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Astros Prospect Report: July 1st, 2016

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The Bregman/Hernandez Duo do it again and Miguel Angel Sierra has some power for an 18-year old SS.

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Happy J2 Signing Day!

Bregman, Hernandez Lead Fresno to 4-1 Victory...Again.

I swear I wrote something along those lines yesterday. No, this wasn't a 23 run performance. But, again the new guys ball out. Hernandez hit his second home run in as many games as Grizzly. Bregman hit his first but because it was his only hit, his average dropped to .693. Release this scrub of a prospect! Hernandez's homer wasn't against some scrub either. Nate Smith was the 2015 PotY for Double-A Arkansas last year and was a Texas League All-Star. He's 24 in Triple-A after being drafted in 2013 and received a ST invite.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Tony Kemp LF 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.299
Alex Bregman SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0.625
Preston Tucker RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.299
Matt Duffy 3B 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.223
Jon Kemmer DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.267
Teoscar Hernandez CF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0.5
Jon Singleton 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.205
Nolan Fontana 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.19
Max Stassi C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.183
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Mike Hauschild (W, 6-7) 5 3 1 1 4 4 0 2.95
Kevin Chapman (H, 7) 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 6.27
Reymin Guduan (H, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.79
Brendan McCurry (H, 4) 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Hoyt (S, 20) 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.83

Hooks Struggle Again in 11-1 Loss

Coincidence? Two games for Fresno with Bregman and Hernandez and they go off. Two games for CC without that due and they fall flat on their face. Even the pitching was bad.

I don't want to talk about it.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Danry Vasquez LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.241
Jack Mayfield SS 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.235
Derek Fisher DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.267
Nick Tanielu 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.253
a- Chan Jong Moon PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.238
J.D. Davis 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.247
Conrad Gregor 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.189
Roberto Pena C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.226
Marlon Avea C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
James Ramsay CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.188
Alejandro Garcia RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.278
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Francis Martes (L, 5-3) 2 3 4 4 4 5 0 4.1
Eric Peterson 2 6 4 4 1 1 1 4.74
Ryan Thompson 3 2 2 2 1 4 0 2.7
Albert Minnis 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 4.5

Thornton Best Start of Year Leads Lancaster to 5-1 Win

Honestly, this was his best start of the year. His Game Score was a 78. He picked up nine strikeouts to bring his SO/9 to 9 for the season. He didn't walk anyone. Gave up just five hits in seven innings. Plus, he had eight ground outs with one flyout. He threw just 89 pitches so he had good efficient innings as well since he threw plenty of strikes (62). I'm curious if they've toned down his leg kick which is what I think made his performance so scattered.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Johnny Sewald CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.243
Garrett Stubbs C 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.296
Ramon Laureano RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.282
Bryan Muniz 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.29
Jason Martin LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.28
Brooks Marlow 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.226
Drew Ferguson DH 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.263
Aaron Mizell 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.205
Antonio Nunez SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0.267
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Trent Thornton (W, 4-4) 7 5 1 1 0 9 0 4.37
Kevin McCanna 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 27

Straw Leads QC in 5-3 Win

Myles Straw has the tools to do a lot of damage if given the opportunity. He doesn't have power but he has speed. Lots of speed. 80-grade speed. The opportunity he needs is to get on-base. So far that hasn't been a problem. His OBP is over .400 and he helped it out some with a 5-5 night.

PA 1: Single. Stolen Base

PA 2: Single. Force out at second.

PA 3: Single. Safe at third on errand pick off attempt.

PA 4: Double.

PA 5: Out at second stretching attempting to leg out a double.

Also of note. Matt Bower dominated. Lancaster was really rough on him.

Former Astros minor league centerfielder Drew Muren pitched against QC. He was the long and lanky 6'" guy in center. Well, after being released in 2014 he's remade himself into a pitcher and is doing quite well in Low-A with a very nice k-rate.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Myles Straw CF 5 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.333
Osvaldo Duarte SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.255
Kyle Tucker DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.298
Dexture McCall 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.276
Pat Porter RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.163
Connor Goedert LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.195
Christian Correa C 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.234
Kristian Trompiz 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.233
Bobby Wernes 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.194
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Matt Bower 6 5 2 2 0 11 0 2.64
Justin Ferrell (W, 4-4) 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 6.25

Kessay Dominant in 5-3 TC Win

Sebastian Kessay has been around for awhile. He's 23 and in Short-Season A-Ball. He was drafted in 2013 out of a JuCo. The reason is simple. He has good stuff and can strike guys out. The problem is walks. He had a short stint with QC earlier in the season and struck out 13 in 11 innings. But....he also walked 13. Now, last night that ugly BB didn't show it's ugly head. That resulted in a nice and pretty 70 Game Score.

Oh, and Stephen Wrenn did his usual thing with a 2-hit game.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Alexander De Goti SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.224
Daz Cameron DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.283
Ronnie Dawson LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.196
Stephen Wrenn CF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.339
Taylor Jones 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.222
Randy Cesar 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.327
Brauly Mejia RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.174
Kevin Martir C 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 0.3
Ryne Birk 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.281
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Sebastian Kessay (W, 1-0) 5.1 3 1 1 0 7 0 3.31
Carlos Sierra (H, 1) 1 3 2 2 0 2 0 9.39
Chris Cotton (H, 1) 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Sean Stutzman (S, 1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Sierra Backs Up His Signing Bonus in 5-3 Greeneville Win

How many 18 year olds have a nice cool million bucks? How many are 18 and playing in Rookie ball? And how many of those have three home runs while playing short stop? In fact there are two. The other is Adrian Rondon who is about six months younger and won't turn 18 til next week. He signed in the same J2 class but for more money. They have very similar stats in this young season.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Miguelangel Sierra SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.219
Tyler Wolfe 3B 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.258
Spencer Johnson 1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.231
Wander Franco DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.208
Bryan De La Cruz RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 0.28
Jonathan Arauz 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.208
Chaz Pal LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.313
Raymond Henderson C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.059
Marcos Almonte CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Ricardo Castro (W, 1-0) 6 3 2 2 1 3 2 1.64
Abdiel Saldana (S, 1) 3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0

GCL Astros Stomped 12-3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Andy Pineda CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.16
Joan Mauricio SS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.048
Brody Westmoreland 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.238
Carlos Machado LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.391
Troy Sieber 1B 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.3
Jorge Martinez C 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Oliver Toribio C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cristopher Luciano DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Juan Pineda 2B 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0.444
a- Jonathan Matute PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Nestor Muriel RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.133
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Enoli Paredes (L, 0-2) 1.1 2 4 3 4 3 0 13.5
Ian Hardman 1.2 1 3 3 3 2 0 9.82
Leovanny Rodriguez 3.2 8 5 4 1 2 0 15.19
Luis Vasquez 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 13.5

After 13 Innings, DSL Astros Orange Wins 3-2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Renaigel Martis LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.29
Ronaldo Urdaneta SS 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.22
Ramiro Rodriguez CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.293
Felix Lucas 1B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.294
1- Juan Infante PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.207
Jose Abel Hernandez 1B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.263
Anthony Rodriguez 3B 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.227
Gerry Castillo C 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.167
Darlin Figueroa RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.12
Yeuris Ramirez DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.086
Eduardo Guzman 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.167
a- Bernardo Heras PH-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.275
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Gerardo Bojorquez 4 2 1 1 1 4 1 6.5
Francisco Villegas 4 1 1 1 0 5 0 3.6
Willy Collado 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1.8
Gabriel Pirela (W, 2-0) 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 1.5
Carlos Espinoza (S, 3) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1

DSL Astros Blue Wins 5-1

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Alfredo Angarita SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0.308
Nicolas Miranda 3B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.292
Jose Benjamin DH 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.325
Angel De Leon 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.25
Orlando Marquez C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.178
Cesar Cortez CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.232
Samir Caraballo 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.205
Angel Tejeda LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.311
Ronny Rafael RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.17
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Edwin Fidel (W, 1-0) 5 1 0 0 2 3 0 0.57
Yulian Frontado (H, 1) 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 6.35
Yeremi Ceballos 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0