Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Astros Farm Report: 7/10

Catching you up on the latest Astros MiLB news ...

WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

Carlos Hiraldo - August 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

7/9: RHP Edgardo Sandoval (22)
7/10: C Rubén Castro (22)
7/12: LHP Tony Sipp (35)
7/15: LHP Carlos Hiraldo (22)
7/15: OF Carlos Díaz (19)

TWEET OF THE WEEK


ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

According to the transaction info posted on the Astros website, 28 of the 40 draft picks for 2018 signed (all of the top 13 and 28 of the top 31).

7/7: OF Kyle Tucker's contract selected by Houston
7/7: OF Jake Marisnick optioned to Fresno from Houston
7/6: RHP Tommy DeJuneas assigned to Quad Cities
7/6: RHP James Hoyt (Fresno) traded to Cleveland for RHP Tommy DeJuneas
7/6: OF Jon Kemmer (Fresno) traded to Minnesota for cash considerations
7/6: OF Yordan Alvarez assigned to Fresno from Corpus Christi
7/6: RHP David Paulino (Fresno) sent to the GCL on a rehab assignment
7/6: 3B Abraham Toro assigned to Corpus Christi from Buies Creek
7/6: C Juan Paulino (27th round pick) assigned to the GCL
7/4: RHP J.B. Bukauskas (Quad Cities) sent from the GCL to Tri-City on a rehab assignment (on the DL since 4/26)
7/4: C Cesar Salazar (7th round pick) assigned to Tri-City
7/4: RHP R.J. Freure (6th round pick) assigned to Tri-City
7/4: RHP Brett Daniels (17th round pick) assigned to Tri-City (signed 6/29)
7/4: OF Andres Monzon signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
7/3: 1B A.J. Reed optioned to Fresno from Houston
7/3: C Tim Federowicz's contract selected by Houston
7/2: C Jamie Ritchie assigned to Fresno from Corpus Christi
7/2: C Eduardo de Oleo activated from the Corpus Christi DL
7/2: RHP Yohan Ramirez assigned to Buies Creek from Quad Cities
7/2: C Jose Carrillo (Tri-City) released
7/2: OF Omar Diaz signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
7/2: OF Jairo Jose signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
7/2: RHP Carlos Calderon signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
7/2: SS Ayendy Ortiz signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
7/2: SS Yohander Martinez signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
7/2: OF Tomas Ramirez signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
7/2: RHP Reimy Beltre signed (17 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
7/2: C Miguel Palma signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
7/2: RHP Johangel Ramirez signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
7/2: RHP Danny Subero signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
7/2: SS Cristian Gonzalez signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)
7/2: RHP Daniel Pacheco signed (16 year old out of Venezuela)
7/2: OF Frank Perez signed (16 year old out of Cuba)
7/2: OF Jesus Liranzo signed (16 year old out of the Dominican Republic)

Although the transaction has not been posted on MiLB.com yet, the Astros have picked up OF Granden Goetzman. Goetzman was drafted by the Rays in the second round in 2011 out of Palmetto H.S. (FL) and remained in the Rays organization until becoming a minor league free agent after the 2017 season. He signed with the Cardinals organization in March of this year and was released late last month. He is a career .245/.289/.368 hitter in 505 games in the minors. Oh, and he may not be official yet, but he looked pretty official to me over the weekend ...

Granden Goetzman - July 2018
Photo by Jayne Hansen

ASTROS MILB DISABLED LIST

7/3: OF Carmen Benedetti (Corpus Christi) placed on the 7-day DL
6/19: OF Drew Ferguson (Fresno) placed on the 7-day DL (hand)
6/1: LHP Yeremi Ceballos (DSL) placed on the 60-day DL
6/1: RHP Carlos Quintero (DSL) placed on the 60-day DL
5/29: RHP Matt Ramsey (Fresno) placed on the 7-day DL
5/26: RHP David Paulino (Fresno) placed on the 7-day DL (retroactive to the 25th)
5/4: RHP Francis Martes (Fresno) placed on the 7-day DL
5/3+/-: RHP Gerardo Bojorquez had TJ surgery per Instagram post
4/5: RHP Ryan Thompson assigned to Fresno (starting the season on the 7-day DL); according to Instagram Ryan has had surgery, but I don't know whether or not it was TJ
4/5: RHP Matt Ruppenthal assigned to Quad Cities (starting the season on the 7-day DL; according to Instagram, Ruppenthal had elbow surgery to transpose the ulnar nerve in early April and started to throw mid-June)
4/5: RHP Ángel Heredia (Corpus Christi) placed on the 7-day DL
4/5: RHP Nick Hernandez (Corpus Christi) placed on the 7-day DL (Tommy John)
No date: RHP Alex House (Tri-City) appears to be on the DL per his Instagram account but working his way back (end of June)

ASTROS MILB RESTRICTED LIST

6/22: RHP Yoanys Quiala placed on the restricted list (80 game suspension for performance-enhancing substance); Quiala won't be eligible to play again until approximately mid-April of 2019.

MISSING IN ACTION

Now that all of the short season teams have started playing, I've gone through my records and the following players all show as "active" on MiLB, but they haven't played yet this season. If anyone has any info on the following players, please let me know.

RHP Hunter Martin
LHP Javier Navas
RHP Kyle Serrano - made his first appearance of the season for the GCL team 7/6

I will be keeping track of all the releases, retirements, trades and signings for the 2018 season here.

ASTROS MILB STANDINGS
Up and down arrows represent increase/decrease in win percentage over the prior week.

FRESNO (Pacific Coast League)
🠋1st 52-37 .584 -.-GB W1

CORPUS CHRISTI (Texas League)
🠉1st 57-30 .655 -.-GB W5 (overall)
1st 14-4 .778 -.-GB W5 (second half)
1st 43-26 .623 -.-GB W5 (first half division winner)

The Hooks have made the playoffs as the first half winners of the Texas League South Division.

BUIES CREEK (Carolina League)
🠋2nd 50-38 .568 4.0GB L1 (overall)
2nd 13-6 .684 0.5GB L1 (second half)
2nd 37-32 .536 3.5GB L1 (first half)

QUAD CITIES (Midwest League)
🠉2nd 49-39 .557 0.5GB W2 (overall)
5th 9-9 .500 3.5GB W2 (second half)
1st 40-30 .571 -.-GB W6 (first half division winner)

The River Bandits have made the playoffs as the first half winners of the Midwest League Western Division.

TRI-CITY (New York-Penn League)
🠉1st 14-10 .583 -.-GB W5

GCL ASTROS (Gulf Coast League)
🠉4th 8-11 .421 4.5GB W2

DSL ASTROS (Dominican Summer League Northwest)
🠉7th 12-20 .375 11.0GB L2

NEWS AND LINKS

The social media post for the new draft picks has been updated to denote those players who have officially signed.

The PCL All-Star roster includes C Garrett Stubbs, 3B J.D. Davis, 1B A.J. Reed, OF Kyle Tucker and Pitching Coach Dyar Miller. The game takes place tomorrow in Columbus, Ohio.

In conjunction with the tweet above, here's the story of the Corpus Christi bee delay.

ICYMI, RHP Forrest Whitley is headed to the DL. I talked with him briefly on Saturday in Corpus; he wasn't terribly concerned about the injury and is eager to get back to business.

LHP Patrick Sandoval has been on a nice run and has carried that with him in his promotion to Buies Creek.

Steve Batterson of the Quad-City Times catches up with first rounder Seth Beer.

Batterson also talked with Quad Cities skipper Mickey Storey about the quite considerable turnover of the team roster and the challenges that presents.

Not much info on the Astros July 2nd international signings which is not terribly surprising since the Astros are restricted on the amount of signing bonuses again this season. None of these signings are considered top international prospects.
And in case you missed any of these, here are my recent interviews:

RHP Corbin Martin (Corpus Christi) - coming soon
3B Abraham Toro (Corpus Christi) - coming soon
RHP Trent Thornton (Fresno)
OF Chas McCormick (Buies Creek, since promoted to Corpus Christi)
OF J.J. Matijevic (Buies Creek)
RHP Brandon Bielak (Buies Creek, since promoted to Corpus Christi)
LHP Brett Adcock (Buies Creek)
SS Alex De Goti (Corpus Christi)
1B Taylor Jones (Corpus Christi, since promoted to Fresno)
RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (Corpus Christi, since promoted to Fresno)

2 comments:

  1. Jane....how serious was Bukauskas hurt? We saw an article about it yesterday, but it didn't say how badly he was hurt. Hopefully he will continue to get on with his baseball rehab!

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  2. I don't know (and I forgot to post that -- oops!), but even a minor back injury can really mess up a guy's mechanics. I'm sure that the Astros were being extra cautious with him and the fact that he's back pitching is a really good sign.

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