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Astros Prospect Report: Games of July 30, 2015

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The Grizzlies have a singles party, Joe Musgrove shuts down Midland, and more news from down on the farm.

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Fresno Grizzlies 10, Reno Aces 7

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jonathan Villar"]">Jonathan Villar SS 6 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.276
L.J. Hoes"]">L.J. Hoes RF 6 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.331
Tyler White 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0.393
Matt Duffy"]">Matt Duffy 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.293
Nolan Fontana"]">Nolan Fontana 2B 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.232
Robbie Grossman"]">Robbie Grossman LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.25
Joe Sclafani"]">Joe Sclafani DH 4 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0.295
Tony Kemp"]">Tony Kemp CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.266
Max Stassi"]">Max Stassi C 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.186
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Asher Wojciechowski (W, 6-2)"]">Asher Wojciechowski (W, 6-2) 6 6 4 4 1 4 2 5.42
Jake Buchanan"]">Jake Buchanan 0.2 4 2 2 0 0 0 4.95
Jason Stoffel (H, 6)"]">Jason Stoffel (H, 6) 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 0 5.18
James Hoyt (S, 5)"]">James Hoyt (S, 5) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.78

While the Grizzlies never lost the lead in this one thanks to a five-run second inning, the Aces never seemed more than a few hits away due to the late shakiness of Wojo and the bullpen. The hitters really stepped up with the small-ball due to only one extra-base hit (Tyler White solo shot), stealing five bases and hitting sixteen singles while going 7-16 with RISP. Joe Sclafani had some timely RBIs (three, to be exact) to send the Grizzlies to a victory, their 59th. Sclafani has been heating up lately and has a .441 average in his last ten games. His power has almost totally dried up (just six XBHs on the year, no HRs) but he can still get on base, slashing .295/.379/.341 in Fresno this season.

Nolan Fontana has been quite disappointing this year. While his OBP is still as high as ever due to his 61 walks, he's also struck out 79 times, reminding me of Robbie Grossman. It's fun to say "Look at our depth, we traded a 6th rounder for Gomez!", but Fontana was the 2nd rounder that year, and while he has reached Triple-A, he's hit an impasse. I doubt he has a future here when you consider the other options (Altuve, Correa, Kemp, Bregman), so he may be traded this year before the Rule V Draft.

Corpus Christi Hooks 4, Midland Rockhounds 0

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Danry Vasquez"]">Danry Vasquez LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.178
Teoscar Hernandez"]">Teoscar Hernandez CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.21
Colin Moran"]">Colin Moran 3B 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 0.303
A.J. Reed 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.306
Jack Mayfield 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.273
Jon Kemmer RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 0.31
Alfredo Gonzalez C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.318
Conrad Gregor DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.248
Jiovanni Mier"]">Jiovanni Mier SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.251
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Joe Musgrove (W, 3-0) 7 2 0 0 1 6 0 2.25
Chris Cotton 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.77
Jandel Gustave (S, 12)"]">Jandel Gustave (S, 12) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.77

After inserting Teoscar into the starting lineup to replace Phillips, the Hooks didn't miss a beat. Joe Musgrove didn't give up any hits until the sixth inning in his first non-limited start since returning from his injury, and with seven shutout innings he picked up right where he left off. Outside of a start in which he allowed five runs in five innings, Musgrove has an ERA of 1.00 in Corpus. He still has yet to walk more than one batter in a start this year. His stuff is legit (big mid-90's sinker stands out), his mechanics are clean, and he hasn't had arm issues in 1-1/2 years (thanks, Brian and Spencer). He is probably the best pitcher in the minors for the Astros right now (he's only 22!) and really deserves recognition.

Colin Moran is finally showing signs of life. He was hit by two freak injuries that slowed him down but now looks to be back into things with an on-base streak that dates back to July 3rd. He's slashing .359/.417/.553 in July and has hit .400 in his last twelve games. "Luhnow's boy" was acquired for a reason: He's really good.

High Desert Mavericks 5, Lancaster Jethawks 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
James Ramsay CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 .299
Alex Bregman SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071
Derek Fisher LF 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 .265
J.D. Davis 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .275
Ronnie Mitchell DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .279
Jamie Ritchie C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .325
Marc Wik 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .249
Mott Hyde 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Edwin Medina RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
David Paulino 5.0 3 2 1 2 4 0 1.80
Francis Martes (L, 0-1) 3.0 5 3 3 1 3 1 7.27

David Paulino and Francis Martes are both pretty new to the California League, and since they're both Top 30 prospects, it'll be interesting to watch them as a tandem going forward. Both of them struggled a bit, but Paulino kept it mostly under control; Martes, meanwhile, allowed a two-run shot that made up the difference in the final score. Alex Bregman got his first hit in case anyone was worried (I wasn't), but really, don't look at a statline of a drafted player in his first year especially if he's a) a HS player or b) finished playing in the CWS. Case in point: Carlos Correa hit around .250 in his first go-around in 2012. Derek Fisher, the prospect we're all staring down hoping he's the next Brett Phillips, is slashing .265/.331/.516 over 51 games in Lancaster with thirteen homers, thirteen steals, and five triples to boot.

Quad Cities River Bandits 4, Beloit Snappers 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Jason Martin LF 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .291
Drew Ferguson RF 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .327
Nick Tanielu 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .307
Ryan Bottger 1B 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Ramon Laureano CF 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .285
Bryan Muniz DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .189
1- Bobby Boyd PR-DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263
Garrett Stubbs C 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Luis Reynoso 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 .229
Kristian Trompiz SS 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 .240
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Agapito Barrios 5.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Dean Deetz (BS, 1) 2.1 5 3 2 2 4 0 7.71
Zach Davis 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Angel Heredia (W, 4-2) 2.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.85
Ryan Thompson (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.72

Tri-City ValleyCats 5, West Virginia Black Bears 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Johnny Sewald CF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .256
Alexander Melendez CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176
Antonio Nunez SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .279
Aaron Mizell LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 .265
Bobby Wernes 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .348
Pat Porter RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .272
Dexture McCall DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309
Cesar Carrasco 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .196
Brooks Marlow 2B 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .217
Marlon Avea C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Alex Winkelman (W, 3-0) 5.0 2 2 1 1 4 0 1.72
Juan Santos (H, 2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 4.15
Jacob Dorris (S, 1) 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

Bristol Pirates 4, Greeneville Astros 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Myles Straw CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Ford Stainback 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .351
Connor Goedert 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .315
Hector Roa RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 .320
Justin Garcia DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .171
Arturo Michelena 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .204
Christian Correa C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111
Luis Payano LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247
Osvaldo Duarte SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Diogenes Almengo 3.2 4 1 1 3 3 0 2.45
Joselo Pinales 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86
Alejandro Solarte (L, 0-2) 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 9.53
Lachlan Madden 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00

GCL Pirates 7, GCL Astros 5

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Daz Cameron DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .224
Vicente Sanchez LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Wander Franco 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .223
Connor MacDonald 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .226
1- Frankeny Fernandez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .101
Brian Pena C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jorge Martinez C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154
Miguelangel Sierra SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111
Jared Cruz 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .241
Nestor Tejada RF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .146
Nestor Muriel CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .086
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hector Perez 3.0 0 2 0 4 2 0 2.53
Abdiel Saldana 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7.16
Starlyn Taveras 0.0 1 3 3 3 0 0 7.11
Carlos Sanabria (BS, 1)(L, 1-3) 3.0 4 2 2 0 1 0 5.04
Dylan James 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

DSL Astros Blue 7, DSL Athletics 3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Andy Pineda CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .300
Ozziel Sanchez-galan 2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .236
Reiny Beltre 3B 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .333
Cristopher Luciano 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .299
Angel De Leon RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .259
Oscar Campos C 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .309
Orlando Marquez DH 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .243
Ronny Jimenez LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Fredy Medina SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yoanys Quiala (W, 2-0) 5.0 6 1 1 2 3 0 1.80
Yonatan Quintin (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1.88
Gabriel Pirela 2.0 3 2 2 1 0 1 4.74

DSL Nationals 5, DSL Astros Orange 0

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Juan Fuente 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .261
Ronny Rafael CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .210
Hector Martinez RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .231
Randy Vasquez DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
Felix Lucas 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .185
Oliver Toribio C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188
Brandon Benavente C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .195
a- Jose Carrillo PH-C 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Anthony Rodriguez 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .223
Nicolas Miranda 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .147
Carlos Machado LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344
b- Jose Hernandez PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Anardo Peralta SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .146
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Javier Navas (L, 0-1) 4.0 5 3 1 0 4 0 2.45
Franklin Perez 4.0 4 2 2 0 4 0 4.78