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Astros Prospect Report: Musgrove excellent again; Moran, Cameron collect three hits each

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

Joe Musgrove (left) might be having the best season ever for an Astros prospect pitcher
Joe Musgrove (left) might be having the best season ever for an Astros prospect pitcher
Timothy De Block

AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 5-2 win over Sacramento (SFG)

-> Tony Kemp: 1-for-2, SB, R, 2 BB
-> Nolan Fontana: 1-for-2, RBI
-> Matt Duffy: 1-for-3, BB, RBI, R
-> L.J. Hoes: 1-for-3, BB, SB, R
-> Max Stassi: 1-for-4, 3B, RBI, R
-> Robbie Grossman: 1-for-4, SB, 2 RBI
-> Tyler White: 0-for-3, BB, R

SP Luis Cruz: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 5 BB, 5 K
RP Jake Buchanan: 3.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K (win)
RP Kevin Chapman: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K (hold)
RP Jason Stoffel: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K (save)

Kemp may be turning things around. He's on an eight-game hitting streak, during which he's batted .333 while drawing three walks and striking out just twice. He's stolen seven straight bases without being caught, his last CS coming on July 2.

Hoes is hitting just .154 in seven games since being sent back to AAA. His overall numbers are still striking, with a .312/.385/.434 line, 21 doubles, and 16 steals in 77 games for Fresno.

AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 6-3 win over San Antonio (SDP)

-> Colin Moran: 3-for-6, 2B
-> Roberto Pena: 2-for-4, RBI
-> Danry Vasquez: 2-for-5, BB, RBI, R
-> Jon Kemmer: 2-for-5, 2B, R
-> Teoscar Hernandez: 2-for-6, HR, R, 3 RBI
-> Jack Mayfield: 2-for-6, SB
-> Jiovanni Mier: 1-for-5, R
-> Conrad Gregor: 0-for-4, BB, R
-> A.J. Reed: 0-for-5, BB, RBI
-> Alfredo Gonzalez: 0-for-0, BB, R (defensive sub)

SP Joe Musgrove: 7.0 IP, 3 R (1 ER), 7 H, 0 BB, 5 K
RP Vincent Velasquez: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K (win)
RP Jandel Gustave: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K (save)

Joe bleepin' Musgrove again. He's walked six batters in 94.2 innings this year. Six! His ERA with Corpus is now down to 2.08. He owns a 15.3 K/BB ratio this year. True video game numbers. Oh, and 13 outs on the ground tonight.

And Colin Moran just keeps hitting. Five-straight multi-hit games. He's hitting .392 with a .241 ISO over his last 30 games, and has an .848 OPS on the season.

Home run number 14 on the season for Teo. Five of Hernandez's last seven games have been two-hit games. He's hitting .333 during those games.

A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 12-5 loss to Bakersfield (SEA)

-> James Ramsay: 2-for-4, BB, 2 RBI
-> Edwin Medina: 2-for-4, BB, R
-> J.D. Davis: 2-for-5, HR, RBI, 2 R
-> Mott Hyde: 2-for-5, 2 R
-> Alex Bregman: 2-for-5
-> Marc Wik: 1-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB
-> Jamie Ritchie: 1-for-3, BB
-> Ruben Castro: 1-for-5, RBI
-> Derek Fisher: 1-for-5

SP David Paulino 3.2 IP, 8 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 3 K (loss)
RP Michael Freeman: 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K
RP Jordan Mills: 2.0 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 K
RP Tyler Brunnemann: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Obviously Paulino's second game in California was much less successful than his first (1 ER in 5.0 IP). A big seven-run fourth inning is what did him in. Six of those runs crossed the plate before he was pulled, and Freeman coughed up a two-run jack immediately after relieving him, making matters worse. Paulino has walked five in 8.2 IP in these two games, which has been a contributor; he walked just seven in 28.2 innings with Quad Cities.

Davis is on a nice little run again, having hit .357 with six homers over his last 11 games. That last bit is the best, because prior to this run, he had hit 12 bombs in 88 games, which is good, but it's not the big power he know he has. Now he's suddenly at 18 long balls in 99 games, which would be right at 30 in a 162 game sample. Lancaster likely won't make the playoffs this year, so if they think he and Moran are both ready, you could potentially see Davis to Corpus and Moran to Fresno sometime before the playoffs begin in about a month.

Bregman has six hits over his last three games now as he continues to warm up in the California League. He's struck out just once in his last six games.

A- Quad Cities River Bandits: 10-3 win over Bowling Green (TBR)

-> Garrett Stubbs: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Luis Reynoso: 2-for-2, BB, RBI, R
-> Bobby Boyd: 2-for-4, BB, SB
-> Jason Martin: 2-for-5, 2B, SB, R, 2 RBI
-> Bryan Muniz: 2-for-5, RBI, R
-> Ramon Laureano: 1-for-3, BB, 2 R
-> Nick Tanielu: 1-for-4, BB, 3B, RBI, R
-> Drew Ferguson: 1-for-4, BB, 2B, 2 R
-> Kristian Trompiz: 1-for-4, RBI

SP Dean Deetz: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K (win)
RP Jorge Perez: 1.0 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP Zach Davis: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K
RP Steve Naemark: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K

Martin is on an eight-game hitting streak, and he's raised his season line to .295/.363/.450 in 79 games. He has 10 doubles, six triples and eight long balls. He also has 13 steals, though he's been caught nine times, so he'll need to keep polishing that area of his game.

Stubbs has shown a very impressive ability to not strike out so far. In fact, he's only done it once with QC and four times in all 22 games he's played this season combined between QC and Tri-City. He has three times as many walks as strike outs. I can't say I've ever seen that in a prospect. We'll see how that holds up.

Deetz's first crack at full-season ball was a little mediocre, but he was better here. He has a 9.82 K/9 in a small sample with this club so far.

SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 2-1 loss to Hudson Valley (TBR)

-> Kolbey Carpenter: 2-for-3, 2B
-> Antonio Nunez: 1-for-3, BB
-> Cesar Carrasco: 1-for-3
-> Alexander Melendez: 1-for-3
-> Hector Roa: 1-for-4, solo HR
-> Aaron Mizell: 1-for-4, 3B
-> Dexture McCall: 0-for-3, BB

SP Harold Aruaz: 4.0 IP, 2 R (0 ER), 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K (loss)
RP Yeyfry Del Rosario: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K
RP Junior Garcia: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K

Garcia was great in Greeneville, and he's carried it with him to Tri-City so far. Between the two levels, he has a 0.96 ER, 1.69 BB/9 and 6.27 K/9 in 37.1 innings.

Nine homers in 36 games for Roa now. The guy does have some tools. The strike outs really haven't improved though, and he's drawn just four walks in those 36 games.

RK Greeneville Astros: 5-1 win over Bluefield (TOR)

-> Daz Cameron: 3-for-4, 2B, SB, 2 R
-> Connor Goedert: 2-for-3, BB, 2B, RBI, R
-> Kevin Martir: 1-for-2, BB. R
-> Ford Stainback: 1-for-2, BB
-> Kyle Tucker: 1-for-3, RBI, R
-> Brauly Mejia: 1-for-3, RBI
-> Osvaldo Duarte: 1-for-3, SB
-> Myles Straw: 1-for-4, 2B

SP Albert Abreu: 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 6 K (win)

This game was shortened by rain, thus the fact that only one guy threw and it was for just five innings.

Said one guy, Abreu, is a 19-year-old who has been pretty good so far. He has a 2.83 ERA and an 8.79 K/9 in eight games with Greeneville so far. He does walk some guys (5.02 per nine), so he'll need to work on that.

Cameron is hitting .467 with a 1.222 OPS in a tiny four game sample with Greeneville. Four steals in those games as well.

Today's Scheduled Starters

AAA: Mark Appel vs. Ty Blach
AA: Kyle Westwood vs. TBD
A+: TBD vs. TBD
A-: Agapito Barrios vs. Henry Centeno
SS: Brian McCanna vs. TBD
RK: Diogenes Almengo vs. TBD