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Astros Prospect Report: Pitching Wins Games

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Lots of good pitching performances, especially in the low minors.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno Falls 11-7 in De La Rosa's Return

Welcome back to affiliated baseball, Eury De La Rosa. After pitching in the indy leagues this season, the Astros signed him yesterday and immediately put him on the mound for Fresno. This isn't just a scrub they signed to fill in, although I think that's the purpose of signing him. He has 51 1/3 major league innings for Arizona across two seasons. He pitched for four minor league teams last year as well. But, this game was a rough one for him.

Jon Kemmer continued his hot hitting in the second half of the season. With his home run last night his, OPS in 1.097 since the All-Star game.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Colin Moran 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 0.264
Yulieski Gurriel DH 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.222
Jon Kemmer LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.278
Danny Worth 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.35
Andrew Aplin CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0.225
Max Stassi C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.218
Derek Fisher RF 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0.179
Chan Jong Moon 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.345
Nolan Fontana SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.193
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Eury De La Rosa (L, 0-1) 4 10 7 7 1 2 1 15.75
Chris Cotton 1.2 2 3 3 1 0 0 6.48
Aaron West 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.75
Kevin Chapman 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 5.6

CC wins 4-3

Bobby Boyd is adjusting well so far to the Texas League. He had two hits last night which included his first double. His batting average is over .300 (VERY SMALL SAMPLE SIZE ALERT). He drew his second walk which needs to be a focus going forward. He doesn't strike out much but will need to walk more in order to keep a good OBP where he can use his speed on the base paths.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Bobby Boyd LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0.318
Mott Hyde 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.23
Ramon Laureano CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.282
J.D. Davis 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.257
Conrad Gregor 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.215
Nick Tanielu DH 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.255
James Ramsay RF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.195
Roberto Pena C 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.231
Antonio Nunez SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.333
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Trent Thornton (W, 2-1) 6 5 0 0 2 5 0 2.61
Kyle Smith 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 4.96
Michael Freeman 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 7.32
Jacob Dorris (S, 2) 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.86

Lancaster Hit Parade Leads to 6-3 Win

The first five batters in the order each had two hits a piece to help total 12 for the team. Myles Straw, whom I have been clamoring to be challenged, has continued to hit since his promotion. It's just six games but his batting average hasn't dropped off. It stands at .462 and includes two doubles. He has four walks to just three strikeouts which is better than his time in QC (not expecting that to stay that way). But, all he does is hit. Although, he's pretty punchless. Since we know the Astros are a team that looks at batted ball velocity in relation to determining promotions, he likely doesn't hit the ball that hard.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Myles Straw RF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.462
Johnny Sewald CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.312
Osvaldo Duarte SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.286
Bryan Muniz 1B 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.281
Jamie Ritchie C 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.27
Trent Woodward 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0.228
Jason Martin LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.264
Christian Correa DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.273
Aaron Mizell 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.253
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Brock Dykxhoorn (W, 9-4) 5 7 3 2 0 4 0 5.45
Alex Winkelman (H, 1) 1.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 8.85
Ryan Deemes (S, 6) 2.1 2 0 0 1 2 0 4.43

Perez/Santos Dominant in 8-2 QC Win

Hector Perez and Juan Santos combined for 13 strikeouts while allowing six hits and three walks. As both being 20 years old Low-A, they're both very age appropriate with great strikeout rates. Perez has a 31% strikeout rate but walks too many at 10%. Santos is striking out hitters at 25% but has been atrocious with the walks at 15%. Both didn't show that in this particular game though. Santos is a reliever all the way but if he can have decent control, his stuff with definitely play.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Kristian Trompiz SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0.235
Arturo Michelena 2B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.232
Dexture McCall 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0.282
Randy Cesar 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0.245
Stephen Wrenn CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.262
Pat Porter LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.202
Hector Roa RF 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0.212
Anthony Hermelyn DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.217
Jake Rogers C 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.167
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hector Perez (W, 2-0) 5.2 4 1 1 2 7 0 4.01
Juan Santos (S, 3) 3.1 2 1 1 1 6 0 6.21

TC Falls 7-4

Speaking of strikeout rates, Abdiel Saldana has a nice one. His is 32% and was 36% in Greeneville. The difference is that he hasn't had the huge control troubles this year (he did last year). It was a 7.4% walk rate in Greeneville and is now a 2% for TC. He's also 20 but isn't nearly as projectable as Perez and Santos as Saldana stands 5'11 and weighs 195 pounds.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Rodrigo Ayarza 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.269
Miguelangel Sierra SS 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0.157
Brauly Mejia CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.28
Chuckie Robinson C 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.291
Taylor Jones 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.242
Ronnie Dawson LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.226
Connor Goedert DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.188
Bryan De La Cruz RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.2
Tyler Wolfe 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.238
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dustin Hunt (L, 0-1) 2.2 2 2 0 3 3 0 4.18
Sean Stutzman 1.2 4 4 4 0 0 0 7.02
Abdiel Saldana 3.2 2 0 0 0 6 0 2.19
Howie Brey 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 5.4

More Pitching Dominance in Greeneville; Wins 2-0

Jorge Alcala had a no-hitter through five innings and struck out seven while walking just one. He dominated the GCL earlier this year with a 40% strikeout rate and 7% walk-rate. Those have both declined in Greeneville while he's adjusted, but looks to be turning the corner. He has a 25.6 strikeout rate now which is still good. But, the walk rate has climbed to 10%.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Jonathan Arauz SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.256
Stijn van der Meer 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.289
Frankeny Fernandez CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.231
Troy Sieber 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.24
Reiny Beltre DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.274
Carlos Machado RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.216
Jonathan Matute 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.194
Oscar Campos C 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.294
Vicente Sanchez LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.195
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Jorge Alcala (W, 2-1) 5 0 0 0 1 7 0 1.8
Ricardo Castro (S, 2) 4 3 0 0 0 6 0 2.45

GLC Astros Win 7-3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Andy Pineda LF 4 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.261
Wilson Amador RF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.269
Wander Franco 3B 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.232
Jose Benjamin DH 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.295
Gilberto Celestino CF 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.161
Brody Westmoreland 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.171
L.P. Pelletier 2B 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.19
Joan Mauricio SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.197
Jorge Martinez C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.036
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Guadalupe Chavez 4 3 0 0 0 2 0 1.42
Gabriel Valdez (W, 2-2) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5.06
Hansel Paulino (H, 2) 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 5.54
Ian Hardman 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.43
Dariel Aquino 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 3.78

DSL Astros Orange Wins 4-2

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Samir Caraballo SS 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.221
Kendy Moya 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.23
Yordan Alvarez 1B 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.333
Ronaldo Urdaneta 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.192
Anthony Rodriguez 3B-1B 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.182
Hector Martinez RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.226
Yeuris Ramirez DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.17
Ramiro Rodriguez CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.229
Euclides Chavez LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.296
Gerry Castillo C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.108
Kelvin Perez C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.111
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Diosward Gonzalez 3 3 1 0 4 3 0 4.82
Jose Antonio Hernandez 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.96
Gerardo Bojorquez (W, 3-5) 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 4.66
Nivaldo Rodriguez (H, 1) 0.1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.59
Gabriel Pirela (S, 2) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

DSL Astros Blue Wins 2-1

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Nicolas Miranda 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.245
Anibal Sierra DH 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.308
Enmanuel Valdez 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.257
Angel De Leon 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.216
Carlos Canelon LF-C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.255
Alfredo Angarita CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.215
Alvaro Alvarez C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.094
Rhandall Sanchez C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.333
Cesar Cortez LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.22
Ronny Rafael RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.191
b- Angel Tejeda PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.307
Eduardo Guzman SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.133
a- Ronny Jimenez PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.226
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ronel Blanco 5 3 0 0 1 7 0 2.4
Juan Lopez 3 4 1 0 2 3 0 3.24
Robert Corniel (L, 0-2) 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 3.64