on their winning (56-30!) ways. Michael Feliz was effective, the Hooks bopped a couple homers, and that was that. Jandel Gustave continued his odd little streak: 10 straight games of either walks or strikeouts, not both. In fact, he's only issued both in the same game twice this season. Allowing walks is, of course, not that great, and with his 102 mile-per-hour fastball (son), he's allowed 15 walks to go with 20 strikeouts, something which must improve.

Another player who seemed to be a non-prospect earlier in the year (same reasons), Jon Kemmer, has impressed me this season. He has hit 10 homers on the year and owns a .318/.395/.531 slash line. Unlike Tyler White, however, he has struck out (57 times) nearly three times the amount he's walked (20 times). He doesn't appear blocked right now, however, due to the L.J. Hoes promotion, and I wouldn't be shocked to see him there within the next few days.


High Desert Mavericks 7, Lancaster Jethakwks  3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
James Ramsay CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.296
Derek Fisher"]">Derek Fisher LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.255
J.D. Davis"]">J.D. Davis 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.278
Jacob Nottingham C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.364
Chase McDonald 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.292
Ronnie Mitchell RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.258
Mott Hyde"]">Mott Hyde SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.296
Marc Wik 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.276
Jose Fernandez"]">Jose Fernandez DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.223
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Edison Frias (L, 8-3) 2.2 4 3 3 2 4 0 4.06
Jordan Mills 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Troy Scribner 3.1 4 4 4 3 6 1 6.15
Albert Minnis 1.2 3 0 0 0 2 0 4.85

Even in a loss, the Hoss is still grinding along. Chase McDonald might only have gotten a solo shot, but it supposedly went 440 feet, which is nuts and makes me want to recheck that. Yup, that's what Jason Schwartz said. Plus, he's reached base in 18 consecutive games and has a .362 average in those games. That's scary for a power hitter.

Troy Scribner seems to have lost his control but not his command. In 2013, he struck out 78 while walking 14 in 53 innings. In 2014, he struck out 102 while walking 27 in 81.2 innings. This year, he's struck out 76 in 67.1 innings (I'm not touching that 6.15 ERA with a 10-foot pole)...but he's walked 40 batters, which is almost as many as he had walked in his whole career up to this year. If anyone knows the problem, please tell me, because I'd love to know.

Burlington Bees 8, Quad Cities River Bandits 5

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bobby Boyd CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.268
Alex Bregman SS 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.269
Nick Tanielu 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.307
Ramon Laureano RF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.281
Jason Martin"]" style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #999999; font-size: 90%;">Jason Martin LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.292
Trent Woodward C 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Sean McMullen DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.247
Kristian Trompiz 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.229
Luis Reynoso 3B 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.222
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brandon McNitt 6 9 5 5 1 5 2 5.63
Michael Freeman (L, 0-1) 2 1 3 0 2 2 0 1.86
Eric Peterson 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.11

Tri-City ValleyCats 8, State College 7

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Johnny Sewald CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.321
Edwin Medina RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.267
Bryan Muniz 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.31
1- Antonio Nunez PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.273
Cesar Carrasco"]" style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #999999; font-size: 90%;">Cesar Carrasco 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.209
Dexture McCall DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0.348
Drew Ferguson LF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.34
Bobby Wernes 3B 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.457
Garrett Stubbs C 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.2
Brooks Marlow 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0.184
Keach Ballard SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.211
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Trent Thornton 2.2 10 5 5 0 0 0 4.02
Zac Grotz 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.23
Scott Weathersby 2.1 4 2 2 0 2 0 7.27
Steve Naemark (BS, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.35
Adam Whitt (W, 2-0) 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.79

Pulaski 9, Greeneville Astros 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Myles Straw CF 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.254
Ford Stainback SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.417
Aaron Mizell 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.348
Connor Goedert DH 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.455
Justin Garcia 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.145
Hector Roa RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.355
Randy Cesar 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.151
Brian Pena C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.111
Luis Payano LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0.192
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yhoan Acosta (L, 0-1) 1.2 4 6 6 4 3 0 6.43
Joselo Pinales 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.7
Alejandro Solarte 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 7.11
Andrew Thome 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
Samil De Los Santos 1 2 2 2 0 3 1 3.6

GCL Astros 3, GCL Yankees2 2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Daz Cameron DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.2
Ruben Castro C 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.455
Christian Correa C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.091
Kyle Tucker RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.161
Nestor Muriel CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.043
Wander Franco 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0.2
Connor MacDonald 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.262
Frankeny Fernandez LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.075
Reiny Beltre 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.233
Nestor Tejada CF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.038
Rodrigo Ayarza SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.2
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Moreno Polanco 4 4 0 0 1 6 0 1.2
Junior Garcia 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 7.2
Carlos Hiraldo (W, 1-0) 2.2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0.96
Lachlan Madden (S, 2) 1.1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2.25

DSL Cardinals 7, DSL Astros Orange 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Marcos Almonte SS-2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.267
Nicolas Miranda 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.125
1- Miguelangel Sierra PR-SS 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0.295
a- Jose Carrillo PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.111
Anthony Rodriguez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.239
Randy Vasquez 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.289
Oliver Toribio C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.181
Felix Lucas DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0.216
Hector Martinez RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.234
Carlos Machado LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.265
Angel Tejeda CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.209
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jose Ramos 5 3 0 0 2 3 0 2.55
Maikel Sepulveda 2 4 2 2 0 3 0 7.02
Yan De La Cruz (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.1 3 5 4 2 0 0 27
Ezequiel Madera 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.23


DSL Rays 14, DSL Astros Blue 1

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Andy Pineda CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.286
Ozziel Sanchez-galan SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Cristopher Luciano 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.305
Angel De Leon RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.28
Oscar Campos C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.281
Orlando Marquez C 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.207
Edgar Lorenzo LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.333
Ronny Jimenez 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.212
Jose Hernandez"]" style="padding: 2px 3px; vertical-align: bottom; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: #999999; font-size: 90%;">Jose Hernandez DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Anardo Peralta 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.146
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Leovanny Rodriguez (L, 0-1) 3.1 6 4 4 1 3 0 6
Joel Belboder 2.2 6 4 3 1 1 1 4.25
Framber Valdez 1 3 2 1 0 2 0 4.15
Cristofer Melendez 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.38
Luidin Toribio 0 2 4 4 2 0 0 12.46
Jacques Sambo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45