Sunday, March 30, 2014

Astros Minor League Rosters Taking Shape

Since official Astros minor league rosters haven't come out yet, I can only go by what's been reported by Houston Chronicle writers and what I see in the player's twitter feeds and the like. None of these have been officially reported and are subject to change. With that said, here is where I think these players are going. When full rosters are available, I will post them.

IF Japhet Amador
RHP Jake Buchanan
RHP Bobby Doran
RHP Mike Foltynewicz
RHP Collin McHugh
C Carlos Perez
IF Jon Singleton
OF George Springer
C Max Stassi
OF Austin Wates
RHP Josh Zeid
(Most of this roster we can assume we know. It is almost certain that David Martinez, Darin Downs, Jason Stoffel, Chia-Jen Lo, Jose Cisnero, Paul Clemens, Rudy Owens, Gregorio Petit and Adron Chambers will be on the team. I am also assuming that Andy Simunic and Austin Wates (have gotten conflicting reports on Wates but now I'm hearing that he will be in OKC) will return there and that Domingo Santana will be there as well. But the listed players are the only ones I have seen or heard confirmed by reliable sources.)

(According to Greg Rajan of the Corpus Christi Caller Times, this is the preliminary roster, but will have to be cut to 25 players so look for some additional movement, but this will be close to the opening day roster.)
OF Andrew Aplin
RHP Travis Ballew
LHP Colton Cain
C M.P. Cokinos (actually 1B/DH last year)
LHP Luis Cruz
RHP Jorge de Leon
OF Delino DeShields
3B Matt Duffy
OF Chris Epps
IF Nolan Fontana
C Rene Garcia
LHP T.J. Geith
OF Leo Heras
C Tyler Heineman
RHP Matt Heidenreich
2B Kike Hernandez
RHP Jordan Jankowski
IF Jio Mier
RHP Andrew Robinson
RHP Brady Rodgers
LHP David Rollins
IF Joe Sclafani
RHP Ross Seaton
LHP Tommy Shirley
LHP Alex Sogard
OF Preston Tucker
RHP Aaron West

PRELIMINARY roster confirmed by Eric Smith of the Antelope Valley Press; subject to change.
RHP Mark Appel
SS Carlos Correa
RHP Jamaine Cotton
RHP Chris Devenski
RHP Michael Dimock
OF Justin Gominsky
OF Dan Gulbransen
LHP Josh Hader
RHP Mike Hauschild
OF Teoscar Hernandez
LHP Mitch Lambson
IF Tony Kemp
RHP Lance McCullers
IF/OF Brandon Meredith (will be spending some time at first base)
RHP Juan Minaya
RHP Daniel Minor
LHP J.D. Osborne
C Roberto Pena
IF Carlos Perdomo
RHP Tyson Perez
C Jake Rodriguez
3B Rio Ruiz
OF Jordan Scott
RHP Kyle Smith
OF Danry Vasquez
RHP Vincent Velasquez
RHP Kyle Westwood

PRELIMINARY roster tweeted out by Steve Batterson of the Quad City Times; subject to change.
C Brett Booth
RHP Tyler Brunnemann
RHP Patrick Christensen
LHP Chris Cotton
IF Austin Elkins
LHP Kent Emanuel
RHP Michael Feliz
1B Conrad Gregor
LHP Evan Grills
RHP Jandel Gustave
C Brian Holberton
RHP Adrian Houser
OF Jon Kemmer
LHP Chris Lee
OF Tanner Mathis
IF Jack Mayfield
1B Chase McDonald
LHP Albert Minnis
SS Chan Moon
C Jobduan Morales
RHP Zach Morton
OF James Ramsay
RHP Gonzalo Sanudo
RHP Andrew Thurman
OF Brett Phillips
RHP Andrew Walter
3B Tyler White


  1. Thanks Jayne. We won't hold you to any changes. I'm surprised to see Rene Garcia coming back to CC about going to OKC last year. Looks like another great year for Hooks fans!

    1. It's a matter of depth with Stassi and Perez just a little bit ahead of him in the pecking order.

  2. I'm not surprised to see Garcia back with the Hooks. Given the success Stassi had last year, Garcia was the person I choose to be on our squad. Carlos Perez went up in May 2013 when Stassi joined the Hooks. Just wondering where Erik Castro will be. Singleton and Amador are at OKC.

    1. If Castro isn't at OKC, I'll be shocked.

  3. Preston Tucker? Andrew Thurman?

    1. I'm assuming Tucker will be back at CC to start. I think he'll get promoted to OKC when Springer goes to Houston. Thurman will either be at QC or Lancaster, but I haven't heard anything yet. We should know about Tucker tonight since the Hooks are having a meet and greet.

  4. Chris Devenski and Jamaine Cotton are in Lancaster from QC

    1. Thanks Suzi, I just added them. I'll see you in Lancaster in late May!