Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Astros Winter League Recaps

Results for December 23-27, 2016

LIGA MEXICANA DEL PACIFICO

Leo Heras went 0-4 with two strikeouts in Obregón's 1-0 loss to Mexicali on Friday, and then the league went on its Christmas break. The Yaquis lost 4-1 on Monday; Heras' solo home run in the 1st inning was their only run.

LIGA DE BEISBOL PROFESIONAL ROBERTO CLEMENTE

Drew Ferguson went 2-5 in Santurce's 3-2, 11-inning win over Caguas on Friday and finished 0-4 in their 3-1 loss to Carolina on Monday.

LIGA COLOMBIANA DE BEISBOL PROFESIONAL

Samir Caraballo appeared as a pinch-hitter twice for Leones; he grounded out on Friday and struck out on Tuesday.



Astros Farm Report: 12/28

Taking a break from building the bomb shelter to get you caught up with the farm ...

WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

12-28: 2B Enmanuel Valdez (18)
12-29: RHP Yulian Frontado (19)
12-30: RHP Nick Hernandez (22)
12-31: LHP Maikel Sepulveda (20)
1-1: LHP Dallas Keuchel (29)
1-2: RHP Juan Corniel (21)
1-3: RHP Hansel Paulino (21)
1-4: OF Bobby Boyd (24)

Bobby Boyd - June 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

The transaction front has slowed down a bit. The cumulative offseason transaction list has been updated with the following moves and can be found here.

12-22: RHP Brendan McCurry placed on the restricted list
12-20: RHP Fredis Guerrero assigned to the DSL (20-year old Dominican signed 12/07)
12-20: RHP Wender Oberto assigned to the DSL (17-year old Venezuelan signed 11/17)

ASTROS FALL/WINTER LEAGUE UPDATES

Here is how your Astros have fared thus far in fall/winter league play:

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE (AFL) - SEASON OVER

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: .171/.280/.271 w/ 4-2B 1HR 6RBI 13R in 20 games
IF Nick Tanielu: .352/.379/.500 w/ 5-2B 1HR 5RBI 7R in 14 games

RHP Francis Martes: 2-1 in 6 starts with a 3.22 ERA/1.299 WHIP in 22.1IP
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)
(Regular season ended 12/22; playoffs started 12/27)

OF Andrew Aplin: .114/.216/.114 in 19 games
OF Osvaldo Duarte: .000/.111/.000 in 7 games (only 8 at bats)
OF Teoscar Hernandez: .162/.230/.221 w/2-2B 1-3B 4RBI 6R in 20 games
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: 1-1 with 1 save in 14 games with a 5.63 ERA/2.250 WHIP in 8.0IP (last played 12/14)
*RHP Mike Hauschild: 0-1 in 5 starts with a 2.31 ERA/1.329 WHIP in 23.1IP (last played 11/13)
RHP Jordan Jankowski: 0-1 in 7 games with a 4.50 ERA/1.667 WHIP in 6.0IP (last played 11/5)

*Claimed by the Rangers in the Rule 5 draft

MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE (LMP)
(Regular season ends Friday, 12/30)

OF Leo Heras: .263/.373/.452 w/9-2B 8-3B 6HR 24RBI 41R in 64 games

VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE (LVBP)
(Regular season ends Thursday, 12/29)

IF Marwin Gonzalez: .174/.269/.174 in 14 games
SS Miguel Sierra: .333/.333/.444 w/1-2B 3RBI in 3 games (last played 11/5)

RHP Jared Mortensen: 0-0 in 3 games with a 2.70 ERA/0.900 WHIP in 3.1IP

PUERTO RICAN WINTER LEAGUE (LBPRC)
(Regular season ends Friday, 12/30)

C Juan Centeno: .235/.327/.282 with 4-2B 9RBI in 26 games
OF Drew Ferguson: .216/.317/.395 with 1-3B 1HR 1RBI 8R in 10 games

RHP Juan Santos: 0-0 in 6 games with a 5.06 ERA/1.688 WHIP in 4.1IP

AUSTRALIAN BASEBALL LEAGUE (ABL)
(Regular season ends Sunday, 1/29/17)

1B Connor MacDonald: .172/.286/.241 with 1-2B 1HR 10RBI 6R in 19 games (last played 12/18)

NEWS AND LINKS

The news has continued to trickle in over the holidays, but there are a couple of stories of note ...

Brendan McCurry has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for an amphetamine under MiLB's drug testing policy. If he starts the season for Fresno, he would be in line to be activated on May 28th.

A group of almost 40 Astros fans (so far) has started the Astros County Fitness Challenge. It's not too late to sign up, drop a few pounds and win bragging rights over some of your favorite (?) characters from #AstrosTwitter.

Baseball Prospectus released their Astros Top 10 prospect list last week. The list is free, but the analysis is insider only.