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    • 2012 Minor League Tracker thread
  • 5/20/12
  • Ashitaka
He well might at this rate, especially if he keeps cutting down on the strikeouts like he has recently. He's going to be 23 soon, so there's no reason to keep him in A+ ball if he's ready for AA just because this is his first full season.
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  • 5/20/12
  • Sinclair
I'm beginning to see why Bortaz calls you gilretard. Let it go, dude.
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  • 5/20/12
  • gilrenard
Just saw Brett Wallace's numbers are getting better at OKC. It now reads .260 6hr 25rbi. Would like to see the avg get much closer to .300, but I am liking the 6hr and 25rbi.
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  • 5/20/12
  • Bortaz

:::I'm beginning to see why Bortaz calls you gilretard. Let it go, dude. :::

Again, "Sokath! His eyes uncovered!"

I love seeing the light of understanding come to life in a young person.

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  • 5/21/12
  • Ashitaka

~May 20th, 2012~

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AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 10-9 win over Reno

-> Jimmy Paredes: 2-for-4, SB, RBI
-> Brett Wallace: 2-for-5, solo HR
-> Landon Powell: 2-for-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Brian Bixler: 2-for-6, 2B, RBI, R
-> J.B. Shuck: 1-for-2, R
-> Brad Snyder: 1-for-3, 2 BB, 2 R
-> Scott Moore: 1-for-3, BB, solo HR
-> Fernando Martinez: 1-for-5, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> Mike Hessman: 0-for-2, 2 BB
-> Mickey Storey: 0-for-1, R

SP Mickey Storey: 3.0 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 K
RP Juan Abreu: 2.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K
RP Xavier Cedeno: 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K (hold)
RP David Carpenter: 1.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (win)
RP Jose Valdez: 1.0 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K (save)

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AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 9-3 loss to Midland

-> Ryan McCurdy: 1-for-3, BB, R
-> Jacob Goebbert: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
-> Andrew Simunic: 1-for-4, BB
-> Jonathan Singleton: 1-for-4
-> Jose Martinez: 1-for-4
-> Austin Wates: 1-for-5, RBI
-> Kody Hinze: 0-for-2, SB, R, 2 BB
-> Brandon Barnes: 0-for-4, R

SP Jose Cisnero: 4.0 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K (loss)
RP Henry Villar: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K
RP Alex Sogard: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP Josh Zeid: 0.1 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP Erick Abreu: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K

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A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 11-4 loss to High Desert

-> Adam Bailey: 4-for-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> George Springer: 2-for-4, 2 R
-> Ben Heath: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI
-> Erik Castro: 1-for-3, BB
-> Jonathan Meyer: 1-for-4, R
-> Enrique Hernandez: 1-for-4
-> Domingo Santana: 0-for-3, RBI

SP David Martinez: 4.1 IP, 7 ER, 9 H, 3 BB, 8 K (loss)
RP Jose Trinidad: 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 1 K
RP Patrick Urckfitz: 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K
RP Gabriel Garcia: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K

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A- Lexington Legends: 7-1 win over Kannapolis

-> Matthew Duffy: 4-for-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Andrew Muren: 3-for-4, BB, 2B, 2 RBI
-> Jordan Scott: 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R
-> Zachary Johnson: 2-for-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Chan Moon: 1-for-3, BB, R
-> Brandon Meredith: 1-for-5, SB, RBI
-> Michael Kvasnicka: 1-for-5
-> Roberto Pena: 1-for-5
-> Delino DeShields: 0-for-3, BB, R

SP Luis Cruz: 7.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K (win)
RP Euris Quezada: 1.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K (save)

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  • 5/21/12
  • MyGrandkidsPapa

Well Ash, I just found the answer to my question about Wes Musick. The Corpus Christi website indicated that he was placed on the inactive list effective 5/19. Today the OKC website showed him being promoted to AAA OKC effective 5/21. He started for the Redhawks tonight....went 6 innings and gave up 2 runs on 6 hits.

He started the season at Lancaster where he had an ERA around 2.50 after 6 starts.....then was promoted to AA Corpus on 5/5. He pitched 12 innings at Corpus and gave up 4 runs. Now, 16 days later, he's at AAA. Not a bad couple of months for the guy. He's a good kid. He's overcome a lot. It's good to see him having a good year.

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  • 5/22/12
  • Ashitaka
Cool, good to know. I'm glad the organization is pushing him through aggressively, considering his age and experience level. Hopefully they might push Ben Orloff up to AA soon; there's no reason for him to be in A+ with his age and level of polish.
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  • 5/22/12
  • Ashitaka

~May 21st, 2012~

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AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 5-3 win over Colorado Springs

-> Jimmy Paredes: 3-for-5, SB, RBI, 2 R
-> J.B. Shuck: 3-for-5, 2 R
-> Brett Wallace: 2-for-4, 2B
-> Fernando Martinez: 1-for-3, BB, 2 RBI
-> Carlos Corporan: 0-for-2, BB, R
-> Justin Ruggiano: 2-for-2 (pinch-hitter)
-> Mike Hessman: 1-for-1, 2 RBI

SP Wes Musick: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 2 K
RP Adalberto Flores: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K (blown save, win)
RP Jose Valdez: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K (save)

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AA Corpus Christi Hooks: 5-2 win over Midland

-> Jonathan Villar: 4-for-5, SB, R, 2 RBI
-> Jose Martinez: 2-for-4, RBI
-> Jacob Goebbert: 1-for-3, BB, R
-> Jonathan Singleton: 1-for-3, BB
-> Austin Wates: 1-for-4, R
-> Andrew Simunic: 1-for-4, R
-> Brandon Barnes: 1-for-4, 2B, R
-> Kody Hinze: 0-for-3, BB

SP Brett Oberholtzer: 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 9 K (win)
RP Kevin Chapman: 1.2 IP, 2 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K
RP Arcenio Leon: 0.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP Erick Abreu: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K (save)

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A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 8-2 loss to High Desert

-> Telvin Nash: 1-for-3, BB, 2B
-> Domingo Santana: 1-for-3, BB, RBI
-> George Springer: 1-for-4, 2B, R
-> Erik Castro: 1-for-4, solo HR
-> Ben Orloff: 0-for-3, BB, SB

SP Bobby Doran: 6.1 IP, 5 R (4 ER), 5 H, 3 BB, 7 K (loss)
RP Andrew Robinson: 0.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 K
RP Patrick Urckfitz: 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K

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A- Lexington Legends: 4-3 loss to West Virginia

-> Zachary Johnson: 2-for-3, BB, RBI
-> Chris Epps: 1-for-3, BB, SB, 2B, RBI
-> Matthew Duffy: 1-for-3, BB
-> Michael Kvasnicka: 1-for-3
-> Delino DeShields: 1-for-4, BB, 2 SB, 2 R
-> Jordan Scott: 1-for-4, RBI
-> Andrew Muren: 1-for-4, R
-> Brandon Meredith: 1-for-4
-> Chan Moon: 0-for-3, BB

SP Jonas Dufek: 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K
RP Murilo Gouvea: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K (loss)
RP Evan Grills: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

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Wallace is hitting .390 with a 1.024 OPS over his last ten games, with three bombs. His OPS overall of .723 isn't impressive, but considering where he was, it's a big improvement. He's hitting .293/.303/.507 on the month. Glad to see the power, but he's drawn four walks all year, so he still has some things to work on. Paredes has a 1.101 OPS over his ten last games, and is hitting .329/.341/.466 overall with three HR, 14 total XBH and 12 steals in 15 attempts. .287/.342/.343 is Shuck's overall line.

Oberholtzer's start was great, awesome to see him pitching so well and missing some bats too. And Chapman wasn't what you would call great, but after his last few outings, you have to almost consider this one a success. Villar is hitting .333/.395/.359 over his last ten games. He's doing better, but there's still a lack of walks, too many strikeouts, and he hasn't hit a homer yet...

Nash and Springer punchout out a combined five times tonight, bleh. .300/.341/.600 for Santana over his last ten games. Doran had only allowed two runs through six innings, but in the seventh inning, he allowed three baserunners before being pulled, and Robinson came in and allowed four consecutive hits to effectively torpedo his and Doran's lines. So, just to give some context. Things can go south in a hurry in the California league. Seven punchouts is nice to see though; 6.8 K/9 is decent enough for a guy who gets a ton of GBs, and even with the three walks tonight his BB/9 sits at 2.5.

DeShields now as 28 steals and has been caught just once. 96.7% success rate. He's only hitting .216 in his last ten games, but he's walked ten times during that stretch so he has a .383 OBP. Man, you get the feeling that if this guy just hits for a league-average batting average, he could end up posting a huge OBP and being one of the best, if not the best, basestealer/baserunners in the league some day. And hey, Dufek didn't <suck utterly for once, that's...progress.

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  • 5/22/12
  • Ashitaka

Thought I would mention that Domingo Santana made BA's prospect hotsheet last week: www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/prospect-hot-sheet/2012/2613423.html

"When you're a 6-foot-5 righthanded hitter, there's bound to be some length to your swing, and that's certainly the case with Santana. He's a high-risk guy because of the strikeout rate, but put a player with his raw power in hitter-friendly Lancaster as his home park is bound to go on tears like this week. With a .254/.315/.500 flash line on the year, Santana is showing he can hit the ball a long way, but the 38 strikeouts in 124 plate appearances mean the red flags are waving."

I have to believe Springer will be on this week's hotsheet.

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  • 5/22/12
  • Sinclair

"I have to believe Springer will be on this week's hotsheet."

The hot sheet only covers how well a prospect performs during a given week, not their season to date. Springer will need to keep up his good week to make the list.

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  • 5/22/12
  • Sinclair
Lancaster had an early game today. Domingo Santana had a pair of solo home runs, while George Springer added another home run as well.
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  • 5/22/12
  • gilrenard
I think another month if that long and its time to move Castro up to AA.. Maybe its because I want to drive over to Frisco and see him play!
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  • 5/22/12
  • MyGrandkidsPapa
Right now the Astros don't have a LH starter at AAA or AA who is pitching as well or better than Musick. I'd like to see them plug him into the rotation at OKC and see what he can do.
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  • 5/23/12
  • Ashitaka

"I think another month if that long and its time to move Castro up to AA.. Maybe its because I want to drive over to Frisco and see him play!"

...you're a big fan of Erik Castro? I mean, he's having a nice season and all, but that one just seems a little random...

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  • 5/23/12
  • Ashitaka

~May 22nd, 2012~

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AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks: 9-5 win over Colorado Springs

-> Scott Moore: 3-for-3, BB, 2B, R, 2 RBI
-> Landon Powell: 2-for-3, BB
-> Jimmy Paredes: 2-for-5, HR, RBI, 2 SB, 2 R
-> Mike Hessman: 1-for-3, R, 2 BB
-> Paul Clemens: 1-for-3
-> Brett Wallace: 1-for-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
-> Fernando Martinez: 1-for-4, BB, 2B, 2 R
-> Brad Snyder: 1-for-1, HR, R, 3 RBI
-> Carlos Corporan: 1-for-1
-> Xavier Cedeno: 1-for-1

SP Paul Clemens: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 1 BB, 4 K (win)
RP Sergio Perez: 1.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K (hold)
RP Xavier Cedeno: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K (hold)
RP David Carpenter: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K

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AA Corpus Christi Hooks: Off Night

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A+ Lancaster JetHawks: 12-8 loss to High Desert

-> Adam Bailey: 3-for-5, solo HR
-> Enrique Hernandez: 2-for-4, SB, RBI, R
-> Domingo Santana: 2-for-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
-> Ben Orloff: 2-for-5, RBI
-> Jonathan Meyer: 1-for-3, R
-> Ben Heath: 1-for-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R
-> Rafael Valenzuela: 1-for-4
-> George Springer: 1-for-5, solo HR

SP Tyson Perez: 5.1 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 5 K (loss)
RP Brian Streilein: 2.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K
RP Krik Clark: 0.2 IP, 3 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K
RP Brad Dydalewicz: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K

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A- Lexington Legends: 3-2 win over West Virginia

-> Delino DeShields: 1-for-3, BB, 2B, SB, R
-> Andrew Muren: 1-for-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
-> Matthew Duffy: 1-for-4
-> Brandon Meredith: 0-for-2, R, SB, 2 BB
-> Jordan Scott: 0-for-2, BB
-> Zachary Johnson: 0-for-3, BB, RBI

SP Nicholas Tropeano: 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 8 K
RP Carlos Quevedo: 1.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 K (blown save, win)
RP Jason Chowning: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K (save)

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Clemens was pretty mediocre, thought the BB and K numbers continue to look solid. Nice to see yet another bomb from Wallace. Paredes continues his hot streak as well.

Adam Bailey has been raking recently, but then again, LH hitters in Lancaster...Santana and Springer keep rolling as well. Springer has ten bombs in 41 games; 39 HR pace for 162 games. Yeah, he has power. FYI, Lancaster is off tomorrow night.

Tropeano with the bounce-back start. 10.8 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 for him, 5.7 K/BB. DeShields is now 29-for-30 in SB attempts.

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  • 5/23/12
  • gilrenard
Sorry, I was looking at Castro's stats on another page. I was meaning Springer..
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  • 5/23/12
  • LSUTIGERASTRO
If I was the front office I would be doing a bunch of shuffling of players after the draft. Springer and Nick need to be in AA. That's for starters.
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  • 5/23/12
  • Ashitaka
Oh, I was wondering, Erik Castro LOL...
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