Sunday, November 1, 2015

Astros Farm Report: 11/1

More accolades for Astros farm hands, but first things first ....


11-1: LHP Tommy Shirley (27) (Oops! Tommy doesn't celebrate until the 11th.)
11-5: LHP Albert Minnis (24)
11-6: RHP Juan Robles (18)


Here is how the Astros players participating in fall and winter leagues have fared to date (through Saturday, the 31st):

3B J.D. Davis - .231/.310/.462 in 7 games
OF Derek Fisher - .167/.375/.208 in 8 games
IF Chan-Jong Moon - .118/.200/.118 in 5 games
1B A.J. Reed - .257/.357/.429 in 10 games
LHP Chris Cotton - 1.93 ERA/1.071 WHIP in 5 games (4.2IP)
LHP Brian Holmes - 0.82 ERA/1.182 WHIP in 4 games (11.0IP)
LHP Albert Minnis - 1.59 ERA/0.882 WHIP in 4 games (5.2IP)
RHP Keegan Yuhl - 5.79 ERA/0.857 WHIP in 4 games (4.2IP)

Holmes has continued to shine, allowing only one earned run in his four starts while Yuhl has been perfect in his last three outings. Minnis has been strong as well, but Cotton allowed a couple of unearned runs across in his last outing.

On the offensive side, Davis and Reed have started to kick it up a notch, going 4-for-11 and 5-for-15 respectively over the last week.

C Tyler Heineman - .189/.282/.212 in 10 games
1B/DH Tyler White - .317/.429/.610 in 11 games
RHP Jake Buchanan - 1.50 ERA/0.667 WHIP in 3 games (12.0IP)
LHP Reymin Guduan - 0.00 ERA/1.000 WHIP in 5 games (5.0IP)
RHP Jandel Gustave - 0.00 ERA/1.384 WHIP in 4 games (2.0IP)
RHP Angel Heredia - 13.50 ERA/2.500 WHIP in 2 games (2.0IP) - DNP last week
RHP Juan Minaya - 12.60 ERA/1.800 WHIP in 4 games (5.0IP)

Tyler White continues to make fans in yet another country and currently boasts a very healthy 1.038 OPS. Jake Buchanan has been excellent in his three appearances (two starts). And Gustave and Guduan, the mirror image heat throwers, have not allowed an earned run yet in relief.

IF Kristian Trompiz - 2 games as pinch runner; no at-bats (DNP last two weeks; he is playing in the Liga Paralela)
OF Danry Vasquez - .292/.347/.477 in 18 games
RHP Ruben "R.J." Alaniz -3.60 ERA/1.200 WHIP in 1 game (5.0IP)
RHP James Hoyt - 0.96 ERA/0.964 WHIP in 9 games (9.1IP)

Vasquez continues to put up a very solid season for Caracas. Alaniz joined Vasquez's team and got his first start last week. Hoyt gave up his first and only run allowed on a solo home run last week.

OF Leo Heras - .300/.475/.500 in 11 games
RHP Enrique Chavez - 9.00 ERA/3.000 WHIP in 1 game (1.0IP) - DNP last two weeks
RHP Jose Hernandez - 1.80 ERA/1.000 WHIP in 2 games (5.0IP)
RHP Juan Robles - 0.00 ERA/0.700 WHIP in 5 games (10.0IP)

Heras is having a great start, but Robles is doing the best of the bunch and he won't even be 18 until later this week!

C Jake Bowey - .000/.067/.000 in 3 games
IF Jared Cruz - .091/.091/.091 in 7 games
1B Connor MacDonald - .294/.409/.529 in 6 games
IF/OF Marc Wik - .379/.455/.483 in 7 games
RHP Kevin Comer - 27.00 ERA/4.800 WHIP in 3 games (1.2IP)

MacDonald and Wik continue to enjoy their time down under. Comer's first two outings were really tough, but his third was much better; let's hope he can build on that.

OF Robbie Grossman - .000/.250/.000 in 1 game
OF Edwin Medina - .000/.000/.000 in 1 game
C Roberto Pena - .333/.500/.333 in 1 game
C Max Stassi - .500/.750/.500 in 1 game
RHP Travis Ballew - 0.00 ERA/0.500 WHIP in 1 game (2.0IP)
LHP Luis Cruz - 33.75 ERA/9.002 WHIP in 1 game (1.1IP)

The Puerto Rican Winter League, also known as the Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente, had its start Friday. Pena, Stassi and Ballew got off to a good start, but Luis Cruz (with 7 hits, 5 runs and 5 walks allowed in 1.1IP) is in serious need of a do-over.


Minor League Baseball started rolling out their annual MiLBy awards and a couple of Astros made the list as top offensive players. 1B A.J. Reed won the staff vote and 1B/3B/DH and Catcher-to-be Tyler White earned the fan vote. The full story is here. And here are the fan voting results, featuring White, Reed and former Astros farm hands Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana. The Fresno Grizzlies were robbed in the Promo of the Year category with their Taco Truck Throwdown losing out to the Staten Island Yankees Game of Thrones night. More winners will be announced in the coming days.

Also, Alyson Footer checked in with Astros SS Carlos Correa on his tour of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

And, in case you missed it, Justine Seigel is my new hero.

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