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2011 Astros Minor League Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Big Shot Bob, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. msn

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    Remember '01 when Oswalt, Hernandez, and Redding did it in the same year? Good times.
     
  2. Niaperzly

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    Oswalt and Redding didn't skip AAA. Neither spent a long time in AAA, but they definitely didn't skip the level.
     
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  3. msn

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    ↑↑whoa; you're right! wow, my memory really failed me on that one. on a side note, Timmah is *still* pitching in the minors! started this season in LA's system and now in Philly's system. :/
     
  4. juicystream

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    Yeah, I remember when we didn't suck.
     
  5. wallyj12

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    Not sure if this has been posted yet but Keith Law over at ESPN Insider has his "10 to watch in the Futures Game" and surprisingly an Astro made it.

     
  6. juicystream

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    Plenty of people mention him in articles like that. They are fascinated by such a small guy excelling.
     
  7. Vanilla Rice

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    Remember when Hernandez slid headfirst back into 2B while running the bases and effectively ruined his pitching shoulder? Disappointing times.

    I was actually at that game. I blame myself.
     
  8. Niaperzly

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    I remember watching it and being quite pissed off. I thought Hernandez was going to have a better career than all of the young Houston arms.
     
  9. msn

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    Yep. :(

    Yep. :(
     
  10. juicystream

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    Dammit! We would have won the 2004 - 2006 World Series if you hadn't gone and screwed it up. Carlos Hernandez was the difference maker.
     
  11. tellitlikeitis

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    OKC attempted to pull off a miracle, but fell well short, losing 12-9 to Round Rock. They had been trailing 12-5 entering the 9th. Collin DeLome doubled three times, scored three times, and drove in 2. Drew Locke had a solo homer, his 5th. The Hairless One allowed 3 straight solo shots to Chris Davis, Brian Barden, and Esteban German in the 1st. Davis sent Chacin deep one more time for good measure. In all, Gustavo Chacin allowed 8 runs on 12 hits in 3 innings, striking out 2. Emerson Frostad, normally a catcher, retired both hitters he faced in the 8th.

    Corpus has tonight and tomorrow off. They will be off to Tulsa to begin a 3-game series on Thursday. Jonnathan Aristil takes the hill.

    Kody Hinze broke out of a brief funk in a huge way. He went 3-5 with a homer and 6 RBI. All 3 of his hits drove in a run, starting with a 2-run single in the 3rd, another RBI single in the 4th, and a 3-run homer in the 8th to provide the icing, as Lancaster disposed of High Desert 12-7. The homer was his 20th of the year. 1-5 in the Lancaster lineup drove in the runs, with Grant Hogue, Jio Mier, Austin Wates, and Jonathan Meyer driving in a run each. Hogue and Rene Garcia scored 3 times. Mier and Andrew Simunic each scored twice. Andrew Robinson inproved to 4-6 on the season, allowing 3 runs (all in the 5th) on 8 hits (1 homer) in 7 innings. He walked one and struck out 2. Yordany Ramirez and Mike Ness put the Jethawks on edge, allowing the Mavericks to close to 9-7. But Hinze's homer in the 8th removed any doubts regarding the outcome.

    Lexington lost 4-3 in their game with West Virginia. David Martinez allowed the Power to score the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 8th. Telvin Nash made his first appearance for the Legends since April 29. He went 0-4 as the DH and cleanup hitter. Tyler Burnett homered, his 3rd of the year. Emilio King went 1-4 with an RBI single. Ruben Alaniz allowed 3 runs (2 on a homer by WV's Justin Howard) on 5 hits (Howard homer) in 5 innings, walking 2 and striking out 7. David Martinez allowed the go-ahead run in the 8th, so he gets the loss.

    Hmm... Tri-City's game with Connecticut got a little interesting. Up 6-3 in the 9th, the ValleyCats allowed the Tigers to draw within 1. And Ryan Cole had himself an adventure, but managed to escape the 9th to give the VCs a 6-5 victory. Balanced effort here, as Drew Muren (0-4), Brandon Meredith (2 doubles), Zach Johnson (1-3), and Miles Hamblin (double) all drove in a run. Justin Gominsky scored twice. Juri Perez got the win, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings, walking 1 and fanning 7.

    Greeneville's game with Kingsport got interesting as well. Only..... this one ended up in an 8-6 loss in 10 for the G-Stros. Garen Wright went 3-5 with a solo homer in the 6th, his 1st of the season. And what do you know? Two batters later, Chase Davidson homered once again, his 4th in 8 games. But, the bullpen failed, allowing the Mets to score 5 runs in the 8th, and what was once a 6-1 lead vanished. And the final act of this meltdown was orchestrated by Paris Shewey, who allowed Nestor Moreno to get the go-ahead single, then Greg Pron stole home. Yes, his name really is Pron. Well, the epic failure completely wasted a great outing from Luis Ordosgoitti, who held the Mets to 1 run on 3 hits in 6 innings. He walked 1 and struck out 3.

    Gulf Coasters were off today.

    Looks like the Academy's game with the Indians ended in a 1-1 tie. Jose Solano scored the only run. Reymin Guduan allowed 2 hits in 4 innings, walking 6 and striking out 8. Those 2 hits were the only ones the Indians managed.

    Final note: Monday night's game between Lexington and West Virginia got quite chippy. Video in the link. Gets interesting at :34. http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/110628_5684.shtml

    The suspended: -Adam Bailey
    -Brian Streilein
    -Jhonny Medrano
    -Jorge De Leon

    All 4 were suspended for 3 games. Bailey and Streilein will be reinstated Thursday, and Medrano and De Leon will sit beginning Saturday.
     
  12. msn

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    can we just stop saying "G-stros"? i mean, just... ew.
     
  13. sealclubber1016

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    23 year old Kody Hinze is still at Lancaster....really.
     
  14. rockets934life

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    GvilleAstros
     
  15. tellitlikeitis

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    OKC was off tonight. They will begin a 4-game series with Memphis tomorrow night, as Nelson Figueroa will be the starter.

    Dallas Keuchel pitched 2 innings on the Texas League All-Star Game, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, and striking out 3 for the South Division. Jimmy Paredes doubled in his only appearance. The South defeated the North, 3-2.

    Lancaster allowed High Desert to score 13 runs in the 2nd inning, resulting in a 13-3 deficit after the inning. The good news was that the Jethawks would hold them to only one more run.... unfortunately, they didn't have 15 runs in them, as they fall 14-9. Jose Thompson and Jonathan Meyer each had 3-run homers, and Kody Hinze had a solo homer, his 21st. Jose Cisnero allowed 6 runs (5 earned) on 2 hits in 1 1/3, walking 3 and fanning 1. Colton Pitkin took much of the damage, getting the last 2 outs of the 2nd, but he allowed 7 runs on 5 hits (1 grand slam) before doing so.

    Lexington rallied from an early 3-0 hole against WV to win 5-4 in 10, scoring from the 7th to the 10th, with 1 run each inning. The Legends could only muster up 1 hit off TWHS product Jameson Taillon in his 3 innings. Delino DeShields and Jhonny Medrano, returning from suspension, both went 2-5 and drove in a run. Emilio King went 3-5 and scored twice. DeShields is trying to bring his average back to .200, which currently stands at .198. King had the go-ahead RBI in the 10th, a double scoring Bryce Lane. Luis Cruz got the bare minimum quality start, allowing 5 hits (1 homer), walking 1 and striking out 7.

    Tri-City fell to Lowell 3-2 in the series opener. Both ValleyCats runs were scored in the 2nd. Miles Hamblin hit his first professional homer, and Ryan McCurdy drove in the other run. Jonas Dufek allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings, walking 2 and striking out 1. Dayan Diaz took the loss in relief, allowing an unearned run and 1 hit in 2 innings. He walked 1 and fanned 3.

    Greeneville defeated Kingsport 9-5 on the strength of a 4-run 6th and a 2-run 8th. Jordan Scott went 3-4 with an RBI and scored twice. Josh Magee homered in the 8th and had an RBI groundout in the 6th. Alex Todd went 1-4 with 3 RBI, 2 of which came on a single in the 6th. The other was a sac fly in the 1st. Jesse Wierzbicki, the 24th-round pick from North Carolina, made his debut, with a golden sombrero. Ricardo Batista allowed 4 runs on 5 hits (2 homers) in 6 innings, walking 2 and striking out 3. Matison Smith got 6 outs for a save, walking 1 and striking out 4.

    The Gulf Coasters lost to the Nationals 6-2 in a game called after 8 innings. Chris Epps and Jose Fernandez drove in both runs. Fernandez is an 18-year-old who skipped the Academy and went directly to the Gulf Coast League. This year is his second go-around. Last season, he hit .232 with a homer and 22 RBI. He struck out 49 times and walked only 9 times. Freddy Tiburcio allowed 3 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings, striking out 6. He got the loss. Krishawn Holley struck out the side in the 8th.

    The Academy lost 1-0 to the Mets' 2nd squad. Yoel Silfa and Tomas De La Cruz had 2 hits apiece. Luis Abad allowed an unearned run to get the loss. He allowed 1 hit, but walked 4 and only fanned 1. The Astros' 4 pitchers went 2 innings apiece and allowed 3 hits overall. Juan Delis allowed 1 hit and struck out 2.
     
  16. panamamyers

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    I keep hearing that the Astros are going to be more aggressive, and you see it a little bit with a guy like Altuve and Ovando maybe starting the year in the US, but Hinze needs to be in AA yesterday.
    He's going to be the next Bogusevic. Finally get his shot when he turns 28.

    It almost seems like Triple-A has turned into the spot to place your veteran minor leaguers that might be able to be shuffled back and forth to cover for injuries and other things like that.
    Most of the talented guys stay in Triple-A for a short period. Double-A is where the up and comers usually will be.
    At least that is my interpretation of what I see.
    It'd still be a tougher test for a guy like Keuchel though simply because those Triple-A guys, a lot of them at least, have been in the majors and are more polished if less talented.
     
  17. juicystream

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    You can't compare him to Bogusevic. BB was a pitcher for years before converting to OF, and progressed fine as an OF, the problem is that he just isn't good enough to be more than a backup OF.
     
  18. rockets934life

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    We think with the all star games ending this week, I'd assume some big time movement is coming shortly. I am interested in what CC's infield might look like in a couple of days...Hinze, Altuve, Villar and Parades. Throw in Wallace and potentially Austin Wates, AA will finally have a team of prospects.

    OKC should finally get a few as well, Kuechel, Martinez and Cedeno.
     
  19. msn

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    been that way for years and years.
     
  20. panamamyers

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    Maybe, but at age 24 Bogusevic was in Double-A and had an OPS over 1.000 for a third of a season. It took two years after that for him to make it to the majors.

    Whether he ultimately was good enough to hack it in the majors is besides the point. Just get the guys on up and let them sink or swim. Guys that are going to turn out good in the long run will find a way to swim.
     

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