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Astros Prospect Report: April 16th, 2019

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See how the prospects performed last night!

Divisional Round - Cleveland Indians v Houston Astros - Game Two Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Another day of minor league action in the books. See the results below.

AAA: Round Rock Express (8-5) won 11-2 (BOX SCORE)

Rodgers started for the Express and pitched well allowing just 2 runs over 7 innings of work. The Express got on the board in the first inning on a grand slam from Alvarez, his 7th HR of the season. De Goti connected on a solo HR in the 4th, his 3rd of the year. They picked up 2 more runs in the 6th with one scoring on a wild pitch and another on a double play. They decided to add some more insurance scoring 3 more in the 9th on a Straw RBI double, Fisher RBI single and Jones sac fly. Duncan closed it out with 2 scoreless innings.

Note:Straw is hitting .372 with 7 RBI, 5 SB over his last 10 games.


AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (6-7) won 8-6 (BOX SCORE)

LaRue continued his solid start to the season tossing 4 scoreless innings in this one. The Hooks got on the board early when a run scored on an error and a Matijevic 2 run double. In the 2nd, Wrenn added an RBI single. The Hooks continued to put on runs scored 3 more in the 3rd on a Quintana 2 run double and a run scoring on an error. Goetzman added a little extra insurance with a pinch-hit solo HR in the 8th. Adcock struggled in relief allowing 5 runs but McKee and Scheetz were able to close the door for the win.

Note:Matijevic is hitting .474 over his last five games.


A+: Fayetteville Woodpeckers (8-5) lost 7-6 (BOX SCORE)

The Woodpeckers jumped out to a 3-0 lead getting two in the 2nd on a 2 run single from Sierra and another run in the third on an Adams RBI single. Donato got the start but struggled allowing 6 runs in 3.2 innings. He was relieved by Gonzalez who allowed 1 run in 3 innings. The Woodpeckers would mount a rally in the 9th picking up 3 runs on a Beer 2 run double and Adams RBI single. Unfortunately, Shaver struck out with two guys on to end the game.

Note: Beer is hitting .327 with 14 RBI in 12 games this season.

Chad Donato, RHP: 3.2 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 4 K


A: Quad Cities River Bandits (7-5) lost 11-2 (BOX SCORE)

Rough game for the River Bandits. Hansen made his second start and allowed 4 runs over 3 innings. Quad Cities did pick up 2 runs on on a Salazar RBI single and another run scoring on an error. The bullpen struggled though with Castellanos allowing 2 runs and Conn allowing

Note: Valdez is hitting .317 with .417 OBP in 11 games this season.


Today’s starters according to MiLB.com:

RR: Akeem Bostick(3.86 ERA)

CC: Brandon Bailey(3.00 ERA)

FV: Yohan Ramirez(2.25 ERA)

QC: Nivaldo Rodriguez(1.80 ERA)