ClutchFans
un:
pw:
ClutchFans
Register FAQ Mark Forums Read



Notices

Reply
Page 11 of 101
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Tags:  2012, baseball, carlos correa, corpus christi, houston, houston astros, minor leagues, oklahoma city, summer league Tags
Nick is offline Old 04-17-2012, 11:54 AM
    Reply With Quote   #201
Nick
Contributing Member
Nick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job done
Since: Feb 1999
Posts: 23,460
Member: #263
The question then becomes that if Altuve continues to develop/improve/hold his own at 2B, does the organization consider moving Deshields back to CF (presuming he continues to improve as well)? Then where do you move Springer presuming he pans out?

These are GOOD problems that most organizations of depth deal with on a yearly basis... the Astros are barely scratching the surface of "depth", but its good to have the conversation nonetheless.
 
Sponsored Link
leroy is online now Old 04-17-2012, 12:22 PM
    Reply With Quote   #202
leroy
Contributing Member
leroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: Jun 2002
Posts: 16,441
Member: #5178
Quote:
Originally Posted by juicystream View Post
They are both a year older. DDJ actually showed very good patience last year. Altuve also posted decent BB rates in the minors. I think you are seeing maturity more than anything.
Maybe so. He also hasn't taken a walk in his last 6 games...but is hitting .357 in that stretch (10/28), getting 2 hits in 5 games. I had a fear that moving him to 8 would possibly have him swinging more since he'll get less in the zone.
 
moonnumack is offline Old 04-17-2012, 02:42 PM
    Reply With Quote   #203
moonnumack
Contributing Member
moonnumack is Patrick Beverley -- showing a lot of promise
Since: Jun 2002
Posts: 687
Member: #4445
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick View Post
The question then becomes that if Altuve continues to develop/improve/hold his own at 2B, does the organization consider moving Deshields back to CF (presuming he continues to improve as well)? Then where do you move Springer presuming he pans out?

These are GOOD problems that most organizations of depth deal with on a yearly basis... the Astros are barely scratching the surface of "depth", but its good to have the conversation nonetheless.
I don't think you try to move either one. I believe Luhnow put out there earlier this year that they want prospects to play the position that they are most likely to suceed in, not necessarily at the position in which the major-league team may have a need. I think this is the right way to go. If both Altuve and DeShields are deserving of being the starter at 2B in a few years, then we can trade one to fill another need in the organization.

__________________
OFFENSE = SportsCenter highlights
DEFENSE = Championships!
 
tellitlikeitis is online now Old 04-17-2012, 03:08 PM
    Reply With Quote   #204
tellitlikeitis
Contributing Member
tellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: May 2009
Posts: 10,783
Member: #42038
Jason Schwartz, the Lancaster play-by-play man, mentioned last night that Dan Adamson was released. Surprised a bit as to why they went with the outright release route without sending him to Lexington or extended ST, as he put up some decent-to-good numbers in Tri-City and Lexington with the catch that he was old for each level. I'm guessing the injury that shelved him last year did him in. Well, he's the highest drafted player from the 2010 class (20th round) that's been cut loose so far.
 
cardpire is offline Old 04-17-2012, 03:08 PM
    Reply With Quote   #205
cardpire
Member
cardpire is Robert Horry -- just gets the job donecardpire is Robert Horry -- just gets the job donecardpire is Robert Horry -- just gets the job donecardpire is Robert Horry -- just gets the job donecardpire is Robert Horry -- just gets the job donecardpire is Robert Horry -- just gets the job donecardpire is Robert Horry -- just gets the job done
Since: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,151
Member: #30151
Quote:
Originally Posted by moonnumack View Post
I don't think you try to move either one. I believe Luhnow put out there earlier this year that they want prospects to play the position that they are most likely to suceed in, not necessarily at the position in which the major-league team may have a need. I think this is the right way to go. If both Altuve and DeShields are deserving of being the starter at 2B in a few years, then we can trade one to fill another need in the organization.
right, or you can move deshields back to center way down the line in high A's, or even once he reaches the major league level (think craig biggio), if need be.

his bat coming around is what is most important, obviously. he's an athlete. adjusting from 2nd base back to cf shouldn't be a problem for him, if the situation arises.
 
Nick is offline Old 04-17-2012, 04:02 PM
    Reply With Quote   #206
Nick
Contributing Member
Nick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job doneNick is Robert Horry -- just gets the job done
Since: Feb 1999
Posts: 23,460
Member: #263
Quote:
Originally Posted by moonnumack View Post
I don't think you try to move either one. I believe Luhnow put out there earlier this year that they want prospects to play the position that they are most likely to suceed in, not necessarily at the position in which the major-league team may have a need. I think this is the right way to go. If both Altuve and DeShields are deserving of being the starter at 2B in a few years, then we can trade one to fill another need in the organization.
Agreed... but the reason Deshields was moved from CF to 2B was because 2B was a "position of need" when he was drafted. This was just prior to Altuve's bust-out season, and he hasn't showed any signs of slowing down in his career (albeit brief).
 
tellitlikeitis is online now Old 04-17-2012, 06:55 PM
    Reply With Quote   #207
tellitlikeitis
Contributing Member
tellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: May 2009
Posts: 10,783
Member: #42038
Collin DeLome, the last remnant of the draft that will forever live in infamy, has been released.


 
tellitlikeitis is online now Old 04-18-2012, 12:27 AM
    Reply With Quote   #208
tellitlikeitis
Contributing Member
tellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: May 2009
Posts: 10,783
Member: #42038
Stories of the Night

Everything that's been going wrong for Tanner Bushue this season went wrong once again today. He seriously needs an extended vacation, because his stuff's either gone, or he's hurting and not telling anyone.

It was not a night to remember for Corpus Christi.

Welcome to Lancaster, Domingo Santana. Warmly welcome.

Recap

OKC's series opener with Nashville got rained out. Doubleheader will be on Thursday. Dallas Keuchel was scheduled to pitch tonight.

Corpus... where to begin. They faced last year's MiLB strikeout king, Edwar Cabrera (and Tulsa) tonight, and proceeded to embarrass themselves offensively. Cabrera (who looks a little bit older than 24) probably played a big role in that, but well, the Hooks didn't have a baserunner until the 9th, when Chris Wallace, of all people, legged out an infield single. He provided the only hit in a 4-0 loss. Ross Seaton got the start tonight... in 7 innings, he allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (solo homer and a 2-run shot), walked 2, and struck out 4. Admirable effort, although he gets the loss for his trouble.


Judge for yourself.

Lancaster exploded for 9 runs in the 2nd to erase a 3-0 deficit to High Desert and shut down the Mavericks after that, cruising to an 11-3 win. Everyone had a hit and scored at least once, except for Rene Garcia, who did neither. Everyone had at least 1 RBI except for Telvin Nash and Garcia. Adam Bailey went deep for the first time this year with a solo shot in the 5th. Bailey, Jonathan Meyer, and Domingo Santana each scored twice. R.J. Alaniz had a bare minimum quality start, allowing 8 hits, didn't walk anyone, and struck out 7. I approve.

The Jethawks batted around in the 2nd and battered the Mavs in the process. After a Meyer single, Santana went deep for a long-awaited first homer of the season. Jio Mier smacked an RBI double scoring Enrique Hernandez, then came home on a George Springer sac fly. After Telvin Nash's single moved Adam Bailey to 2nd, Bailey came home on a double from Erik Castro. He and Nash came home on Meyer's 2nd single of the inning. Meyer came home on a Hernandez single, and Santana scored the last run in the inning on an error.

Lexington put up 6-6-6 on the board tonight in a 10-6 loss to Greenville. Tanner Bushue was shelled once again. It has just been a flat-out ugly start to his season. In 2 innings of work, he allowed 6 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits (3-run homer), walked 1, and struck out 2. He also committed 2 errors. Also going through an excruciating start is Mike Kvasnicka, who had a golden sombrero tonight. On the bright side, Zach Johnson hit his 3rd homer this season, a 2-run shot in the 4th. His 16 RBIs puts him in a tie for 1st in the Sally League (and all of low Class A) with Matt Skole of Hagerstown. He's also tied with 8 others in the league for 5th with 3 homers, since there's a 4-way tie at 4 for the lead. Jimmy Howick added an RBI double in the 5th, and Jordan Scott added an RBI groundout in the same inning. Also scoring on that play was Delino DeShields, albeit on an error by Greenville shortstop Jose Vinicio. Emilio King scored in the 6th when Howick grounded into a double play.

DeShields went 2-5 with 2 steals and 2 Ks. He bumped his total up to 8 stolen bases, which puts him in a 3-way tie for 1st with 2 Lakewood players (he has yet to be caught), and 2nd in all of low Class A to Lansing's Markus Brisker.
 
tellitlikeitis is online now Old 04-18-2012, 12:28 PM
    Reply With Quote   #209
tellitlikeitis
Contributing Member
tellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: May 2009
Posts: 10,783
Member: #42038
Congratulations, Albert Cartwright. You are the last player from the Astros' 2007 draft that is still with a minor league team.
 
leroy is online now Old 04-18-2012, 12:34 PM
    Reply With Quote   #210
leroy
Contributing Member
leroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchleroy is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: Jun 2002
Posts: 16,441
Member: #5178
Quote:
Originally Posted by tellitlikeitis View Post
Collin DeLome, the last remnant of the draft that will forever live in infamy, has been released.


And with that, the ghost of Tim Purpura has (hopefully) been removed.
 
juicystream is online now Old 04-18-2012, 12:41 PM
    Reply With Quote   #211
juicystream
Contributing Member
juicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeem
Since: Apr 2001
Posts: 19,741
Member: #2425
Quote:
Originally Posted by tellitlikeitis View Post
Congratulations, Albert Cartwright. You are the last player from the Astros' 2007 draft that is still with a minor league team.
The 2007 draft was filled with players that looked amazing in Lancaster. What a joke of a team.

__________________
In case you Halo - Xbox Live ID: jamesatgsu
 
hitmehard is offline Old 04-18-2012, 05:27 PM
    Reply With Quote   #212
hitmehard
Member
hitmehard is Tim Ohlbrecht -- no reputation yet at all
Since: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Member: #50590
so whats up with emilio king @ lexington? doesnt seem to be doing well
 
tellitlikeitis is online now Old 04-18-2012, 06:22 PM
    Reply With Quote   #213
tellitlikeitis
Contributing Member
tellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: May 2009
Posts: 10,783
Member: #42038
Quote:
Originally Posted by hitmehard View Post
so whats up with emilio king @ lexington? doesnt seem to be doing well
I'm not fully sold on him offensively. He's not the most patient guy and has always had a high strikeout rate, but I admit... 18 in 37 at-bats is ridiculous. He did well at the plate last year, but behind his numbers was a stroke of good luck. A .355 BABIP was substantially higher than the league average of .314. 14.5% of his flyballs to the outfield resulted in homers, compared to 9% for the rest of the Sally League. He had a higher line-drive and groundball percentage (23.4% and 47.9% respectively) than average (16.4% and 42.8%), and his overall flyball percentage (22% to the outfield, 3.5% pop flies) was well below average (29.2% and 7.2%). His true form offensively wasn't last year and definitely isn't what he's doing now. He's somewhere in between, although he's decidedly a mediocre-to-average offensive player.

Got a cannon for an arm, though. Probably one of the best in the system.
 
Big Shot Bob is offline Old 04-18-2012, 11:05 PM
    Reply With Quote   #214
Big Shot Bob
Member
Big Shot Bob is Patrick Beverley -- showing a lot of promise
Since: Jun 2007
Posts: 658
Member: #24028
Telvin Nash just hit his 7th homerun. A mammoth shot. He leads all minor leaguers in home runs.
 
tellitlikeitis is online now Old 04-18-2012, 11:11 PM
    Reply With Quote   #215
tellitlikeitis
Contributing Member
tellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: May 2009
Posts: 10,783
Member: #42038
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Shot Bob View Post
Telvin Nash just hit his 7th homerun. A mammoth shot. He leads all minor leaguers in home runs.
He will be a perennial 30-homer threat as the DH.
 
Big Shot Bob is offline Old 04-18-2012, 11:16 PM
    Reply With Quote   #216
Big Shot Bob
Member
Big Shot Bob is Patrick Beverley -- showing a lot of promise
Since: Jun 2007
Posts: 658
Member: #24028
Quote:
Originally Posted by tellitlikeitis View Post
He will be a perennial 30-homer threat as the DH.
This guy could be the next Ryan Howard. The great thing is that he's hitting legit homeruns and not Jon Gaston homeruns.
 
tellitlikeitis is online now Old 04-19-2012, 01:15 AM
    Reply With Quote   #217
tellitlikeitis
Contributing Member
tellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: May 2009
Posts: 10,783
Member: #42038
Stories of the Morning

Jonas Dufek leaves his start early in Lexington.

Dallas Keuchel with his worst start of the season. How did he fare?

Story of Lancaster vs. High Desert



Beast.

Recap

Dallas Keuchel had his worst start of the season. Well, if you consider a line of 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, and 3 K bad, then yeah, he wasn't particularly sharp today. He induced 8 groundouts and 3 flyouts today. Another great start for the southpaw as OKC took out Nashville 7-5. Keuchel improves to 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA as he's just owned the PCL.

Justin Ruggiano went 3-4 and his solo shot in the 2nd, his 2nd of the year, put OKC on the board first. J.B. Shuck went 1-5 and scored on a wild pitch in the 3rd. Brian Bixler was 2-5 and scored twice. He led off the 5th with his 2nd homer of the season, and later in the inning, Scott Moore, who went 2-3, got in on the act as he swatted his 2nd of the year, which was a 2-run homer scoring Fernando Martinez. Martinez went 2-4 with an RBI single in the 6th that sent Bixler, who hit a leadoff triple, home. Martinez came home on a Brett Wallace RBI groundout. Juan Abreu was roughed up in the 8th as he served up a 2-run shot to Brooks Conrad, and Jose Valdez allowed an unearned run in the 9th, but he was able to get the save.

Corpus was off today. They're heading home to start a 4-game series with Frisco. Jose Cisnero will take the mound against former Aggie Barret Loux for a 7:05 start.

Lancaster took out High Desert 8-6 to complete a 4-2 homestand.... And Telvin Nash goes deep again! His 7th homer in 13 games!!!! It was a solo shot in the 6th that made it a 4-3 game. The Jethawks still trailed, but they would score 6 unanswered in a stretch that began with Nash's homer and ended after the 8th inning. In the 7th, Rene Garcia successfully laid down a sac bunt with 2 strikes to spark the rally. He moved Domingo Santana to 3rd and Enrique Hernandez to 2nd. Jio Mier went 2-4 with a 2-run double in the 7th and an RBI single in the 3rd. Domingo Santana's 2-run single in the 8th more or less sealed the game. George Springer went 0-3 with a sac fly and 2 strikeouts to drop his average to .226.

Zach Grimmett got the start tonight, and in 6 innings, he allowed 4 runs on 9 hits (solo homer and 2-run homer) and struck out 6. Jose Trinidad got the victory, pitching a scoreless 7th. Jorge De Leon pitched a scoreless 8th, nearly blew it in the 9th by allowing 2 runs, but escaped with a save.

Lexington had their 2nd 9:30 AM game of the season, coming up short 4-2 against Greenville. Jonas Dufek had to leave with 2 outs in the 2nd after getting struck on the arm by a line drive. He didn't allow a hit, walked 2, and struck out 2. Nathan Pettus came in and pitched admirably, aside from issuing 4 walks. The Legends actually had a no-hitter going... until Pettus lost the no-hitter by allowing a double to Blake Swihart to lead off the 6th. He then walked the next 2 guys to load the bases. Dayan Diaz came in and allowed all 3 inherited runners to score, which resulted in Pettus getting tagged with the loss. Scott Zuloaga allowed a solo homer in the 9th to David Renfroe that iced the game at 4-0. Matt Duffy clubbed a 2-run homer (his 1st) in the bottom half to cut the deficit in half, but that was all the offense the Legends could conjure up. He had 3 of Lexington's 6 hits today.

Greenville starter Matt Barnes, a former teammate of George Springer's at UConn, shut down the Legends to the tune of 6 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 9. He has yet to allow a run in 16 innings, allowing 6 hits, walking 2, and striking out 25 in that span.
 
juicystream is online now Old 04-19-2012, 08:15 AM
    Reply With Quote   #218
juicystream
Contributing Member
juicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeemjuicystream is Yao Ming -- damn good but not quite Hakeem
Since: Apr 2001
Posts: 19,741
Member: #2425
Quote:
Originally Posted by tellitlikeitis View Post
He will be a perennial 30-homer threat as the DH.
Wouldn't surprise me if he hits 50 one day, assuming he becomes good enough to play everyday

__________________
In case you Halo - Xbox Live ID: jamesatgsu
 
tellitlikeitis is online now Old 04-19-2012, 11:13 AM
    Reply With Quote   #219
tellitlikeitis
Contributing Member
tellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: May 2009
Posts: 10,783
Member: #42038
Will be waiting to find out what happened to Paul Clemens.




Tonight's Games:

OKC will send out Jordan Lyles in Game 1 of their doubleheader against Nashville, who will counter with Josh Butler. Sergio Perez and Brian Baker will oppose each other in Game 2.

Jose Cisnero will start Corpus Christi's series opener against Frisco and former Aggie Barret Loux.

Lancaster's pitcher is to be determined. Wild guess, but I'm going with Bobby Doran as tonight's starter.

Nick Tropeano takes the mound for Lexington as they're in Kannapolis tonight. Opposing him will be the man who dueled him to a draw, Kevin Vance.
 
tellitlikeitis is online now Old 04-19-2012, 11:52 AM
    Reply With Quote   #220
tellitlikeitis
Contributing Member
tellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watchtellitlikeitis is Clyde Drexler -- smooth and a joy to watch
Since: May 2009
Posts: 10,783
Member: #42038
MiLB.com article on Jio Mier. It may be the Cali League, but I'm encouraged with his progress. He's definitely gotten his career back on track.

http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp...vkey=news_milb

Quote:
Hot-hitting Mier paces JetHawks

Astros' 2009 first-rounder batting .364 over last eight games
By Robert Emrich / Special to MLB.com04/19/2012 1:55 AM ET


If Jiovanni Mier stays the course on his current path, it could be the key to keeping his whole career on track.
Mier was 2-for-4 with three RBIs as Class A Advanced Lancaster beat High Desert, 8-6, on Wednesday night.

With the JetHawks trailing in the third inning, 2-0, Mier cut the deficit in half with an RBI single in his second at-bat. After flying out his third time up, the Astros' first-round pick in 2009 gave Lancaster its first lead of the game with a two-run double to left field.

"I was just battling," Mier said. "I think it was one of those days where I had to grind my at-bats out and find a way to put the ball into play. I just tried to give our team the opportunity to win and the ball bounced our way tonight."

After starting the season 1-for-14 in his first four games, Mier has seemingly found his hitting stroke, batting .364 with seven RBIs over his last eight California League games.

"Really just trying to be aggressive and put together good at-bats," the 21-year-old shortstop said. "I'm trying to make all of them count and whatever I do in the previous at-bat I'm trying to let it go."

Mier ended the 2011 season in Lancaster, where he batted .233 with 23 RBIs in 55 games. In three seasons since being drafted, the California native is batting .244 with 16 homers and 137 RBIs.

"The past few years I've gotten away from what I've done early and I try to find my swing in the middle of the year," Mier said. "Every day I'm just trying to go back out and have the same at-bats. I'm just trying to stay on an even path and not getting too high or too low. Just make sure my swing and approach stays the same every day."

Telvin Nash, the Astros' No. 10 prospect, slugged his seventh homer of the year, tying Toledo's Brad Eldred for the Minor League lead.

"He's pretty impressive," Mier said. "The California League is known for being a hitters' league, but all his homers have been impressive especially the one tonight. It might have been the farthest one I've ever seen. When he gets ahold of one, it's pretty impressive."

Julio Morban was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and finished a triple shy of the cycle for the Mavericks.
 

Reply
Page 11 of 101

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 Astros Minor League Thread Big Shot Bob Houston Astros 1071 01-10-2012 11:34 PM
Astros trade Lindstrom for minor league pitchers jakedasnake Houston Astros 5 12-24-2010 12:01 PM
State of the Astros' Minor League System DoitDickau Houston Astros 17 11-30-2007 04:48 PM
[SPLASH] Astros sign five to minor league contracts rikesh316 Houston Astros 16 12-22-2005 10:19 PM
Astros minor league preview Buck Turgidson Houston Astros 24 09-04-2002 06:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 PM.