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Astros Prospect Report: Games of August 29, 2016

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

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AAA Fresno Grizzlies: 5-1 win over Tacoma (SEA)

-> Nolan Fontana: 3-for-4, SB, 2 R
-> Colin Moran: 2-for-4, RBI
-> Tyler Heineman: 2-for-4, R
-> Derek Fisher: 2-for-5, RBI, R, 2 2B
-> Danny Worth: 1-for-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Jon Kemmer: 1-for-4, RBI
-> Alejandro Garcia: 1-for-4
-> Tyler White: 0-for-4, BB

SP Mike Hauschild: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 K (win)
RP Albert Minnis: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP Jordan Jankowski: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K

Hauschild has a 3.09 ERA over his last 10 games. His command hasn't been as sharp as we're accustomed to recently, though, with 14 walks issued over his last five outings.

Half of Moran's last 14 games have been multi-hit games. He's hitting .328 over those 14 games, and he has four long balls this month, a notable improvement in that area compared to his career.

Fisher is hitting .324 over his last 10 games, and he's slashing .257/.309/.473 during his 20 games with Fresno. His walk rate has taken a dive, but he's still hitting for power, and his strike out rate has improved a bit so far, too.

AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 6-3 loss to San Antonio (SDP)

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

SP Kent Emanuel: 5.0 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 7 H, 3 BB, 1 K (loss)
RP Kyle Smith: 3.0 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K
RP Jacob Dorris: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K

Davis was the Texas League player of the week last week (teammate Francis Martes was the pitcher of the week too, by the way). With nine hits, three of them homers, during that week, it's little wonder why. His season stats look merely good rather than great, but much of that is due to an absolutely catastrophic month of April (.526 OPS). May, July, and August have been much stronger showings. His walk and strikeout rates both still leave something to be desired, but he power is real. The real question is if there's any future for him in the organization anymore with Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel in the Majors now.

Stubbs starts a new hit streak after his eight-game run was broken last night. So that's at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games, during which time he's batting .368 with two long balls, four walks, and four stolen bases. He's a surprising 15-for-18 (83.3%) in stolen base attempts this season.

Laureano is hitting .400 during his last 10 games. He's running a lot less than he did with Lancaster, but he's still 6-for-8 in stolen base attempts. He's hitting .311/.418/.573 after 30 games with the Hooks.

A+ Lancaster JetHawks: Off Day

A- Quad Cities River Bandits: 2-1 win over Wisconsin (MIL)

-> Bobby Wernes: 3-for-4, 2B, R
-> Dexture McCall: 2-for-4, BB, RBI, R
-> Arturo Michelena: 2-for-4
-> Hector Roa: 2-for-5, RBI
-> Jake Rogers: 1-for-4
-> Spencer Johnson: 1-for-5, 2B
-> Stephen Wrenn: 1-for-5
-> Pat Porter: 0-for-4, BB

SP Matt Bower: 5.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K
RP Sebastian Kessay: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K
RP Adam Whitt: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (win)

Three solid outings in a row for Bower; four earned in 16.1 (2.20 ERA) during them. Walks continue to be an issue; he's walked 19 batters in his last 35 innings of work. His strike out rate with QC is now 11.6 per nine, though.

McCall has established himself as one of the club's middle-of-the-order stalwarts. He's hitting .286/.355/.412 after this game. He has 20 doubles and eight long balls on the season.

SS Tri-City ValleyCats: 3-0 win over Vermont (OAK)

-> Carmen Benedetti: 2-for-3, BB, R
-> Taylor Jones: 1-for-3, BB, RBI
-> Ronnie Dawson: 1-for-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Miguelangel Sierra: 1-for-4
-> Brauly Mejia: 1-for-5, R

SP Carlos Sanabria: 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 6 K
RP Dustin Hunt: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K (win)
RP Abdiel Saldana: 3.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K (save)

Benedetti is now hitting .331/.383/.396 in 34 games with Tri-City. With just six doubles and a single homer, it's a pretty empty average, and 35 strike outs provides further concern about sustainabiliy.

Sanabria's second game with Tri-City went even better than his first. He's punched out nine batters while allowing just one earned run in eight innings with the club so far.

Saldana hasn't allowed an earned run since August 9, and he's walked just two batters in 20.1 innings with this club. He owns a 12.0 K/BB ratio as a result.

RK Greeneville Astros: 2-1 win over Elizabethton (MIN)

-> Raymond Henderson: 1-for-3, solo HR
-> Luis Payano: 1-for-3, SB, R
-> Jonathan Matute: 1-for-3, RBI
-> Connor MacDonald: 1-for-3
-> Stijn van der Meer: 1-for-4, 3B
-> Reiny Beltre: 0-for-2, BB
-> Frankeny Fernandez: 0-for-3, BB

SP Guadalupe Chavez: 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 6 K
RP Ricardo Castro: 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 4 K (win)
RP Dariel Aquino: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K (save)

Chavez, the return in the Feldman trade, has allowed one earned in 7.2 innings with Greeneville. Though he's walked five, he's struck out twice as many during that span.

After 17 games with the Astros, van der Meer is hitting .281/.378/.328 with two extra-base hits and three stolen bases.

Today's Scheduled Starters

AAA: Cesar Valdez vs. Sam Gaviglio
AA: Cy Sneed vs. Colby Lewis
A+: TBD vs. Tim Shibuya
A-: Off Day
SS: Austin Nicely vs. TBD
RK: Cristian Javier vs. Alex Schick