Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Astros Farm Report: 5/10

Astros MiLB league leaders follow, but first things first ...

WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

5-10: 1B A.J. Reed (23)
5-11: RHP Luis Castro (21)
5-11: 3B/2B Anardo Peralta (20)
5-12: OF Luis Payano (20)
5-15: C Gabriel Bracamonte (21)
5-15: RHP Michael Richez (19)

Birthday Boy A.J. Reed
Photo by Jayne Hansen

TRANSACTIONS/ROSTER MOVES

5-9: LHP Reymin Guduan activated from the Corpus Christi 7-day DL
5-9: RHP Asher Wojciechowski placed on the Fresno 7-day DL retroactive to 5-6
5-8: C Max Stassi optioned to Fresno
5-7: RHP Lance McCullers sent to Fresno on a rehab assignment
5-7: DH Evan Gattis optioned from Houston to Corpus Christi (to work on catching)
5-6: RHP Michael Feliz recalled to Houston from Fresno
5-5: RHP Yeyfry del Rosario assigned to Lancaster
5-5: SS Alex Bregman activated from the Corpus Christi 7-day DL
5-5: RHP Michael Feliz optioned from Houston to Fresno
5-5: OF Jake Marisnick recalled from Fresno to Houston
5-4: C Garrett Stubbs activated from the Lancaster 7-day DL
5-3: C Max Stassi sent to Fresno on a rehab assignment
5-2: LHP Reymin Guduan placed on the Corpus Christi 7-day DL retroactive to 4-30
5-2: RHP Andrew Walter activated from the Lancaster 7-day DL
April 22nd releases not previously reported:
C Brian Pena
C Jake Bowey
OF Edwin Medina

TWEET OF THE WEEK
STANDINGS

Fresno has held on to second place in their division despite going 3-6 since last we checked in on them, but they are now 4.5 games behind the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) and only one game in front of the third and fourth place teams.  The Hooks, however, reversed their slump and are 6-3 since my last standings post and are back to .500. They are still in third place, a full 8.0 games behind Frisco (Rangers), though. Lancaster has continued to scuffle along at a 3-5 pace since the calendar turned to May and they remain in fourth place, one game further behind in the standings. Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers) has taken the league lead away from High Desert (Rangers), leading that team by one game. Quad Cities is also 3-5 over that same period; they have dropped from sixth place to seventh in the standings and are now six games behind the league-leading Clinton (Mariners) team.

AAA Fresno 2nd 13-17 .433 4.5GB L3

AA Corpus Christi 3rd 15-15 .500 8.0GB W1

A+ Lancaster 4th 11-17 .393 8.5GB L1

A- Quad Cities 7th 13-17 .433 6.0GB W2

LEAGUE LEADERS

Despite some overall lackluster standings, there are plenty of individual standouts. Here are those players who are currently ranked in the top 10 in their respective leagues in selected categories.

Pacific Coast League
Danny Worth: .366 average (5th)
Danny Worth: .455 OBP (4th)
Tony Kemp: .415 OBP (T10th)
Danny Worth: .624 SLG (T5th)
Danny Worth: 9 doubles (T8th)
A.J. Reed: 6 home runs (T7th)
Jon Singleton: 6 home runs (T7th)
Tony Kemp: 17 walks (T7th)
Tommy Shirley: 2.79 ERA (9th)
Brad Peacock: 37 strikeouts (2nd)
James Hoyt: 7 saves (T1st)

Texas League*
Chase McDonald: .523 SLG (10th)
Teoscar Hernandez: 20 runs scored (8th)
Chase McDonald: 8 home runs (T2nd)
Alex Bregman: 6 home runs (T6th)
Chase McDonald: 19 RBI (T7th)
Derek Fisher: 20 walks (1st)
Teoscar Hernandez: 15 walks (T7th)
Chase McDonald: 15 walks (T7th)
Teoscar Hernandez: 9 stolen bases (T4th)
Joe Musgrove: 0.34 ERA (1st)
David Paulino: 2.08 ERA (3rd)
Edison Frias: 2.52 ERA (5th)
Joe Musgrove: 0.84 WHIP (1st)
David Paulino: 1.04 WHIP (7th)
Keegan Yuhl: 1.08 WHIP (8th)
David Paulino: 32 strikeouts (T6th)
Brian Holmes: 31 strikeouts (T8th)

*Alex Bregman fell off the league leader list because his time on the DL didn't give him enough at-bats to qualify. He would rank 6th in average (.317), 1st in OBP (.427) and 4th in SLG (.619) if he qualified.

California League
Nick Tanielu: .350 average (5th)
Ramon Laureano: .408 OBP (8th)
Nick Tanielu: .534 SLG (8th)
Jamie Ritchie: 17 walks (T5th)
Ramon Laureano: 15 walks (T8th)
Ramon Laureano: 8 stolen bases (T6th)
Dean Deetz: 2.63 ERA (7th)
Evan Grills: 0.94 WHIP (5th)
Trent Thornton: 1.00 WHIP (7th)

Midwest League*
Anthony Hermelyn: 9 doubles (T4th)
Antonio Nunez: 16 doubles (T8th)
Kyle Tucker: 14 stolen bases (T1st)
Johnny Sewald: 13 stolen bases (T3rd)
Antonio Nunez: 8 stolen bases (T6th)
Albert Abreu: 38 strikeouts (T3rd)

*As a relief pitcher, Ryan Deemes does not qualify as a league leader, but his 0.87 ERA and 0.73 WHIP would both rank 1st in the league if he had pitched the qualifying number of innings.

NEWS AND LINKS

I'm sure I've missed several things, but I'm outta time!

Wonder what it's like to be a baseball wife? Here you go!

He may be an underdog, but he's pitching like an ace!

"I've got a good approach going right now." Yeah, we noticed!

And last, but definitely not least, Brady Rodgers earned PCL Pitcher of the Week honors with a beastmode performance.


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