Astros Prospect Stock Report: Volume 3

Astros Prospect Stock Report: Volume 3

Just like the stock market, prospects’ stock will go up and down throughout the season. As we approach the All-Star break for most minor league teams, let’s look at a couple more prospects who have seen their stock rise or fall. Here is the Astros prospect stock report: volume 3.

Disclaimer – Being on the stock down part of this list does not necessarily mean the player is a bad prospect. More just noting the rough patch are experiencing this season.

Previous Stock Reports:

Volume 1
Volume 2


⇑ Stock Up ⇑

Hitter – Myles Straw

Straw broke onto the season in a big way last year. After being drafted in 2015, he made his full season debut in May 2016. He hit .326 in June, .423 in July, and .385 in August. The only question mark going into 2017 is how he would preform at a higher level. Well he has answered those questions this year hitting .327 including a .391 BA in June and more walks than strikeouts on the season. In 212 career MiLB games he has hit .325 with a .408 OBP and 61 SB. STOCK: Moving Up

2017 Stats: 67 G, .327 BA/.430 OBP/.416 SLG, 11 2B, 6 3B, 24 RBI, 18 SB, 141 wRC+

Pitcher – Yoanys Quiala

Yoanys Quiala was signed by the Astros out of Cuba in 2015. He pitched 35 innings with the DSL Astros in 2015 posting a 1.54 ERA. He struggled in 2016 with Quad Cities with a 5.10 ERA and just 60 K in 97 innings. Quiala got off to a hot start with Buies Creek this season with 59 K in 58.1 innings and a 2.31 ERA. He has made two starts for Corpus and has allowed 2 runs in 9 innings with 1 BB/9 K. STOCK: Rising

2017 Stats: 6-1, 2.27 ERA, 67.1 IP, 46 H, 17 ER, 14 BB, 68 K


⇓ Stock Down⇓

Hitter – A.J. Reed

Reed is still fairly young but he has really hit a rough stretch recently. After having a dominant 2015 season in which he hit .340 with 34 HR, 127 RBI, he had a solid 2016 campaign and made his major league debut. He started out the 2017 season well hitting .275 with .852 in April. Unfortunately, his numbers have gone down since April. In May he hit .260 with a .780 OPS and in June he is hitting .179 with a .653 OPS. Hopefully he can turn it around but he is trending in the wrong direction. STOCK: Falling

2017 Stats: 72 G, .239 BA/.331 OBP/.433 SLG, 16 2B, 12 HR, 46 RBI, 96 wRC+

Pitcher – Brian Holmes

Holmes is another lefty pitcher who had some solid numbers in the low minors including 2015 when he struck out 115 in 101.1 innings. He also pitched well in Double-A last season posting a 3.73 ERA in 50+ innings. Unfortunately this season hasn’t gone very well as he has allowed 44 runs in 50.2 innings and has a WHIP of higher than 1.7. STOCK: Falling

2017 Stats: 2-2, 7.82 ERA (6.35 FIP), 50.2 IP, 61 H, 44 ER, 28 BB, 43 K

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