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Astros Prospect Stock Report: Volume 2


Astros Prospect Stock Report: Volume 2

Just like the stock market, prospects’ stock will go up and down throughout the season. Now almost two months in to the season, we have some great performances, while others have stumbled. Here is the Astros prospect stock report: volume 2.

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

⇑ Stock Up ⇑

Hitter – Derek Fisher

Fisher came into the year with his stock already up but it has gone up even higher this season. He was selected in the first round of the 2014 draft and has steadily made his way through the system.  He spent a little time in AAA last year hitting .290 in 27 games. He has improved on that this season hitting .314 with a .934 OPS and 10 HR, 27 RBI in 43 games. With Aoki struggling (both offensively and defensively), Fisher could see himself in Houston in the near future. STOCK: Moving Up

2017 Stats: 41 G, .314 BA/.379 OBP/.554 SLG, 12 2B, 10 HR, 27 RBI, 7 SB, 146 wRC+

Pitcher – Dean Deetz

Deetz was drafted by the Astros in 2014 and has always been a guy that had the stuff, though the stats were dominant. Well that has changed this year. Deetz had a solid 2016 and finished strong in Corpus. In 2017, he has picked up right where he left off. This season he has a 1.30 ERA over 34.2 innings. Deetz has easy heat, touching 96-98 consistently as a starter. Some see him as a reliever but either way, he will be in Houston at some point. In 9 double-a outings he has a 0.96 ERA with 11 BB/50 K in 46.2 innings while allowing just 28 hits! STOCK: Rising Quickly

2017 Stats: 4-1, 1.30 ERA, 34.2 IP, 21 H, 5 ER, 9 BB, 33 K

⇓ Stock Down⇓

Hitter – Ramon Laureano

Laureano, drafted by the Astros in 2014, made his name known last season with an incredible year. He hit .319 with 15 HR, 43 SB between Lancaster and Corpus Christi, with his numbers actually being better in Double-A.  He jumped up many prospects list but has had a very slow start to 2017. After a poor April, his struggles has continued into May. He is hitting just .207 with a .569 OPS and 6 XBHs in 43 games.  His batting average is up a bit in May but he has just 1 extra base hit this month. STOCK: Falling

2017 Stats: 43 G, .207 BA/.288 OBP/.280 SLG, 2 2B, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 16 BB/36 SO, 11 SB

Pitcher – Brock Dykxhoorn

Dykxhoorn might not be a well known name in the Astros system. The big RHP (listed at 6’8″ and 250 lbs) was drafted by the Astros in the 6th round of the 2014 draft. He had a solid 2015 season with Quad Cities posting a 3.88 ERA (3.42 FIP) over 109 innings at just 20 years old. He struggled last year in Lancaster, though it was easy to chalk it up to the Cal League effect. Unfortunately, those struggles have continued. He is allowing 12.2 hits/9 inning and has an ERA of 6.40 in 8 outings this season. STOCK: Falling

2017 Stats: 0-3, 6.40 ERA (4.52 FIP), 32.1 IP, 44 H, 13 BB, 26 K

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