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Astros Prospect Report: May 6th, 2016

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2-2 for the night. Two close wins. Two not so close losses. But, some familiar names stick out very well in Corpus.

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Worth Leads Grizzlies in 5-4 Win

Danny Worth has been ridiculous this season. He was ridiculous last season but this season has been even better. Sure, he's 30 years old. But, he's doing so many things right and so little wrong. His .364 batting average is propelled heavily but a really high BABIP at .380 but he's consistently held BABIP's near the .330 range in multiple seasons at AAA. Last year at Reno it was much higher. But, the real impressive stat is that he's maintained his high walk rate while slicing his strikeout rate nearly in half. He has just one strikeout more than walks.

I'm not advocating a big move to bring him up. He is what he is. But, he's made some adjustments the last few years and could fill in really well in case of an injury at the major league level.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Tony Kemp LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0.295
Danny Worth 2B 3 2 3 1 0 0 2 2 0 0.367
Jon Singleton DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.221
A.J. Reed 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.234
Max Stassi C 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.286
Nolan Fontana SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.192
Matt Duffy 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.127
Jon Kemmer RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.215
1- Eury Perez PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.308
Andrew Aplin CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.169
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Tommy Shirley 6 7 1 1 2 3 0 2.79
Jordan Jankowski (H, 3) 1.2 1 2 2 1 3 0 2.4
James Hoyt (BS, 1)(W, 1-2) 1.1 1 1 1 0 3 1 2.45

Bregman Proves Healthy in 5-3 Hooks Win

In his second game back from his hamstring injury, Alex Bregman busted out in a big way. He picked up two hits and both were doubles. His third and fourth for the season (it was his 15th game). Small sample size alert: .345/.433/.672 slash line is oh so nice.

Edison Frias has been very productive this season with a small improvement in his control. However, things didn't swing his way in that area as he surrendered five walks to double his season total. But, Aaron West backed him up very well with arguably his best outing this season. He hasn't given up a run in his last three appearances and has a 9/1 SO/BB ratio in 6 1/3 innings for those games.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Chan Jong Moon 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.13
Alex Bregman DH 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0.345
Derek Fisher CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.206
Chase McDonald 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.256
James Ramsay RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.2
Jack Mayfield 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.227
Danry Vasquez LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.182
Mott Hyde SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0.179
Alfredo Gonzalez C 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.082
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Edison Frias (W, 2-0) 6 3 3 3 5 5 1 2.52
Aaron West (S, 3) 3 1 0 0 1 4 0 4.5

Homers Doom Lancaster in 14-7 Loss

Brock Dykxhoorn gave up three of the four homers in the game which led to eight runs given up in his four innings of work. That's Lancaster for you. But, it's still so surprising how few long balls Lancaster has hit. We knew there weren't many big sluggers on the team but still I would have expected the wind to aid in a few more than they've been able to hit. I fully expect Drew Ferguson to eventually be a guy to knock a few for this team. He had three for TC in just 17 games for them last year and 21 combined between his junior and senior seasons. He has a good all field approach and plate discipline. Just needs to pull the balls that he can drive.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bobby Boyd CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.263
Jason Martin LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.247
Drew Ferguson DH 5 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.261
Nick Tanielu 3B 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.32
Alejandro Garcia RF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.258
Jamie Ritchie C 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.23
Marc Wik 2B 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.234
Bryan Muniz 1B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.172
Kristian Trompiz SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.167
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brock Dykxhoorn (L, 1-1) 4 8 8 6 2 2 3 4.18
Scott Weathersby 3.2 5 4 3 0 3 1 7.29
Ryan Thompson 1.1 3 2 2 0 1 0 7.3


River Bandits Blanked by Lansing

6-0...not fun

On the surface, Anthony Hermelyn looks like he should be batting much higher in the order instead of sixth. He has a .463 wOBA and a 200 wRC+ (stats not counting this game). But, then you see that he has a .500 BABIP. The .333 batting average doesn't look nearly as good. But, he's walking 20% of the time which makes him a catcher version of Nolan Fontana right now. He didn't walk like that last season and this season is a small sample.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Johnny Sewald CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.216
Osvaldo Duarte SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.222
Kyle Tucker RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.273
Connor Goedert LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.222
Brooks Marlow 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.289
Anthony Hermelyn C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333
Pat Porter DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.087
Dexture McCall 1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.25
Bobby Wernes 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.151
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Kevin McCanna (L, 0-2) 5 8 4 4 1 5 0 3.74
Ralph Garza 3 3 2 2 3 2 1 2.81