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Astros Prospect Report: April 24th, 2017

Colin Moran homers for the second straigh night; Astros catching prospect Jake Rogers continues to mash in Quad Cities

MLB: Spring Training-Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves
Colin Moran heats up in Fresno
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Two losses for the upper level affiliates but the River Bandits win a blowout.

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (9-10) lost 12-9 Grizzlies Boxscore (

A rough start for Keegan Yuhl (ten hits and eight earned runs in four innings) put Fresno behind the eight ball last night and they couldn’t recover despite some strong offensive performances.

A.J. Reed, Preston Tucker and Colin Moran each had two hits in the game. Moran seems to be heating up, hitting over .300 for his last ten games with three home runs. Reed knocked in three runs with his two hits and scored twice with a walk. Tyler White also homered for the Grizzlies.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (10-7) lost 9-0 Hooks Boxscore (

Tough night all around for the Hooks as they were two-hit by a pair of Midland RockHound pitchers. Jack Mayfield and Jamie Ritchie got the lone hits for the Hooks. Drew Ferguson walked a stole a base.

Starter Kyle Smith took the loss for Corpus Christi, allowing three earned runs on five hits and two walks in four and a third innings.

A+: Buies Creek Astros (12-6) no game

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (10-8) won 14-4 River Bandits Box (

The River Bandits pounded the Peoria Chiefs, blasting 12 hits and 8 walks. Catching prospect Jake Rogers led the way, going 2 for 3 with a double, home run, two RBI, three runs scored, and a walk.

Rogers, the Astros third round pick in 2016, now has a gaudy .608 slugging percentage in 14 games, with five doubles and three home runs. It’s a great sign for a player who was supposed to be carried by his glove.

River Bandits second baseman Ray Henderson-Lozano went 2 for 5 with two home runs and three RBI. Stephen Wrenn and Rodrigo Ayarza also had two hit nights.

Quad Cities starter Hector Perez was the beneficiary of the great offensive night, and he pitched a strong game allowing only one earned run over four and third innings. Hurler Ryan Hartman picked up the win in relief.

Today’s starters according to


CC: Dean Deetz (1.04 ERA)

BC: Alex Winkelman (0.00 ERA)

QC: Dustin Hunt (4.50 ERA)