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Astros Prospect Report: Games of May 24th, 2017

Mother Nature only allowed two affiliates to play on Tuesday night, but there is still action to report.

Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros
Derek Fisher continued his hot-hitting ways with a 2 for 4 day
Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Buies Creek and Corpus both had their games postponed yesterday, and with Quad Cities’ game being called after 7 there were only 16 inning of action on the farm yesterday. Let’s get into what the short slate offered in terms of prospect performance.

Quad Cities (22-21) 11, Peoria (16-27) 1

The River Bandits cruised in this one, moving over .500 with a dominating performance that saw them post six runs in the first two frames. Every Quad Cities starter had a hit and five players had multi-hit efforts in the rout, with Carmen Benedetti reaching a game-high five times on the back of his three walks. 21-year old speedster Osvaldo Duarte had an excellent showing, going 2 for 4 with a home run. Duarte has loud tools and though he hasn’t excelled in full season ball to this point he remains a player to watch given his young age. The same can be said of third baseman Wander Franco, who starred in rookie ball a few seasons ago after receiving a significant signing bonus out of the international market. The 20-year old infielder was 2 for 3 with a walk and triple in Tuesday’s contest and has significant upside. Starting pitcher Gabriel Valdez continued to rack up strikeouts, punching out 7 in just 4.2 frames, pushing his K/BB mark to 23/5 in 19 innings this year.

Notable Lines

Stephen Wrenn- 2 for 5, K

Carmen Benedetti- 2 for 2, 3 BB

Rodrigo Ayarza- 2 for 5, 2B

Yordan Alvarez- 1 for 5, HR, K

Osvaldo Duarte- 2 for 4, HR

Daz Cameron- 1 for 4, 3B

Wander Franco- 2 for 3, 3B, BB

Gabriel Valdez- 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K

Fresno (18-28) 0, Tacoma (28-16) 8

The Grizzlies were rolled by Daniel Vogelbach and the Rainiers on Tuesday, failing to plate a runner. Journeyman starter Tyler Cloyd silenced the Fresno offense while David Paulino, who started opposite him, struggled through 5 frames. The top prospect walked three and surrendered 7 hits including a homer, resulting in five runs (four earned) coming across during his outing. Tyler White and Derek Fisher were the only bright spots for the Astros’ Triple-A club in this one, collecting two singles each. Max Stassi and Reid Brignac had the other hits, both doubles.

Notable Lines

Derek Fisher- 2 for 4

Tyler White- 2 for 4

Max Stassi- 1 for 3, 2B, 2 K

David Paulino- 5 IP, 7 H, 5 R (4 ER), 3 BB, 3 K