Monday, April 30, 2012

Top Prospect Performances 4-30-12

AAA Hitters

Mike Trout Angels 
Bryce Harper Nationals 
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 
Will Middlebrooks Red Sox 
Travis Snider Blue Jays 
Adrian Cardenas Cubs 
Alex Castellanos Dodgers 
DJ Lemahieu Rockies 
Leonys Martin Rangers 
Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 
Xavier Avery Orioles 
Starling Marte Pirates 
Matt Dominguez Marlins 
Fernando Martinez Astros 
Josh Phegley White Sox 
Johnny Giavotella Royals 
Derek Norris Athletics 
Yangervis Solarte Rangers 
Anthony Gose Blue Jays 
Carlos Peguero Mariners 


AAA Pitchers

Martin Perez Rangers 
Jordan Lyles Astros 
Alex Sanabia Marlins 
Brad Hand Marlins 
William Smith Royals 
Wily Peralta Brewers 
Shelby Miller Cardinals 
Matt Harvey Mets 
Neil Ramirez Rangers 
Jeurys Familia Mets 
Alex White Rockies 
Chris Archer Rays 
Casey Kelly Padres 
Christian Friedrich Rockies 
Julio Teheran Braves 
Jarrod Parker Athletics 
Steve Johnson Orioles 
Dallas Keuchel Astros 
Mike Montgomery Royals 
Garrett Richards Angels 


AA Hitters

Jurickson Profar Rangers 
Jonathan Singleton Astros 
Oscar Taveras Cardinals 
Matt Davidson Diamondbacks 
Manny Machado Orioles 
Kolten Wong Cardinals 
Wil Myers Royals 
Nolan Arenado Rockies 
Rob Brantly Tigers 
Jefry Marte Mets 
Nick Franklin Mariners 
Jared Mitchell White Sox 
Francisco Martinez Mariners 
Andrelton Simmons Braves 
Christian Bethancourt Braves 
Henry Rodriguez Reds 
Reymond Fuentes Padres 
Engel Beltre Rangers 
Hak-Ju Lee Rays 
Tommy Joseph Giants 


AA Pitchers

Taijuan Walker Mariners 
Trevor Bauer Diamondbacks 
Tyler Skaggs Diamondbacks 
Keyvius Sampson Padres 
Daniel Corcino Reds 
Trevor May Phillies 
Patrick Corbin Diamondbacks 
Giovanni Soto Indians 
Sean Gilmartin Braves 
Danny Hultzen Mariners 
Zeke Spruill Braves 
Brandon Maurer Mariners 
Carlos Pimentel Rangers 
Justin Grimm Rangers 
Jonathan Pettibone Phillies 
Tyler Thornburg Brewers 
Stephen Pryor Mariners 
Nicholas Struck Cubs 
Julio Rodriguez Phillies 
Daniel Straily Athletics 
Zack Wheeler Mets 
Jake Odorizzi Royals 
Drew Hutchison Blue Jays 
Sonny Gray Athletics 
John Gast Cardinals 
Trevor Rosenthal Cardinals 


High A Hitters

Billy Hamilton Reds 
Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 
Wilmer Flores Mets 
Ronald Torreyes Cubs 
Jacob Marisnick Blue Jays 
Wilfredo Tovar Mets 
Miles Head Athletics 
Nick Castellanos Tigers 
Julio Morban Mariners 
Thomas La Stella Braves 
Christian Yelich Marlins 
Jackie Bradley Red Sox 
Jack Marder Mariners 
Taylor Lindsey Angels 
Cheslor Cuthbert Royals 
Jacob Realmuto Marlins 
Enrique Hernandez Astros 
Brad Miller Mariners 
Carlos Sanchez White Sox 
Avisail Garcia Tigers 
Edward Salcedo Braves 


High A Pitchers

Cody Buckel Rangers 
David Holmberg Diamondbacks 
Jason Adam Royals 
Ruben Alaniz Astros 
Garrett Gould Dodgers 
Jameson Taillon Pirates 
Zach Lee Dodgers 
Andrew Chafin Diamondbacks 
Carlos Martinez Cardinals 
Tony Cingrani Reds 
Donn Roach Angels 
Tyler Matzek Rockies 
Austin Wright Phillies 
Nik Turley Yankees 
Chris Reed Dodgers 
Jed Bradley Brewers 
T.J. House Indians 
Nick Maronde Angels 
Alex Burgos Tigers 
Adam Morgan Phillies 


Low A Hitters

Alen Hanson Pirates 
Francisco Lindor Indians 
Christopher Austin Yankees 
Mason Williams Yankees 
Jorge Bonifacio Royals 
Hanser Alberto Rangers 
Eddie Rosario Twins 
Luigi Rodriguez Indians 
Delino Deshields Jr. Astros 
Rougned Odor Rangers 
Brent Keys Marlins 
Drew Vettleson Rays 
Gary Sanchez Yankees 
Christopher Grayson Rangers 
Brian Pointer Phillies 
Trevor Story Rockies 
Miguel Sano Twins 
Steven Moya Tigers 
Jose Vinicio Red Sox 
Oliver Zapata Cubs 


Low A Pitchers

Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 
Jose Fernandez Marlins 
Stephen Landazuri Mariners 
Victor Payano Rangers 
Jose Campos Yankees 
Luke Jackson Rangers 
Felipe Rivero Rays 
Felix Sterling Indians 
Dylan Bundy Orioles 
Mike Foltynewicz Astros 
Clayton Blackburn Giants 
Joe Ross Padres 
Matthew Wisler Padres 
Adys Portillo Padres 
Jason Garcia Red Sox 
Nick Tropeano Astros 
Elvis Araujo Indians 
Noah Syndergaard Blue Jays 
Zach Davies Orioles 
Michael Jensen Cubs 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Top Prospect Performances 4-20-12

AAA Hitters

Mike Trout Angels 
Bryce Harper Nationals 
Travis Snider Blue Jays 
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 
Scott Van Slyke Dodgers 
Will Middlebrooks Red Sox 
Fernando Martinez Astros 
Leonys Martin Rangers 
Matt Adams Cardinals 
Adrian Cardenas Cubs 
DJ Lemahieu Rockies 
Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 
Matt Dominguez Marlins 
Alex Castellanos Dodgers 
Carlos Peguero Mariners 
Josh Vitters Cubs 
Derek Norris Athletics 
Welington Castillo Cubs 
Roger Kieschnick Giants 
Hank Conger Angels 
Xavier Avery Orioles 
Starling Marte Pirates 
Kole Calhoun Angels 
Moises Sierra Blue Jays 
Nick Noonan Giants 
Cedric Hunter Cardinals 
Carlos Triunfel Mariners 
Yasmani Grandal Padres 
Michael Taylor Athletics 
Brett Jackson Cubs 


AAA Pitchers

Martin Perez Rangers 
Jordan Lyles Astros 
Alex Sanabia Marlins 
Wily Peralta Brewers 
Brad Hand Marlins 
Casey Kelly Padres 
Christian Friedrich Rockies 
Julio Teheran Braves 
Neil Ramirez Rangers 
Garrett Richards Angels 
Dallas Keuchel Astros 
Jarrod Parker Athletics 
Shelby Miller Cardinals 
Brad Peacock Athletics 
Jeurys Familia Mets 
Mauricio Robles Mariners 
J.J. Hoover Reds 
Scott Barnes Indians 
Joe Kelly Cardinals 
Nate Adcock Royals 
Phillippe Aumont Phillies 
Joe Wieland Padres 
William Smith Royals 
Alex Cobb Rays 
Steve Johnson Orioles 
Zach Putnam Rockies 
Paul Clemens Astros 
Tyler Robertson Twins 
Aneury Rodriguez Astros 
D.J. Mitchell Yankees 
Matt Harvey Mets 


AA Hitters

Matt Davidson Diamondbacks 
Kolten Wong Cardinals 
Manny Machado Orioles 
Oscar Taveras Cardinals 
Nolan Arenado Rockies 
Jurickson Profar Rangers 
Jonathan Singleton Astros 
Ryan Gennett Brewers 
Jefry Marte Mets 
Engel Beltre Rangers 
Josh Rutledge Rockies 
Cesar Hernandez Phillies 
Henry Rodriguez Reds 
Nick Franklin Mariners 
Justin Jackson Blue Jays 
Rossmel Perez Diamondbacks 
David Nick Diamondbacks 
Rey Navarro Royals 
Christian Bethancourt Braves 
Francisco Martinez Mariners 
Rob Brantly Tigers 
Wil Myers Royals 
Jose Pirela Yankees 
Aaron Hicks Twins 
Jonathan Schoop Orioles 
Austin Wates Astros 
Jake Smolinski Marlins 
Andrelton Simmons Braves 
Reymond Fuentes Padres 
Greg Garcia Cardinals 


AA Pitchers

Taijuan Walker Mariners 
Trevor Bauer Diamondbacks 
Trevor May Phillies 
Tyler Skaggs Diamondbacks 
Drew Hutchison Blue Jays 
Keyvius Sampson Padres 
Tyler Thornburg Brewers 
Nicholas Struck Cubs 
Zack Wheeler Mets 
Justin Grimm Rangers 
Zeke Spruill Braves 
Jonathan Pettibone Phillies 
Sean Gilmartin Braves 
Brandon Maurer Mariners 
John Gast Cardinals 
Daniel Straily Athletics 
Kyle Lobstein Rays 
James Paxton Mariners 
Daniel Corcino Reds 
Stephen Pryor Mariners 
A.J. Griffin Athletics 
Julio Rodriguez Phillies 
Patrick Corbin Diamondbacks 
Giovanni Soto Indians 
Danny Hultzen Mariners 
Carter Capps Mariners 
Carlos Pimentel Rangers 
Trey Mcnutt Cubs 
Nathan Eovaldi Dodgers 
David Buchanan Phillies 


Hi A Hitters

Billy Hamilton Reds 
Julio Morban Mariners 
Nick Ahmed Braves 
Edward Salcedo Braves 
Miles Head Athletics 
Carlos Sanchez White Sox 
Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 
Brad Miller Mariners 
Jack Marder Mariners 
Taylor Lindsey Angels 
Joe Panik Giants 
Jacob Realmuto Marlins 
Wilmer Flores Mets 
Tomas Telis Rangers 
Nick Castellanos Tigers 
Jonathan Meyer Astros 
Thomas La Stella Braves 
Corey Dickerson Rockies 
Christian Yelich Marlins 
Derek Perio Marlins 
Leon Landry Dodgers 
David Freitas Nationals 
Arismendy Alcantara Cubs 
Cheslor Cuthbert Royals 
Jacob Marisnick Blue Jays 
Darrell Ceciliani Mets 
Telvin Nash Astros 
Jesus Aguilar Indians 
Wilfredo Tovar Mets 
Kevin Kiermaier Rays 


Hi A Pitchers

Cody Buckel Rangers 
Jason Adam Royals 
David Holmberg Diamondbacks 
Zach Lee Dodgers 
Jed Bradley Brewers 
Garrett Gould Dodgers 
Andrew Chafin Diamondbacks 
Alex Burgos Tigers 
Roman Mendez Rangers 
Ruben Alaniz Astros 
Tyler Matzek Rockies 
Brody Colvin Phillies 
Matthew Heidenreich White Sox 
Carlos Martinez Cardinals 
Donn Roach Angels 
T.J. House Indians 
Jameson Taillon Pirates 
Adam Morgan Phillies 
Nik Turley Yankees 
Enny Romero Rays 
Keith Couch Red Sox 
Clayton Cook Indians 
Sean Nolin Blue Jays 
Cory Mazzoni Mets 
John Stilson Blue Jays 
Daniel Renken Reds 
Jesse Biddle Phillies 
Chris Reed Dodgers 
Casey Sadler Pirates 
Austin Kirk Cubs 


Lo A Hitters

Alen Hanson Pirates 
Christopher Austin Yankees 
Francisco Lindor Indians 
Jorge Bonifacio Royals 
Mason Williams Yankees 
Jose Vinicio Red Sox 
Luigi Rodriguez Indians 
Hanser Alberto Rangers 
Delino Deshields Jr. Astros 
Jordan Scott Astros 
Rangel Ravelo White Sox 
Rougned Odor Rangers 
Steven Moya Tigers 
Eddie Rosario Twins 
Oliver Zapata Cubs 
Tyler Goeddel Rays 
Trevor Story Rockies 
Juan Perez Reds 
Luis Sardinas Rangers 
Danry Vasquez Tigers 
Gary Sanchez Yankees 
Gabriel Lino Orioles 
Miguel Sano Twins 
Michael Antonio Royals 
Christopher Grayson Rangers 
Brian Pointer Phillies 
Austin Hedges Padres 
Colin Walsh Cardinals 
Daniel Mateo Royals 
Brian Goodwin Nationals 


Lo A Pitchers

Jose Fernandez Marlins 
Archie Bradley Diamondbacks 
Jose Campos Yankees 
Felipe Rivero Rays 
Felix Sterling Indians 
Dylan Bundy Orioles 
Stephen Landazuri Mariners 
Clayton Blackburn Giants 
Luke Jackson Rangers 
Victor Payano Rangers 
Adys Portillo Padres 
Noah Syndergaard Blue Jays 
Jefferson Olacio White Sox 
Mike Foltynewicz Astros 
Elvis Araujo Indians 
Matt Barnes Red Sox 
Domingo Tapia Mets 
Rafael Montero Mets 
Lino Martinez Phillies 
Adam Conley Marlins 
Parker Markel Rays 
Jason Garcia Red Sox 
Nick Tropeano Astros 
Zach Davies Orioles 
Matthew Wisler Padres 
Ernesto Silva Braves 
Carlos Vazquez Mets 
Benjamin Wells Cubs 
Will Roberts Indians 
Ethan Stewart Phillies 

Not What You Think


Winter is tough in this business. I stare at a computer, looking at numbers, calculating and devising a plan on how the summer is going to go. Looking back at how the last year went. Strategizing on how the next year can be even better. Patiently waiting for spring to break so you can get back out there again.

Once it begins, it is exciting but you know there is a long road ahead. Every morning I get up early and hit the road. I typically drive from 45 minutes to 3 hours to get to where I need to be. It's rigorous and wears a person out over a 6-7 month period where the work days can be from 12-18 hours. I am always away from home. I know every back road, every place to go to the bathroom when McDonald's or the Holiday hamburger isn't sitting right. You know every small town that no one has heard of and can tell them useless information about it.

During the hot summer day, the sun beats down, slowly draining a person of energy and life sustaining liquid. It isn't rare for me to drink a gallon of water, a couple bottles of Mt. Dew and the biggest bottle of Powerade they dare to make. Sometimes two, if they are 2/$3 as Casey's is want to do. I'm not even the one working. I'm just watching the progress made, documenting what I see so that those who make decisions have the information they need to justify spending millions of dollars.

I watch their actions, their routines from the time they step onto the dirt to the time they leave, I watch. Some to know their personality to see if they are good people, others to see if they are cheating, making a hard job easier that will cost them, and me, in the long run. Some are truly gifted at their craft and can make the most difficult things look easy. These are the guys you want more of, but they are rare. It makes the job easier and the bosses happy too. Too bad you can't always get the best.

It's funny, every day I talk with people, former professionals, who say that "they don't do it like we used to."  Some argue if they are doing it right or if it will hold up over the long term. No one can be certain but you hope it does. Some criticize work ethic, the hustle, the carelessness. They complain about the guys goofing around. Guys have to have fun when they work this hard. There is no way around it. When you work in this business, it's a lifestyle, it really is. Just about every waking hour is dedicated to it. It is hard not to be the way they are, even if you don't always agree with their actions. Some party all night, some take it seriously, some can do both and you just don't understand how they do it.

It's a difficult business. I often wonder why I do it. I have left the industry and came back to it. It's a business that once you are in, it's hard to do something different. It kind of gets in your blood. The smell of the grass, the dirt, the action. Someone who is good at it always gets another chance but it never gets easier. It doesn't pay great for what you have to sacrifice but it's a good living and I enjoy being outdoors. I don't have my boss looking over my shoulder and I don't have to punch a clock.

Years after you pour your heart into something, you can see how much it was improved. How it is holding up. How much better it is. Maybe where a few things went wrong or what should have been different, but that is hind sight.

Such is being a construction inspector. Making sure the plans are followed, the contracts are adhered to and the best product is constructed for the best price. Getting the most out of your contractor and keeping the residents as happy as you can. It's not an easy life but everybody thinks it is.

Friday, April 13, 2012

MLB Prospect Guide Prospect Performance Watch 4-13-12

Here are the top 10 hitters and pitchers at each level so far in the season.

AAA Hitters

Mike Trout Angels  AAA
Roger Kieschnick Giants  AAA
Carlos Peguero Mariners  AAA
Bryce Harper Nationals  AAA
Scott Van Slyke Dodgers  AAA
Derek Norris Athletics  AAA
Adrian Cardenas Cubs  AAA
Leonys Martin Rangers  AAA
Lonnie Chisenhall Indians  AAA
Anthony Rizzo Cubs  AAA


AAA Pitchers

Martin Perez Rangers  AAA
Casey Kelly Padres  AAA
Brad Hand Marlins  AAA
Alex Sanabia Marlins  AAA
Wily Peralta Brewers  AAA
Jeurys Familia Mets  AAA
Christian Friedrich Rockies  AAA
Joe Wieland Padres  AAA
Jordan Lyles Astros  AAA
Alex Cobb Rays  AAA


AA Hitters

Manny Machado Orioles 
Kolten Wong Cardinals 
Nolan Arenado Rockies 
Matt Davidson Diamondbacks 
Austin Wates Astros 
Jefry Marte Mets 
Nick Franklin Mariners 
David Nick Diamondbacks 
Jake Smolinski Marlins 
Francisco Martinez Mariners 


AA Pitchers

Trevor Bauer Diamondbacks 
Zeke Spruill Braves 
Nicholas Struck Cubs 
Andrew Hutchison Blue Jays 
James Paxton Mariners 
Taijuan Walker Mariners 
Tyler Skaggs Diamondbacks 
Justin Grimm Rangers 
A.J. Griffin Athletics 
Jonathan Pettibone Phillies 


HiA Hitters

Brad Miller Mariners  A+
Jack Marder Mariners  A+
Telvin Nash Astros  A+
Tyler Collins Tigers  A+
Joe Panik Giants  A+
John Hicks Mariners  A+
Julio Morban Mariners  A+
Jacob Realmuto Marlins  A+
Arismendy Alcantara Cubs  A+
Daniel Santana Twins  A+


HiA Pitchers

David Holmberg Diamondbacks  A+
Zach Lee Dodgers  A+
Alex Burgos Tigers  A+
Donn Roach Angels  A+
Clayton Cook Indians  A+
Tyler Matzek Rockies  A+
Roman Mendez Rangers  A+
Ruben Alaniz Astros  A+
Adam Morgan Phillies  A+
John Stilson Blue Jays  A+


Low A Hitters

Alen Hanson Pirates  A
Jorge Bonifacio Royals  A
Jordan Scott Astros  A
Francisco Lindor Indians  A
Christopher Grayson Rangers  A
Jose Vinicio Red Sox  A
David Renfroe Red Sox  A
Brian Goodwin Nationals  A
Chevy Clarke Angels  A
Austin Hedges Padres  A


Low A Pitchers

Jose Campos Yankees  A
Archie Bradley Diamondbacks  A
Dylan Bundy Orioles  A
Felix Sterling Indians  A
Luke Jackson Rangers  A
Austin Wood Angels  A
Jose Fernandez Marlins  A
Luis Diaz Red Sox  A
Clayton Blackburn Giants  A
Noah Syndergaard Blue Jays  A

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