Thursday, May 29, 2014

Astros Minor League Snapshot

The minor league season is now eight weeks old. Let's take a look at where things stand.

OKLAHOMA CITY

2nd   29-25   .537   0.5GB   L2

The RedHawks slipped to second place place in the American Northern Division, one-half game behind the Iowa Cubs. They are currently hosting third place Omaha against whom they have dropped the first two of their 4-game series (2-4 on the season). Memphis, currently occupying third place in the American Southern Division, will come to Bricktown for four games starting on Saturday. The RedHawks are 8-4 against Memphis so far this season. That will be followed by an off day next Wednesday.

Here is how the team compares within the league in a few categories:

TEAM HITTING
BA - 11th (out of 16 teams)
OBP - 9th
SLG - 9th
2B - 3rd
3B - 16th
HR - 7th
BB - 3rd
SO - 11th
SB - 10th
CS - 3rd

TEAM PITCHING
ERA - 2nd
WHIP - 2nd
HR - 16th
BB - 13th
SO - 6th

CORPUS CHRISTI

3rd   27-25   .519   4.0GB   L1

In the South Division, the Hooks trail Frisco by four games and Midland by one. Tonight, the Hooks face Arkansas at home in the rubber game of the series (3-2 on the season) before hosting Northwest Arkansas for three over the weekend. The Hooks are 1-2 against Northwest Arkansas (18-33) this season. They will have Monday off before traveling to play division rival Midland for a 4-game series starting Tuesday (5-7 for the season series).

Here is how the team compares within the league in a few categories:

TEAM HITTING
BA - 2nd (out of 8 teams)
OBP - 1st
SLG - 4th
2B - 4th
3B - T2nd
HR - 4th
BB - 2nd
SO - 8th
SB - 3rd
CS - 1st

TEAM PITCHING
ERA - 4th
WHIP - 2nd
HR - 1st
BB - 7th
SO - 1st

LANCASTER

T1st    32-22   .593   -.-GB   W5

Lancaster is yet again tied with Lake Elsinore for first place in the South Division after taking the first two from that team in the ongoing 3-game road series. (The 'Hawks are 10-4 against Lake Elsinore in the season series.) High Desert trails by three games. After looking for a sweep tonight, the JetHawks will head back home to face 4th place Rancho Cucamonga for four games and 5th place Inland Empire for three. Lancaster is 3-4 against Rancho Cucamonga this season and 5-3 against Inland Empire.

TEAM HITTING
BA - 3rd (out of 10 teams)
OBP - 2nd
SLG - 5th
2B - 7th
3B - 2nd
HR - 8th
BB - 3rd
SO - 9th
SB - T2nd
CS - T5th

TEAM PITCHING
ERA - 5th
WHIP - 1st
HR - 5th
BB - 8th
SO - 2nd

QUAD CITIES

4th    26-26   .500   9.5GB   W2

Quad Cities is currently in fourth place in the 8-team division, nine and a half games behind Kane County, but only a half game behind third place Clinton. The River Bandits took the first game in a 3-game series at home against Beloit last night; they are now 5-2 against the 8th place Beloit team for the season. They will then head to 7th place Wisconsin (against whom they are 1-2 for the season) for three starting on Saturday followed by an off day on Tuesday. Quad Cities will then face off against Burlington on the road. The Bandits are 2-4 against Burlington for the season and hold only a half-game lead on that team.

TEAM HITTING
BA - 1st (out of 16 teams)
OBP - 1st
SLG - 1st
2B - 1st
3B - 3rd
HR - 10th
BB - 1st
SO - 14th
SB - 5th
CS - 14th

TEAM PITCHING
ERA - 6th
WHIP - 6th
HR - 8th
BB - 15th
SO - 12th

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