Houston Astros MiLB Players Of The Month: July
Let’s take a look at the best performances in the Astros system in July.
*Just a note, these are my picks for the month*
AAA: Fresno Grizzlies
HITTER: Tyler White, 1B
- July Stats: 7 G, .320 BA/.438 OBP/.520 SLG, 2 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 5 BB/3 SO
Rough month for the offense mainly due to the promotions to Houston. White only played in seven games but showed why he deserved a chance in Houston hitting .320 with more walks than strikeouts and a .958 OPS.
PITCHER: Josh James, RHP
- July Stats: 3-1, 3.42 ERA, 26.1 IP, 11 H, 10 ER, 15 BB, 45 SO
James had a really good July striking out 45 in 26.1 innings. Good for 15.4 K/9. He allowed just 11 hits in those 26.1 innings as batters hit just .120 off of him. His ERA was 3.42 but FIP was 2.18. He should be in Houston at some point this season.
AA: Corpus Christi Hooks
HITTER: Alex De Goti, SS
- July Stats: 27 G, .302 BA/.356 OBP/.469 SLG, 7 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI
De Goti had a solid month of July hitting .302 in 27 games. The Hooks struggled at times but De Goti was a consistent force in the lineup. His play in July recently earned him a promotion to AAA.
PITCHER: Framber Valdez, LHP
- July Stats: 2-1, 0.40 ERA, 22.1 IP, 13 H, 1 ER, 6 BB, 37 SO, .165 BAA
Valdez was flat out dominant in July striking out 37 over 22.1 innings. He allowed just 13 hits and 1 run over his 4 outings. He has been up and down this season but July was definitely up for him.
A+: Buies Creek Astros
HITTER: Osvaldo Duarte, OF
- July Stats: 28 G, .298 BA/.365 OBP/.462 SLG, 5 2B, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 8 SB
Duarte has really got it going lately and had a very good month hitting .298 in 28 games. He showed off some pop with the .462 SLG and speed stealing 8 bases.
PITCHER: Brandon Bailey, RHP
- July Stats: 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 22.0 IP, 14 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 25 K, .179 BAA
This was an easy choice as Bailey didn’t allow a run in July, and still hasn’t so far in August. He struggled with walks earlier in the season but really got things working in July with the 4 BB/25 K in 22 innings.
A: Quad Cities River Bandits
HITTER: Seth Beer, OF
- July Stats: 26 G, .360 BA/.458 OBP/.510 SLG, 6 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 14 BB/16 SO
Beer has been as advertised so far in this brief MiLB career. He hit .360 in 26 games for Quad Cities before earning another promotion to Buies Creek. He looks to be on a fast track to the MLB.
PITCHER: Parker Mushinski, LHP
- July Stats: 1-0, 1.25 ERA, 21.2 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 13 BB, 23 K, .145 BAA
The Astros have gotten some great performances from the 2017 draft selections and this month, it was Mushinski’s turn. He had a 1.25 ERA allowing just a .145 batting average against.
**Photo Credit: Jesus Sepulveda**