Thursday, August 27, 2015

WTHB Under-the-Radar Roster: Pitchers

I have woefully neglected my WTHB Under-the-Radar Roster. It's been two months since I checked in with them! Let's take a look at their progress ... pitchers today and position players tomorrow (I hope).

STARTING PITCHERS:

7-4 with 2 saves in 22 games (15 starts) for the AA Corpus Christi Hooks
2.80 ERA and 1.244 WHIP in 109.1 IP (31 BB:92 SO)

The bad news is that Devenski had a terrible July, allowing over twice as many earned runs across in that one month as he had in the rest of the months combined! The good news is that he has been largely back on track in August. The best news is that his dominant performances earlier in the season led to his inclusion on MLB Pipeline's Top 30 Astros prospect list where he is currently ranked as Number 18.

3-5 in 13 games (9 starts) for the Advanced A Lancaster JetHawks
7.20 ERA and 1.667 WHIP in 45.0 IP (16 BB:36 SO)

Grills briefly came off the DL to pitch one inning on July 3rd and was promptly placed back on the disabled list where he remains. His numbers at The Hangar, Lancaster's home ballpark, were simply awful -- a 10.72 ERA and a 2.162 WHIP as compared to a 3.63 ERA and a 1.119 WHIP on the road. Let's hope that the road Grills shows up when he is activated from the DL.

5-6 with 2 saves in 5 games (3 starts) for the Low A Quad Cities River Bandits and 18 games (14 starts) for the Advanced A Lancaster JetHawks (promoted on 5/8)
3.48 ERA and 1.264 WHIP in 106 IP (41 BB:97 SO)

Radziewski has adjusted to Lancaster reasonably well and has a respectable 3.86 ERA and a 1.357 WHIP with the JetHawks. He has also fared better on the road where he is 3-3 with a 2.26 ERA and a 1.190 WHIP in 59.2 innings. He was just placed on the DL retroactive to 8-23

RHP Troy Scribner
2-5 in 25 games (12 starts) for the Advanced A Lancaster JetHawks
5.55 ERA and 1.511 WHIP in 94 IP (53 BB:104 SO)

Scribner has lacked consistency this season but, other than a tough outing last week against Inland Empire, has been showing more progress on that front over his last several outings.

9-6 with 3 saves in 23 games (16 starts) for the AA Corpus Christi Hooks
4.58 ERA and 1.421 WHIP in 114 IP (23 BB:59 SO)

Westwood hasn't been able to really break out this season and his high batting average allowed is going to be a problem for him if he can't manage to miss more bats going forward.

STARTING RESERVES:

11-4 with 1 save in 10 games (8 starts) for the AA Corpus Christi Hooks and 12 games (12 starts) for the AAA Fresno Grizzlies (promoted 6/14)
3.33 ERA and 1.216 WHIP in 121.2 IP (28 BB:97 SO)

Hauschild has been a true success story this season. He currently leads the Astros minor leagues in innings pitched and has had an excellent month of August in Fresno, going 2-0 with a 2.10 ERA and a 1.013 WHIP in four starts.

Mike Hauschild - May 2015
Photo by Jayne Hansen

LHP Brian Holmes 7-day DL
7-7 with 1 save in 7 games (4 starts) for the Advanced A Lancaster JetHawks and 15 games (14 starts) for the AA Corpus Christi Hooks (promoted 5/18)
4.35 ERA and 1.399 WHIP in 99.1 IP (38 BB:113 SO)

Holmes has struggled of late and was put on the DL 8-16.

BULLPEN:

4-1 with 5 saves in 38 appearances for the Advanced A Lancaster JetHawks and 2 appearances for the Corpus Christi Hooks (promoted 8-20)
3.71 ERA and 1.302 WHIP in 63 IP (24 BB:71 SO)

Allowing only one run in his final 9 appearances for Lancaster likely led to Brunnemann's recent promotion to Corpus Christi.

RHP Jordan Jankowski
8-3 with 3 saves in 50 appearances for the AAA Fresno Grizzlies
3.54 ERA and 1.464 WHIP in 56 IP (31 BB:69 SO)

Jankowski has had a particularly good August thus far, going 3-0 with 2 saves in 8 appearances. During that span, he has a 0.00 ERA and a 0.808 WHIP, walking 3 and striking out 15 in 8.2 innings of work. He has not allowed a home run this season.

Jordan Jankowski - May 2015
Photo by Jayne Hansen

LHP Mitch Lambson - Traded to the Braves 7/6
2-1 in 11 appearances for the AA Corpus Christi Hooks and 13 appearances for the AAA Fresno Grizzlies (promoted 5/23)
2.60 ERA and 1.125 WHIP in 34.2 IP (9 BB:30 SO)

RHP Tyson Perez
1-3 with 6 saves in 3 appearances for the AA Corpus Christi Hooks and 39 appearances for the AAA Fresno Grizzles (promoted 4/21)
2.45 ERA and 0.986 WHIP in 47.2 IP (13 BB:34 SO)

Perez has not allowed an earned run in his last 9 appearances.

RHP Eric Peterson
6-4 with 6 saves in 31 appearances for the Low A Quad Cities River Bandits
2.91 ERA and 1.365 WHIP in 55.2 IP (22 BB:69 SO)

Peterson has had a very nice August with a 1.80 ERA and a 0.900 WHIP in his six appearances.

3-1 in 11 games (7 starts) for the AAA Fresno Grizzlies
3.07 ERA and 1.049 WHIP in 41 IP (11 BB:37 SO)

I originally listed Shirley as a reliever on this roster because he has been used as both a starter and a reliever; however, his last three appearances were in a starting capacity. Unfortunately, those three outings were followed by a stint on the DL. He has not pitched since May 29th.

4-2 with 5 saves in 38 appearances for the Low A Quad Cities River Bandits and 1 appearance for the High A Lancaster JetHawks (promoted 8-25)
2.89 ERA and 1.089 WHIP in 56 IP (15 BB:55 SO)

Thompson had a 1.31 ERA and a 0.823 WHIP in 15 appearances for Quad Cities in July and August prior to his promotion.

BULLPEN RESERVES:

3-4 with 2 saves in 6 appearances for the Low A Quad Cities River Bandits and 27 appearances for the Advanced A Lancaster JetHawks (promoted first of May)
3.78 ERA and 1.376 WHIP in 52.1 IP (18 BB:46 SO)

Minnis bounced back from a very bad June to put up respectable numbers in July and August. He is the exception to the rule in that his home splits at the Hangar are actually better than his road splits.

RHP Daniel Minor - Released
0-1 in 7 appearances for the AA Corpus Christi Hooks
3.48 ERA and 1.355 WHIP in 10.1 IP (7 BB:8 SO)

Minor was the victim of the depth of the Astros minor league system. There simply weren't enough innings to go around (particularly when the starting rotation was performing well), and Minor found himself to be the odd man out.

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For background information on these players and more information regarding their selection, see my prior posts on Pitchers and Position Players.

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