Sunday, October 1, 2017

Astros Farm Report: 10/1

An update on Fall/Winter Leagues, but first things first ...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THESE OCTOBER ASTROS BABIES

Cy Sneed - April 2017
Photo by Jayne Hansen

10-1: 3B Colin Moran (25)
10-1: RHP Cy Sneed (25)
10-2: RHP Lance McCullers (24)
10-3: RHP Alex Blanco (20)
10-3: Gerry Castillo (20)
10-4: OF Vicente Sanchez (21)
10-7: OF Stephen Wrenn (23)
10-11: RHP J.B. Bukauskas (21)
10-11: 3B Wander Franco (21)
10-12: RHP Jandel Gustave (25)
10-14: OF Ronny Rafael (20)
10-15: 3B Arturo Michelena (23)
10-16: RHP Jheyson Caraballo (22)
10-17: RHP Jose Betances (18)
10-17: OF Myles Straw (23)
10-18: RHP Riley Ferrell (24)
10-18: LHP Patrick Sandoval (21)
10-18: LHP Carlos Sierra (23)
10-20: C Ihan Bernal (21)
10-21: RHP Matt Ruppenthal (22)
10-22: IF Joan Mauricio (21)
10-23: RHP Gerardo Bojorquez (20)
10-25: RHP Heitor Tokar (17)
10-25: Gabriel Valdez (22)
10-26: LHP Francisco Liriano (34)
10-28: RHP Reggie Johnson (24)
10-29: OF Carmen Benedetti (23)
10-29: IF Tyler White (27)
10-30: IF Ozziel Sanchez-Galan (20)
10-31: IF/OF Tony Kemp (26)

ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

Nothing to report since my last post except that RHP David Paulino was activated from the Astros restricted list on Sunday only to be promptly moved to the 60-day DL after undergoing surgery on Friday to remove a bone spur from his elbow.

FALL/WINTER LEAGUES

The Arizona Fall league will start play on Tuesday, October 10th and will conclude with the Championship game on November 18th. The full schedule can be found here. The Astros will be represented on the Mesa Solar Sox by the following players:

RHP Dean Deetz
RHP Riley Ferrell
RHP Josh James
RHP Brendan McCurry
LHP Framber Valdez
1B Yordan Alvarez
3B/2B Nick Tanielu
OF Kyle Tucker

2017 Buies Creek Manager Omar Lopez will be the Manager for the team and former Astros farmhand and legendary minor league home run hitter Mike Hessman will be one of the hitting coaches. Hessman is now a minor league hitting coach in the Tigers system. Another Houston connection, Jake Rogers, will be one of the catchers for the Solar Sox. Rogers was included in the deadline deal for Justin Verlander and will represent the Tigers. The full team roster can be found here.

None of the Caribbean Winter League schedules and rosters have been posted on the MLB winter league page yet, but those teams generally start their seasons from early October to late October. However, I have no idea how the political situation in Venezuela, the storm damage in Puerto Rico and the earthquake damage in Mexico may impact those schedules.

The Australian Baseball League will start their schedule with exhibition games on November 9th and will continue play through early/mid February.

One final note ... in case you missed it, I posted my Rule 5 Primer, including the eligible Astros players earlier this week.

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