Monday, July 24, 2017

Astros Farm Report: 7-24

It's my final day in Quad Cities and, since I got carried away with the interviews, I will have a LOT of material coming your way starting later this week on this very talented team. In the meantime ...

Cristian Javier - July 2017
Photo by Jayne Hansen

STANDINGS

Collectively, all of the Astros MiLB affiliates went 31-22 over the last week. Corpus Christi was treading water with a 3-4 week and are in precisely the same place as they were a week ago, second place and three games behind San Antonio (Padres) in the second half standings. Similarly, a 3-3 week for Quad Cities leaves them in the same position as they were in last Monday, but thankfully that position is first place, three games in front of Peoria (Cardinals). Buies Creek's 5-2 week was enough to pad their first place lead over Winston-Salem (White Sox) to six and a half games. But the big story has been the Fresno Grizzlies who have gone from the brink of irrelevance to a tie with Reno (D'Backs) for first place, going 6-1 for the week and a gaudy 24-4 over their last 28 games. Overall, the full season teams are in a good place right now and are well-positioned for possible postseason play.

The short season teams have been a mixed bag this week. The Appy League Greeneville team, with a 1-5 week, has dropped to second place behind the Elizabethton Twins with whom they have been jockeying for position all season. The GCL 'Stros have had the best week, climbing from third place and three games behind to second place and a half game behind the Nationals; they were 4-0 with a suspended game for the week. Tri-City's 4-3 week has helped them climb out of the cellar and gain a couple of games on the division leader. The DSL Orange team (3-1 for the week) remains mired in last place in their division, but they are on a two-game win streak while the DSL Blue (2-3 for the week) team is still in third place, but it is now a three-way tie for third and they are on a current three-game losing streak.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE/PACIFIC NORTHERN DIVISION
AAA Fresno T-1st 59-42 .584 -.-GB W4

TEXAS LEAGUE/SOUTH DIVISION
AA Corpus 2nd 49-51 .590 10.0GB L3 (Overall)
AA Corpus 2nd 15-15 .500 3.0GB L3 (Second Half)

CAROLINA LEAGUE/SOUTHERN DIVISION
HiA Buies Creek 1st 58-42 .580 -.-GB W4 (Overall)
HiA Buies Creek 1st 21-9 .700 -.-GB W4 (Second Half)

MIDWEST LEAGUE/WESTERN DIVISION
LoA Quad Cities 1st 57-41 .582 -.-GB L1 (Overall)
LoA Quad Cities 1st 20-10 .667 -.-GB L1 (Second Half)

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE/STEDLER DIVISION
SSA Tri-City 3rd 14-18 .438 4.5GB W3

APPALACHIAN LEAGUE/WEST DIVISION
Rk+ Greeneville 2nd 16-13 .552 0.5GB W4

GULF COAST LEAGUE/EAST DIVISION
Rk GCL Astros 2nd 13-9 .591 0.5GB W4

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE/NORTH DIVISION
FRk DSL Orange 8th 14-26 .350 11.0GB W2

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE/NORTHWEST DIVISION
FRk DSL Blue T-3rd 22-19 .537 6.0GB L3

ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

7-23: RHP Kyle Smith (Fresno) released
7-23: IF Tyler White recalled to Houston from Fresno
7-22: LHP Reymin Guduan optioned to Fresno from Houston
7-22: LHP Dallas Keuchel sent to Tri-City on a rehab assignment
7-21: OF Drew Ferguson activated from the Corpus Christi DL
7-21: RHP Brandon Bielak assigned to Tri-City from the GCL
7-21: OF Bryan de la Cruz assigned to Tri-City from Corpus Christi
7-21: 3B Adrian Tovalin assigned to Tri-City from Greeneville
7-21: RHP Juan Corniel assigned to Greeneville from the GCL
7-21: IF Jose Benjamin assigned to Greeneville from the GCL
7-21: RHP Corbin Martin assigned to Tri-City from the GCL
7-21: RHP J.B. Bukauskus (1st round pick) assigned to the GCL
7-21: 1B Angel Tejeda assigned to the GCL from the DSL
7-21: RHP Kyle Serrano (10th round pick) assigned to the GCL
7-20: RHP Carlos Sierra activated from the Buies Creek 7-day DL
7-20: SS Kristian Trompiz assigned to Quad Cities from Tri-City
7-20: 3B Wander Franco (Quad Cities) suspended for an undisclosed number of days
7-20: RHP Ricardo Castro (Tri-City) suspended for an undisclosed number of days
7-19: RHP Andrew Thome assigned to Corpus Christi from Fresno
7-19: 2B Ryne Birk assigned to Corpus Christi from Buies Creek
7-19: 3B J.D. Davis assigned to Fresno from Corpus Christi
7-19: 3B Tyler Wolfe assigned to Buies Creek from Quad Cities
7-19: C Raymond Henderson activated from the Buies Creek 7-day DL
7-19: RHP Cristian Javier assigned to Quad Cities from Tri-City
7-19: RHP Gabriel Valdez placed on the Quad Cities 7-day DL, retroactive to 7-18
7-19: SS Jonathan Arauz assigned to Tri-City from Quad Cities
7-19: LHP Austin Kerns assigned to the GCL from Greeneville
7-19: RHP Johsson Arias assigned to Greeneville from the GCL
7-19: SS Enmanuel Valdez (GCL) suspended for an undisclosed number of days
7-19: C Ihan Bernal assigned to the GCL from Corpus Christi
7-18: 3B Colin Moran recalled to Houston from Fresno
7-18: OF Kyle Tucker placed on the Corpus Christi 7-day DL, retroactive to 7-16
7-18: LHP Howie Brey (Buies Creek) retired
7-17: RHP Josh James activated from the Corpus Christi 7-day DL
7-17: RHP Diosward Gonzalez assigned to the GCL from the DSL
7-17: OF Wilyer Abreu assigned to the DSL
7-17: RHP Luis Garcia assigned to the DSL

A complete list of all published July roster moves/transactions can be found here.

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