Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Astros Farm Report: 8-8

Standings, roster moves/transactions and interviews galore!!!

ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

Garrett Stubbs - April 2017
Photo by Jayne Hansen

8-7: C Carlos Canelon assigned to Corpus Christi from Tri-City
8-7: C Bernardo Heras assigned to Tri-City from Corpus Christi
8-5: RHP J.B. Bukauskus assigned to Tri-City from the GCL
8-5: RHP Chad Donato assigned to Greeneville from the GCL
8-5: C Garrett Stubbs assigned to Fresno from Corpus Christi
8-5: SS Alex DeGoti assigned to Fresno from Buies Creek
8-5: 1B A.J. Reed optioned to Fresno from Houston
8-5: 3B J.D. Davis called up to Houston from Fresno
8-5: C Juan Centeno recalled to Houston from Fresno
8-5: C Bernardo Heras assigned to Corpus Christi from the GCL
8-5: Ozziel Sanchez-Galan (GCL) activated from the suspended list
8-5: OF Cesar Cortez (GCL) activated from the suspended list
8-4: RHP James Hoyt recalled to Houston from Fresno
8-4: OF Rico Noel assigned to Corpus Christi from Fresno
8-4: OF Rico Noel assigned to Fresno (picked up from the Atlantic League)
8-4: RHP Jordan Jankowski optioned to Fresno from Houston
8-4: C Trent Woodward (Corpus Christi) sent to the GCL for a rehab assignment
8-4: RHP Gabriel Valdez activated from the Quad Cities DL
8-4: IF/OF Marcos Almonte placed on the Quad Cities 7-day DL, retroactive to 8-1
8-4: RHP Matthew Merrill assigned to the GCL from Greeneville
8-4: SS Ozziel Sanchez-Galan (GCL) suspended for an undisclosed number of days
8-4: OF Cesar Cortez (GCL) suspended for an undisclosed number of days
8-2: RHP Elieser Hernandez activated from the Buies Creek DL
8-2: OF Carmen Benedetti assigned to Buies Creek from Quad Cities
8-2: OF Luis Payano assigned to Quad Cities from Tri-City
8-1: RHP Jordan Jankowski recalled to Houston from Fresno
8-1: OF Drew Ferguson assigned to Fresno from Corpus Christi
8-1: 1B/OF Spencer Johnson assigned to Fresno from Buies Creek
8-1: RHP Kevin Hill assigned to Corpus Christi from Buies Creek
8-1: RHP Josh James (Corpus Christi) suspended for an undisclosed number of days

STANDINGS

Collectively, all of the Astros MiLB affiliates went 30-27 over the last week. Fresno had been on a torrid pace and had started to pull ahead of Reno (D'Backs), but their 1-5 record over the past week has put them back in a tie for first with that team. Corpus Christi's 2-3 week still sees them in second place for the second half (behind San Antonio), but has dropped them from four games behind the Padres affiliate to six games behind. Buies Creek, 4-1 for the week, has further solidified their first place standing; they are now seven games ahead of the second place team (currently Winston-Salem, a White Sox affiliate). And last of the full season affiliates, but certainly not least, Quad Cities has been on quite a roll and have won seven straight. That 7-0 week has put the River Bandits back in the driver's seat; they are back in first place for the second half, four games in front of second place Peoria (Cardinals).

The short season teams were a mixed bag for the week. Tri-City (5-2) had the best week and has moved into second place, only one and a half games behind division-leading Vermont (A's), but only one-half game ahead of Connecticut (Tigers). Greeneville's 2-3 week was enough to maintain their second place standing, three games behind the Elizabethton Twins. The GCL 'Stros (2-4 for the week) remain in second place behind the GCL Nationals, but their lackluster week dropped them a game further behind that team. The DSL Astros Orange team (3-5) is back in the basement while the Blue team (4-4) has dropped from third place to fourth in their division.

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE/PACIFIC NORTHERN DIVISION
AAA Fresno T-1st 66-49 .574 -.-GB L4

TEXAS LEAGUE/SOUTH DIVISION
AA Corpus 3rd 54-59 .478 13.0GB L2 (Overall)
AA Corpus 2nd 20-23 .465 6.0GB L2 (Second Half)

CAROLINA LEAGUE/SOUTHERN DIVISION
HiA Buies Creek 1st 66-47 .584 -.-GB W2 (Overall)
HiA Buies Creek 1st 29-14 .674 -.-GB W2 (Second Half)

MIDWEST LEAGUE/WESTERN DIVISION
LoA Quad Cities 1st 66-46 .589 -.-GB W7 (Overall)
LoA Quad Cities 1st 29-15 .659 -.-GB W7 (Second Half)

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE/STEDLER DIVISION
SSA Tri-City 2nd 23-23 .500 1.5GB W2

APPALACHIAN LEAGUE/WEST DIVISION
Rk+ Greeneville 2nd 23-19 .548 3.0GB W2

GULF COAST LEAGUE/EAST DIVISION
Rk GCL Astros 2nd 18-16 .529 4.0GB L2

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE/NORTH DIVISION
FRk DSL Orange 8th 20-34 .370 13.5GB L4

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE/NORTHWEST DIVISION
FRk DSL Blue 4th 29-25 .537 6.0GB L3

RECENT INTERVIEWS

In case you've missed any of these, I've been rolling out all of the interviews from my recent Quad Cities trip. Check them out! (If you're so inclined.)


FORMER ASTROS FARM HAND UPDATE

Another former Astros farmhand has shown up in affiliated play, in the Diamondbacks system. RHP Kevin McCanna was drafted by the Astros in the 13th round out of Rice University in 2015. After being released by the Astros out of Spring Training this year, McCanna signed with the Sioux City Explorers in the American Association, an independent league, where he compiled a 2.95 ERA, a 1.487 WHIP and a 5-0 record in 27 appearances. McCanna was picked up by the Diamondbacks on August 3rd and went 5.1 hitless innings and earned the win in his first appearance with the short season A Hillsboro Hops in the Northwest League.

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