Astros Winter League Update: October 31st

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Astros Winter League Update: October 31st

The Arizona Fall League is deep in its season with just three weeks remaining.  Unfortunately the team the Astros prospects are assigned to is struggling a bit.  Glendale is sitting in third in the AFL’s West Division five games behind the first place Peoria Javelinas.

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

Glendale Desert Dogs

Ramon Laureano: .295/.340/.477/.817, 13-for-44, 4 2B, 2 3B, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 5 SB
Jason Martin: .385/.556/.615/1.171, 5-for-13, 3 2B, RBI, 4 BB
Garrett Stubbs: .205/.279/.333/.612, 8-for-39, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 4 BB
Nick Tanielu: .143/.143/.143/.286, 1-for-7, RBI

Laureano got off a a very hot start. While he has slowed a bit, he has made a great impression in the Arizona Fall League and will be moving up prospect lists. He is showing all the tools necessarily to be a major league outfielder. Martin is a “Taxi Squad Player” who is eligible to play on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On those days he has played very well. Stubbs is only hitting .205 but has just 6 strikeouts in 11 games.

Rogelio Armenteros: 0-0, 22.09 ERA, 3.2 IP, 4 K, SV
Jacob Dorris: 1-1, 0.00 ERA, 5.1 IP, 11 K
Francis Martes: 0-1, 7.27 ERA, 8.2 IP, 7 K
David Paulino: 0-0. 0.00, 2.0 IP, K

Armenteros has struggled quite a bit in the AFL but its possible he is working on something. He had a great 2016 season. Dorris just keeps on keeping on. 11 K in 5.1 innings against very good competition. Will be interesting to see what he does next season in the system.

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Tigres del Licey
Andrew Aplin: .167/.286/.167/.452, 3-for-18, RBI, 3 BB, SB
Edison Frias: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.0 IP, K
Cesar Valdez: 0-0, 2.89 ERA, 9.1 IP, 8 K

Estrellas de Oriente
Osvaldo Duarte: .000/.000/.000/.000, 0-for-4

Toros del Este
Max Stassi: .400/.400/.400/.800, 2-for-5

Gigantes del Cibao
Reymin Guduan: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.2 IP, 2 K
Jordan Jankowski: 0-0. 2.45 ERA, 3.2 IP, 5 K

Leones del Escogido
Mike Hauschild: 0-1, 1.93 ERA, 9.1 IP, 10 K

MEXICAN LEAGUE

Yaquis de Obregon
Leonardo Heras: .250/.318/.500/.818, 15-for-60, 12 R, 3 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 BB, 2 SB

PUERTO RICO WINTER LEAGUE

Cangrejeros de Santurce
Roberto Pena: .444/.444/.667/1.111, 4-for-9, 2 R, 2B
Evan Grills: 1-0, 3.60 ERA, 5.0 IP, 3 K

Gigantes de Carolina
Juan Santos: 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1.0 IP, K

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Tigres de Aragua
Miguelangel Sierra: .375/.375/.500/.875, 3-for-8, 2B, 3 RBI

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