Astros’ AAA update
The Oklahoma City Red Hawks sit one game back of first place with a record of 36-31, while the Astros AAA team is home to cultivate some of its farm talent.
The name that sits atop the “Needs To Be In The Big League” list is still SP Jarred Cosart.
While he is starting to cool down, he still has an ERA of 3.36 in 69.2 innings pitched and giving up 42 walk, while striking out 71. Cosart is still in the top 10 of the Pacific Coast League in both ERA and SO’s.
Another SP to keep an eye on is Asher Wojciechowski, who made the jump to AAA from AA not too long ago and in nine games pitched at the AAA level. Wojciechowski has also had two bad starts giving up 11 earned runs in those two two starts; however, in the other seven starts he has only giving up six total earned runs in 50.2 innings he has a 3.02 ERA.
Potential future Astros SS Jonathan Villar is doing some good work right now. He is currently the speediest man in the PCL with four more stolen bases then second fastest guy with 24 bags stolen while only being caught six times. He also has a decent batting average at .279 and modest on base percentage at .333 and 22 extra base hits he could catch a call up this season, with so many SS down in the Astros farm system it’s better to find out now if Villar can be a legit player going forward for the Astros.
right fielder player Justin Maxwell made it to the Red Hawks as part of his rehab before rejoining the Astros and went two for five in his first rehab game with the Red Hawks, and after four games he is 4 for 15.
First baseman Jonathan Singleton continues his climb to the majors, since his suspension. Singleton has now made a stop at AAA and in his first game with the Red Hawks and even went two for four with two doubles.
Austin Wates was continuing his push to the big leagues but is now going to be sidelined for an extended period of time after being hit by a pitch. He will now be out 6-8 weeks with a fractured forearm.