Astros Future Player of the Week: Ramon Laureano
There were several players under the consideration to be named AstrosFuture’s Player of the Week for July 10th – July 16th. One that stood out the most, was Lancaster’s Ramon Laureano.
Laureano, Houston’s 16th round pick in the 2014 draft tore up the California Leauge this week. The 22-year old finshed the week with a .577 batting average (15-for-26), 11 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, four home runs, and 12 RBI. His batting average on the season rose from .285 to .311 and he is currently enjoying a 12-game hitting streak.
With the offensive outbreak this week, Laureano has moved into a tie for seventh in home runs (10), second in RBI (60). first in stolen bases (32), and first in on base percentage (.417). He is also amongst the league leaders in slugging percentage (.512) and OPS (.924).
The Lancaster JetHawks are enjoying a seven-game win streak, and are scheduled to play the second game of a four game series with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Los Angeles Dodgers) on Sunday.
Tri-City ValleyCats corner infielder Randy Cesar, enjoyed a 12-for-22 week of his own. Cesar raised his average from .316 to .366 this week and added two doubles, a triple, and four runs batted in.
Quad Cities River Bandits starting pitcher Jose Hernandez (3-2, 2,66), won both of his starts this week. He allowed just one unearned run in 13 innings, giving up six hits while striking out 19. He struck out 13 on Saturday night against the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) which was his season high.
Relief pitcher Jacob Dorris of Lancaster received some consideration this week for his performance in the California League. Dorris collected two saves and allowed just one base runner in 3.2 innings while adding five strikeouts. So far this season Dorris has 59 strikeouts in 36 innings of work for the first place JetHawks.
**Photo Credit: Ross Way Photography**