Minor League Report, August 10, 2011

By Rachel Frey

Three players from Short Season-A Tri-City ValleyCats have been chosen as New York-Penn League All-Stars: 3B Matt Duffy, CF Justin Gominsky and LHP Kyle Hallock. Duffy has a .291 batting average, with 15 doubles. Gominsky has a .269 batting average, and is fifth in the league with 31 total runs scored. Hallock is leading the league with a 1.79 ERA, and has struck out 39 batters and walked only eight batters over 40.1 innings pitched. The NYPL All-Star Game is on August 16 at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA.

Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks

IF Anderson Hernandez has a .294 batting average and 22 doubles and 44 walks during 110 games. He has also stolen 18 bases. RHP Andy Van Hekken is second on the Pacific Coast League’s pitchers with a 7-4 record and a 3.22 ERA and 97 strikeouts. RHP Sergio Perez is also on the list –he has a 4.25 ERA and 71 strikeouts.

Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks

IF James Van Ostrand has a .308 batting average with 21 doubles, and 11 home runs. He is one of the Top 10 ranked batters in the Texas League. IF Brandon Wikoff has a .316 batting average and has only struck out 24 times in 263 at bats. RHP Blake King has a 3.31 ERA over 32.2 innings pitched.

Class A Lancaster JetHawks

OF Austin Wates is batting .314 over 430 plate appearances, with 19 doubles, seven triples and six home runs. He also leads the team with 20 stolen bases. IF Jonathan Meyer leads the team with 11 home runs, and has a .260 batting average. RHP Kirk Clark ranks third in the league in saves with 17 over 45 innings pitched.

Class A Lexington Legends

IF Ben Orloff is batting .308 for the Legends, and has struck out just 18 times during 247 at bats. IF Mike Kvasnicka is batting .277, and leads the team in doubles (26) and runs batted in, with 51. RHP Jorge DeLeon is tied for the third lowest opponent batting average of all relievers in the South Atlantic League, with .211. He also has a 2.85 ERA over 47.1 innings pitched, and 13 saves.

Rookie League Greeneville Astros

IF Chase Davidson is ranked third on the Appalachian League list of Top 10 batters. He has a .342 batting average and has 54 hits, 11 of which are home runs. He also hit a grand slam on Sunday night. OF Jordan Scott is ranked fifth on the list, with a .330 batting average and 60 hits with 22 RBI. LHP Jeremiah Meiners has a 1-3 record, with 1 save over 29.2 innings pitched. He has also struck out 29 batters.

Rookie League GCL Astros

IF Yonathan Mejia has played in 32 games for the GCL Astros, and has 35 hits, seven doubles and 21 RBI. OF Wallace Gonzales is batting .333 with 12 hits over 10 games. Before he was promoted to Greeneville yesterday, RHP Juan Mojica had a 1.42 ERA over 19 innings pitched. He had 19 strikeouts, and had only walked nine batters. LHP Evan Grills currently has the second best walks to innings pitched ratio in the league, with just five walks issued over 24 innings pitched.

DSL Astros

OF Teoscar Hernandez leads the DSL Astros with a .298 batting average over 188 at bats. He also ranks third in the Dominican Summer League in extra base hits, with 25. LHP Reymin Guduan leads the team in  strikeouts with 54, and has a 2.25 ERA over 40 innings pitched. RHP Manual Sanchez has a 4-0 record with a 2.55 ERA, he has walked 12 batters.

Rachel Frey is the Social Media and Broadcasting Intern for the Houston Astros. She studies Public Relations at The University of Texas at Austin, where she spends most of her time attending Texas Football & Baseball games. Connect with Rachel on her Twitter account:@RachelFrey or on her MLBlog, A Temporary Perspective.

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