Houston Astros Minor League Week In Review: July 4th – July 10th

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Houston Astros MiLB Week in Review

Another week of Astros minor league baseball is in the books.  Let’s take a look at the best performances this past week.

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AAA: Fresno Grizzlies (46-42) went 5-2 this week.

Bregman put together another great week in AAA and looks ready for a call up. He has continued to show power with 19 HR on the season and he is now hitting .389 in AAA. Not to be outdone was Teoscar Hernandez who hit .435 this week. He now has 8 extra base hits in 10 AAA games. He has only struck out 5 times in those games. Tucker has really turned it on for Fresno. He is hitting .333 over his last 10 games with 4 HR, 11 RBI. The same can be said for Kemp and White. Kemp is up to .317 with more walks and strikeouts in AAA. White started out hot in Houston but was eventually sent back to AAA. He is hitting .286 with 6 HR in 20 games for Fresno.

The pitching, once again, was very good this week. Musgrove turned in another solid start before going to the Futures Game. Rodgers had another quality start and has a 2.88 ERA on the season. Hauschild has been overlooked but has been just as good as Rodgers. He has a 2.77 ERA with 23 BB/81 K in 96.1 innings. Peacock had a fantastic start this week showing why he was a top prospect at one point. There is a reason the Astros are still holding onto him. Hoyt continues to strike guys out at a tremendous pace and has 76 K in 43.1 innings.

AA: Corpus Christi Hooks (56-31) went 3-4 this week.

Really nice to see Vasquez back and doing well. He was just starting to hit when he went out with an injury a few months back. Overall on the season he is hitting .274 with just 20 strikeouts in 46 games. Mayfield returned to Corpus from Fresno and provided some much needed power. He only had 6 hits this week but 4 of them were for homers. Stubbs was promoted to AA this week and had a nice debut with the double, HR, and 3 BB/1 SO.

Not much notable on the pitching side though Martes did have another great outing. On the season he now has a 3.88 ERA with 67 K in 69.2 innings. Sneed turned in a quality start this week. He has a 3.68 ERA with 73 K in 63.2 innings. Yuhl has been solid all season and could move to Fresno is a spot opens. He has 2.60 ERA in 79.2 innings.

A+: Lancaster Jethawks (45-42) went 5-2 this week.

Good week offensively for Lancaster. Martin was one of my picks for breakout prospect and he has had a great season. With this week in the books he is hitting .289 with 16 HR, 11 SB in 73 games. Muniz has been on a tear recently has his average on the season up to .290 with a .349 OBP. Laureano has picked up it up lately. He is hitting .285 with a .399 OBP and 31 SB in 71 games. With Stubbs promoted to Corpus Ritchie has seen more time at catcher and is hitting well. Ritchie has a .389 OBP this season. With a big RBI week from Marlow, he now has 31 RBI in 42 games.

Been a tough season for Bostick so far but he has his best outing of the season this week with 7 shutout innings. Deetz had a solid start this week. Overall on the season he has a 4.02 ERA with 58 K in 69.1 innings. Armenteros might be the breakout prospect in the Astros system this season. With Lancaster he has a 2.67 ERA and 74 K in 60.2 innings. Deemes had a bit of a rough stretch but has thrown 3 straight scoreless outings in a row.

A: Quad Cities Riverbandits (40-47) went 4-3 this week.

Straw has been very good for Quad Cities this season. He is hitting .321 with a .390 OBP this season. Tucker is still working his way back from a minor injury but has started to get it going. The 19 year old is hitting .289 with 28 SB in 72 games this season. Nice to see Goedert have a good week.

The pitching was very good this week. Abreu has great stuff and has started to harness it a bit. He has a 4.28 ERA but 84 K in 69.1 innings. Perez continues to impress at just 18 years old. He has pitched 40.2 innings and has 11 BB/43 K. Elieser Hernandez struggled in Lancaster but has dominated with Quad Cities. With QC he has a 1.93 ERA with 38 K in 32.2 innings.

A-: Tri-City ValleyCats (12-11) went 4-2 this week.

LINE OF THE WEEK:

Mike Hauschild, RHP, 07/07/16: 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K (WIN)

Alex Bregman, SS, 07/04/16: 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI

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