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Astros Prospect Report: Games of August 21, 2016

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Your daily look at the previous night's Minor League happenings.

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AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 4-3 loss to Albuquerque (COL)

-> Jon Singleton: 2-for-3, BB, R
-> Derek Fisher: 2-for-4, R
-> COlin Moran: 2-for-4
-> Andrew Aplin: 1-for-3, BB, RBI
-> Jon Kemmer: 1-for-4, solo HR
-> Jack Mayfield: 0-for-3, RBI

SP Evan Grills: 5.0 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 8 H, 0 BB, 2 K (loss)
RP Jandel Gustave: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K
RP Kevin Chapman: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K
RP Jordan Jankowski: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K

Kemmer's crazy home run binge continues. He has four in his last 10 games, and 14 in his last 48 games. Strike outs continue to be a red flag, though; he struck out three times in this game, and has whiffed 18 times in his last 10 games.

Moran is on an 11 game hitting streak, during which time he's batted .313. He has four long balls in his last 22 games.

For July and August, Gustave has a 1.35 ERA, 2.7 BB/9 and 8.6 K/9 in 20 innings of work.

AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 1-0 win over Arkansas (LAA)

-> Garrett Stubbs: 4-for-4, solo HR
-> J.D. Davis: 2-for-3, BB
-> Ramon Laureano: 2-for-4
-> Mott Hyde: 1-for-3, BB, 2B, SB
-> Bobby Boyd: 1-for-5
-> Nick Tanielu: 0-for-3, BB
-> Drew Ferguson: 0-for-4, BB

SP Rogelio Armenteros: 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K (win)
RP Eric Peterson: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (save)

Call a shutout behind the dish, collect four hits, one of which accounts single-handedly for the game's only run...just another day for Stubbs. After roughly a month with Corpus, Stubbs is hitting .319/.406/.516 with four long balls in 24 games. His walk and strike out rates are 11.3% and 8.5%, respectively. It's going to be hard not to get too head-over-heels for him if this keeps up. I wonder if they'll send him to the Arizona Fall League.

Armenteros was the guy who slapped the Midwest League around for four games in April and then was immediately promoted to Lancaster. He tossed 19 games there, posting a respectable 4.18 ERA in that tough environment, while maintaining very healthy peripherals. This is his first game in Double-A, and what a game. Combined season peripherals are a 3.2 BB/9 and a 10.1 K/9.

Laureano's splits made him look like a Lancaster mirage, but in 25 games with the Hooks, he's done nothing to justify that doubt yet. He's hitting .306/.422/.612 with 14 extra base hits already. He's also nabbed five bases and drawn 14 walks. The strike out rate is actually a little lower than in Lancaster, while the OPS is slightly higher, surprisingly. In short, you couldn't have asked for a better transition. He really looks like a guy to watch with a relatively solid floor.

A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 8-5 win over Lake Elsinore (SDP)

-> Keach Ballard: 3-for-4, BB, 2B, R, 3 RBI
-> Kyle Tucker: 2-for-5, BB, 3B, SB, RBI, R
-> Johnny Sewald: 2-for-6, SB, RBI, R
-> Jason Martin: 1-for-2, 2 SB, 2 R, 3 BB
-> Myles Straw: 1-for-3, R, 2 BB
-> Jamie Ritchie: 1-for-3, SB, R, 2 BB
-> Trent Woodward: 1-for-4, RBI, R
-> Brooks Marlow: 0-for-4, BB

SP Dean Deetz: 3.0 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 2 BB, 7 K
RP Andrew Thome: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K
RP Albert Abreu: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K (win)
RP Kevin McCanna: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K (save)

A quietly productive day for Martin, four times on base. Nice to see, since August has been a struggle for him (.196/.316/.413). That's actually a pretty solid OPS considering the average is below the Mendoza Line, though.

Get on base three times, batting average drops. That's how you know you've been scalding hot, I guess. Straw has 13 hits, three of them extra-base knocks, in his eight games with Lancaster.

Tucker has four hits and a walk in four games since being promoted. This was his first stolen base with Lancaster, and his 32nd on a surprising season of base swiping.

A- Quad Cities River Bandits: 9-3 loss to Kane County (ARZ)

-> Dexture McCall: 1-for-1
-> Stephen Wrenn: 1-for-3, 3B, RBI, R
-> Spencer Johnson: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, R
-> Pat Porter: 1-for-4, RBI
-> Bobby Wernes: 0-for-3, BB, R
-> Randy Cesar: 0-for-3, BB
-> Jake Rogers: 0-for-3, BB

SP Yoanys Quiala: 5.0 IP, 8 ER, 10 H, 1 BB, 4 K (loss)
RP Chris Murphy: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 K
RP Adam Whitt: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

Murphy has had an interesting year. He's been the type to dominate more often than not, but then have a meltdown that blows up his ERA. He's allowed four earned or more in four of his 24 games, and has a 10.91 ERA in those outings. In the other 20 games, he has a 2.50 ERA. Those four bombs were all starts, so who knows, maybe the pen suits him.

Slow start for Wrenn initially with QC, but he's picking it up now, having hit .306 in his last 10 games. He owns an .839 OPS on the season, combined between two levels.

SS Tri-City ValleyCats: Rained out, double-header set for August 22

RK Greeneville Astros: 10-1 loss to Burlington (KCR)

-> Raymond Henderson: 1-for-3, BB
-> Abraham Toro-Hernandez: 1-for-4
-> Jonathan Arauz: 1-for-4
-> Frankeny Fernandez: 1-for-4
-> Jonathan Matute: 0-for-2, BB, R
-> Troy Sieber: 0-for-3, BB

SP Jorge Guzman: 3.1 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 K (loss)
RP Lucas Williams: 1.2 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 K
RP Carlos Sanabria: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K

Sanabria has allowed five or more earned in a game twice; outside of those two games, he owns a 2.14 ERA.

Fernandez is hitting .313 over his last 10 games, and has walked 25 times while nabbing 17 bases in his 44 games for Greeneville.

Today's Scheduled Starters

AAA: Keegan Yuhl vs. Kyle Freeland
AA: Off Day
A+: Off Day
A-: Franklin Perez vs. Brady Anderson
SS: Double-header!
-> GM1: Sebastian Kessay vs. TBD
-> GM2: Makary Nelson vs. TBD
RK: Diogenes Almengo vs. Travis Eckert