Monday, October 12, 2015

Astros in the Fall and Winter Leagues

I've been on a hiatus of sorts, because there is just way too much on my plate as of late. However, I just realized that the Caribbean leagues have just started play. Here's where the Astros have sent some of their players this winter.

AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

Adelaide Bite

RHP Kevin Comer
3B Marc Wik

Brisbane Bandits

1B Connor MacDonald

Melbourne Aces

2B Jared Cruz

Perth Heat

C Jake Bowey

LIGA VENEZUELA BÉISBOL PROFESIONAL

Águilas de Zulia

2B Kristian Trompiz

Cardenales de Lara

RHP James Hoyt

Leones del Caracas

OF Danry Vásquez

Caribes de Anzoátegui

Manager Omar Lopez

Navegantes del Magallanes

No Astros are on the roster, but Richard Hidalgo is listed as a member of the coaching staff.

LIGA DE BÉISBOL DOMINICANO (LIDOM)

Opening Day in the Dominican is October 15. As far as I know, these players will be participating, or are just listed on the rosters of the respective team.

Tigres del Licey

OF Ramon Laureano
C Tyler Heineman

Toros del Este

RHP Jake Buchanan
RHP Angel Heredia

Estrellas del Oriente

C/1B/DH Tyler White

Gigantes del Cibao

LHP Reymin Guduan
RHP Jandel Gustave
RHP Juan Minaya

LIGA MEXICANA DEL PACÍFICO

Charros del Jalisco

OF Leo Heras

Mayos de Navojoa

RHP Juan Robles

Yaquis de Obregón

RHP Enrique Chavez

LIGA DE BÉISBOL PROFESIONAL ROBERTO CLEMENTE


Cangrejeros de Santurce

RHP Travis Ballew
LHP Juan Carlos Santos (listed as a reserve)
C Ruben Castro (listed as a reserve)
OF Robbie Grossman
OF Nestor Muriel

Criollos de Caguas

LHP Luis Cruz
C Roberto Peña

Gigantes de Carolina

OF Alex Melendez

Indios de Mayagüez

RHP Josh James (listed as a reserve)
C Max Stassi
SS Carlos Correa (listed as a reserve; highly doubt that he'll be allowed to play)
OF Edwin Medina




ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

The AFL will begin play on Tuesday, as the Glendale Desert Dogs, which consists of prospects from the Astros, White Sox, Pirates, Phillies, and Dodgers, take on the Mesa Solar Sox.

LHP Chris Cotton
LHP Brian Holmes
LHP Albert Minnis
RHP Keegan Yuhl
3B J.D. Davis
SS Chan-Jong Moon
1B A.J. Reed
OF D.J. Fisher

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Astros Farm Report: 10/11

The postseason officially returns to Houston later today and it's hard to focus on anything else, but there are a few things going on in the Astros minor leagues. Let's start with the upcoming birthdays for this week.

WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ...

10/11: 3B Wander Franco (19)
10/12: RHP Jandel Gustave (23)
10/13: LHP Zac Person (23)
10/14: RHP Devonte German (21)
10/14: OF Aaron Mizell (22)
10/14: OF Ronny Rafael (18)
10/15: OF Teoscar Hernandez (23)
10/15: IF Arturo Michelena (21)
10/17: OF Myles Straw (21)

TRANSACTIONS

Honestly, I haven't been paying very close attention to the transaction pages since the season ended, but I think the only thing I missed was that Fresno OF Alex Presley elected free agency last week. [UPDATE: OF L.J. Hoes also elected free agency.]

FALL/WINTER LEAGUES

[Note: I will post player stats and results from time to time, but in the meantime, you can check this page for their cumulative stats.]

The Arizona Fall League will commence play on Tuesday. As a reminder, these Astros minor leaguers are playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs:

LHP Chris Cotton
LHP Brian Holmes
LHP Albert Minnis
RHP Keegan Yuhl
3B J.D. Davis
IF Chan Moon*
1B A.J. Reed
OF Derek Fisher

*Taxi squad

Also, a few more Astros minor leaguers have shown up on rosters in the Caribbean Winter Leagues and the Australian Baseball League. The updated list follows.

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE

Aguilas de Zulia
2B Kristian Trompiz

Cardenales de Lara
RHP James Hoyt

Leones del Caracas
OF Danry Vasquez

MEXICAN PACIFIC WINTER LEAGUE

Charros de Jalisco
OF Leo Heras

Yanquis de Obregon
RHP Enrique Chavez

Mayos de Navojoa
RHP Juan Robles

DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE

The Dominican Winter League starts on Thursday the 15th, but none of those rosters have been posted yet.

AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

The Australian Baseball League doesn't start until October 23rd (exhibition games will start this week), but we know of at least two Astros minor leaguers that will be playing down under according to this article on the Adelaide Bite's website.

Adelaide Bite
RHP Kevin Comer
IF/OF Marc Wik

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