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2016 Astros Minor League System in Review

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Contributing Member

    May 7, 2009
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    Another Minor League season is in the books... this was how the Houston Astros organization fared.

    The Astros' nine minor league affiliates combined to go 462-429, giving the system a .519 winning percentage. Corpus Christi and Lancaster made the playoffs in their respective leagues.


    The Grizzlies finished 73-70, which put them in third place in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Northern Division.

    Corpus Christi

    Corpus finished with a record of 85-55, giving them the best record in the Texas League. However, they lost in the first round of the playoffs to Midland.


    The JetHawks finished 35-35 in the first half in the California League South, but they topped the division with a 42-28 mark to clinch a wild-card spot for the playoffs. Lancaster defeated Rancho Cucamonga in the mini-series before bowing out to High Desert in 4 games.

    Quad Cities

    At 61-78, the River Bandits had the worst record among the full-season affiliates. They finished 7th in an eight-team division. In the first half, they went 31-38, putting them in last place in the Midwest League's West division. The Banditos went 30-40 in the second half.


    The ValleyCats went 38-38, which put them in third place in the New York Penn League's Stedler Division, nine games out of first.


    The Appy Astros finished 33-34, putting them in third place in the Appalachian League West division, 5.5 games out.


    The Kissimmee Stros brought up the rear in the GCL East division with a 22-31 record.


    The Blue team finished in third place in the DSL Northwest with a 42-23 record, while the Orange team finished with a 31-37 record, good for fourth in the DSL Northeast.

    And now, here are the system's statistical leaders in 2016....

    Stats are from Baseball Reference.

    Position Players

    Games played: Nick Tanielu, 130
    Plate appearances: D.J. Fisher, 566
    At-bats: Tanielu, 508
    Hits: Tanielu, 145
    Doubles: J.D. Davis, 34
    Triples: Bobby Boyd, 10
    Home runs: J.D. Davis and Jason Martin, 23 apiece
    RBI: Davis, 81
    Runs scored: Ramon Laureano, 89
    Stolen bases: Laureano, 43
    Caught stealing: Teoscar Hernandez, 15 (34 SB)
    Walks: D.J. Fisher and Jon Singleton, 83
    Strikeouts: Fisher, 154
    Average (among full-season players with 100+ games played): Laureano, .316
    On-base percentage (among full-season players with 100+ games played): Laureano, .428
    Slugging percentage (among full-season players with 100+ games played): Drew Ferguson, .542
    OPS (among full-season players with 100+ games played): Laureano, .955
    Most times hit by pitch: Laureano and Ferguson were both hit by pitches 13 times.


    Appearances: Brendan McCurry, 56
    Games started: Mike Hauschild, 24
    Innings pitched: Hauschild, 139.2
    Wins: César Valdez and Brady Rodgers, 12
    Losses: Yoanys Quiala, 12
    ERA among relievers: James Hoyt, 1.64 in 49 appearances
    ERA among starters: David Paulino, 2.00 in 15 starts
    Complete games: Brady Rodgers and Jose Luis Hernandez, 2
    Complete-game shutouts: 7 pitchers each had one.
    Saves: Hoyt, 29
    Hits allowed: César Valdez, 143
    Runs allowed: Brock Dykxhoorn, 81
    Earned runs allowed: Dykxhoorn, 69
    Walks: Albert Abreu, 58; he was the only pitcher in the entire system to issue more than 50 walks this season.
    Strikeouts: Rogelio Armenteros, 140
    WHIP among relievers: Hoyt, 0.87
    WHIP among starters: David Paulino, 1.01 in 15 starts
    Walks per 9 innings: César Valdez, 0.8
    Strikeouts per 9 innings: Hoyt, 15.2
    Strikeout-to-walk ratio: César Valdez, 8.77 (Joe Musgrove was 2nd at 8.7)

    In my next post I'll take a look at the 2016 draft class.
    #1 tellitlikeitis, Sep 20, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016
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  2. Astrodome

    Astrodome Member

    Apr 23, 2015
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    Expected Singleton to lead the system in strikeouts. Not bad Jon, not bad at all...
  3. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Contributing Member

    May 7, 2009
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    He finished tied for 6th with Colin Moran. They both struck out 124 times
  4. No Worries

    No Worries Contributing Member

    Jun 30, 1999
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    Are those stats you listed available for free for the unwashed masses?

    I'm most interested in the top ten in OPS.

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