Monday, July 2, 2018

Astros Farm Report: 7/2

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

WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO

Brock Dykxhoorn - June 2018
Photo by Jayne Hansen

7/2: IF Cody Bohanek (23)
7/2: RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (24)
7/6: OF Hector Martinez (20)
7/6: Kyle Serrano (23)
7/6: RHP R.J. Freure (21)
7/7: C Nathan Perry (19)

ROSTER MOVES/TRANSACTIONS

As of this morning, 27 of the 40 draft picks for 2018 have signed according to the Astros website (all of the top 13 and 27 of the top 31).

7/1: LHP Cionel Perez optioned to Corpus Christi from Houston
7/1: RHP Ronel Blanco assigned to Corpus Christi from Buies Creek
6/29: LHP Cionel Perez (Corpus Christi) recalled to Houston
6/29: RHP Joe Smith (Houston) sent to Corpus Christi on a rehab assignment
6/29: OF Andy Pineda assigned to Corpus Christi from Tri-City
6/29: RHP J.B. Bukauskas (Quad Cities) sent to the GCL on a rehab assignment (on the DL since 4/26)
6/28: 1B A.J. Reed (Fresno) recalled to Houston
6/28: 1B Taylor Jones assigned to Fresno from Corpus Christi
6/28: RHP Brandon Bielak assigned to Corpus Christi from Buies Creek
6/28: OF Patrick Mathis (GCL) released (2017 22nd round pick)
6/28: OF Cesar Cortez (GCL) released (signed out of Panama in July 2015 for $100,000)
6/27: RHP Riley Ferrell assigned to Fresno from Corpus Christi
6/27: LHP Patrick Sandoval assigned to Buies Creek from Quad Cities
6/27: OF/1B Seth Beer assigned to Quad Cities from Tri-City
6/27: RHP Humberto Castellanos assigned to Quad Cities from Tri-City
6/27: RHP Chad Donato assigned to Quad Cities from Tri-City
6/27: RHP Cody Deason (5th round pick) assigned to Tri-City
6/27: RHP Brett Conine (11th round pick) assigned to Tri-City
6/27: OF Franklin Pinto (17 year old signed July 2017 out of Venezuela for $300,000) assigned to the DSL
6/27: RHP Andrew Thome (Fresno) released (NDFA signed in June 2015)
6/27: 3B Adrian Tovalin (Quad Cities) released (2017 16th round pick)
6/27: 2B Marco Van Der Wijst (DSL) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in July 2017 for $17,500)
6/26: RHP Dean Deetz optioned to Fresno (had been on a rehab assignment after coming of the restricted list)
6/26: LHP Jonathan Bermudez (23rd round pick) assigned to the GCL
6/26: RHP Fredis Guerrero (GCL) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in December 2016)6/24: LHP Chris Nunn (Fresno) released (drafted in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft 12/17)
6/24: RHP Kevin Hill (Corpus Christi) released (2016 25th round pick out of the University of South Alabama)
6/24: OF Luis Payano (Buies Creek) released (signed out of the Dominican Republic in July 2012 for $500,000)
6/24: RHP Juan Robles (Tri-City) released (signed July 2014 out of Mexico)
6/24: OF Bryan de la Cruz assigned to Buies Creek from Quad Cities
6/24: OF Marty Costes assigned to Quad Cities from Tri-City
6/24: RHP Miguel Figueroa (24th round pick) assigned to the GCL
6/24: RHP Carlos Sierra (Corpus Christi) activated from the DL (on since 6/7)

ASTROS MILB DISABLED LIST

6/23: C Eduardo de Oleo (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 รngel 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

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)
๐Ÿ ‹1st 48-34 .585 -.-GB L1

CORPUS CHRISTI (Texas League)
๐Ÿ ‹1st 50-29 .633 -.-GB W2 (overall)
T1st 7-3 .700 -.-GB W2 (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. They put together a 10-game win streak prior to Sunday night's loss.

BUIES CREEK (Carolina League)
๐Ÿ ‰2nd 46-34 .575 1.5GB W7 (overall)
1st 9-2 .818 -.-GB W7 (second half)
2nd 37-32 .536 3.5GB L1 (first half)

QUAD CITIES (Midwest League)
๐Ÿ ‰3rd 45-36 .556 1.5GB W3 (overall)
5th 5-6 .455 5.0GB W3 (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)
๐Ÿ ‹2nd 8-8 .500 1.0GB L1

GCL ASTROS (Gulf Coast League)
๐Ÿ ‰5th 3-8 .273 5.0GB L1

DSL ASTROS (Dominican Summer League Northwest)
๐Ÿ ‰8th 8-17 .320 9.5GB L1

NEWS AND LINKS

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

Here are your June 2018 Astros MiLB standouts (please read this ... I spent way too much time putting it together!!)

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.

Then Hooks 1B Taylor Jones (since promoted to Fresno), made a very good impression in the Texas League All-Star game.
And in case you missed any of these, here are my recent interviews:

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)

4 comments:

  1. Jayne...you are AMAZING!! Thank you so much for keeping us informed on our young guns in the minors! I can't WAIT to see some of our stars in Corpus and Fresno up with the big club!! Everyone on Chips blog sends their best! I tell them when I read your blog!! All the best! Becky⚾

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  2. ๐Ÿ‘as usual mi amiga ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

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