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Astros Prospect Report: April 29th, 2016

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One hitter for Lancaster! Singleton's bat is still alive. Martes is having early season struggles.

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Fresno's Late Rally Comes Short in 6-5 Loss

The Grizzlies scored in three in the bottom of the eighth to get it within one came up empty in the ninth. Jon Singleton's bat has been heating up lately as he's up to a .308 batting average in the last ten games. Also, four of his five home runs have come in that span.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tony Kemp 2B-CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.308
Jake Marisnick CF-RF-CF 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.2
A.J. Reed DH 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0.261
Colin Moran 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.292
1- Eury Perez PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.325
Jon Singleton 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 0.235
Jon Kemmer LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.212
a- Matt Duffy PH-LF-3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.128
Andrew Aplin RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.122
b- Danny Worth PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.347
Roberto Pena C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.184
c- Tyler Heineman PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.188
Nolan Fontana SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.189
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brady Rodgers 4.1 9 4 4 0 3 1 5.14
Cesar Valdez 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.2
Kevin Chapman 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10.13
Juan Minaya 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2.7
James Hoyt (L, 0-2) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.38

Martes Struggles Again in Hooks 8-7 Loss

Francis Martes came into this season as the hot prospect in the Astros system as his stock soared throughout last season and into contention as being the top pitching prospect in the system. After being dominant in his season debut, the wheel have completely fallen off in his next three appearances.

He gave up three runs (all earned) in his second appearance across four innings. But, it was third appearance that really initiated the struggles. He only recorded two outs in it and gave up five runs (again all earned). His first three games came as the starter.

Last night he came out of the pen and was able to record more outs but it still wasn't pretty. He allowed six runs and five of those were earned.

The 11/10 SO/BB ratio is concerning...very concerning.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Teoscar Hernandez CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.237
Jack Mayfield 2B 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.264
Derek Fisher RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.239
Chase McDonald DH 4 1 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 0.228
1- Chan Jong Moon PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Conrad Gregor 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.154
J.D. Davis 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.18
Danry Vasquez LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.169
Mott Hyde SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Alfredo Gonzalez C 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.089
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Brian Holmes 5 7 2 2 1 4 0 3.44
Francis Martes (BS, 1)(L, 1-2) 2.1 6 6 5 2 2 0 9
Michael Freeman 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.65

Lancaster Completes 1-Hitter and Win 1-0

Trent Thornton faced one over the minimum due to allowing one hit. His tandem partner, Joshua James, allowed one runner due to a walk but faced the minimum due to a caught stealing. Just one over the minimum for the game is very impressive. Thornton's game score was 70 and had a GO/AO ratio of 8/2. Both pitchers only needed 63 pitches each.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Bobby Boyd CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.281
Jason Martin DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.281
Ramon Laureano LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.296
Nick Tanielu 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.319
Drew Ferguson RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.269
Marc Wik SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.261
Kristian Trompiz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.172
Bryan Muniz 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.122
Richard Gonzalez C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.167
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Trent Thornton (W, 1-0) 5 1 0 0 0 5 0 3.5
Joshua James (S, 1) 4 0 0 0 1 6 0 4.97

Wernes' Bat Wakes Up in 2-1 River Bandits Win

I've been very intrigued by Bobby Wernes since he was drafted, partly because my brother-in-law is a big Razorback fan and told me he knew how to hit and really liked him. Try not to hold his college fandom against him. I know it's tough. But, after Wernes went on to do nothing but hit in Tri-City, I really became intrigued. The only power he had was in the form of doubles which is not characteristic of most third baseman.

However, he hasn't done anything. He recently started making a little better contact and even drove a few doubles. But, yesterday he went 3-3 with a pair of doubles. Those doubles doubled his season doubles....say that really fast.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Brooks Marlow DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.295
Antonio Nunez SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.182
Kyle Tucker RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.263
Connor Goedert LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.219
Dexture McCall 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.279
Aaron Mizell 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.21
Daz Cameron CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.122
Christian Correa C 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.171
Bobby Wernes 3B 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.155
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kevin McCanna 4 4 1 1 2 2 0 2.7
Ryan Deemes 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.64
Sebastian Kessay (W, 1-2) 3 3 0 0 1 6 0 9.64
Andrew Thome (S, 3) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1