WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
11-16: 2B Alfredo Angarita (20)
11-17: OF Jon Kemmer (26)
11-18: C Anthony Hermelyn (23)
11-18: RHP Yonatan Quintin (20)
11-18: SS Ronaldo Urdaneta (18)
11-19: LHP Framber Valdez (23)
11-21: LHP Chris Cotton (26)
Anthony Hermelyn - May 2016
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RHP Charlie Morton was signed by the Astros via free agency and was placed on the 40-man roster which now stands at 38.
LHP Evan Grills, a minor league free agent who was originally drafted by the Astros in the 10th round in 2010, was signed by the Rockies.
The 2016-2017 Astros Off-Season Transaction post has been updated here.
FALL/WINTER LEAGUE UPDATES
Here is how your Astros have fared thus far in fall/winter league play:
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE (AFL)
OF Alejandro Garcia: .200/.304/.200 in 6 games (replaced Laureano on the roster)
OF Jason Martin: .194/.375/.290 w/3-2B 2RBI 9R in 11 games
OF Ramon Laureano: .295/.340/.477 w/ 4-2B 2-3B 8RBI 5SB 12R in 12 games (last played 10/29)
C Garrett Stubbs: .179/.295/.284 w/ 4-2B 1HR 5RBI 13R in 19 games
IF Nick Tanielu: .340/.370/.480 w/ 4-2B 1HR 4RBI 6R in 13 games
RHP Francis Martes: 1-1 in 5 starts with a 4.15 ERA/1.442 WHIP in 17.1IP
RHP Jacob Dorris: 1-1 in 8 games with a 3.38 ERA/2.375 WHIP in 8.0IP
RHP Rogelio Armenteros: 0-0 (1SV) in 8 games with a 11.05 ERA/1.909 WHIP in 7.1IP
RHP David Paulino: 0-0 (1SV) in 5 games with a 0.00 ERA/0.600 WHIP in 5.0IP
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LIDOM)
OF Andrew Aplin: .147/.231/.147 in 11 games (last played 11/9)
OF Osvaldo Duarte: .000/.000/.000 in 2 games (last played 11/4)
C Max Stassi: .400/.400/.400 in 2 games (last played 10/22)
RHP Edison Frias: 0-0 in 2 games with a 4.50 ERA/0.500 WHIP in 2.0IP (last played 11/9)
LHP Reymin Guduan: 0-1 in 7 games with a 6.75 ERA/1.500 WHIP in 2.2IP
RHP Mike Hauschild: 0-1 in 5 starts with a 2.31 ERA/1.329 WHIP in 23.1IP
RHP Jordan Jankowski: 0-1 in 7 games with a 4.50 ERA/1.667 WHIP in 6.0IP (last played 11/5)
RHP Cesar Valdez (Free Agent): 0-2 in 4 starts with a 4.66 ERA/1.448 WHIP in 19.1IP
MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE (LMP)
OF Leo Heras: .257/.352/.459 w/4-2B 6-3B 2HR 13RBI 21R in 30 games
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE (LVBP)
SS Miguel Sierra: .333/.333/.444 w/1-2B 3RBI in 3 games (last played 11/5)
PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LBPRC)
C Roberto Pena (Free Agent): .229/.245/.333 w/5-2B 3RBI 5R in 12 games
RHP Juan Santos: 0-0 in 1 game with a 9.00 ERA/2.000 WHIP in 1.0IP (last played 10/29)
AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE (ABL)
The Australian Baseball League started their season today and, because they're halfway around the world, they've already played today's games. Connor MacDonald appeared for the Brisbane Bandits, playing left field and going 0x2 with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts in his first appearance.
NEWS AND LINKS
Keep an eye out for Baseball America's Astros Top 10 coming out on Friday. They have the AL East and AL Central up here.
And Friday is also the deadline for Rule 5 protection! Here is my primer explaining the process and identifying the players at risk. And here is Brian MacTaggart's interview with Astros GM Jeff Luhnow regarding some of the players under consideration for protection.
The Arizona Fall League regular season comes to an end today with 5 of 6 teams still vying for a chance to play in the Championship game on Saturday. This post outlines all of the scenarios, but in a nutshell, if Surprise loses their game today and Glendale wins theirs, there will be a few Astros playing for the Championship. The game will be televised on MLB Network starting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Astros County gives us the inside scoop on the not yet 19-year old RHP Franklin Perez.
Franklin Perez - May 2016
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