I'm back with an abbreviated Farm Report today ...
WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
4-13: RHP Enrique Chavez (20)
4-17: OF Nestor Tejada (19)
Over the last few days, several of our missing-in-action Astros minor leaguers showed up on the DL, including LHP Chris Cotton, RHP Gonzalo Sanudo, RHP Christian Powell, RHP Agapito Barrios and OF James Ramsay. Other transactions include:
4/12: 3B/1B Matt Duffy optioned from Houston to Fresno
4/12: RHP Edgardo Sandoval assigned from Greeneville to Corpus Christi
4/12: RHP David Schmidt assigned from Tri-City to Corpus Christi
4/11: LHP Zac Person assigned from Tri-City to Quad Cities
4/11: LHP Evan Grills activated from the Lancaster DL
4/10: RHP Andrew Walter placed on Lancaster 7-day DL retroactively
4/10: RHP Danny Reynolds claimed off waivers by the Angels
4/7: LHP Albert Minnis placed on the Corpus Christi 7-day DL
For why the move of Sandoval to Corpus Christi isn't a huge surprise and why the move of Schmidt is, see what I wrote about the two in the 2016 Houston Farm System Handbook.
The rainouts in Las Vegas and San Jose wreaked havoc on the early schedules of Fresno and Lancaster, but they are now back on track and playing baseball! Following the first six days of the young season, here are how things stand with the Astros four full season minor league teams.
AAA Fresno 3rd 2-2 .500 1.5GB L1
AA Corpus Christi T2nd 3-3 .500 2.0GB L1
A+ Lancaster 3rd 2-1 .667 1.5GB W2
A- Quad Cities T7th 1-5 .167 4.0GB W1