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Astros Prospect Report: Sheriff, Maverick stay hot; Feldman begins rehab assignment

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Your daily look at the previous night's Minor League happenings.

Timothy De Block

AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 7-4 loss to Tacoma (SEA)

-> Max Stassi: 2-for-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> Tyler White: 2-for-4, RBI, 2 2B
-> Nolan Fontana: 1-for-3, BB, R
-> Tyler Heineman: 1-for-3
-> L.J. Hoes: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, R
-> Joe Sclafani: 1-for-4, R
-> Jonathan Villar: 1-for-4
-> Tony Kemp: 1-for-5

SP Luis Cruz: 4.2 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K (loss)
RP Jake Buchanan: 2.1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K
RP Jason Stoffel: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K

White has a streak of five consecutive multi-hit games going (the last four being in AAA, and the first one in AA). In his last ten games, he has six multi-hit games and at least one hit in nine of them (and he drew two walks in the one game he took an 0-for). His OPS through four games with Fresno is 1.261. He's struck out just 37 times this year in AA and AAA combined, for a total strike out rate of 14.6%. He has never posted a 15% or higher strike out rate at any levels of the minors, and the worst wRC+ he ever posted was 130. Talk about a diamond in the rough, this is a 33rd round pick.

Heineman is on an eight-game hitting streak right now. He has at least one hit in 19 of his 24 games with Fresno. He's struck out nine times in 46 games this year. Nine.

AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 7-5 loss to Springfield (STL)

-> Brett Phillips: 2-for-4, 2B, R
-> Jon Kemmer: 1-for-3, BB, R
-> Chan Moon: 1-for-3, BB
-> Conrad Gregor: 1-for-4, GRAND SLAM
-> Jiovanni Mier: 1-for-4
-> Alfredo Gonzalez: 1-for-4
-> Teoscar Hernandez: 1-for-5, R
-> Colin Moran: 0-for-2, BB, RBI, R

SP Scott Feldman: 3.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K
RP Chris Devenski: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K
RP Reymin Guduan: 0.0 IP, 2 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K (loss)

Oh hey, look who's starting to make his comeback. First time on the mound in how long now, no surprise to see some rust.

Seven-game hitting streak for Maverick, three of which are two-hit games. He owns a .345/.424/.483 in eight games with Corpus. He's struck out just twice in those eight games. Small sample, but wow, this kid sure is looking legit.

It was an explosive June for Kemmer; he hit .403/.451/.611 with four long balls, notably cutting down on his strike outs (15 in 21 games). He's hitting .316/.400/.514 with eight doubles and nine homers in 52 games on the season now.

A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 9-3 win over Lake Elsinore (SDP)

-> Jacob Nottingham: 3-for-5, 2 R, 3 2B, 3 RBI
-> Brian Holberton: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R
-> Jack Mayfield: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, R
-> Marc Wik: 2-for-5, 2B, RBI, R
-> Mott Hyde: 2-for-5, BB, 2 RBI
-> Derek Fisher: 2-for-5, BB, SB
-> Chase McDonald: 1-for-4, 2 BB, 2 R
-> J.D. Davis: 1-for-5, R
-> James Ramsay: 1-for-6

SP Troy Scribner: 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K
RP Keegan Yuhl: 4.1 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K (win)

Nottingham has yet to take an 0-for with Lancaster, and he has seven hits in his last three games. His OPS in California so far is 1.231. And he's still catching; Holberton played left field today. Man, what a stunning break out.

Texas native Mayfield has hit .303/.370/.458 in 66 games with Lancaster this year. It's hard to tell how real it is, of course, and his strike out rate isn't awesome. He'll have to show it at AA at some point.

Yuhl just keeps performing out in the desert. He owns a 1.27 ERA in 28.1 innings of work for the JetHawks now. Combining his stats from QC, he has a 1.13 ERA, 2.27 BB/9 and 7.93 K/9 this season in 47.2 innings.

A- Quad Cities River Bandits: 7-1 loss to Peoria (STL)

-> Kristian Trompiz: 1-for-3, BB
-> Luis Reynoso: 1-for-3, BB
-> Bobby Boyd: 1-for-4, SB
-> Sean McMullen: 1-for-4
-> Alex Hernandez: 1-for-4
-> Trent Woodward: 0-for-3, R

SP Brandon McNitt: 6.0 IP, 7 R (6 ER), 9 H, 5 BB, 1 K (loss)
RP Eric Peterson: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K

Buh. Well, at least Peterson did well...

Speaking of which, did you know that Peterson has a twin brother named Pat who is also a pro baller? He was drafted in the 23rd round by Seattle last year, ahead of our Eric in the 37th round, probably because Pat is a southpaw and Eric isn't. Is there no justice?

They both went to North Carolina State, too. His brother is currently being developed as a starter with mixed results, while Eric has looked solid out of the pen; 3.12 ERA, 4.15 BB/9 and 10.90 K/9. A couple of his walks are intentional, though, which makes a difference with a reliever's sample size; exclude them, and it comes down to 3.64 UBB/9, if you get my meaning.

SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 6-5 win over Lowell (BOS)

-> Edwin Medina: 3-for-6, 2B, SB, 3 RBI
-> Pat Porter: 2-for-4, RBI, 2 BB
-> Johnny Sewald: 2-for-6, BB, RBI, R
-> Dexture McCall: 2-for-7, RBI
-> Antonio Nunez: 1-for-3, BB, R
-> Bobby Wernes: 1-for-4, R
-> Anthony Hermelyn: 1-for-5, BB, R
-> Bryan Muniz: 0-for-4, R, 2 BB
-> Drew Ferguson: 1-for-1, 2B, R (pinch-hitter)
-> Keach Ballard: 0-for-0, BB (defensive sub)

SP Trent Thornton: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K
RP Scott Weathersby: 2.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K
RP Zach Davis: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K (hold)
RP Juan Santos: 2.2 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K (blown save)
RP Yeyfry Del Rosario: 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K
RP Steve Naemark: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP David Schmidt: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K

And it only took 14 innings, 4.5 hours and pretty much the entire dang pitching staff.

Thornton has allowed just two runs in his first 13 innings as a pro, giving him a 1.38 ERA in four games. This was his first walk allowed, too. 0.69 BB/9 and 12.46 K/9 during that span. That seems decent enough.

Just the first run given up in the pro career of Naemark. He has just the one run, one walk and five whiffs in his first seven innings.

Sewald has six multi-hit games out of his first 17 games played. He's failed to reach base via hit or walk in just one game in which he got more than one AB. He has drawn seven walks in his last seven games.

RK Greeneville Astros: 5-2 loss to Kingsport (NYM)

-> Aaron Mizell: 2-for-4, 3B, R
-> Connor Goedert: 2-for-4, RBI
-> Brauly Mejia: 1-for-4, 2B, R
-> Kevin Martir: 1-for-4, RBI
-> Osvaldo Duarte: 1-for-4
-> Hector Roa: 0-for-2, BB

SP Makay Nelson: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K
RP Chris Murphy: 3.0 IP, 2 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K
RP Devonte German: 2.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 K (loss)

Goedert was brought up in the writers' email thread recently, and the numbers certainly are sparkly; .500/.565/.800 in 11 games, with two bombs, a triple a four doubles providing that goofy slugging percentage. Has a stolen base to boot. Put up numbers that would make Ted Williams jealous (.444/.542/.882, 19 HR in 59 games) last year for Neosho County CC before the Astros drafted him.

Today's Scheduled Starters

AAA: Brady Rodgers vs. Forrest Snow
AA: Kyle Westwood vs. Corey Baker
A+: TBD vs. TBD
A-: David Paulino vs. Tyler Herb
SS: Dean Deetz vs. TBD
RK: Yhoan Acosta vs. Connor Buchmann