1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

2023 Astros Minor League Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Dec 1, 2022.

  1. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19,692
    Likes Received:
    10,159
    Jeremy Molero and Deury Carrasco closed it out. Molero allowed a hit, walked one, and struck out two in 1.2, while Carrasco had to get out of a bases-loaded situation in the 9th to close it out. He allowed a double, walked two, and struck out two.

    Ricardo Balogh went 2-4 with an RBI single and is now on a 9-game hitting streak. However, this is the first multi-hit game of his streak.
     
  2. Snake Diggit

    Snake Diggit Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    11,138
    Likes Received:
    15,064
    Do you know why Melton was pulled? Hope he isn’t hurt.
     
  3. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19,692
    Likes Received:
    10,159
    No injury, but he was ejected.

    The homer he hit last night was also a walk-off.
     
    #1243 tellitlikeitis, May 17, 2023
    Last edited: May 17, 2023
  4. Hemingway

    Hemingway Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2016
    Messages:
    6,093
    Likes Received:
    8,068
    Where is Gilbert?
     
  5. Snake Diggit

    Snake Diggit Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    11,138
    Likes Received:
    15,064
    Typo. That should be Drew GILBERT instead of Drew CLIFFORD.
     
  6. Hemingway

    Hemingway Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2016
    Messages:
    6,093
    Likes Received:
    8,068
    Thanks.
     
  7. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19,692
    Likes Received:
    10,159
    A Gilbert/Clifford hybrid might be a top-25 prospect in all of baseball
     
    prospecthugger and Snake Diggit like this.
  8. Bregatron

    Bregatron Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2021
    Messages:
    451
    Likes Received:
    866
    For a second, I thought Dana Brown had become a mad scientist. Up next, Forrest Brown. And then Justin Leon...
     
  9. Snake Diggit

    Snake Diggit Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    11,138
    Likes Received:
    15,064
    LHP Julio Robaina is spinning a gem for AA Corpus. Thru 5 ip he’s got 8 k 1 hit no runs and no walks. He’s been on my sleeper/honorable mention list for a couple years. Young still for AA and could be an interesting BoR candidate.
     
    prospecthugger likes this.
  10. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19,692
    Likes Received:
    10,159
    Final line: 6.1 IP, H, 10 K

    Season ERA now 4.02
     
    Snake Diggit and prospecthugger like this.
  11. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19,692
    Likes Received:
    10,159
  12. The Juice

    The Juice Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2022
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    61
    Considering Arrighetti's previous start and Robaina's tonight, maybe Garrett Wolforth is that good behind the plate.
     
  13. Screaming Fist

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2018
    Messages:
    2,573
    Likes Received:
    2,904
    Joey Mancini is really intriguing. Sixth highest SwStr% in the system (min 10 IP) and 4rh in K-BB%. Generates a fair amount of ground balls so far. Not much info out there about him.

     
    Snake Diggit likes this.
  14. Snake Diggit

    Snake Diggit Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    11,138
    Likes Received:
    15,064
    Robaina pitching well of late made me take another look at next years projections and Rule 5 situation:

    Must protect: IF Grae Kessinger, OF Colin Barber, OF Justin Dirden, RHP Jaime Melendez

    Moderate risk: RHP Angel Macuare, RHP Jairo Solis, RHP Misael Tamarez, LHP Julio Robaina, RHP Cesar Gomez, IF Shay Whitcomb, RHP Diosmerky Taveras, LHP Blair Henley, OF Zach Daniels, OF Kenedy Corona, RHP Jayden Murray

    Low risk: RHP Peyton Plumlee, LHP Bryan De Paula, OF/1B Scott Schreiber, C Luke Berryhill, C CJ Stubbs, RHP Austin Hansen, RHP Devin Conn, RHP Jimmy Endersby, 1B JJ Matijevic, OF Bligh Madris, OF Marty Costes, RHP Ryan Gusto, RHP Tyler Brown, RHP Cole McDonald, C Miguel Palma, 1B/OF Jordan Brewer, OF Matthew Barefoot, IF/C JC Correa, RHP Franny Cobos, C Nerio Rodriguez, RHP Valente Bellozo, RHP Deury Carrasco, IF Cristian Gonzalez, OF/IF Rolando Espinosa, RHP Edinson Batista, RHP Carlos Calderon

    No risk: RHP Joe Record, RHP Matt Ruppenthal, OF Ross Adolph, OF Alex McKenna, RHP Derek West, RHP Jose Betances, RHp Jonathan Sprinkle, RHp Ronny Garcia, IF Bryan Arias, RHP Max Roberts, RHP Luis Angel Rodriguez, c Carlos Hurtado, IF Freudis Nova, RHP Jairo Lopez, RHP Manuel Urias, RHP Cristofer Mezquita, RHP Elvis Garcia, RHP Luis Vega, RHp Gerardo Bonorquez

    The Astros have 4 pending free agents plus Neris who has a player option. Bannon, Paredes, Bielak, and Whitley are out of options. Entering the season I didn’t think there would be any roster crunch this year but some of these guys are making it interesting.
     
  15. Fulgore

    Fulgore Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    16,217
    Likes Received:
    14,889
    Gilbert has a cannon
     
  16. The Beard

    The Beard Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    10,420
    Likes Received:
    5,675
    If we are going to cross clone players, there better be a Yordan something in there
     
    Wulaw Horn likes this.
  17. IdStrosfan

    IdStrosfan Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2021
    Messages:
    5,436
    Likes Received:
    6,134
    I believe Neris' option is a club option and in this market they will pick it up unless something unexpected happens
     
  18. Snake Diggit

    Snake Diggit Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    11,138
    Likes Received:
    15,064
    You are correct and I agree with you that they’ll pick it up. So really only 4 free agents plus Bannon as obvious 40 man roster openings.
     
    BlindHog likes this.
  19. Joe Joe

    Joe Joe Go Stros!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 1999
    Messages:
    23,930
    Likes Received:
    14,000
    I want a Yordan Diaz solely to see him either catch or to see the responses about Yordan Diaz riding the bench/playing DH/LF instead of catching.
     
  20. BlindHog

    BlindHog Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2021
    Messages:
    1,469
    Likes Received:
    1,085
    I would add Julks, Salazar, and Hensley to the obvious 40 man openings. In addition Maldanado is obviously not going to be re-signed.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now