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Astros Prospect Report: Games of July 17, 2016

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Death, taxes, Alex Bregman Homers.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Triple A: Fresno(48-44) beats New Orleans Zephyrs (45-47), 2-0

This was a pitcher's duel and Brad Peacock out-maneuvered Jeremy Guthrie. Peacock has been really good over his last 2 starts (21 strikeouts). Maybe someone will allow him to be a throw-in on a trade and free up another 40-man spot. James Hoyt came on and did his thing. Maybe Peacock can be packaged with a bullpen arm to allow Hoyt to get a shot to show his stuff in the bigs.

Alex Bregman and Tyler White homered. Tyler White has got his groove back. In 13 games in July, "The Great White" has an OPS of 1.236. Teoscar Hernandez had another hit to keep his average up at .365. I am still shocked and really excited about Teoscar's resurgence.

Oh and let's have some fun with numbers with this silly season that Alex Bregman is having. An arbitrarily good BB/K ratio is anything that is above .5. Meaning that if a guy strikes out at a 20% clip, he's walking at a 10% clip or higher. If a person is striking out at 15% he's walking at 7.5% or higher. You get the picture. Alex Bregman's HR/K ratio is 0.55. Yes, you read that right, HOMERUN PER STRIKEOUT is 0.5. His actual BB/K is 1.25. I've never followed a prospect like this kid. Oh, and another national baseball dude who believes in lower case only said this:

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Tony Kemp 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .317
Alex Bregman SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .340
Tyler White DH 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .301
Preston Tucker LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290
Teoscar Hernandez CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .365
Colin Moran 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .276
Jon Singleton 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .205
Tyler Heineman C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
Jon Kemmer RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .253
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Brad Peacock (W, 4-4) 7.2 2 0 0 2 9 0 4.34
James Hoyt (S, 23) 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.81

Double A: Hooks(58-35) fall to Midland(49-44), 6-3

This team really misses Alex and Teoscar. They've been scuffling a little in the 2nd half. Chase McDonald hit a homer. That's his 13th of the year. Keegan Yuhl got beat up a little. Just a rough one for the Hooks.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Chan Jong Moon 2B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .242
Nick Tanielu 3B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267
Nolan Fontana SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333
J.D. Davis DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .254
Derek Fisher CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Chase McDonald 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .239
Danry Vasquez LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .264
Roberto Pena C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
James Ramsay RF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .177
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Keegan Yuhl (L, 8-3) 4.0 9 6 6 3 0 1 3.05
Ryan Thompson 4.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.20

Class A Advanced: Lancaster (51-43) out-slugged by Rancho Cucamonga (55-39), 10-7

Bobby Boyd and Trent Woodward homered. Ramon Laureano doubled twice and stole his 33rd (WHAT?!) bag. I had no idea until this very moment that Laureano was a bag swiper. He's only been thrown out 9 times on the season. This guy will be watched like a hawk when he gets to Double A to see if this was just a Lancaster mirage. Ramon only turned 21 a few days ago.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Bobby Boyd DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 .305
Johnny Sewald RF 5 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 .278
Ramon Laureano LF 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 .315
Trent Woodward C 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 2 .172
Jason Martin CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .284
Marc Wik 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .260
Brooks Marlow 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Keach Ballard 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .214
Antonio Nunez SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .272
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Brock Dykxhoorn 4.0 6 6 6 2 1 3 5.25
Scott Weathersby (L, 3-5) 2.0 4 3 3 2 0 0 6.44
Jacob Dorris 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.68
Kevin Comer 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.68

Class A: Quad Cities(44-50) loses to Lake County(49-45), 9-4

Myles Straw had 3 knocks and raised his average up to .343. Kyle Tucker had a hit. Chris Murphy struggled on the mound.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Myles Straw CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .343
Arturo Michelena 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .276
Kyle Tucker DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .281
Dexture McCall 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .269
Pat Porter LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 .183
Kristian Trompiz SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .225
Hector Roa RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .233
Anthony Hermelyn C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .233
Bobby Wernes 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .192
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Chris Murphy (L, 3-6) 5.0 8 5 5 2 1 2 4.52
Zac Person 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.83
Makay Nelson 0.0 1 3 3 2 0 0 5.90
Ralph Garza 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.40

Class A Short Season: Tri-City(16-14) holds off Batavia(6-24), 9-8

Ronnie Dawson went yard twice! A game like this may get the ball rolling for the recently drafted young man. Stephen Wrenn continued his hot hitting. Randy Cesar is having a nice time at Tri-City slashing .371/.429/.486.

Batavia rallied to score 3 in the 9th drawing it within 1-run, but Juan Santos came and got the 1-out save.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Rodrigo Ayarza SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242
Ryne Birk 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .315
Stephen Wrenn CF 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305
a- Brauly Mejia PH-CF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .224
Carmen Benedetti RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .365
Randy Cesar 3B 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .371
Ronnie Dawson LF 2 2 2 0 0 2 5 2 0 .167
Taylor Jones 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .246
Jake Rogers C 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .241
Kevin Martir DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Erasmo Pinales 4.2 5 3 3 1 6 0 3.98
Luis Ramirez 0.1 1 2 1 1 1 0 6.35
Sebastian Kessay (W, 2-1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 4 0 4.62
Carlos Sierra 1.2 2 3 3 2 1 0 8.78
Juan Santos (S, 2) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.15

Gulf Coast League: GCL Astros (10-12) split double header at the GCL Marlins (9-12)

Carlos Machado is hitting .338 on the year. The lanky 18 year old Dominican has little to no pop and rarely walks, but apparently he can square up the baseball pretty good. His career average is .342 in 69 games.

Game 1

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Wilson Amador CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .333
Jonathan Matute 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
1- Brody Westmoreland PR-3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .145
Carlos Machado DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .338
Randy Vasquez C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .259
Cristopher Luciano 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .129
Juan Pineda 3B-2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Edgar Lorenzo RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125
Joan Mauricio SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
Nestor Muriel LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Leovanny Rodriguez (W, 2-2) 5.0 2 0 0 0 4 0 7.27
Manuel Gonzalez (S, 1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.00

Game 2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Wilson Amador CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .333
Jonathan Matute 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235
1- Brody Westmoreland PR-3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .145
Carlos Machado DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .338
Randy Vasquez C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .259
Cristopher Luciano 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .129
Juan Pineda 3B-2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Edgar Lorenzo RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125
Joan Mauricio SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167
Nestor Muriel LF 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Leovanny Rodriguez (W, 2-2) 5.0 2 0 0 0 4 0 7.27
Manuel Gonzalez (S, 1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.00

Rookie: Holy Cow, it's finally over, Greeneville beats the Blufield BlueJays in 20 innings, 5-4

Migualangel Sierra had a rough 0 for 8 night with 5 strikeouts. Two position players pitched 2 innings each. One of them, Tyler Wolfe (a 2nd Baseman), had 3 strikeouts! The 6 hour and 31 minute affair ended on a walkoff single by Abraham Toro-Hernandez.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Miguelangel Sierra 2B 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .293
Marcos Almonte CF 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .224
Frankeny Fernandez CF-LF 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200
Troy Sieber 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .304
1- Vicente Sanchez PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188
Connor MacDonald 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Gabriel Bracamonte C 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .359
Abraham Toro-Hernandez 3B 8 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .250
Luis Payano RF-CF 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .216
Jonathan Arauz SS 7 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .217
Chaz Pal LF-P 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .209
Tyler Wolfe P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .257
Reggie Johnson P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Reiny Beltre DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000
Bryan De La Cruz RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Salvador Montano 2.0 1 1 1 2 4 1 2.57
Nathan Thompson 1.2 4 2 2 1 2 0 3.86
Tyler Britton 3.1 1 0 0 1 7 0 2.51
Angelo Serrano (BS, 1) 2.2 3 1 1 2 4 1 3.18
Devon Carr 2.1 1 0 0 1 5 0 5.06
Devin Raftery 3.0 2 0 0 0 8 0 0.84
Chaz Pal 2.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.00
Tyler Wolfe 2.0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Reggie Johnson (W, 2-0) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.35