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Astros Prospect Report: August 28th, 2015

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Lots of home runs! Even a dominant pitching debut at a new level. And DSL Blue eliminated.

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Fresno Falls 3-2

Hey! Tyler White had two hits! Raise your hand if this doesn't surprise you anymore. Nobody? That's what I figured. He also had two walks. Anyone else surprised? Thought so.

Luis Cruz used ninety-four pitches to get through three and a third innings. NINETY-FOUR!

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Nolan Fontana SS 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.237
Robbie Grossman LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.252
Tyler White DH 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0.378
1- Jonathan Villar PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.27
Preston Tucker RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.306
Matt Duffy 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.301
Jon Singleton 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.257
Joe Sclafani 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.296
Tyler Heineman C 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.263
Andrew Aplin CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.264
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Luis Cruz 3.1 4 2 1 3 2 0 4.58
Juan Minaya 2.2 0 0 0 4 1 0 1.42
Jordan Jankowski 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 3.41
Jake Buchanan (L, 5-4) 2 5 1 1 1 1 0 4.25

Reed Has Perfect Night in 17-6 Hooks Win

It was his eighth in Double-A, but it was A.J. Reed's thirty-first this season and the leader in all of the minor leagues. You can see video of the home run and read about his transition to CC here.

The downside of this game is that Francis Martes had an atrocious debut in the Texas League. He allowed three free passes and gave up two home runs. It took him ninety-nine pitches to get through 4 1/3 innings and his game score was a 26.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Danry Vasquez LF 7 1 3 2 1 0 3 0 2 0.217
Teoscar Hernandez CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.218
Colin Moran 3B 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.298
A.J. Reed DH 4 4 4 1 0 1 3 1 0 0.352
Jon Kemmer RF 6 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0.324
Jack Mayfield SS 6 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.272
Conrad Gregor 1B 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.241
Roberto Pena C 6 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0.237
Chan Moon 2B 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0.258
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Francis Martes 4.2 7 6 6 3 3 2 11.57
Travis Ballew (W, 4-5) 1.1 1 0 0 1 3 0 3.63
Josh Fields 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Chris Cotton (S, 5) 2.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.31

Bregman's Hit Streak Goes to 14 Games in 16-4 JetHawks Win

The beauty of small sample sizes. It doesn't seem that long ago that fans were upset with Alex Bregman's low batting average. Now, he has a fourteen game hitting streak and is hitting .336 in Lancaster and .300 overall for the season. Hows an .872 OPS look? Over the last ten games, he's hitting .472 and, this is my favorite part, has a 6/1 BB-SO ratio.

I'm pointing this out to say that you can't ignore sample sizes. Sure, he had a low batting average in QC, but the sample wasn't large enough to say anything about it. Double the sample size and look what he's done.

You can read quotes from hitting coach Darryl Robinson on how Bregman has been working to improve here.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
James Ramsay CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0.316
Alex Bregman SS 6 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.336
Derek Fisher LF 6 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0.259
J.D. Davis 3B 6 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.283
Ronnie Mitchell DH 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.296
Chase McDonald 1B 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0.284
Mott Hyde 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.296
Jamie Ritchie C 4 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.319
Sean McMullen RF 4 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.333
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Christian Powell (W, 2-2) 5.2 6 3 3 2 6 1 9.88
Michael Freeman 2.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.59
Troy Scribner 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 5.59

Armenteros' Dominant Debut Leads QC in 3-0 Win

The 21-year old Cuban defector, Rogelio Armenteros, was the opening night starter for TC and was dominant then but also took some lumps this season. But, he earned a promotion to QC and was dominant in his debut. It was a career night for him as he punched out nine of the nineteen batters he faced. He gave up just one hit and allowed just one walk. A 73 game score for a debut at a higher level is one way to bring attention to yourself.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bobby Boyd CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.28
Jason Martin LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.27
Bryan Muniz 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.262
Drew Ferguson DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.29
Ramon Laureano RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.274
Jose Fernandez 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.217
Trent Woodward C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.294
Kristian Trompiz SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.249
Luis Reynoso 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0.235
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rogelio Armenteros (W, 1-0) 5 1 0 0 1 9 0 0
Eric Peterson (H, 3) 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 2.76
Angel Heredia (S, 11) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.91

Johnny Sewald Gets On-Base in 8-7 Loss

Batting Average: .282

Walk-Rate: 16%

Strikeout rate: 16.7%

On-Base Percentage: .411!

Power: Let's go back to talking about the on-base percentage.

He's only had seven doubles sixty-one games so the power is not there. But, he has twenty-seven steals and has been caught only four times (87% success rate). He makes doubles happen.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Johnny Sewald CF 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0.282
Brooks Marlow 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.243
Aaron Mizell LF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.253
Kolbey Carpenter DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.274
Dexture McCall 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0.281
Bobby Wernes 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.333
Anthony Hermelyn C 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.247
Pat Porter RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.255
Keach Ballard SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.194
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jose Hernandez 3 8 7 7 1 1 1 7.2
Harold Arauz 4 2 0 0 1 4 0 6.14
Yeyfry Del Rosario (L, 3-4) 1.1 1 1 0 0 2 0 4.44

Goedert Homers in Greeneville's 3-1 Win

It was Connor Goedert's sixth home run of the season and elevates his OPS to .814. He was slumping some over the past several games, but the three hits last night is a good sign.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Myles Straw LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.277
Daz Cameron CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.273
Kyle Tucker RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.263
Connor Goedert 1B 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.288
Kevin Martir C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.222
Randy Cesar 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.234
Ford Stainback DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.255
Rodrigo Ayarza 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.243
Osvaldo Duarte SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.233
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Diogenes Almengo (W, 3-1) 5 6 1 1 0 2 0 2.31
Erasmo Pinales (H, 1) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.93
Hector Perez (H, 1) 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Samil De Los Santos (S, 4) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.72

GCL Astros Crushed 8-1 by Braves

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Marcos Almonte DH 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.315
Jonathan Matute 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.213
Bryan De La Cruz RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.248
Connor MacDonald 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.204
Frankeny Fernandez LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.148
Jared Cruz 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.176
Jorge Martinez C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.129
a- Brian Pena PH-C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.2
Nestor Tejada CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.18
Joan Mauricio SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.181
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jorge Guzman (L, 1-1) 4 5 3 0 0 1 0 2
Jose Rosario 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 5.4
Josue Uribe 1 2 2 2 0 1 1 7.71
Dariel Aquino 1 4 2 2 1 2 0 18.9

DSL Blue Eliminated From Playoffs in 10-2 Loss to Rangers

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Andy Pineda CF 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.318
Ozziel Sanchez-galan SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.19
Edgar Lorenzo LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.214
Oscar Campos C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.2
Carlos Canelon C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reiny Beltre 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.067
Cristopher Luciano 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Ronny Jimenez 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.313
Angel De Leon DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
a- Jose Benjamin PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Juan Fuente RF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.214
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jose Ramos (L, 1-1) 0 2 5 4 1 0 0 7.94
Jorge Alcala 4 2 1 1 1 3 0 1.23
Robert Corniel 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 0
Cristofer Melendez 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 -
Luidin Toribio 0.1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
Jacques Sambo 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0