Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Astros Farm Report: 4/27

A few birthdays, lots of roster moves, MiLB standings and a few links for your reading pleasure ...

WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

4-27: 3B J.D. Davis (23)
4-27: RHP Yeyfry del Rosario (22)
4-28: 2B Jonathan Matute (19)
5-1: RHP Jose Hernandez (21)
5-1: RHP Gabriel Pirela (22)

Birthday Boy J.D. Davis - April 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

TRANSACTIONS/ROSTER MOVES

Dustin has been keeping up with all the moves! In addition to those listed, we have OF Jake Marisnick and RHP Michael Feliz switching places with Feliz being recalled to Houston and Marisnick being optioned to the Grizzlies. And here are a few other moves from the last few days.

4-26: RHP Juan Santos assigned to Corpus Christi from extended Spring Training
4-25: 3B Luis Reynoso assigned to Lancaster from extended Spring Training
4-25: RHP Rogelio Armenteros assigned to Lancaster from Quad Cities
4-23: IF Jose Fernandez placed on the Lancaster 7-day DL

STANDINGS

Fresno has gone 3-5 since we last checked in with them, but have remained in second place only 2.5 games behind the league leading Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners). The Hooks have scuffled over the past week, going 1-5 in their last six games and dropping into third place in the division. Lancaster has also had a tough week as they went 2-5 over the past week. The River Bandits were the only team with a winning week, going 5-2. They were also in desperate need of that good week after their very slow start to the season.

AAA Fresno 2nd 8-10 .444 2.5GB L1

AA Corpus Christi 3rd 9-8 .529 4.0GB L2

A+ Lancaster 4th 6-10 .375 7.5GB W1

A- Quad Cities 8th 7-12 .368 5.0GB L1

NEWS AND LINKS

In case you missed any of these ...

I checked in on the independent leagues to find a few former Astros.

Derek Fisher entertained (or bemused) the Hooks team during pre-game Saturday night.

Reymin Guduan is starting to fine-tune his command which is a good sign for the flame-throwing lefty.

I asked Hooks SS Alex Bregman about the elephant in the room.

And Terri and I chatted about my book over at The Crawfish Boxes.

Keep an eye out for two more interviews I got last weekend in Corpus Christi. They're good ones!

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