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Astros Prospect Report: Pitching Performances Highlight Night

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Astros Prospect Report: Pitching Performances Highlight Night

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno Blanked 3-0 by Sacramento

David Paulino's second start in Triple-A was an improvement over his debut at the level. He wasn't very efficient since he threw 95 pitches in just five innings. A lot of that has to do with the fact he faced a lot of hitters (24). He gave up seven hits and walked two. The encouraging part is that he struck out eight. So, far he's shown he can make Triple-A hitters miss but he's given up a lot of contact.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Danny Worth 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.342
Tyler White 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.263
Jon Kemmer RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.273
Alejandro Garcia LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.409
Colin Moran 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.261
Jon Singleton DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.211
Max Stassi C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.218
Derek Fisher CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.25
Jack Mayfield SS 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.212
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
David Paulino (L, 0-2) 5 7 3 2 2 8 0 6
Brendan McCurry 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 3.26
Kevin Chapman 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.3

Ferguson, Davis Homer in 7-0 Hooks Win

J.D. Davis homered in back to back games that has pushed his season total to 20. Drew Ferguson (six games in Double-A) hit his first home run. Ferguson has shown that he can hit at every level so far. His lowest batting average is .287 and that was last season (his draft year) at Quad Cities. He has also shown some power along the way with every stop except the one at QC which is the only one with an ISO under .200. He also drew walks at an 11% clip in TC as well as Lancaster. If he finishes the season with good numbers, he could push his way into top 30 status.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bobby Boyd RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.213
Nick Tanielu 3B 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.251
J.D. Davis DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0.266
Ramon Laureano CF 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.326
Drew Ferguson LF 4 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0.333
Chase McDonald 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.228
Mott Hyde 2B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.232
Roberto Pena C 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.235
Antonio Nunez SS 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.339

Lancaster falls 4-2

Elisier Hernandez has really struggled since his promotion to Lancaster. He went from a great 29.2 strikeout percentage to a terrible 16.1%. His walk rate more than doubled from 5.2% to 10.6%. His WHIP has ballooned from 1.158 to 1.855. His struggles continued with a five inning outing that saw him with a 3/3 BB/SO ratio and four earned runs. He's only 21 in a very offensive environment with a good track record.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Johnny Sewald LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.304
Myles Straw RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0.362
Kyle Tucker CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Trent Woodward C 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0.242
Marc Wik 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.25
Aaron Mizell 2B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.246
Jason Martin DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.257
Brooks Marlow 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.216
Osvaldo Duarte SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.261
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Elieser Hernandez (L, 2-5) 5 5 4 4 3 3 0 7.46
Andrew Thome 3 1 0 0 2 4 0 4.09

QC Falls 2-1 In Pitcher's Duel

Both starting pitchers went seven innings and giving up just one run a piece. However, QC's starting pitcher, Enrique Chavez, was out dueled by Jordan Yamamoto as Chavez struck out only two and Yamamoto had 10. Nick Hernandez relieved Chavez and gave up a run in his second inning of work (9th inning). That would be all Wisconsin needed.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bobby Wernes 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.204
Arturo Michelena 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.223
Kristian Trompiz SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.215
Dexture McCall 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.278
Stephen Wrenn CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.238
Hector Roa DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.216
Spencer Johnson LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.17
Pat Porter RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.194
Jake Rogers C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.189
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Enrique Chavez 7 2 1 1 1 3 0 3.27
Nick Hernandez (L, 0-1) 2 3 1 1 2 2 0 2.25

Tri-City Loses Tie in 9th, Fall 5-4

Heading to the ninth the ValleyCats were tied 3-3 but gave up two runs in the top half of the inning. They attempted a come back with one run but that would be it. It's tough to win games when you fail to hit anything but singles.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Marcos Almonte CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.243
Rodrigo Ayarza 2B 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.273
Carmen Benedetti RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.32
Connor Goedert LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.159
Ronnie Dawson DH 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.237
Taylor Jones 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.24
Kevin Martir C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.174
Alexander De Goti SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.221
Tyler Wolfe 3B 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0.259
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Darwinzon Hernandez 5.1 2 1 0 1 6 0 3.4
Pat Goetze (BS, 1)(W, 4-1) 2.2 6 2 2 0 3 0 3.95
Jordan Weems (S, 1) 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 6.97

Guzman, Robles Dominate Greeneville's 4-0 Shutout

Jorge Guzman, a prospect who has recently started to get some short-season hype because of high-90's heat went five scoreless with seven strikeouts. To make it an even more impressive outing is that he only allowed two base runners via a walk and a lone hit. His game score was 73. Juan Robles made his Appy League debut as the tandem starter and went four innings and continued his solid performance from the GCL. He struck out four and didn't walk anyone. He allowed four hits. He's just 18.

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Stijn van der Meer 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.298
Frankeny Fernandez CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.233
Abraham Toro-Hernandez 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.248
Troy Sieber 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.252
Connor MacDonald DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.268
Jonathan Arauz SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.25
Carlos Machado RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.247
Chaz Pal LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.258
Ruben Castro C 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.293
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jorge Guzman (W, 1-3) 5 1 0 0 1 7 0 5.79
Juan Robles (S, 1) 4 4 0 0 0 4 0 0

GCL Astros Win 2-0

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Gilberto Celestino CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.217
Ronny Jimenez SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.429
Wander Franco 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.231
Jose Benjamin LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.295
Randy Vasquez C 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.257
Edgar Lorenzo DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.182
Cristopher Luciano 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.104
Nestor Muriel RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.158
Joan Mauricio 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.189
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bryan Morris (L, 0-1) 2 4 2 2 0 2 0 6
Ryan Newell 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Eliezer Cuello 4 3 0 0 0 2 0 2.88
Luis Mojica 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.5

DSL Astros Orange Wins 5-3

Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG*
Kendy Moya 2B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.223
Samir Caraballo SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.228
Yordan Alvarez DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.341
a- Anthony Rodriguez PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.17
Hector Martinez CF 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.224
Jose Abel Hernandez 1B 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.222
Euclides Chavez LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.295
Yeuris Ramirez 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.178
Ronaldo Urdaneta 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.195
Ramiro Rodriguez RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.222
Juan Infante RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.162
Kelvin Perez C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.143
Jose Carrillo C 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.171
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA*
Gerardo Bojorquez 3 5 3 3 1 2 2 4.93
Christian Mejias (W, 1-0) 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
Diosward Gonzalez (S, 1) 4 2 0 0 1 6 0 4.44

DSL Astros Blue: PPD