Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Koby Is 2 Timer & Altuve Is Being Watched

Last night in Round Rock, the former AAA affiliate of the Astros; the current affiliate, Oklahoma City, put up 9 runs in the 2nd inning. Koby Clemens contributed 4 RBIs on two home runs during the inning. Former G-Stro Doug Arguello got the win for Oklahoma City.

Clemens is hitting .317 on the season with 3 HR and 17 RBI.

Jose Altuve's hot start in Lancaster is getting some notice. John Sickles over at minorleagueball.com had this to say about Jose this morning:

Astros second base prospect Jose Altuve is one of the more unique players in baseball. He's just 5-5, 150 pounds. He's a good athlete and strong for his size, but scouts are understandably cautious about him, despite a strong track record of hitting (including .308/.364/.445 last year in Low-A). He's at High-A Lancaster this year, hitting a stunning .451/.506/.662 in 18 games, with a 9/8 BB/K in 81 PA and 11 steals in 13 attempts. Now, Lancaster is a great place to hit, and indeed he's at .528/.571/.750 in 10 contests there this year, but he's also hitting .371/.436/.571 on the road. He's a good second baseman, is just 21 years old, and should reach Double-A later this year. We'll track him closely.
Cap tip to @StreetJL for the link

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