Monday, May 26, 2014

Astros Minor League Player and Pitchers of the Week: Week Eight

It's time to look back at Week Eight and acknowledge some winning performances for the week commencing Sunday, May 18th and continuing through Saturday, May 24th.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

There are so many players deserving of honorable mentions this week! I really want to send a shoutout to Quad Cities' Conrad Gregor, James Ramsay, Jack Mayfield and Tyler White; Lancaster's Carlos Perdomo and Jordan Scott; Corpus Christi's Preston Tucker, Nolan Fontana and Delino DeShields; and Oklahoma City's Max Stassi, Domingo Santana, Robbie Grossman and Kike Hernandez. Plus, Austin Wates made a statement in his first two games back from the DL. I'm probably missing someone because the list was so long and so very impressive.

As a matter of fact, the list was so long and so impressive that I had to pick two runners-up this week.

OF Teoscar Hernandez (Lancaster)
.346/.379/.808
6R 2B 3B 3HR 10RBI 2BB 9SO 3SB 0CS
1 Outfield Assist

OF Brett Phillips (Quad Cities)
.375/.429/.750
8R 2-2B 2-3B HR 9RBI 3BB 5SO 2SAC SF 1SB 0CS
2 Outfield Assists

Our winner got a head start when he hit for the cycle last Sunday, and he never slowed down!

C Brian Holberton
.542/.560/.917
6R 4-2B 3B HR 8RBI 1BB 2SO

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: C BRIAN HOLBERTON



Brian Holberton
Photo Courtesy of Bryan Green

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STARTING (TANDEM) PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Honorable mentions this week go to Oklahoma City's David Martinez (6IP 3H 0R 2BB 5SO) and NickTropeano (6.2IP 3H 0R 2BB 8SO CS) and to Corpus Christi's Luis Cruz (6.1IP 1H 0R 2BB 9SO).

My runner-up continues to put up some fantastic numbers. For the season, he has a 1.51 ERA and a 0.881 WHIP in 10 appearances.

LHP Tommy Shirley (Corpus Christi) - 1 win
0.00 ERA/0.167 WHIP/0.53 batting average
6IP (1 game) 1H 0BB 5SO

Our winner has also had a great season. The runs that he allowed in yesterday's game broke up a 28+ inning scoreless streak.

RHP Jake Buchanan - 1 win
0.00 ERA/.0.667 WHIP
9IP 6H 0BB 10SO
Compete game shutout

STARTING (TANDEM) PITCHER OF THE WEEK: RHP JAKE BUCHANAN


Jake Buchanan - May 2013
Photo by Jayne Hansen

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RELIEF PITCHER OF THE WEEK

I had a terrible time narrowing this week's list down and an equally hard time picking the runner up and winner. The honorable mentions for this week include Rhiner Cruz, Kevin Chapman and Alex White of Oklahoma City; Michael Dimock, Andrew Robinson, Patrick Urckfitz and Jordan Jankowski of Corpus Christi; J.D. Osborne, Daniel Minor, Richard Rodriguez and Jamaine Cotton of Lancaster; and Tyler Brunnemann and Andrew Walter of Quad Cities.

My runner-up only pitched in one game this week, but earned the win in his long relief outing as he retired 8 of 9 batters faced. His only baserunner reached via a hit by pitch.

RHP Patrick Christensen (Quad Cities) - 1 win
0.00 ERA/0.000 WHIP
2.2IP (1 game) 0H 0BB 2SO HBP
2 inherited runners/0 scored

My winner pitched in two games, and retired all five of the batters he faced without recording a strikeout. Four of the five were retired on ground balls.

LHP Albert Minnis (Quad Cities)
0.00 ERA/0.00 WHIP
1.2 IP
1 inherited runner/0 scored

RELIEF PITCHER OF THE WEEK: LHP ALBERT MINNIS


Albert Minnis - March 2014
Photo by Jayne Hansen

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