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.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Appy Astros Alumni of the Month: June 2013

June is a fun month. The short season teams have started playing.  Most of the full season teams have had their all star games.  Let's see which former G-Stros' June was more fun because of their performances.  We won't look at the short season teams this month because two weeks isn't really enough time to assess performances yet.

Quad Cities: 

Hitters - 
Who else but Carlos Correa.  Correa hit .370/.413/.510 for the month. He has brought his average up to .323 for the season after a very sluggish start. Fun stat for Correa - Out of his 289 plate appearances so far, only six have been against pitchers younger than him and he has no hits against the younger pitchers.  In the 283 plate appearances against older pitchers, he is hitting .332.  

Honorable mention to Jesse Wierzbicki who hit .286/.351/.417 for the month of June.

Pitchers - 
Lance McCullers Jr. continues to have an impressive season in Quad Cities.  McCullars struck out 33 batters in 27 1/3 innings pitched with a 2.30 ERA.

Honorable mention to Daniel Minor who had a 2.76 ERA in 16 1/3 innings before he went on the DL.


Hitters - 
Delino DeShields had another solid month in June.  He hit .280/.370/.366.  He also stole 8 bases to bring his season total to 20 on the season.  He has really settled in as a 20 year old playing in the Cal. League.

Pitchers - 
Luis Cruz has bounced back from a rough May and had an outstanding June.  In 31 2/3 innings pitched, he allowed just 22 hits and seven walks for a WHIP of 0.906.  He had an impressive total of 40 strike outs for the month! 

Corpus Christi

Hitters - 
Jonathan Meyer had another solid month hitting.280 with eight doubles and five home runs for a .510 slugging percentage.

Pitchers - 
David Martinez continues to put up impressive numbers this season.  In 30 2/3 June innings, he gave up just 21 hits and two walks while striking out 24 batters.  Opponents hit just .193 against him in June.

Oklahoma City
There were only two former G-Stros on the roster at any point in time this month. Nether put up numbers worthy of recognition.

Major Leagues

Jose Altuve continues to be the most consistent Astro at the plate  Even in a down month (.275
average) he still lead the time in batting average. 

Pitchers - 
Jose Cisnero struck out 14 batters in 11 2/3 innings pitched (8 games).  He had not given up a run in June until his final outing. He ended the month with a 0.77 ERA.  

Honorable mention to Troy Patton who found his grove again in June.  In 12 appearances (12 1/3 IP) he fanned 12 batters and did not walk a batter after giving up eight free passes in May. ERA for June was 1.46

Fernando Abad also gets a honorable mention with his performance out of the National's bullpen.  In 12 games (12 1/3 IP) he struck out 14 batters and also walked no one.  His June ERA was also 1.46

Finally, I feel like J.C. Gutierrez deserves a mention as well.  In limited action, he fanned eight batters in nine innings of pitching for the Royals.  He finished June with a 2.00 ERA. 

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