Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Astros MiLB Transactions: 3/29

Several more Astros MiLB releases were announced yesterday. This was in addition to the releases announced last week.

Zac Person - May 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

IF Keach Ballard - 31st round 2015, Oklahoma Baptist University
1B Conrad Gregor - 4th round 2013, Vanderbilt University
C Kevin Martir - 18th round 2015, University of Maryland
RHP Kevin McCanna - 13th round 2015, Rice University
1B Chase McDonald - 12th round 2013, East Carolina University (NC)
OF Brauly Mejia - Signed 2012 out of the Dominican Republic
2B Aaron Mizell - 32nd round 2015, Georgia Southern University
LHP Zac Person - 9th round 2015, LSU
OF/1B Hector Roa - Signed 2012 out of the Dominican Republic
RHP Juan Santos - 39th round 2013, Arlington County Day School (FL)
RHP Josue Uribe - Signed 2014 out of the Dominican Republic
3B Bobby Wernes - 30th round 2015, University of Arkansas

Additionally, RHP Martires Arias was released, but he never played in the Astros system and was likely an offseason pickup by the Astros.

This release was a bit jarring for me because it included Friends of the Blog Chase McDonald and Conrad Gregor who I've enjoyed getting to know just a little bit over the years, as well as Zac Person and Bobby Wernes, two players who I enjoyed watching and was looking forward to talking with a little bit further in the future. I wish them all well and I won't be surprised to see a few of these players show up on another affiliate's roster later this season.

I'll leave my readers with a little entertainment from Juan Santos who always greeted me with a ready smile whenever we met over the years.

The ongoing 2016-2017 Off-Season Transaction post has been updated with these latest releases.


  1. Really sorry to Conrad go. I enjoyed watching him and getting to him and his family during his time with the @ValleyCats.😟

  2. Thank you for sharing again that video!! One week ago, and stilll hard as hell!!! Always grateful for your awesome coverage!!! Thanks for everything for this past 4 years ... you are simply awesome!!!

    1. Oh, thank you so much! Honestly, I'm just happy that I can get to know these guys (at least a little bit). They are an amazing group of young men. Wish Juan the best of luck from me. I'm hoping for nothing but the best for him!