Friday, May 12, 2017

Astros Farm Report: 5-12

A rough week for the Astros affiliates plus lots of roster moves ...

STANDINGS

Out farmhands have been scuffling this last week, going 6-20 over the last week. (My compliments and my sympathies to Dustin who keeps cranking out the recaps. Writing about losses isn't fun and is often messy. Nevertheless, he persists!)

Fresno went 2-4 over the last week, fell two games further behind in the standings and is only a half game in front of the last place team in their division. Corpus Christi's story is much worse. They are currently on a nine-game losing streak and have dropped from first place to third place. The good news is that they are still a game in front of Frisco, a Rangers affiliate. Despite going 1-5 over the last week, Buies Creek remains in first place but are only one game ahead of Myrtle Beach (Cubs). Quad Cities remains in third place, one and a half games back, just as they were this time last week, despite compiling a 2-5 record over that period.

AAA Fresno 3rd 14-20 .412 8.0GB W1
AA Corpus 3rd 15-18 .455 4.0GB L9
HiA Buies Creek 1st 20-14 .588 0.0GB L3
LoA Quad Cities 3rd 16-16 .500 1.5GB L2

ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

Note: The Astros have been moving players back and forth to either Tri-City or Extended Spring Training as a means of managing their rosters. I won't be including those moves in this list if I believe that they are only being made on paper for roster management.

Mott Hyde - April 2017
Photo by Jayne Hansen

5-13: IF Colin Moran activated from the AAA Fresno disabled list
5-12: SS Alex De Goti placed on the LoA Quad Cities 7-Day DL
5-12: C Ray Henderson assigned to LoA Quad Cities from Extended Spring Training
5-12: RHP Yohan Ramirez assigned to HiA Buies Creek from Extended Spring Training
5-11: OF Teoscar Hernandez sent to AAA Fresno for a rehab assignment (optioned to Fresno 5-12)
5-11: RHP David Paulino sent to AAA Fresno for a rehab assignment (optioned to Fresno 5-12)
5-11: LHP Brett Adcock assigned to HiA Buies Creek from LoA Quad Cities
5-10: RHP Gabriel Valdez assigned to LoA Quad Cities from HiA Buies Creek
5-10: RHP Tyler Britton (Quad Cities) retired
5-10: RHP Derick Velazquez (Quad Cities) retired
5-9: IF Mott Hyde (AA Corpus) placed on the temporary inactive list (rumored to be retiring)
5-9: 3B J.D. Davis activated from the AA Corpus Christi 7-day DL
5-8: RHP Edison Frias (Fresno) released (picked up by the Rockies and assigned to their AA affiliate)
5-8: RHP Dayan Diaz optioned to AAA Fresno from Houston
5-8: IF Antonio Nunez placed on the AA Corpus Christi 7-day DL (retroactive to 5-6)
5-8: SS Kristian Trompiz assigned to AA Corpus Christi from Extended Spring Training
5-7: RHP Edgardo Sandoval (Quad Cities) placed on the 7-day DL
5-7: RHP Ronel Blanco assigned to LoA Quad Cities from HiA Buies Creek
5-7: RHP Keegan Yuhl placed on the AAA Fresno 7-day DL
5-7: RHP Kevin Hill assigned to LoA Quad Cities from Extended Spring Training
5-6: RHP Akeem Bostick placed on the AA Corpus Christi 7-day DL
5-5: LHP Ashur Tolliver activated from the AAA Fresno DL
5-5: RHP Dayan Diaz called up to Houston from AAA Fresno

In addition, these players are known to be on the DL:

RHP Angel Heredia (60-day DL)
RHP Jose Luis Hernandez
LHP Albert Minnis
RHP Brady Rodgers (TJ Surgery 5-2; out for season)
2B Nick Tanielu (60-day DL)
RHP Andrew Walter

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

My recent interviews with:
Hooks 3B J.D. Davis
Hooks LHP Mike Freeman
Hooks RHP Akeem Bostick

And keep your eye out for my interviews with Drew Ferguson and Dean Deetz coming soon!

Baseball America updated their Top 100 prospect list yesterday. The Astros are represented by:
#15: OF Kyle Tucker
#17: RHP Francis Martes
#39: RHP Franklin Perez
#66: 1B A.J. Reed
#67: RHP David Paulino

Franklin Perez moved up 15 spots from the last rankings.

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