Sunday, March 13, 2016

Astros Farm Report: 3/13

Nothing but five-star reviews!!! Here are just three of them:
The amount of information is staggering, but presented in a way that's easy to read. A must-have for Astros fans who don't want to look like bandwagoners.
Jayne Hansen has done it again! She is a human encyclopedia of Astros knowledge. This book is great because Jayne lends her knowledge, sense of humor, and fantastic photos to you...and for 10 bucks, it's an absolute steal!
A wealth of information presented in an easy to read format. A must for any Astros fan who wants to keep up on what's happening in the Minors. Well done!
Get yours today!


Now back to our regularly scheduled programming ...

WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

3-13: RHP Abdiel Saldana (20)
3-13: 1B Randy Vasquez (20)
3-14: IF Marwin Gonzalez (27)
3-15: C Max Stassi (25)
3-16: LHP Reymin Guduan (24)
3-17: RHP Cesar Valdez (31)

TWEETS OF THE WEEK
TRANSACTIONS

A few new signings of Latin players came out recently:

P Jesus Bernaez
SS Samir Caraballo (previously reported in November)
SS Eduardo Guzman
P Juan Infante
P Kilvio Peralta

There is no readily available information on Venezuelan players Bernaez and Infante (even whether they are righties or lefties), but fellow countryman Guzman did play in the Venezuelan winter league in 2015, hitting .323/.373/.355 in 25 games in the Liga Paralela. He also played in one game for the big league club, collecting a double. The signing of Colombian-born Caraballo was first reported in November. Kilvio Peralta (alternately Quilvio) is a 19-year old Dominican. A rough translation of what was written about him says:
Quilvio Peralta, is described by Roman Ocumarez, scout Houston Astros as "an athlete with an amazing physique and great ease, which in their assessments has shown to have excellent straight and a very good mix of pitches, this promise be a player with a great future in professional baseball."
The 2015-2016 Offseason Transactions Master List has been updated here.

NEWS AND LINKS

In case you missed it, James from Astros County, Eric from Climbing Tal's Hill and I all weighed in on the upcoming season over at Cards Conclave. We were all on our good behavior and didn't mention Chris Correa or hacking.

And another in case you missed it can be found here as I talked all about Astros prospects with Eric Huysman last week Talking Stros.

And a third in case you missed it is my interview with Astros RHP Ryan Deemes. Yes ma'am!

Everybody is on the Tyler White train now. I wish I'd seen that coming. Oh that's right. I did! Speaking of which, White isn't currently on the 40-man roster, but he'd like to be:


A look at how the upcoming Astros Spring Training move to West Palm Beach is a part of a big shake-up in the Grapefruit League.

Bregman, Davis, Fisher and Kemmer were the first players to be re-assigned to minor league camp. Ortiz had the story. Ortiz also had a great piece in today's Chronicle about Juan Minaya's perseverance in his quest to master English.

Don't forget. Tyler White isn't the only player I identified as a Really Good Player before Baseball America and the like caught on. See who's coming next!

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