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Astros Prospect Report: Games of July 18th, 2015

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Taking out pent-up anger on Mini-Rangers, losing in all-too-similar fashion, and more news from down on the farm.

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Fresno Grizzlies: PPD (doubleheader tomorrow)

Corpus Christi Hooks 12, Frisco Roughriders 4

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Brett Phillips"]">Brett Phillips CF 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.301
Jack Mayfield 2B 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.286
Colin Moran"]">Colin Moran 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.282
A.J. Reed 1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 2 0.278
Alfredo Gonzalez C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.379
Conrad Gregor DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.25
Leo Heras RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.263
Danry Vasquez"]">Danry Vasquez LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.175
Jiovanni Mier"]">Jiovanni Mier SS 5 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0.247
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Michael Feliz (W, 3-2)"]">Michael Feliz (W, 3-2) 6 3 1 1 2 7 0 3.05
Aaron West (S, 2) 3 4 3 3 1 3 0 2.8

On a disappointing night for the hometown club against a Rangers team, our Double-A affiliate took their AA team to task, exploding for three homers and twelve runs. Heck, Danry Vasquez even threw a guy out at home. Michael Feliz pitched 6 great innings and Aaron West kept things mostly in order (honestly, three Frisco runs in the bottom of the ninth didn't really change much).

Maybe no one noticed, but in all the hullabaloo during the All-Star Break, A.J. Reed didn't get on base on July 15 for the first time since May 30th, and only the fourth time this year (two of those in his first six games this year). I'm not mentioning that 'cause I'm disappointed. I'm mentioning that because he hit a three-run shot yesterday and is still the same guy he was. Sure, the OPS is a mere .875, and his BA is only .278. This level is going to be the real test for A.J. Reed in the minds of scouts because the cries of "oh no! His bat is just too slow!" will be quieted down for sure if he excels whilst facing high heat.

San Jose Giants 4, Lancaster Jethawks 1

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
James Ramsay CF 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.302
Mott Hyde"]">Mott Hyde SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.278
Derek Fisher"]">Derek Fisher LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.249
Chase McDonald 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.306
J.D. Davis"]">J.D. Davis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.277
Ronnie Mitchell RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.273
Jamie Ritchie C 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.571
Marc Wik 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.267
Brian Holberton DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.209
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Troy Scribner (L, 2-4) 5 6 3 3 1 1 2 6.1
Edison Frias 3 1 1 1 0 3 1 4.01


Besides back-to-back homers in the first that made up the difference, the Jethawks' pitching and (I would assume) defense were on point today. But, um, the hitting. Interestingly enough, both other runs were caused by solo shots. Chase McDonald did well yet again, getting two hits, one of them the aforementioned solo homer. He is not as old as you might think; in fact, he just turned 23 this past June, and still has ample time to work his way up the minors providing his bat stays a boomstick. And about on-base streaks...he's got one dating back to June 4th, and it's still going. Keep gettin' dem checks.

Edison Frias is also succeeding in Lancaster. His ERA is actually a pretty normal 4.06, and while that might be normal for him because his BABIP is (pretty low for Lancaster) .286, he's also been pretty unlucky with aa 1.52 HR/9 and also has a K/BB of 3.20, so his peripherals check out. If the Astros still believe they can make something of him, I expect him to get a call soon.

Cedar Rapids Kernels 3, Quad Cities River Bandits 2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bobby Boyd CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.266
Alex Bregman SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.259
Nick Tanielu 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.306
Jason Martin"]">Jason Martin LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.294
Ramon Laureano RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.294
Sean McMullen DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.251
Ryan Bottger 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.219
Trent Woodward C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.279
Luis Reynoso 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.232
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Justin Ferrell 6 4 1 1 3 3 0 2.79
Jorge Perez (H, 1) 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 4.4
Angel Heredia (BS, 1)(L, 3-2) 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.13

Stop me if you've heard this before: the closer lets in two runs in the top of the ninth and the home team can't recover in the bottom of the inning. This was the first time Heredia's let in any runs since June 14th (seven appearances in between) and it's his first blown save, so cut the kid some slack, and don't forget that the winning run reached on an error by the catcher on a sac bunt. Also, seems like Jason Martin made a nice throw to cut down a runner at home to stop an insurance run from scoring, so good on him.

Ramon Laureano (just turned 21 a few days ago, go have a drink) hasn't brought much to the table besides hitting (.294 average but 5 walks in 136 at-bats) and speed (4 triples and 8 SBs). He also has three homers, so there's a little bit of pop in his bat. I'm not sure what influenced the decision-making when they drafted him out of NE Oklahoma A&M, but nice find, scouting team. Hopefully, he starts walking a bit.

Tri-City ValleyCats 7, Aberdeen IronBirds 4

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Johnny Sewald CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.299
Edwin Medina LF 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.297
Bryan Muniz 1B 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0.289
Dexture McCall DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.37
Bobby Wernes 3B 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.377
Anthony Hermelyn C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.205
Kolbey Carpenter 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0.304
Pat Porter RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.229
Keach Ballard SS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.167
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Agapito Barrios 4.1 6 3 2 1 1 0 2.4
David Schmidt 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 9.53
Dean Deetz (W, 4-1) 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 1.44
Zac Grotz (S, 1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.26

Greeneville Astros 6, Kingsport Mets 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Myles Straw CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.253
Ford Stainback SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.407
Connor Goedert 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0.365
Brauly Mejia LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.243
Justin Garcia DH 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.135
Hector Roa RF 4 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.315
Randy Cesar 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0.247
Kevin Martir C 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.217
Arturo Michelena 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.114
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Salvador Montano 4.2 4 3 2 3 2 0 3.06
Albert Abreu (W, 1-1) 3.1 2 0 0 0 3 0 2.84
Cristhopher Santamaria (S, 2) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

GCL Yankees1 5, GCL Astros 2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Daz Cameron CF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.233
Kyle Tucker DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.186
Wander Franco 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.19
Connor MacDonald 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.234
Bryan De La Cruz RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.28
Ruben Castro C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Ihan Bernal C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.118
Reiny Beltre 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.205
Rodrigo Ayarza SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.241
Nestor Muriel LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.103
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Diogenes Almengo 4 3 2 1 0 2 0 3.2
Dylan James 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Enrique Chavez (L, 1-3) 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 5.94
Luis Ramirez 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 5.31

DSL Astros: ???