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Astros Prospect Report: July 1st, 2017

See how the Astros minor league teams and prospects performed last night

MLB: Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (44-38) won 8-1 (BOX SCORE)

Fresno scored 8 runs in this one for the 4th straight game in a row. Deetz got the start and had his first good outing in AAA going 5 innings and allowing just 1 run with 6 strikeouts. Fresno got the bats rolling early with 2 runs in the 2nd inning on a Centeno RBI groundout and a run scoring on a wild pitch. They would get another in the 3rd on a Reed RBI single. In the 4th, they got 2 more runs on a Fisher 2 run single and then 2 more runs in the 5th on Centeno and Kemp RBI singles. Reed would add a solo HR (13) in the 8th. West and McCurry both tossed 2 scoreless innings to close it out.

Note: Moran is hitting .409 with 3 HR, 12 RBI over his last 12 games.

  • Tony Kemp, 2B: 2-for-5, R, RBI, BB, SB
  • Teoscar Hernandez, CF: 1-for-4, R, BB, SB
  • Colin Moran, 1B: 2-for-5, 2 R
  • Derek Fisher, LF: 1-for-5, RBI
  • A.J. Reed, DH: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI, BB
  • Juan Centeno, C: 1-for-4, R, 2 RBI
  • Jon Kemmer, RF: 3-for-3, R, 2 BB

  • Dean Deetz, RHP: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K (WIN)
  • Aaron West, RHP: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
  • Brendan McCurry, RHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (38-41) lost 6-3 (BOX SCORE)

Winkelman was on the mound last night and suffered from some rough luck again. He gave up 3 runs, all unearned, in 3.2 innings. Over his last three outings he has allowed 13 runs with only 2 of them being earned. Corpus fell behind 4-0 but would get 1 run back in the 6th on a Singleton RBI single. They made it 4-3 with 2 runs in the 7th on a 2 run single from Nunez. Unfortunately, NW Arkansas got 2 more runs of Thome and Corpus was unable to counter.

Note: Davis is hitting .362 over his last 16 games.

  • Drew Ferguson, CF: 0-for-3, R, 2 BB
  • J.D. Davis, 3B: 2-for-5
  • Jon Singleton, DH: 1-for-5, RBI
  • Jamie Ritchie, C: 2-for-4, R, 2B
  • Ramon Laureano, RF: 2-for-3, R, 2B
  • Antonio Nunez, SS: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, BB

  • Alex Winkelman, LHP: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Akeem Bostick, RHP: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Andrew Thome, RHP: 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

A+: Buies Creek Astros (43-37) won 7-1 (BOX SCORE)

Another Perez on the mound, another dominating performance. Hector went 5.2 innings allowing just 1 run with 9 strikeouts. Buies Creek got on the board in the 2nd inning on a solo HR from de Oleo. They entered the 6th tied at 1 but Sierra scored on an error and another run came in on an Alvarez RBI double. They added 4 more in the 7th on a Jones solo HR, Straw RBI single, Wrenn RBI single, and an Alvarez sac fly. Kessay tossed 2 scoreless innings and Stutzman closed it with 1.1 scoreless.

Note: Alvarez has 42 RBI in 41 games between A/A+.

  • Myles Straw, CF: 1-for-4, R, RBI
  • Stephen Wrenn, RF: 1-for-4, RBI
  • Yordan Alvarez, LF: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Taylor Jones, 1B: 1-for-4, R, HR, RBI
  • Eduardo de Oleo, C: 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
  • Randy Cesar, 3B: 1-for-3, R, BB
  • Anibal Sierra, SS: 1-for-2, 2 R, 2 BB

  • Hector Perez, RHP: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
  • Sebastian Kessay, LHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K (WIN)
  • Sean Stutzman, LHP: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

A: Quad Cities River Bandits (43-35) won 5-3 (BOX SCORE)

Saldana got the start last night for Quad Cities and was great allowing just 1 run over 7 innings of work lowering his season ERA to 3.43. The lone run came in the first inning. Quad Cities was held scoreless until the 5th where they broke through for 3 runs on a Dawson RBI single and a 2 run double from Robinson. They added 2 more in the 6th on an RBI single from Arauz and another run scoring on an error. This was plenty for Saldana as QC picked up the win.

Note: Dawson is hitting .316 with 3 HR, 6 RBI over his last 9 games.

  • Daz Cameron, CF: 0-for-3, R, BB
  • Chuckie Robinson, C: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Ronnie Dawson, LF: 1-for-5, R, RBI
  • Carmen Benedetti, RF: 1-for-2, R, 2 BB, SB
  • Marcos Almonte, DH: 1-for-4, R
  • Jonathan Arauz, SS: 2-for-4, R, 2B, RBI
  • Tyler Wolfe, 2B: 1-for-3, BB, SB

  • Abdiel Saldana, RHP: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • Devon Carr, RHP: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (4-7) lost 3-0 (BOX SCORE)

  • Abraham Toro-Hernandez, 3B: 1-for-3, 2B
  • J.J. Matijevic, LF: 1-for-3, BB, SB
  • Jake Adams, 1B: 1-for-2, 2 BB

  • Patrick Sandoval, LHP: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
  • Parker Mushinski, LHP: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Hunter Martin, RHP: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Rookie: Greeneville Astros (5-4) SUSPENDED

Today’s starters according to

FRE: David Martinez (4.62 ERA)


BC: Jorge Alcala (3.38 ERA)

QC: Cionel Perez (4.37 ERA)


GV: Juan Robles (5.19 ERA)