Thursday, January 21, 2016

Astros Minor League Releases

The Astros released several minor league pitchers effective January 16th:

LHP Zach Davis - 25th round pick in 2014 from University of Central Missouri (Jim Crane's alma mater)
RHP Lachlan Madden - Signed out of Australia in 2014
RHP Jorge Perez - Drafted in the 30th round in 2013 out of Seminole State College (OK)
RHP Joselo Pinales - Signed for $70,000 out of the Dominican Republic in 2012
LHP Starlyng Sanchez - Signed out of the Dominican Republic in June 2013
LHP Alejandro Solarte - Venezuelan who came to the Houston system in a June 2014 trade with the Blue Jays (along with 2B Will Dupont) for OF Adron Chambers

Per Baseball America's most recent installment of Minor League Transactions, the following players were also released from the organization:

1B Jared Cruz - Australian acquired as the PTBNL in September 2014 with the Braves to complete a trade for RHP Andrew Robinson
RHP Adonis Peña - Dominican who signed sometime during the 2013-14 signing period
LHP Edwin Villarroel - Venezuelan signed in July 2011

The Master Off-Season Transaction List has been updated here.


  1. Why would someone like Lachlan Madden, who is only 19 years old and made it up to Quad Cities get released, or why would Zach Davis who pitched well there get released?

    1. I honestly don't know. I've seen people cut that shocked me and people who weren't cut that shocked me as well.

  2. I've known players to get release because they have a bad attitude not saying that's the reason but there are many reasons why good players get released