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, September 2, 2013

Appy Astros Alumni of the Month: August 2013

Well another summer is drawing to a close.  Playoff baseball has returned to Greeneville and many of the Astros affiliates are preparing for their playoffs to start.  Let's look at the former G-Stros in affiliated ball and see who stood out in August.

Tri City ValleyCats:

Pitcher of the Month
Gonzalo Sanudo appeared in seven games in August and got six saves.  He struck out 17 batters in 11 1/3 innings pitched. He allowed just three hits and one walk. 

Honorable Mention goes to Michael Feliz is having a break out season in Tri-City.  In August, he pitched in five games (four starts) and had an ERA of 1.75.  He struck out 26 batters in 25 2/3 innings pitched.

Tyler Brunnemann also gets a nod.  He appeared in seven games after his call up from Greeneville.  In those appearances, he struck out 10 batters in 8 1/3 innings and allowed just one earned run.

Hitter of the Month
Tyler White hit .265 in August and had more walks (9) than strike outs (7).   

Quad Cities River Bandits

 Pitcher of the Month
Three relievers will share the award for this month.

Andrew Walter appeared in five games (10 1/3 IP) and had a perfect 0.00 ERA. He fanned 10 batters.  

Mitchell Lambson appeared in eight games (18 1/3 IP) and only allowed one run for a 0.49 ERA with 25 strike outs.  He allowed just nine hits and four walks for the month.

Jamaine Cotton appeared in eight games (21 IP) and had an impressive 0.86 ERA with two saves.  He only struck out 12 but he only allowed 13 hits.

Hitter of the Month
Carlos Correa hit .336 for August with a .430 on base percentage and 13 extra base hits.

Honorable Mention goes to Rio Ruiz who hit .298 for the month and had 17 extra base hits.

Lancaster JetHawks 

Pitcher of the Month
Michael Dimock appeared in eight games (14 2/3 IP) and only allowed two earned runs (1.23 ERA).  He struck out 14 batters while only allowing three walks.

Hitter of the Month
Delino DeShields hit .365 in 23 games this month with an impressive on base percentage of .455.  He also stole 11 bases in 13 attempts.

Corpus Christi Hooks

Pitcher of the Month
Carlos Quevedo had a great month out of the CC bullpen.  He didn't allow a run in 8 appearances (16 IP). He allowed just five walks and five hits while striking out 18 batters.  

Honorable Mention goes to Michael Foltynewicz who maintained a respectable 3.63 ERA in August.  It appears he is beginning to tire some as his strike out numbers reduce (just 13 in 22 1/3 IP) but he is still pitching well.

Luis Cruz has shown he belongs in AA.  In his four appearances since arriving in CC, he has a 0.53 ERA in 17 innings pitched.  He has struck out 21 batters during that time. 

Hitter of the Month
Luis Alvarez gets the nod this month not because of his average in Corpus Christ (.235 for August in six games) but because in a span of about a month and a half, he moved up from SS-A ball to A to Hi-A to AA.  That is a rare four level season and deserves notice.

Oklahoma City RedHawks

Pitcher of the Month
Pat Urckfitz appeared in nine games for the RedHawks bullpen in August.  He allowed a 2.08 ERA in 8 2/3 innings pitched.

Hitter of the Month
Rene Garcia continues to represent himself well with the bat.  He hit .258 in 17 games after his promotion from CC.  He also had thrown out four out of nine base runners so far.

Non Astros Affiliates

Pitcher of the Month
Arcenio Leon pitched in 11 games for Huntsville (AA-Brewers) in August.  He allowed just two runs in 13 2/3 innings out of the bullpen for a 1.32 ERA. 

Hitter of the Month
Jordan Parraz hit .319 for New Britan (AA- Twins).

It wasn't a stellar month for former G-Stros in the big league. So we are going to leave these honors vacant for the month. 

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