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Astros Prospect Report: July 8th, 2016

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Some solid pitching performances on the night but a draftee made his debut!

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

White Homers in 9-4 Loss

You see what happens when you give Alex Bregman the night off? They lose. Teoscar Hernandez still picked up two hits (including a double) but he's not a one man show. Tyler White hit his sixth home run in Triple-A. And, it was a pretty special one in the fact that it was a Grand Slam in the sixth inning when they were down six. So, he brought them within two runs. He has a total of 13 this season with the season about half way over. For comparison sakes, he hit 14 in all of 2015, 15 in all of 2014, and 6 in 2013 (his draft year).

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Tony Kemp 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.304
Teoscar Hernandez RF 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.394
Preston Tucker LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.301
Tyler White DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0.278
Colin Moran 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.276
Matt Duffy 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.227
Nolan Fontana SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.194
Max Stassi C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.197
Andrew Aplin CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.237
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tommy Shirley (L, 7-5) 4.1 9 6 6 1 3 2 4.88
Cesar Valdez 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 0 3.36
Kevin Chapman 1.1 3 2 2 1 1 0 7.07
Brendan McCurry 0.2 1 1 1 2 1 0 0.71
Jandel Gustave 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.62

Grills Allows Six Home Runs in 14-6 Loss

That's a lot. Across five innings of work, he gave up eleven hits which included the six home runs. He only walked one and he struck out six so there's some good news? That's one of those situations where the manager just wants to see how the player reacts.

In other news, Garrett Stubbs hit his first Double-A home run. He didn't hit any in 2015 but hit six for Lancaster. And, newly recognized Top 100 prospect by Baseball America, Derek Fisher, hit his 14th of the season.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Garrett Stubbs C 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0.417
Jack Mayfield SS-2B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.236
Derek Fisher CF 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0.263
James Ramsay CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.186
J.D. Davis 3B-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.26
Danry Vasquez LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.275
Mott Hyde SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.226
Chase McDonald DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.232
Nick Tanielu 2B-3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.256
Conrad Gregor 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.192
Alejandro Garcia RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.279
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Evan Grills (L, 3-2) 5 11 11 11 1 6 6 3.81
Eric Peterson 3 5 3 3 0 2 1 5.18

Armenteros Dominant in 4-0 Win

Rogelio Armenteros had a 74 Game Score in this one mostly due to the fact that he didn't allow any runs and struck out eight. He's missed a lot of bats in Lancaster and is quickly approaching the 100 strikeout mark for the season. He has a four-pitch mix and can occasionally run it up to 94. But, the pair of breaking balls seem to be his main source of strikeouts and his changeup is still lacking. But, that doesn't seem to be hurting him against lefty's as his strikeout rate and walk rate are better against lefty's.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Bobby Boyd RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.295
Antonio Nunez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.259
Jason Martin LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.287
Trent Woodward C 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.121
Keach Ballard SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.239
Drew Ferguson CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.257
Brooks Marlow DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.227
Jamie Ritchie 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.263
Marc Wik 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.241
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Rogelio Armenteros (W, 5-2) 6 2 0 0 3 8 0 2.67
Kevin Comer (H, 2) 1.1 2 0 0 1 2 0 5.32
Jacob Dorris (S, 5) 1.2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2.78

QC Wins 7-1

Franklin Perez wasn't dominant but he was very effective. He allowed just three hits in his five innings of work but the three walks make it less of a dominant outing. However, he struck out six and continues to strikeout more than his innings of work. Add in that he still hasn't given up a home run in his 40 innings of work, Perez is showing some production to back up his scouting reports.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Myles Straw RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.322
Arturo Michelena 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.306
Kyle Tucker CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.291
Dexture McCall 1B 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.275
Anthony Hermelyn C 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0.242
Connor Goedert LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.21
Kristian Trompiz SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.238
Pat Porter DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.163
Bobby Wernes 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.199
Totals 31 7 10 3 0 0 5 3 5 0.242
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Franklin Perez 5 3 1 1 3 6 0 3.32
Zac Person (W, 2-1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.4
Justin Ferrell (S, 1) 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 5.71

TC Wins 7-3 on Heels of Valdez and Wrenn

Framber Valdez is an example as to why you don't have to be 16 to sign out of Latin America to be given an opportunity. He's 22 and pitching in just his second year professionally. Yet, he had a good strikeout rate in the DSL and it's continued to Greeneville and now TC (small sample sizes of course). But, the walks have also gone down. The big thing though is that his ground ball rate has been great. 2.68 GO/AO in the DSL and a 3.25 GO/AO in 19 innings for Greeneville. But, mostly thanks to his 11/0 GO/AO in last nights game, he has a 14.00 GO/AO ratio for TC. When he needs a groundout...he's getting one.

There's not a lot to say about Stephen Wrenn that hasn't already been said. But, eight home runs in 20 games is impressive. I wouldn't be surprised to see him get some time in QC and soon.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Alexander De Goti SS 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.246
Ryne Birk 2B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.339
Stephen Wrenn CF 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0.337
Randy Cesar 3B 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.333
Ronnie Dawson DH 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.174
Spencer Johnson LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.25
Taylor Jones 1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.21
Jake Rogers C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.231
Brauly Mejia RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.179
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Framber Valdez (W, 1-1) 6 6 1 1 0 7 0 5.19
Juan Santos (S, 1) 3 2 2 2 1 7 0 6

Toro-Hernandez Makes Pro Debut in 8-4 Loss

Abraham Toro-Hernandez is one of the more intriguing prospects from this years draft class. He's a relative unknown with some impressive JuCo stats, so there's a lot of intrigue. His debut was nothing to stand out other than they already know he has potential to impact the game or they wouldn't bat him fourth.

Miguel Angel Sierra hit his sixth home run and is now tied for second in league home runs with a 23 year-old third baseman and a 22 year-old left fielder. He's an 18 year-old short stop that is batting in the lead off spot.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Miguelangel Sierra SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.294
Tyler Wolfe DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.259
Jonathan Arauz 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.182
Abraham Toro-Hernandez 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25
Frankeny Fernandez CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.225
Bryan De La Cruz RF 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.256
Connor MacDonald 1B 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0.32
Ruben Castro C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.182
Vicente Sanchez LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.208
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Carlos Sanabria (L, 0-2) 2.1 4 7 6 3 4 1 7.88
Carlos Hiraldo 4.2 1 0 0 1 4 0 10.13
Devon Carr 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 9

GCL Astros Lost 7-3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Wilson Amador CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.259
Joan Mauricio SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.175
Carlos Machado LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.327
Troy Sieber DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.289
1- Andy Pineda PR-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.159
Reiny Beltre 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.529
Cristopher Luciano 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.125
Juan Pineda 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.235
Jorge Martinez C 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.083
Brandon Benavente C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.4
Nestor Muriel RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.192
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Agapito Barrios 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Alex Winkelman 4 3 0 0 0 4 0 0
Cesar Rosado (BS, 1) 3 5 2 2 3 2 0 1.38
Jose Ramos (L, 0-1) 0.1 1 5 5 3 0 0 13.5
Luis Vasquez 0.1 0 0 0 3 1 0 12
Junior Garcia 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.5

DSL Astros Orange Lost 3-1

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Kendy Moya LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.235
Ronaldo Urdaneta SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.236
Enmanuel Valdez 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.268
Gilberto Celestino CF 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.287
Bernardo Heras 3B-C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.288
Felix Lucas 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.256
Yeuris Ramirez DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.109
Renaigel Martis RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.25
Gerry Castillo C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.133
a- Anthony Rodriguez PH-3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.21
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Humberto Castellanos (L, 0-2) 4 5 2 2 0 6 0 5.04
Luis Castro 4 2 1 1 5 3 0 5.74

DSL Astros Orange Wins 7-1

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Alfredo Angarita CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.273
Nicolas Miranda 3B 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.312
Ronny Jimenez SS 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0.299
Jose Benjamin LF 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.314
Angel De Leon 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 0.237
Norberto Castellanos DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.125
a- Michael Garcia PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.091
Samir Caraballo 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.232
b- Anardo Peralta PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Orlando Marquez C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.167
Cesar Cortez RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.228
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Juan Corniel 3 1 0 0 3 3 0 3.66
Yonatan Quintin (W, 2-0) 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Javier Navas (S, 1) 3 1 1 1 3 7 0 3.54