Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Astros Shadow System Update

I have been drafting for the Astros the last two years and I have kept an outline of what the system would look like. I am now going more in depth of who would be on each roster and how it would develop.

Forrest Snow is my only shadow pick in AAA and he isn't a high upside guy but could be a useful reliever.
In AA, Sonny Gray, Jarred Cosart and Ross Seaton are a pretty solid top 3. Jon Singlton is the best bat by a long shot.

High A could be a scary lineup for pitchers in the CAL league. Nick Castellanos, Austin Wilson, Preston Tucker and Domingo Santana could put up big numbers. Arce is one of the better power hitters in the minors and would be rotated in at 1B and Tucker could play some OF.  Gausman, Cole, Mooneyham, Winkler and Osich could be one of the better rotations in the minors.

Depth is the strength of the Legends roster. Brian Ragira, Garin Cecchini, Josh Sale and Jacoby Jones are all good hitters with Casali and Rahmatulla offering a little veteran leadership. Kris Bryant would get plenty of AB's around the diamond and the OF would get shuffled around a lot to get Vizcaino, Vasquez and Carson AB's.
The rotation has impact but could be very good or very bad with Norris and Allie up top. Jon Crawford is a solid starter and Child is hit and miss. Cisco coming back from TJ surgery is a question. Smelter could get some starts as could the rest of the pen as needed to get them innings. I think talent will seperate here and show who is worth moving up and who needs more seasoning.

The short season rosters are tough. A lot of these guys are 2010 and 2011 high school guys with some others mixed in. This could be a very fluid roster.

The Greeneville team is loaded with talent from power hitting Matt Dean, athletic OF of Fisher, Cave and De La Cruz to middle infielders Evans and Alvord. The rotation has several arms that can touch the upper 90's.  The team is young and inexperienced but would be a lot of fun to watch.

The GCL team only has a few guys assigned and will fill in after the draft, as will the APPY and NYP teams. Every one of these guys are worth watching as prospects. At least the starters.

The DSL is mostly guys from the real Astros DSL and international signings from this last year. I would have to cut a few guys to meet roster limits, but I'll just let it go and see who shakes out. Let me know what you think.



MLB - NL AAA - PCL AA - SOU
Houston Astros Oklahoma City Redhawks Corpus Christi Hooks
C Jason Castro Carlos Corporan Federico Hernandez
1B Carlos Lee Brett Wallace Jonathan Singleton
2B Jose Altuve Jimmy Paredes Jose Vallejo
3B Chris Johnson David Flores Jonathan Meyer
SS Jed Lowrie Anderson Hernandez Jonathan Villar
LF J.D. Martinez Collin Delome Jacob Goebbert
CF Jordan Schafer Drew Locke Jay Austin
RF Brian Bogusevic Fernando Martinez T.J. Steele
SP Wandy Rodriguez Jordan Lyles Jarred Cosart
SP Bud Norris Forrest Snow Ross Seaton
SP J.A. Happ Dallas Keuchel Sonny Gray
SP Kyle Weiland Yuri Perez Brett Oberholtzer
SP Lucas Harrell Luis Cruz Matt Nevarez
RP Brett Myers Danny Meszaros Arcenio Leon
RP Wesley Wright Juan Abreu Chris Hicks
RP Fernando Rodriguez Samuel Gervacio Kyle Greenwalt
RP Wilton Lopez Douglas Arguello Kevin Chapman
RP David Carpenter Chia Jen Lo David Berner
RP Brandon Lyon Cesar Carrillo Josh Zeid
BENCH: Travis Buck Phil Disher Rene Garcia
Chris Snyder Diory Hernandez Matt Rice
Matt Downs Oswaldo Navarro Chase Davidson
Brian Bixler Brandon Barnes Jon Gaston
Marwin Gonzalez J.B. Shuck
Chris Hernandez
PITCHERS: Rhiner Cruz Ross Wolf Jose Montero
Fernando Abad Shane Wolf
Aneury Rodriguez Henry Villar
Enerio Del Rosario B.J. Hyatt
Jarrod Holloway
Brandon Erbe
Kyle Necke
Colton Pitkin
Jose Cisnero
Jorge De Leon
Carlos Quevedo
A+ - CAL A - SAL SSA - NYP
Lancaster Jethawks Lexington Legends Tri-City ValleyCats
C Matt Roberts Curtis Casali Abner Abreu
1B Preston Tucker Brian Ragira Roderick Shoulders
2B Enrique Hernandez Tyler Rahmatulla Drake Roberts
3B Nick Castellanos Garin Cecchini Chan Moon
SS Lonnie Kauppila Austin Slater Christopher Lovett
LF Domingo Santana Joshua Sale Kevin Jordan
CF Krey Bratsen Dale Carey Kendall Radcliffe
RF Austin Wilson Jacoby Jones Mark Payton
SP Brett Mooneyham Jonathan Crawford Michael Feliz
SP Kevin Gausman Dan Child Evan Rutckyj
SP Joshua Osich Daniel Norris Clayton Crum
SP Kyle Winkler Drew Cisco Kirby Bellow
SP A.J. Cole Stetson Allie Trae Davis
RP Pat Urckfitz DeAndre Smelter Rolando Botello
RP Casey Upperman T.J. Pecoraro Rudy Acosta
RP Brett Bruening Michael Palazzone Trevor Teykl
RP Daniel Renken Seth Maness Andrew Smith
RP Zachary Grimmett Austin Urban Kilby Pena
RP Dean Kiekhefer Tanner Bushue Ed  Ferreira
BENCH: Eric Arce Kris Bryant Kelly Norris-Jones
Adrian Morales Danry Vasquez Christopher Triplett
Jiovanni Mier Jared Lakind Jose Monzon
Willie Argo Jay Baum Ernesto Genoves
Kyle Robinson Shon Carson Luis Alvarez
Ryan McCurdy Kelvin Vizcaino Alfredo Gonzalez
Tyler Hanover Geno Escalante Zac Elgie
Telvin Nash Kevin Patterson Ronald Sanchez
Neiko Johnson Joseph Loftus
Michael Ojala Kash Kalkowski
Ethan Stewart Chase Williamson Gabriel Garcia
Ruben Alaniz Max Ayarza Enderson Franco
Danny Barnes Jose Fernandez Luis Ordosgoitti
Alex Sogard Max Homick Francis Ramirez
Juan Minaya Jose Perdomo
Brad Dydalewicz Reynolds Parthemore Ricardo Batista
Cody Martin Pedro Gomez
RK+ - APPY RK - GCL RK- DSL
Greenevile Astros GCL Astros DSL Astros
C Andrew Murray Grayson Greiner Marlon Avea
1B Rouric Bridgewater
Mitchel Martes
2B Zach Alvord Martin Peguero Yoel Silfa
3B Matthew Dean Joshua Tobias Luis Enrique Acosta
SS Phillip Evans Yairo Munoz Adalberto Mondesi
LF Derek Fisher Dominic Jose Helsin Martinez
CF Jake Cave Yoel Araujo Manuel Marcos
RF Vicmal De La Cruz Teoscar Hernandez Iosif Bernal
SP Ricardo Jacquez Amir Garrett Harold Arauz
SP Nick Burdi Blake Burrell Mauricio Silva
SP Carson Baranik Edgar Ferreira
SP Pat Connaughton Jean Carlos Batista
SP Dillon Maples Arturo Michelena
RP Dakota Freese Nathan Pettus
RP Dylan Davis Leandro Cespedes
RP Phillip Pfeifer Mike Schurz
RP Dan Mengden Leonardo Alayon
RP Spenser Linney Elias De Leon
RP Francisco Baso
BENCH: Mario Gonzalez Brandon Sedell Jose Solano
Luca Martone Trey Griffin Juan Delis
Yonathan Mejia Khiry Cooper Drew Stiles
Darwin Rivera
Frederick Serrano
Lorenzo Bonilla Danilo Del Rio Cristian Murillo
Ydarqui Marte Tomas De La Cruz
Emilio King Mesac Laguna
Garen Wright Andru Sierra
Ebert Rosario
Rochi Gutierrez
Frederick Tiburcio Roliner Iturralde
Mark Jones Luis Abad
Steven Dennison Samil De Los Santos
Juan Mojica Agapito Barrios
Paris Shewey Victor Mesa
Justin Gill Javier Saucedo
Matison Smith Alexander Martinez
Jandel Gustave
Reymin Guduan
Johan Arias
Ambiorix De Leon
Richard Rodriguez


Signings:
Kendall Radcliffe, Renny Parthemore, Abner Abreu. All assigned to Ext. ST for assignment to short season teams.

Releases:
Kody Hinze 1B
Paul Clemens P
Brandon Wikoff SS
Andrew Simunic 2B
James Van Ostrand 1B
Emerson Frostad C
Jose Thompson
Wladimir Sutil SS
Sergio Perez P
Koby Clemens 1B
Lance Pendleton P
Brad Hennessey
Andy Van Hekken
Robinson Cancel C
Geber Suniaga OF
Albert Cartwright 2B
Julio Martinez 3B
Wilton Infante OF
Ashton Mowdy P
David Duncan P
Mitch Einertson OF
Brad James P
Jhon Florentino 3B
Aaron Bray H
Brandt Walker P
Jonathan Merritt H
Luis De La Rosa H
Brian Kemp OF
Fredwin Campusano H
Brian Wabick P
Raymer Lopez H
Ricardo Garcia H
Ryan Ditthardt H
Wilder Parra H
Pedro Coa C
Franny Polanco C
Edison Frias P
Andres Feliz P
Manuel Sanchez P
Felix Ramirez P
Kelvin Santana P
Kirk Clark P
Erik Castro 3B
Robert Donovan P
Miguel Arrendell 2B
Jose Trinidad P
Wander Alvino P
Grant Hogue OF
Jordan Comadena C
Yordany Ramirez OF
David Martinez P
Murilo Gouvea P
Jhonny Medrano 1B
Ben Orloff 2B
Angel Sanchez SS
Cristian Moronta C
Joe Witkowski C
Rafael Valenzuela 1B
Euris Quezada P
Bubby Williams C
Joan Belliard P
Alex Schmarzo P
Dayan Diaz P
Kristian Bueno P
Travis Smink P
Garrett Bullock P
Scott Moore 3B
Tommy Manzella SS
Joseph Thurston 2B
Brad Snyder OF
Josh Banks P
Nick Stavinoha OF
Jeff Fulchino P
Kevin Cash C
Nelson Figueroa P
Casey Daigle P
Brian Esposito C
Jeff Keppinger 3B
Matt Lindstrom P
Tim Byrdak P
Sergio Escalona P
Craig Tatum C
Billy Sadler P
Jason Smith 2B
Brandon Backe P
Doug Brocail P
Gary Majewski P
Gustavo Chacin P

2 comments:

  1. You have way too much time on your hands...

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