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2017 Astros Minor League Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Baseballa

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    [astrostwitter] PHEW! At least the teams that actually matter won! [/astrostwitter]
     
  2. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Contributing Member

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    Don't see why unless they want him there for a playoff run, so no, most likely
     
  3. Snake Diggit

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    How bout these ceiling comps for a few Astros prospects (production comps only, ignores handed-ness):

    Jake Rogers: Austin Hedges
    Garrett Stubbs: Tucker Barnhart
    AJ Reed: Chris Davis (worse defense)
    Jonathan Arauz: Wilmer Difo
    Freudis Nova: Hanley Ramirez
    Colin Moran: David Freese
    JJ Matijevic: Ian Happ (worse defense)
    JD Davis: Chris Davis
    Kyle Tucker: Justin Upton (better defense)
    Daz Cameron: Curtis Granderson
    Jason Martin: Alex Gordon
    Yordan Alvarez: Cody Bellinger (worse defense)
    Gilberto Celestino: Odubel Herrera

    I did this quickly. One thing reiterated was that if a prospect strikes out >20% in the minors without hitting a lot of HR AND walking a lot (>10%), it's really hard to find a successful major leaguer who followed the same path.
     
  4. tellitlikeitis

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    I'm just getting this comment in before the usual responses.
     
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    Right. I'm immune by now. I also assume that everyone knows those comps are absolute ceilings and that the odds of any of those prospects reaching it are extremely remote.
     
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    If the Astros are promoting Forrest Whitley & Cionel Perez to AA, I wonder if they will be similarly aggressive with Corbin Martin? And maybe promote Franklin Perez to AAA?
     
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    Solis getting out of the complex leagues at 17 and in his debut season is pretty huge. It'll probably give him a mention in a top prospect list somewhere this offseason.
     
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    Look at the size of the ass on that kid
     
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    He must work out...
     
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    Dude.... he's a teenager!
     
  15. tellitlikeitis

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    Rogelio Armenteros in the first game of a doubleheader @ Albuquerque: 5 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, 10 K
     
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  16. Buck Turgidson

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    Also a guy, so....

    eta: Nolan loves the ass and thighs on pitchers, it's like a fetish.
     
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    Man, K Tuck is on a skid. Average down to .251. He's human after all. Hopefully he'll get it going soon and finish strong
     
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    Nolan probably likes looking in a mirror.
     
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    Speculating that the Astros may want to promote a couple of the higher upside pitchers from Corpus Christi to Fresno soon. They then could compete on a more even playing field with pitching currently on Fresno's roster for a September call-up. And if they can make a big enough impression in September, who knows? maybe they could be on a playoff roster.

    Borkowski would probably be the one to choose, but if they do do something like this, my first guess for
    starting pitcher: Franklin Perez
    relief pitcher: Riley Ferrell.
    Yoanys Quiala could also be in the mix but he is currently suspended.
     
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