Thursday, May 18, 2017

Astros Farm Report: 5-18

Lots of moves in the Astros system, but first things first ...

STANDINGS

After collectively going 6-20 over the previous stretch, our farmhands have righted the ship with a collective 13-10 record since last we checked in with them.

Fresno's pitching woes have certainly taken their toll this season. They have gone 2-4 over the last six games and have dropped even further behind in the standings. Corpus Christi finally got off the schneid after losing a disheartening 10 straight and have managed a more respectable 3-2 since breaking that streak. Buies Creek is channeling their inner-Astros as they remain in first place and have increased their lead over the second place team to four games. Quad Cities has been hanging in third place for a while, hovering around the .500 mark, but are currently on a three-game win streak.

AAA Fresno 3rd 16-24 .400 9.5GB W1
AA Corpus 3rd 18-21 .462 5.0GB L1
HiA Buies Creek 1st 25-15 .625 0.0GB W3
LoA Quad Cities 3rd 19-18 .514 3.0GB W3

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.

Randy Cesar - July 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

5-17: RHP Ryan Thompson assigned to AA Corpus Christi from AAA Fresno
5-17: Jorge Alcala assigned to HiA Buies Creeks from LoA Quad Cities
5-17: RHP Carlos Sanabria assigned to LoA Quad Cities from Extended Spring Training
5-16: LHP Albert Minnis assigned to AA Corpus Christi (had started the season on the DL)
5-16: RHP Keegan Yuhl released (Fresno)
5-16: IF Antonio Nunez activated from the AA Corpus Christi DL
5-16: LHP Mike Freeman released (Corpus Christi)
5-16: RHP Eric Peterson released (Corpus Christi)
5-15: RHP Ryan Thompson activated from the AAA Fresno DL
5-15: RHP Dayan Diaz optioned to AAA Fresno from Houston (called up 5-14 as 26th player for the double-header)
5-15: 1B Spencer Johnson assigned to HiA Buies Creek from LoA Quad Cities
5-15: C Jake Rogers assigned to HiA Buies Creek from LoA Quad Cities
5-15: 3B Randy Cesar assigned to HiA Buies Creek from LoA Quad Cities
5-15: SS Osvaldo Duarte assigned to LoA Quad Cities from HiA Buies Creek
5-15: 3B Wander Franco assigned to LoA Quad Cities from Extended Spring Training
5-15: 1B Yordan Alvarez assigned to LoA Quad Cities from Extended Spring Training
5-14: OF Teoscar Hernandez optioned to AAA Fresno (had been rehabbing at Fresno)
5-14: LHP Patrick Sandoval assigned to HiA Buies Creek from Extended Spring Training
5-13: 3B Colin Moran activated from the AAA Fresno DL
5-12: SS Alex De Goti placed on the LoA Quad Cities 7-Day DL
5-12: RHP Yohan Ramirez assigned to HiA Buies Creek from Extended Spring Training
5-12: RHP David Paulino optioned to AAA Fresno

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

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

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

5 comments:

  1. Mike Freeman has not been released according to the Corpus Christi Hooks Transactions page shows he has been reassigned but doesn't say to which team.

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    1. Jake Kaplan tweeted out that Freeman was released on Tuesday.

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    2. I know he did, but that's not what the official transaction page says. Also take a look at his official Astros player record. Says "reassigned".

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  2. What has happened to Brooks Marlow? Injured or in Astros Extended Spring Training? Haven't seen anything indicating he has been released.

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  3. The other minor leaguer who seems to have disappeared is Scott Weathersby. Pitched in A ball last year.

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