After missing out on David Price and Cole Hamels, the Astros have made a major move bringing in two Brewers -- outfielder Carlos Gomez and pitcher Mike FIers. Additional, Houston received slot #76 in the 2015-16 international pool. In return, the Astros sent prospects Josh Hader, Adrian Houser, Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana.
#Astros officially acquire OF Carlos Gomez, RHP Mike Fiers and slot #76 in the 2015-16 international pool from the Milwaukee Brewers.— Houston Astros (@astros) July 30, 2015
The Astros will send LHP Josh Hader, RHP Adrian Houser, OF Brett Phillips and OF Domingo Santana to Milwaukee to complete the deal.— Houston Astros (@astros) July 30, 2015
Carlos Gomez, 29, found his stride with the Brewers after stents with the Mets and Twins early in his career. Gomez has been selected to two All-Star games, 2013 and 2014. He is currently batting .262 (75x286) with 29 extra-base hits, 43 RBIs, seven stolen bases, .423 SLG, and .751 OPS. Mike Fiers, 30, is 5-9 with 3.89 ERA in 118 innings pitched this season for the Brewers.
Brett Phillips is the best piece from the Astros side. Phillips skyrockets through the prospects ranks since being drafted by the Astros in 2012. He is currently batting .320 with 27 doubles, 11 triples, and 16 home runs, 15 stolen bases, 71 RBIs this season between Single A Lancaster and Double A Corpus Christi. Our minor league staff ranks Philips as the Astros top prospect in our mid-season re ranking.
TCB ranked Domingo Santana seventh on the top 30 list. Santana has shown loads of talent in the minors but hasn't figured it in the majors in his brief stents with the club -- batting .179 in 56 major league at-bats.
Josh Hader, ranked 11th by TCB, was acquired from the Orioles as part of the Bud Norris deal in 2013, he was the pitcher of the year in 2014 for Single A Lancaster. He currently has a 3.17 ERA in 65.1 innings with Double Corpus Christi.
Adrian Houser, who checks in a number 20 on TCB prospect list, was drafted by the Astros 2011. He has a 3-4 record in 19 appearances with a 5.10 ERA in between single A Lancaster and Double A Corpus Christi.