Houston Astros minor league players

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Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Houston Astros system and rosters of their minor league affiliates:

Players[edit]

Bobby Borchering[edit]

Bobby Borchering
Houston Astros
Third baseman
Born: (1990-10-25) October 25, 1990 (age 23)
Alva, Florida
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Bobby Borchering (born October 25, 1990) is a third baseman for the Houston Astros organization. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed.

In high school Borchering had a .494 batting average with 38 hits, 37 RBIs, 9 doubles and 13 home runs at 77 at-bats in his senior year.[1]

In the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, Borchering was selected 16th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks, making him the fifth position player chosen in the draft.[2]

Borchering was traded to the Houston Astros along with Marc Krauss for Chris Johnson on July 29, 2012.[3][4] In 2013, he returned to the lower levels of the minor leagues following missed time due to a "confidential matter".[5]


Luis Cruz[edit]

Luis Cruz
Houston Astros – No. 62
Pitcher
Born: (1990-09-10) September 10, 1990 (age 23)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Luis Cruz (born September 10, 1990) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

In 2009, Cruz played for the Greenville Astros of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.[6] In 2010, the Astros assigned Cruz to the Lexington Legends of the Class A South Atlantic League. Cruz was named the pitcher of the month for Lexington in July 2010.[7] He was named the pitcher of the month for the Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League for April 2013.[8] After the 2013 season, the Astros added Cruz to their 40-man roster.[9]


Justin Gominsky[edit]

Justin Gominsky
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Houston Astros
Outfielder
Born: (1989-08-26) August 26, 1989 (age 24)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Justin James Gominsky (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional baseball outfielder with the Lexington Legends organization in minor league baseball. Prior to being drafted by the Houston Astros in the 11th round of the MLB June Amateur Draft,[10] Gominsky played college baseball at the University of Minnesota.

Gominsky was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Danny and Gladis Gominsky. He lived in New Brighton, Minnesota until he was 10 years old, then moved to Mahtomedi, Minnesota until he was 18 years old.[citation needed] Gominsky attended Mahtomedi Senior High School, where he was a two-sport prodigy[citation needed] in football and baseball. He was a three-time all-conference football player, and an all-state wide receiver as a senior. Gominsky, standing at 6-4, led the Mahtomedi Zephyrs to the 2007 Minnesota State High School League Football Championship.[11] Baseball was Gominsky's passion, however; when he graduated high school in 2008 he had been a three-time all-conference player, as well as made the all state team twice as a junior and senior.[citation needed]

Gominsky was signed to the Minnesota Gophers in the spring of 2008, and proceeded to go the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2008. As a freshman in 2009, Gominsky was named to the Big Ten All-Freshmen Team, the Collegiate Baseball Magazine Freshman All-American team, and to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team.[12] He batted .338 that season with 35 runs scored, 25 RBI, 11 doubles and was 11-for-11 on the base paths. In the 2010 season Gominsky missed the majority of it due to a knee injury. He returned to the 2011 season and started all 49 games, with a batting average of .307, 30 runs scored, and 18 RBI. He helped the Gophers to finish 25-24 overall, and 13-11 in the Big Ten.[13] All throughout college Gominsky also excelled in academics, maintaining a 3.2 gpa, and was named a student athlete of the week his freshman year.[citation needed]

Gominsky was signed to the Houston Astros on June 11, 2011. He was the ninth pick in the 11th round of the 2011 Draft. His first season in 2011 he played for the Tri-City ValleyCats in Troy, New York. They are a short-season A minor league team. He had a batting average of .237, 18 RBI, and 35 runs scored.In 2011 he was awarded as a New York Penn League, (NYPL) Mid-Season All-Star. In 2012 Gominsky played for the Lexington Legends in Lexington, Kentucky, they are a low A minor league team. His batting average for 2012 was .241, 36 RBI, and 37 runs scored.[14] In August 2012 Gominsky was awarded Defensive Player of the Month.[15]


Tony Kemp[edit]

Tony Kemp
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Houston Astros
Second baseman
Born: (1991-10-31) October 31, 1991 (age 22)
Franklin, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Anthony Kemp (born October 31, 1991) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros organization.

Kemp attended Vanderbilt University, where he played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team. He was named an All-American and the SEC Baseball Player of the Year in 2013.[16][17] The Astros selected Kemp in the fifth round of the 2013 MLB Draft.[18]


Andrew Locke[edit]

Drew Locke
Houston Astros
Outfielder
Born: (1983-02-28) February 28, 1983 (age 31)
Boston, Massachusetts
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Andrew (Drew) Locke (born February 28, 1983) is a Minor League Baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros organization. From Boston College, he was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 19th Round (586th overall) of the 2005 amateur entry draft. He played for the Class AAA Oklahoma City Redhawks, a Houston Astros affiliate during the 2011 season. During the 2012 season, Locke is playing for the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks, also a Houston Astros affiliate.


Jonathan Meyer[edit]

Jonathan Meyer
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Meyer after an Astros exhibition game at Minute Maid Park in March 2014.
Houston Astros
Third baseman
Born: (1990-11-01) November 1, 1990 (age 23)
Simi Valley, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jonathan Edward Meyer (born November 1, 1990) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Houston Astros organization.

Meyer was drafted by the Houston Astros in the third round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, California.[19] In 2013, he played for the Corpus Christi Hooks.[20] He hit .260/.318/.403 with 15 home runs in 129 games. After the season he played in the Arizona Fall League.[21][22]


Jiovanni Mier[edit]

Jiovanni Mier
Houston Astros – No. 51
Shortstop
Born: (1990-08-26) August 26, 1990 (age 23)
Pomona, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jiovanni Mier (born August 26, 1990) is a shortstop in the Houston Astros organization.

Mier was drafted by the Houston Astros with the 21st overall pick of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Bonita High School in La Verne California. He was given a $1,358,000 signing bonus.


Ross Seaton[edit]

Ross Seaton
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1989-09-18) September 18, 1989 (age 24)
Sugar Land, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Ross Allen Seaton (born September 18, 1989) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Seaton attended Second Baptist School, where he was the class valedictorian. Rated the top high school pitcher in Texas by Baseball America, the Astros drafted Seaton in the third round (109th overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, receiving a $700,000 signing bonus to forego his college scholarship to Tulane University.[23]


Jason Stoffel[edit]

Jason Stoffel
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1988-09-15) September 15, 1988 (age 25)
Agoura, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jason Anthony Stoffel (born September 18, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the fourth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.

On July 19, 2011, he was traded to the Houston Astros with Henry Sosa for Jeff Keppinger.[24]


Ronald Torreyes[edit]

Ronald Torreyes
Houston Astros
Second baseman
Born: (1992-09-02) September 2, 1992 (age 21)
Barinas, Barinas, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ronald Alcides Solorsano Torreyes (born September 2, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman in the Houston Astros organization.

Torreyes signed with the Cincinnati Reds as an international free agent in February 2010.[25] He was traded from the Reds to the Chicago Cubs along with Dave Sappelt and Travis Wood for Sean Marshall on December 23, 2011.[26] He was traded to the Houston Astros on July 2, 2013 for two international signing bonus slots.[27]

Full Triple-A to Rookie League rosters[edit]

Triple-A[edit]

Oklahoma City RedHawks roster
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Pitchers

Catchers

  •  3 Ryan McCurdy
  • 20 Carlos Perez
  • 10 Max Stassi *

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


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Double-A[edit]

Corpus Christi Hooks roster
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Pitchers

  • 18 Travis Ballew
  • 45 Colton Cain
  • 55 Luis Cruz *
  • 45 Jorge De Leon
  • 44 Theron Geith
  • 36 Matthew Heidenreich
  • 16 Jordan Jankowski
  • 27 Andrew Robinson
  • 25 Brady Rodgers
  • 18 David Rollins
  • 30 Ross Seaton
  • 40 Thomas Shirley
  • 22 Alex Sogard
  • 29 Aaron West

Catchers

  • 38 MP Cokinos
  • 15 Rene Garcia
  • 12 Tyler Heineman

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

  • 11 Keith Bodie

Coaches

  • 24 Tim Garland (hitting)
  • 21 Gary Ruby (pitching)


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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Lancaster JetHawks roster
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Pitchers

  • 28 Mark Appel
  • 36 Patrick Christensen
  • 21 Jamaine Cotton
  • 22 Kent Emanuel
  • 30 Evan Grills
  • 17 Josh Hader
  • 35 Matt Heidenreich
  • 45 Brian Holmes
  • 23 Lance McCullers, Jr.
  • 29 Juan Minaya
  • 19 Daniel Minor
  • 18 Zach Morton
  • 37 Gonzalo Sanudo
  • -- Vincent Velasquez
  • 26 Kyle Westwood

Catchers

  •  7 Jobduan Morales
  • 10 Roberto Pena

Infielders

  • -- Bobby Borchering
  •  1 Carlos Correa
  • 20 Austin Elkins
  • 11 Jack Mayfield
  •  3 Chan Moon
  •  5 Rio Ruiz
  • 24 Tyler White

Outfielders

  • 15 Teoscar Hernandez
  • 34 Jon Kemmer
  • 14 Tanner Mathis
  •  2 Jordan Scott
  • 13 Danry Vasquez

Manager

  • 33 Rodney Linares

Coaches

  • 38 Don Alexander (pitching)
  • 44 Darryl Robinson (hitting)
  • 12 Ramon Vazquez (infield)


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Class A[edit]

Quad Cities River Bandits roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 13 Tyler Brunnemann
  • 35 Patrick Christensen
  • 19 Chris Cotton
  • 29 Kent Emanuel
  • 28 Michael Feliz
  • 18 Evan Grills
  • 20 Jandel Gustave
  • 12 Adrian Houser
  • 17 Chris Lee
  • 41 Albert Minnis
  • 16 Zach Morton
  • 31 Gonzalo Sanudo
  • 30 Andrew Thurman
  • 37 Andrew Walter

Catchers

  •  9 Brett Booth
  • 10 Brian Holberton
  • 14 Jobduan Morales

Infielders

  •  6 Austin Elkins
  • 27 Conrad Gregor
  •  2 Jack Mayfield
  • 36 Chase McDonald
  •  3 Chan Moon
  • 21 Tyler White

Outfielders

  • 26 Jon Kemmer
  •  1 Tanner Mathis
  •  8 Brett Phillips
  • 15 James Ramsay

Manager

  • 22 Omar Lopez

Coaches


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Short A[edit]

Tri-City ValleyCats roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 40 Austin Chrimson
  • 22 Kevin Ferguson
  • 43 Jeffrey Gause
  • 33 Sebastian Kessay
  • 25 Jordan Mills
  • 23 Chris Munnelly
  • 34 Joe Musgrove
  • 41 Luis Ordosgoitti
  • 27 Bryan Radziewski
  • 45 Francis Ramirez
  • 20 Raul Rivera
  • 44 Troy Scribner
  • 17 Blaine Sims
  • 26 Ryan Thompson
  • 12 Derick Velazquez
  •  9 Vince Wheeland

Catchers

  • 15 Ricky Gingras
  •  7 Alfredo Gonzalez
  • 36 Jamie Ritchie

Infielders

  • 38 J.D. Davis
  • 13 Alex Hernandez
  •  4 Mott Hyde
  • 28 Adam Nelubowich
  • -- Dayne Parker
  • 46 A. J. Reed
  • 16 Jose Solano
  • 30 Nick Tanielu

Outfielders

  • 35 Ryan Bottger
  •  8 Bobby Boyd
  •  5 Terrell Joyce
  • 21 Ariel Ovando
  • 11 Ravel Santana

Manager

Coaches

  •  3 Russ Steinhorn (hitting)
  • 37 Chris Holt (pitching)


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Rookie[edit]

Greeneville Astros roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 16 Austin Chrismon
  • 31 Kevin Ferguson
  • 22 Sebastian Kessay
  • 29 Jordan Mills
  • 52 Jose Montero
  • 70 Joe Musgrove
  • 60 Luis Ordosgiotti
  • 64 Francis Ramirez
  • 19 Gerardo Ramirez
  • 37 Raul Rivera
  • 36 Frederick Tiburcio

Catchers

  • 23 Alfredo Gonzalez

Infielders

  •  1 Edwin Gomez
  • 43 Thomas Lindauer
  • 27 Juan Santana
  • 21 Jose Solano

Outfielders

  • 10 Wallace Gonzalez
  • 58 Ariel Ovando
  • 48 Marc Wik

Manager

  • 17 Josh Bonifay

Coaches


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Gulf Coast League Astros roster
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Pitchers

  • 41 Agapito Barrios
  • 52 Robert Corniel
  • 54 Brandon Culbreth
  • 37 Ambriorix De Leon
  • 11 Samil De Los Santos
  • 47 Devonte German
  • 61 Gerardo Juarez
  • 20 Austin Nicely
  • -- David Paulino
  • 62 Juan Santos

Catchers

  • 10 Pedro Coa
  • 27 Jacob Nottingham

Infielders

  • -- Jack Armstrong
  • 29 Jean Estrella
  • 21 Alex Gonzalez
  • 26 Yoel Sifa

Outfielders

  • 43 Jason Martin
  • 17 Hector Roa

Manager

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Dominican Summer League Astros Orange roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 45 Bryan Abreu
  •  2 Yhoan Acosta
  • 30 Joel Belboder
  • 23 Gerald Benzant
  • 72 Robert Corniel
  • -- Juan Cuevas
  • -- Juan Hernandez
  •  6 Tomas Lopez
  • -- Hansel Paulino
  • 34 Adonis Pena
  • 54 Carlos Pizzolato
  • 41 Jose Ramos
  • 60 Michael Richez
  •  3 Starlyng Sanchez
  • 19 Cristhopher Santamaria
  • 56 Starlyn Taveras
  • 44 Edwin Villarroel

Catchers

  •  1 Ihan Bernal
  •  6 Gabriel Bracamonte

Infielders

  • 16 Wilson Amador
  • -- Rodrigo Ayarza
  • -- Jesus Bermejo
  •  4 Osvaldo Duarte
  • 17 Frankeny Fernandez
  •  9 Cristopher Luciano

Outfielders

  • 11 Bryan De La Cruz
  • 20 Andy Pineda
  • 15 Vicente Sanchez
  • -- Luis Vasquez

Manager


Coaches


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Dominican Summer League Astros Blue roster
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Pitchers

  • 36 Albert Abreu
  • 69 Dariel Aquino
  • 37 Luis Arias
  • 28 Yan De La Cruz
  • 33 Carlos Hiraldo
  • 26 Lachlan Madden
  • 59 Ezequiel Madera
  • 14 Salvador Montano
  • 47 Erasmo Pinales
  • -- Joselo Pinales
  • 25 Gabriel Pirela
  • 75 Moreno Polanco
  • 41 Jose Rosario
  • 73 Abdiel Saldana
  • 31 Carlos Sanabria
  • 23 Josue Uribe
  • -- Gabriel Valdez

Catchers

  • 24 Carlos Canelon
  • -- Hayden Timberlake
  • 28 Oliver Toribio

Infielders

  • 27 Marcos Almonte
  • 54 Reiny Beltre
  • 22 Wander Franco
  • 38 Connor MacDonald
  • 11 Jonathan Matute
  •  2 Joan Mauricio

Outfielders

  • -- Juan Fuentes
  •  1 Edgar Lorenzo
  • 61 Felix Lucas
  •  9 Nestor Tejada

Manager

  • -- Johan Maya

Coaches


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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Scout.com: Bobby Borchering Profile". Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
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  19. ^ MLB draft: Simi Valley's Meyer is last player taken in third round
  20. ^ Minor League Notebook: Simi Valley's Jonathan Meyer plays it cool at hot corner
  21. ^ Meyer is working on his offense in AFL
  22. ^ Meyer’s dad still offers useful advice on son’s game
  23. ^ "2nd Baptist's Ross Seaton signs deal with Astros - Houston Chronicle". Chron.com. August 1, 2008. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  24. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Giants Acquire Jeff Keppinger". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  25. ^ Energetic Torreyes stands tall despite his slight build
  26. ^ Sean Marshall trade to Reds official
  27. ^ Astros acquire infielder Torreyes from Cubs