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Astros Prospect Report: June 16th, 2016

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The minor leagues go 4-3 on the night thanks to a double-header giving them an extra game.

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Valdez Dominates in Fresno's 4-0 Win

Cesar Valdez has just twenty major league innings despite being 31 years old. In those innings he had a high walk rate and a sub-par strikeout rate. Last night he did not show that side at all. He posted a game score of 94 with his complete game shutout. His track record is definitely strange. Some poor strikeout rates. Some great ones. Some good walk rates. Some bad ones. His last two years in the Mexican League were quite nice. He's maintained that low walk-rate but his strikeout rate has dropped but he did quite well last night.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Andrew Aplin CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.232
Nolan Fontana 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.195
A.J. Reed 1B 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.25
Matt Duffy 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.226
Preston Tucker RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.229
Jon Singleton DH 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.213
Jack Mayfield SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.243
Tyler Heineman C 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.25
Eury Perez LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.262
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Cesar Valdez (W, 3-1) 9 1 0 0 1 10 0 4.02

McDonald and Fisher Have Big Games in 4-3 Loss

In what was supposed to be a shortened game one of a double header, the Hooks tied it up in the sixth to force "extras". I put in quotations because it lasted nine innings. Reliever Brendan McCurry gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth. He gave up a one-out triple that would then score on a two-out line drive to center.

Chase McDonald showed off his power a bit with a home run in a three-hit performance. Derek Fisher drew three walks which is impressive considering that he had a 15% walk-rate prior to the game. He posted a 11.8% walk-rate in Lancaster last season.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Teoscar Hernandez RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.311
Alex Bregman SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.307
Derek Fisher CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.27
J.D. Davis 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.242
Nick Tanielu 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.258
Chase McDonald DH 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.242
1- Chan Jong Moon PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.233
Alfredo Gonzalez C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.16
Conrad Gregor 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.167
Alejandro Garcia LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.309
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Evan Grills 7 8 3 3 0 5 1 1.98
Brendan McCurry (L, 2-4) 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 2.27

Hooks Win GM-2 2-0

This was a makeup for May 15th. All the scoring came in the third inning when Alex Bregman hit his fourteenth home run of the season which was a two-run shot.

Aaron West is quietly putting together a great season as the Hooks closer. He picked up his eighth save and had a 2.47 FIP prior to last nights game. His strikeout rate is right at 22% and his walk rate is below 4% which is very solid.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Teoscar Hernandez CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.313
Alex Bregman SS 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0.309
Derek Fisher DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.27
Nick Tanielu 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.26
Chase McDonald 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.238
James Ramsay RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.178
Alejandro Garcia LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.31
Roberto Pena C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.177
Chan Jong Moon 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.224
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Edison Frias (W, 3-0) 6 2 0 0 3 3 0 2.74
Aaron West (S, 8) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.75

Lancaster Almost Comes back in 6-4 Loss

Lancaster had a chance. They were down two in the bottom of the ninth when Trent Woodward hit his first home run for Lancaster (he previously hit some for CC this year). It was two-run shot to send it to extras. But, in the 11th, he couldn't drive in a runner from third base with two outs. Ryan Deemes would end up giving up two runs in the top of the 12th and Lancaster couldn't respond.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bobby Boyd RF 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.326
Drew Ferguson LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.277
Garrett Stubbs C 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.306
Bryan Muniz DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.254
Brooks Marlow 2B-3B 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.229
Trent Woodward 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.056
Jason Martin CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.282
Antonio Nunez 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.266
Aaron Mizell 2B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.256
Luis Reynoso SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.205
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Brock Dykxhoorn 5 4 2 2 0 5 0 3.81
Scott Weathersby 4 4 2 2 1 5 0 5.98
Ryan Deemes (L, 2-1) 3 5 2 2 0 3 0 5.09

McCall Bright Spot in 4-1 Loss

Dexture McCall is not exactly a prospect that is normally discussed, but his name came up in the most recent podcast (thank Chris). Mostly because the Astros have drafted a few punchless first baseman in the past few years. It was the pick of 6'7" Taylor Jones that brought him up as Jones only hit two home runs this season. But, McCall is one of those that the Astros appear to be trying to retool their swings for more power. It's been a pretty big failure for Conrad Gregor.

Anyway, he hit his fourth home run of the season.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Osvaldo Duarte CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.26
Keach Ballard 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.247
Kristian Trompiz SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.271
Dexture McCall DH 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0.291
Pat Porter LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.151
Hector Roa RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.227
Connor Goedert 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.202
Christian Correa C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25
Arturo Michelena 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.323
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Yoanys Quiala (L, 0-5) 1.2 1 3 3 4 0 0 4.6
Makay Nelson 3.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.49
Chris Murphy 4 3 3 3 0 3 1 4.02

DSL Astros Orange Wins 4-3

Don't get too excited about Mota, he's 22.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Ramiro Rodriguez LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.208
Gilberto Celestino CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.278
Enmanuel Valdez 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.357
Hector Martinez RF 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0.3
Anthony Rodriguez 3B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.357
Vicente Mota 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0.333
Alvaro Alvarez C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bernardo Heras C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.263
Renaigel Martis DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.333
Kendy Moya SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.258
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Hansel Paulino 4 3 3 3 2 2 0 2.25
Jose Ramos (W, 2-0) 4 2 0 0 2 5 0 0
Cosme Zapata (S, 2) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

DSL Astros Blue Wins 11-1

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Ozziel Sanchez-galan SS 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0.091
Nicolas Miranda 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.375
Ronny Jimenez LF 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.37
Jose Benjamin DH 5 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0.25
Angel De Leon 1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.304
a- Juan Pineda PH-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.231
Cesar Cortez CF 3 0 2 1 1 0 3 1 1 0.231
Ronny Rafael RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.133
Felipe Tejada RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jose Carrillo C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Anardo Peralta 3B 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Leovanny Rodriguez (W, 1-0) 5 2 0 0 2 4 0 0.63
Jheyson Caraballo (S, 2) 4 6 5 5 1 3 0 4.5