Friday, May 5, 2017

Astros Farm Report: 5/5

Something to tide you over while I transcribe my interviews with Dean Deetz, Akeem Bostick, Drew Ferguson, J.D. Davis and Mike Freeman .... coming soon to a blog post near you!!!


Let's take a look in on the standings of the Astros farm teams within their respective divisions as we approach the one-month mark of the season. Fresno has lost ground over the last week but the other three teams are either hanging in there or improving their standings.

AAA Fresno 3rd 12-16 .429 6.0GB L1
AA Corpus 1st 15-12 .556 0.0GB L3
HiA Buies Creek 1st 19-9 .679 0.0GB W1
LoA Quad Cities 3rd 14-11 .560 1.5GB W1


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.

J.D. Davis - April 2017
Photo by Jayne Hansen

5-4: 3B J.D. Davis placed on the AA Corpus Christi 7-day DL retroactive to 5-2
5-4: LHP Carlos Hiraldo assigned to AA Corpus Christi from Extended Spring Training
5-3: 3B Colin Moran placed on the AAA Fresno 7-day DL
5-2: RHP Brady Rodgers underwent Tommy John surgery and will be out for the remainder of the season
5-1: RHP Casey Coleman's contract was purchased from New Britain (Atlantic League); he will report to AAA Fresno
5-1: IF/OF Tony Kemp optioned from Houston to AAA Fresno
5-1: RHP Ralph Garza assigned to HiA Buies Creek from AA Corpus Christi
5-1: RHP Ryan Deemes assigned to HiA Buies Creek from AA Corpus Christi
4-29: RHP Ryan Thompson placed on the AAA Fresno 7-day DL
4-29: RHP Trent Thornton assigned to AAA Fresno from AA Corpus Christi
4-28: RHP Akeem Bostick assigned to AA Corpus Christi from HiA Buies Creek
4-28: RHP Hector Perez assigned to HiA Buies Creek from LoA Quad Cities

Coleman, 29, pitched in the Majors for the Cubs from 2010-12 and also appeared in 10 games with the Royals in 2014. His father and grandfather, who were also named Joe (Casey is his middle name), were also longtime MLB pitchers.

In addition, Baseball America reported that these players started the season on the disabled list:

OF Bobby Boyd - activated
RHP Ryan Deemes - activated
RHP Angel Heredia (60-day DL)
RHP Jose Luis Hernandez
LHP Albert Minnis
2B Nick Tanielu (60-day DL)
RHP Andrew Walter



After a lackluster season in 2016, former Astro and current Brewer OF Brett Phillips has been doing quite well for their AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox team thus far in 2017. In 21 games, he's hitting .299/.365/.558 with five doubles, five home runs, 19 RBI and four outfield assists. And he is still as crazy as ever (look for #8 in the red cap) ...

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