Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Astros Minor League Snapshot

Checking in on the Astros minor league teams through Tuesday, April 28th ...

FRESNO (PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE)

First place
11-8
0.5 games ahead of Sacramento

Team ERA: 4.82 (13th of 16 teams)
Team WHIP: 1.414 (9th)
Walks Allowed: Tied for 4th lowest
Strikeouts: Tied for 12th

RHP Richard Rodriguez
8th in the league in ERA: 2.65
4th in the league in WHIP: 0.941

LHP Tommy Shirley
9th in the league in ERA: 2.70
8th in the league in WHIP: 1.020

Also, RHP Tyson Perez doesn't have enough innings to qualify as a league leader, but he has a 2.00 ERA and 0.667 WHIP, and fellow bullpen pitcher RHP Jordan Jankowski has a 1.74 ERA.

Team BA: .273 (7th)
Team OBP: .349 (3rd)
Team SLG: .438 (2nd)
Walks: 3rd
Strikeouts: 3rd

OF L. J. Hoes (recalled to Houston)
2nd in the league in BA: .418
3rd in the league in OBP: .458

OF Preston Tucker
6th in the league in SLG: .662
1st in the league in home runs and RBI

OF Domingo Santana
7th in the league in SLG: .655

IF Nolan Fontana
1st in the league in walks

CORPUS CHRISTI (TEXAS LEAGUE)

First place
12-6
2 games ahead of Midland

Team ERA: 2.87 (2nd of 8 teams)
Team WHIP: 1.275 (2nd)
Walks Allowed: Lowest
Strikeouts: Lowest

RHP Chris Devenski
1st in the league in ERA: 0.00
1st in the league in WHIP: 0.652

RHP Aaron West
4th in the league in WHIP: 0.886

RHP Mark Appel (1.93 ERA and 0.857 WHIP), RHP Lance McCullers (0.00 ERA and 1.143 WHIP), RHP Jandel Gustave (1.42 ERA and 0.947 WHIP), RHP Daniel Minor (0.00 ERA and 1.000 WHIP), RHP Travis Ballew (2.16 ERA and 1.080 WHIP) and LHP Mitch Lambson (1.00 ERA and 1.111 WHIP) don't currently have enough innings to qualify as league leaders.

Team BA: .284 (1st)
Team OBP: .374 (1st)
Team SLG: .432 (1st)
Walks: 2nd
Strikeouts: 7th

SS Carlos Correa
1st in the league in BA: .400
3rd in the league in OBP: .468
1st in the league in SLG: .800
1st in runs, hits, doubles and RBI

IF/OF Tony Kemp
7th in the league in OBP: .444

LANCASTER (CALIFORNIA LEAGUE)

Tied for second place with Inland Empire
10-9
1 game behind Rancho Cucamonga

As I predicted in my season preview, the Lancaster pitching staff has had its early struggles. But I'm also predicting that we will start to see a lot of improvements as these pitchers adjust to the league and to the conditions.

Team ERA: 6.14 (10th out of 10 teams)
Team WHIP: 1.623 (10th)
Walks Allowed: Highest in the league
Strikeouts: 2nd

None of the Lancaster staff have the innings/numbers to qualify as league leaders in ERA and WHIP, but RHP Edison Frias comes close with his 1.091 WHIP as does RHP Tyler Brunnemann with his 0.71 WHIP. RHP Troy Scribner and LHP Brian Holmes are among the top 10 in the league in strikeouts.

Team BA: .288 (2nd)
Team OBP: .362 (1st)
Team SLG: .456 (2nd)
Walks: Highest in the league
Strikeouts: 8th

1B/DH Chase McDonald
8th in the league in BA: 343
3rd in the league in SLG: 642

3B J.D. Davis
10th in the league in BA: .338
10th in the league in SLG: .529

IF Chan Moon
5th in the league in  OBP: .415

OF Brett Phillips
8th in the league in SLG: .548

QUAD CITIES (MIDWEST LEAGUE)

First place
13-6
1 game ahead of Burlington and Cedar Rapids

Team ERA: 2.59 (4th of 16 teams)
Team WHIP: 1.088 (2nd)
Walks Allowed: 13th
Strikeouts: 5th

RHP Joe Musgrove
5th in the league in ERA: 0.87 (plus a 12th place 0.871 WHIP)

LHP Bryan Radziewski
9th in the league in WHIP: 0.778 (plus a 20th place 2.00 ERA)

RHP Ryan Thompson (0.00 ERA and 0.828 WHIP), LHP Albert Minnis (0.00 ERA and 0.522 WHIP), RHP Keegan Yuhl (1.69 ERA and 0.938 WHIP), RHP Eric Peterson (1.93 ERA and 1.179 WHIP), RHP Josh James (2.25 ERA and 1.083 WHIP), RHP Brock Dyxkhoorn (2.51 ERA and 1.116 WHIP), RHP Daniel Mengden (2.84 ERA and 1.184 WHIP, RHP Kevin Comer (1.105 WHIP) and RHP Austin Chrismon (1.154 WHIP) all fall just short of qualifying (either in innings pitched or in actual numbers) in a league that has shown some very strong pitching to date.

Team BA: .260 (3rd)
Team OBP: .358 (1st)
Team SLG: .403 (1st)
Walks: Highest in the league
Strikeouts: 5th

C/1B/DH Jamie Ritchie
4th in the league in OBP: .451

IF Mott Hyde
8th in the league in OBP: .415
1st in the league in doubles

OF Derek Fisher
1st in the league in SLG: .604

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