Monday, August 1, 2016

WTHB's Astros Players of the Month for July 2016

Presenting WTHB's Astros minor league players of the month for July ...

FRESNO
  • Starter: RHP Brad Peacock (3-2 with a 2.93 ERA and a 1.174 WHIP in 5 starts; 7 walks to 34 strikeouts in 30.1IP); honorable mention goes to RHP Brady Rodgers (1.80 ERA/1.000 WHIP in 20IP) and RHP Joe Musgrove (1.89 ERA/0.947 WHIP in 19IP) who put up excellent numbers, but with fewer innings than Peacock
  • Reliever: RHP James Hoyt (1-0 with 9 saves, a 0.84 ERA and a 0.938 WHIP in 10 appearances; 2 walks to 15 strikeouts)
  • Position Player: OF Teoscar Hernandez (.316/.367/.510 with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 17 RBI in 27 games; 5 stolen bases to 3 caught stealing; walked 9 times to 14 strikeouts)
Teoscar Hernandez - April 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI
  • Starter: RHP Edison Frias (1-1 with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.250 WHIP in 4 starts prior to his promotion to Fresno; 6 walks to 17 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched)
  • Reliever: RHP Ryan Thompson (1-1 with 1 save in 12 appearances over 19.2 innings)
  • Position Player: OF Danry Vasquez (.296/.352/.481 with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 10 RBI in 23 games); honorable mention goes to C Garrett Stubbs for his .327/.413/.436 batting line in 14 games
Ryan Thompson - June 2016

LANCASTER
  • Starters (Tie): RHP Akeem Bostick (2-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 1.321 WHIP in 5 starts; 15 walks to 25 strikeouts in 28 innings; held batters to a .218 BA) and RHP Trent Thornton (4-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 1.025 WHIP in 4 starts; 2 walks to 28 strikeouts in 26.2 innings)
  • Reliever: RHP Ryan Deemes (2-0 with 2 saves, a 1.59 ERA and 0.971 WHIP in 7 games; 3 walks to 10 strikeouts in 11.1 innings: held batters to a .205 BA)
  • Position Players (Tie): OF Drew Ferguson (.348/.484/.636 with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 22 RBI in 21 games; 8SB:1CS; 15BB:14SO) and OF Johnny Sewald (.364/.449/.625 with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 3 home runs and 18 RBI in 23 games; 11SB:2CS; 14BB:22SO); honorable mention to OF Ramon Laureano who hit .460/.541/.810 in 17 games prior to his promotion to Corpus Christi
Drew Ferguson - June 2016

QUAD CITIES
  • Starter: RHP Albert Abreu (0-2 with 1 save, a 1.74 ERA and a 0.968 WHIP in 4 games/3 starts; 7 walks to 13 strikeouts in 20.2 innings; held batters to a .178 batting average); honorable mention to RHP Jose Hernandez (0.00 ERA and 0.777 WHIP in 18 innings prior to his promotion to Lancaster) and RHP Elieser Hernandez (2.45 ERA and 1.193 WHIP in 5 starts; 6 walks to 40 strikeouts in 29.1 innings)
  • Reliever: RHP Ralph Garza (3-1 with 2 saves, a 1.02 ERA and a 1.019 WHIP in 11 appearances; 5 walks to 14 strikeouts in 17.2 innings)
  • Position Player: OF Myles Straw (.423/.478/.510 with 7 doubles, 1 triples, 6 RBI and 5 stolen bases in 26 games)
Myles Straw - May 2016

TRI-CITY
  • Starter: RHP Enrique Chavez (3-0 with 1 save, a 1.21 ERA and a 0.716 WHIP in 5 games/3 starts; 5 walks to 16 strikeouts in 22.1 innings; held batters to a .143 BA)
  • Reliever: RHP Nick Hernandez (0-0 with 4 saves, a 1.29 ERA and a 1.286 WHIP in 7 appearances)
  • Position Player: 3B Randy Cesar (.433/.514/.500 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 14 RBI in 17 games prior to his promotion to Quad Cities); honorable mention goes to C Chuckie Robinson (.364/.407/.527 in 14 games)
Enrique Chavez - July 2016

GREENEVILLE
  • Pitcher: RHP Tyler Britton (2-0 with a 1.65 ERA and a 0.918 WHIP in 5 games/2 starts; 1 walk to 29 strikeouts in 16.1 innings); honorable mention to LHP Salvador Montano (0.82 ERA/0.636 WHIP/.059 BA in 11 innings) and RHP Devin Raftery (0.73 ERA/0.973 WHIP in 12.1 innings)
  • Position Player: SS Miguelangel Sierra (.300/.411/.589 with 1 triple, 8 home runs and 11 RBI in 24 games; 6SB:5CS)
GULF COAST LEAGUE
  • Pitcher: RHP Dariel Aquino (1-0 with 1 save, a 1.00 ERA and a 0.778 WHIP in 7 games; 3 walks to 11 strikeouts in 9 innings; held batters to a .121 BA)
  • Position Player: OF Wilson Amador (.304/.360/.456 with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 10 RBI in 23 games; 5SB:3CS)
DSL ORANGE TEAM
  • Pitcher: LHP Francisco Villegas (0-1 with a 1.29 ERA and a 1.095 WHIP in 6 games/3 starts; 8 walks to 23 strikeouts in 21 innings)
  • Position Player: OF Gilberto Celestino (.286/.342/.557 with 7 doubles, 3 triples, 2 home runs and 9 RBI in 19 games)
DSL BLUE TEAM
  • Pitcher: RHP Ronel Blanco (3-1 with a 1.10 ERA and a 1.102 WHIP in 5 games/2 starts; 9 walks to 23 strikeouts in 16.1 innings; held batters to a .155 average)
  • Position Player: OF Angel Tejeda (.368/.479/.439 with 2 doubles, 1 triple and 7 RBI in 18 games; 6SB:4CS; 11BB:10SO)

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