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2019 Astros Minor League Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Snake Diggit

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    And Chad Donato is through 5 scoreless innings. Both Donato and Arauz are on track to need to be added to the 40 man to avoid being lost in the Rule 5.

    Shaver and Adams just homered too.
     
  2. Buck Turgidson

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    Shame Donato missed so much injury time early in his career, he's got the arm. Not sure anyone would take a Rule 5 flyer on him but you never know.
     
  3. Snake Diggit

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    Really good stuff and some success in AA means there are likely to be teams out there willing to give him a shot in their bullpen. Elieser Hernandez didn’t have nearly the ceiling of Donato and hadn’t pitched above High A and he got taken.
     
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    Yep, can't keep 'em all.
     
  5. Snake Diggit

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    This year they probably will be able to. So many pending free agents, a handful of dfa candidates, no money to spend in free agency...they’ll probably be able to add every high risk rule 5 guy they want.
     
  6. Buck Turgidson

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    Sure, 'cause they traded ten of them.
     
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    Thought this was pretty funny and interesante....

     
  8. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Still Believes in Jonathan Villar

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    A little surprised that no one mentioned this, but Brett Conine was promoted to Corpus today.
     
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    Didn't no which thread for this:

    Is there a cost in service time to bring Tucker up now and giving him more of an audition than waiting until September call ups? I know there is just so many at bats to go around, but he can be the guy that spells our outfielders and dh for a few weeks. It would be nice to get him in against good major league pitching just in case Reddick continues his poor offense the rest of the way or someone gets injured. It seems to me September sees a lot of teams pitching minor league auditions.
     
  10. Snake Diggit

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    It is unlikely the 2 weeks between now and Sept 1 would make any difference in his service time calculations. But unless they plan on releasing Reddick, they won’t call up Tucker in rosters expand.
     
  11. Snake Diggit

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    2 weeks early but was bored today so I updated my prospect rankings for the end of season.

    Grade 60:
    1. OF Kyle Tucker

    Grade 55:
    2. RHP Forrest Whitley

    Grade 50:
    3. 3B Abraham Toro
    4. RHP Jose Urquidy
    5. RHP Bryan Abreu
    6. RHP Tyler Ivey

    Grade 45:
    7. C Korey Lee
    8. SS Freudis Nova
    9. SS Jeremy Pena
    10. OF Colin Barber
    11. RHP Brandon Bielak
    12. RHP Cristian Javier
    13. RHP Jairo Solis
    14. SS Jonathan Arauz
    15. SS Grae Kessinger
    16. RHP Jojanse Torres
    17. C Garrett Stubbs
    18. OF Ronnie Dawson
    19. 1B JJ Matijevic
    20. RHP Chad Donato
    21. RHP Rogelio Armenteros
    22. RHP Brandon Bailey
    23. RHP Enoli Paredes
    24. RHP Peter Solomon
    25. OF Drew Ferguson
    26. OF Cal Stevenson
    27. RHP Brett Conine
    28. RHP Luis Garcia
    29. RHP Jose Alberto Rivera
    30. OF Ross Adolph

    There were 63 guys in the next tier (call them Grade 40), at least half of whom could belong in that grade 45 group. 36 guys fell into the next tier (Grade 35), 32 Grade 30s, and 87 non-prospects. Honorable mention of those who can arguably be ranked in the top 30 or who have breakout potential next season:

    C Nathan Perry
    C Juan Santander
    2B Luis Santana
    SS Daury Lorenzo
    3B Joe Perez
    OF Alex McKenna
    OF Jordan Brewer
    OF James Nix
    OF Jacob Meyers
    RHP Shawn Dubin
    RHP Nivaldo Rodriguez
    RHP Hunter Brown
    RHP Blair Henley
    RHP Valente Bellozo
    RHP Peyton Battenfield
    RHP Ryan Gusto
    RHP Heitor Tokar
    RHP Jayson Schroeder
    RHP Manny Ramirez
     
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    Swap Whitley and Tucker
     
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  13. Big Uns

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    Sure 3 great years from Tucker in higher leagues bs 1 solid year, a suspension, and a piss poor year.

    Makes sense.
     
  14. Buck Turgidson

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    Talent makes sense, since we're talking about projections and all.
     
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  15. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Still Believes in Jonathan Villar

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    Brandon Bailey vs. Frisco: 5 IP, H, BB, 9 K
    Luis Garcia vs. Down East: 6 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 13 K

    The one run that Garcia allowed came on a solo homer. The 13 strikeouts are a new career high for him.

     
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  16. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Still Believes in Jonathan Villar

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    Who homered today

    Jake Adams (19, solo); 4th consecutive game with a home run
    Scott Schreiber (10, 2-run)
    Scott Manea (9, solo)
    Oscar Campos (3, 2-run)
    Nerio Rodriguez (2, 2-run)
    Dexter Jordan (1, solo)
    Freddy Guilamo (1, 2-run)
    Ayendy Ortiz (1, 2-run)
     
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    Didn't realize the comeback was underway

    Unrelated, but:

     
  18. Snake Diggit

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    Adams was Luhnow’s public sleeper pick from that draft class. 70 grade power. He looks more athletic than his scouting report. Worth following next year as he’ll start in AA with a chance to make some noise.
     
  19. No Worries

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    He looked more trim in that video than I recall from last year.
     
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  20. Snake Diggit

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    He even played 19 games at 3B this season, which is also a good sign that he’s more agile than previously thought. He’s still likely to only be a 1B, but at least he doesn’t profile as a DH only player.
     
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