Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Astros Farm Report: 8-22

The roster moves are slowing down and the playoff pictures are solidifying ...

ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

8-22: C Evan GattisRHP Will Harris and LHP Tony Sipp scheduled for rehab assignments in Corpus Christi
8-21: SS Juan Pineda assigned to Greeneville from the GCL
8-20: RHP Jordan Jankowski claimed off waivers by the Dodgers
8-19: SS Reid Brignac (Fresno) activated from the DL
8-19: RHP Dustin Hunt assigned to Quad Cities from Tri-City
8-18: C Jose Carrillo assigned to the GCL from the DSL
8-18: OF Ramiro Rodriguez assigned to the GCL from the DSL
8-18: OF Jonathan Lacroix placed on the GCL 7-day DL
8-15: RHP Yoanys Quiala (Corpus Christi) activated from the suspended list
8-15: C Eduardo de Oleo assigned to Fresno from Buies Creek (had been on rehab assignment at GCL)

A complete(ish) list of August transactions/roster moves to date can be found here.

STANDINGS

Collectively, it was not a good week for the farm system as all of the Astros MiLB affiliates combined went 21-35 over the last week.  Fresno's 2-5 week has them in second place only one game behind Reno (D'Backs) who they will play for the final time this season later today. Corpus Christi's 1-5 week left them in the same position as they were in last week, but with fewer games left to play, seven games back with an elimination number of nine doesn't leave them with much margin for error. Despite their 1-5 week, Buies Creek still retains a four and a half game lead over Down East (Rangers). Quad Cities was the only full season team to put up a winning week. Their 5-2 record has padded their lead to seven games over second place Peoria (Cardinals).

On the short season side, Tri-City's 3-2 week was enough to retain second place in the division, but they fell a game and a half further behind first place Vermont (A's). The ValleyCats will face Vermont for three more games the last week of the season. Greeneville dropped from a second place tie to third place with their 3-3 week. They have 10 games remaining with six of those against the first and second place teams. The GCL Astros were hurt the worst by their sub-par week (1-5), dropping to fourth place in their division; with a dwindling number of games, their elimination number is now at 7. The two DSL teams were both eliminated from postseason contention this past week with the Orange team going 1-6 and the Blue team going 4-2.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE/PACIFIC NORTHERN DIVISION
AAA Fresno 2nd 71-58 .550 1.0GB W1

TEXAS LEAGUE/SOUTH DIVISION
AA Corpus 3rd 57-68 .456 14.0GB L2 (Overall)
AA Corpus 3rd 23-32 .418 7.0GB L2 (Second Half)

CAROLINA LEAGUE/SOUTHERN DIVISION
HiA Buies Creek 1st 70-56 .556 -.-GB L4 (Overall)
HiA Buies Creek 1st 33-23 .589 -.-GB L4 (Second Half)

MIDWEST LEAGUE/WESTERN DIVISION
LoA Quad Cities 1st 74-51 .592 -.-GB W2 (Overall)
LoA Quad Cities 1st 37-20 .649 -.-GB W2 (Second Half)

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE/STEDLER DIVISION
SSA Tri-City 2nd 30-27 .526 2.0GB W3

APPALACHIAN LEAGUE/WEST DIVISION
Rk+ Greeneville 3rd 30-27 .526 4.5GB W1

GULF COAST LEAGUE/EAST DIVISION
Rk GCL Astros 4th 23-22 .511 4.5GB L2

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE/NORTH DIVISION (ELIMINATED FROM POSTSEASON)
FRk DSL Orange 8th 25-41 .379 14.5GB W1

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE/NORTHWEST DIVISION (ELIMINATED FROM POSTSEASON)
FRk DSL Blue 4th 36-30 .545 8.0GB W3

NEWS AND LINKS

I posted some additional thoughts and fun pictures from my trip to Quad Cities here.

A fun look at how a few MiLB teams celebrated the solar eclipse.

A great post about how former Astro Teoscar Hernandez is working to make his mark with a new team. h/t Astros County


Quad Cities C Chuckie Robinson is a postseason All-Star in the Midwest League.

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