2017 Astros Minor League Thread

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  1. bobrek

    bobrek Vamos Los Astros

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    As an aside, have you ever read Ball Four?
     
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    If you haven't read it (and I'm talking to all of you), you should. It's funny and crazy and insightful. Excellent read.
     
  3. bobrek

    bobrek Vamos Los Astros

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    Harry Walker is the one who manages this crew
    He doesn't like it when we smoke and drink and fight and screw
    But when we win the game each day
    Then what the F can Harry say
    It makes a fella proud to be an Astro
     
  4. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Contributing Member

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    The Astros released a couple of lower-level pitchers yesterday:

    Agapito Barrios was originally signed by the Astros in 2011 out of Panama. He pitched in the GCL, Tri-City, and Quad Cities in 2016.

    Austin Nicely was the Astros' 10th-round pick in 2013 out of a Virginia high school and signed for $610,000. He pitched at Tri-City and also made one appearance for Quad Cities in 2016.
     
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    That's a good reminder to keep low expectations on those HS guys who fall and sign overslot deals in the 10/11th rounds. Devonte German was another one of those guys I believe.
     
  6. Snake Diggit

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    I remember when Nicely was drafted, Luhnow or somebody in the FO had tweeted a pic of their draftees with a bunch of decals attached to certain names. Nicely's name had a shitload of decals and the insinuation was that he was a guy a whole lot of Astros scouts really really liked. Bummer to see him flame out especially since he was a lefty, an area the farm is a little thin in right now.
     
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    Fresno

    Manager: Tony DeFrancesco
    Pitching Coach: Dyar Miller
    Hitting Coach: Darryl Robinson
    Development Coach: Aaron DelGiudice

    Corpus

    Manager: Rodney Linares
    Pitching Coach: Dave Borkowski
    Hitting Coach: Joel Chimelis
    Development Coach: Grant Kawamura

    Buies Creek

    Manager: Omar Lopez
    Pitching Coach: Chris Holt
    Hitting Coach: Troy Snitker
    Develpoment Coach: Mickey Storey

    Quad Cities

    Manager: Russ Steinhorn
    Pitching Coach: Drew French
    Hitting Coach: Ben Rosenthal
    Development Coach: Jason Bell

    Tri-City

    Manager: Morgan Ensberg
    Pitching Coach: Bill Murphy
    Hitting Coach: Jeremy Barnes

    Greeneville

    Manager: Danny Ortega
    Pitching Coach: Erick Abreu
    Hitting Coach: Cesar CedeƱo

    GCL

    Manager: Wladimir Sutil
    Pitching Coach: Jose Rada
    Hitting Coach: Luis Mateo

    DSL Blue

    Manager: TBD
    Pitching Coach: Rick Aponte
    Hitting Coaches: Evaristo Lantigua, Omar Rosario
    Other coach: Erik Acevedo Rojas

    DSL Orange

    Manager: Carlos Lugo
    Pitching Coaches: Gerardo Olivares, Darwin Peguero
    Hitting Coach: Rene Rojas
    Other coaches: Alejandro Martinez, Selin Aquino
     
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  8. Snake Diggit

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    Current projected opening day full season rosters:

    AAA:
    C Heineman
    1B Reed
    2B Kemp
    SS Brignac
    3B Moran
    OF T. Hernandez
    OF Fisher
    OF P. Tucker
    DH White
    Bench: 1B Singleton, IF Mayfield, C Centeno, OF Aplin

    Rotation: Martes, Feliz, Paulino, Rodgers, Holmes, Yuhl

    Bullpen: Frias, Tolliver, Guduan, Jankowski, Hoyt, Gustave

    Inactive/released/etc.: Stassi, Woodward, Ballard, Garcia, Kemmer, Minnis, Cotton, Reifenhauser, Perez, Mortensen, West, McCurry

    AA:
    C Stubbs
    1B Gregor
    2B Tanielu
    SS A. Sierra
    3B Davis
    OF Laureano
    OF Martin
    OF Ferguson
    DH Ritchie
    Bench: IF Nunez, C De Oleo, IF Hyde, OF Sewald

    Rotation: Thornton, Sneed, Armenteros, Deetz, Emanuel, Dykxhoorn, Smith, Bower

    Bullpen: Freeman, Deemes, Dorris, Peterson

    Inactive/etc.: Avea, McDonald, Wik, Ramsay, Ayarza, Boyd, Weathersby, Santos, Schmidt, Sandoval, Sims, Heredia, Comer, Thompson

    High A:
    C Hermelyn
    1B McCall
    2B Birk
    SS Trompiz
    3B Cesar
    OF K. Tucker
    OF Straw
    OF Wrenn
    DH Muniz
    Bench: UT Duarte, IF Michelena, UT Mizell, C Correa

    Rotation: C. Sierra, E. Hernandez, J. Hernandez, James, F. Valdez, Quiala, Bostick, Radziewski

    Bullpen: Person, Garza, E. Chavez, Ferrell

    Inactive/etc.: R. Castro, Marlow, Wernes, Walter, Murphy, McCanna, Thome, Winkelman

    A:
    C Rogers
    1B Goedert
    2B Arauz
    SS M. Sierra
    3B Franco
    OF Dawson
    OF Cameron
    OF S. Johnson
    DH T. Jones
    Bench: DeGoti, C. Robinson, Benedetti, Mejia

    Rotation: Whitley, F. Perez, H. Perez, Alcala, C. Perez, Saldana, Britton, P. Sandoval

    Bullpen: L. Ramirez, J. Robles, R. Castro, N. Hernandez

    Inactive/etc.: Roa, Porter, Whitt, J. Ferrell, Nelson, Kessay

    Notables in EST: Toro, Mauricio, Amador, LaRue, Javier, Adcock, L. Chavez, B. Abreu, H. Paulino

    Notables in DR: N. Rodriguez, Y. Alvarez, Cueta, E. Valdez, Nova, H. Martinez, Celestino, Rafael, Y. Ramirez, Macuare, Navas
     
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  9. houstonstime

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    Geez, hello Triple-A championship.. especially if Tucker goes up lol.
     
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    That's a pretty ludicrous roster.
     
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  11. Astrofan59

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    Franklin Perez did really well in A ball last year. Why would they put him there again? Also don't see Alvarez, Valdez or Celestino repeating the year in the DSL.
     
  12. Snake Diggit

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    There's a bit of a starting pitching logjam, especially at High A, so that's hard to predict.

    I don't expect Celestino and those guys to repeat DSL, that's why I typed DR instead; it's just that I don't expect them to come stateside until closer to the GCL opening day.
     
  13. Snake Diggit

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    Really I see every team as pretty stacked, although there is slight weakness in the corner infield at the lower levels. But yeah, that AAA is pretty incredible. We will have to see how much any potential trades change this outlook.
     
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    Man I had really high hopes for Conrad Gregor after his year at Lancaster. But alas it was all a Lancaster illusion. Going into his fourth year at AA. Surprised he hasn't already been let go.
     
  15. xcrunner51

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    I guess this is the downer perspective but I look at the AAA club and don't immediately see a guy on an upward trend. Lots of guys who have varying success at AAA but all mediocre at the ML level. I could picture a year where several of those guys get called up and no one really impacts the big league club.

    Of course, single-handedly A.J Reed could prove me wrong.
     
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    Did you not see Martes?

    Teoscar & White have at least shown me something to hope on.
     
  17. xcrunner51

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    Touche, i guess i was locked in on the lineup.

    Martes/Feliz/Paulino could make for some devastating series for opponents.
     
  18. tellitlikeitis

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    Damn.... get well soon.

     
  19. Snake Diggit

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    That's a bummer. He was kind of a sleeper prospect, and AA infielders look pretty thin. Unless Anibal Sierra is ready for AA they're looking at Nunez and Hyde as the SS/2B combo in Corpus.
     
  20. tellitlikeitis

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    20th-round pick in 2015

     
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