Houston Astros minor league players

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This a partial list of Minor League Baseball players in the Houston Astros system and the rosters of their minor league affiliates:

Players[edit]

Bryan Abreu[edit]

Bryan Abreu
Houston Astros – No. 88
Pitcher
Born: (1997-04-22) April 22, 1997 (age 22)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Bryan Enrique Abreu (born April 22, 1997) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Abreu signed with the Houston Astros as an international free agent in November 2013.[1][1] The Astros added him to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season.[2]

Brett Adcock[edit]

Brett Adcock
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1995-08-28) August 28, 1995 (age 23)
Bay City, Michigan
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Brett Adcock (born August 28, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Adcock attended Bay City Western High School in Auburn, Michigan.[3] In 2013, as a senior, he pitched to a 12-0 record with a 0.58 ERA, striking out 124 batters in 72 innings pitched, earning the title of The Bay City Times Baseball Player of the Year.[4] Undrafted out of high school in the 2013 MLB draft, he enrolled at the University of Michigan where he played college baseball.

In 2014, as a freshman at Michigan, Adcock appeared in 26 games (making four starts) and compiled a 7-4 record with a 2.87 ERA, earning himself a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.[5] As a sophomore in 2015, he pitched to a 10-4 record and a 3.10 ERA and was named to the All-Big Ten Third Team.[6] In 2016, his junior year, Adcock went 7-5 with a 3.22 ERA in 15 games (14 starts).[7] He was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team.[8] After his junior year, he was drafted by the Houston Astros in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB draft.[9]

Adcock signed for $430,000[10] and made his professional debut with the Tri-City ValleyCats, pitching only 4.1 innings due to injury.[11][12] In 2017, he played with both the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Buies Creek Astros,[13] compiling a combined 5-4 record with a 3.93 ERA 25 games (18 starts) between the two teams. Adcock began 2018 with Buies Creek,[3] where he was named a Carolina League All-Star,[14] before being promoted to the Corpus Christi Hooks in July.[15] In 25 games (14 starts) with the two clubs, he went 9-5 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.[16]

Adock began 2019 back with Corpus Christi.

Rogelio Armenteros[edit]

Rogelio Armenteros
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1994-06-30) June 30, 1994 (age 24)
La Habana, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Rogelio Armenteros Peña (born June 30, 1994) is a Cuban professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Armenteros played for Industriales of the Cuban National Series in 2011/2012. In September 2014, he signed with the Houston Astros as an international free agent.[17]

Armenteros made his professional debut 2015 with the Tri-City ValleyCats and was later promoted to the Quad Cities River Bandits; in 61 total innings pitched between both teams, he posted a 3-2 record and 3.69 ERA. In 2016, he pitched for Quad Cities, Lancaster JetHawks and Corpus Christi Hooks, pitching to a combined 8-6 record and 3.53 ERA in 26 games (22 starts). After the season he pitched in the Arizona Fall League. Armenteros started 2017 with Corpus Christi, and after going 2-3 with a 1.93 ERA in 14 games, was promoted to the Fresno Grizzlies, where he finished the season with an 8-1 record and 2.16 ERA in 24 total games (20 total starts) between both teams.[18][19] In 2018, he returned to Fresno, going 8-1 with a 3.74 ERA in 22 games (21 starts).[20]

The Astros added Armenteros to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season.[2] He began 2019 with the Round Rock Express.

Brandon Bielak[edit]

Brandon Bielak
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1996-04-02) April 2, 1996 (age 23)
Edison, New Jersey
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Brandon Michael Bielak (born April 2, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Bielak attended and played baseball at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, New Jersey. In 2014, as a senior, he pitched to an 8-1 record with a 0.58 ERA, striking out 87 batters in 60.2 innings pitched.[21] Undrafted out of high school in the 2014 MLB draft, he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame where he played college baseball for the Fighting Irish. In 2015, as a freshman, he was 6-3 with a 3.55 ERA in 17 games (14 starts),[22] in 2016, as a sophomore, he compiled a 3-2 record and a 2.10 ERA in 15 games (four starts),[23] and in 2017, as a junior, he was 2-6 with a 5.55 ERA in 15 games (14 starts).[24] After his junior year, he was selected by the Houston Astros in the 11th round of the 2017 MLB draft.[25]

Bielak signed with Houston and made his professional debut with the GCL Astros. After two scoreless appearances, he was promoted to the Tri-City ValleyCats where he finished the season with a 1-1 record and a 0.92 ERA in eight games (four starts).[26] He began 2018 with the Buies Creek Astros and was named a Carolina League All-Star;[27] he was promoted to the Corpus Christi Hooks in June.[28] In 25 games (17 starts) between the two clubs, he went 7-8 with a 2.23 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.[29] He returned to Corpus Christi to begin 2019.

Akeem Bostick[edit]

Akeem Bostick
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1995-05-04) May 4, 1995 (age 24)
Florence, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Akeem Maurice Bostick (born May 4, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros organization.

Bostick attended West Florence High School in Florence, South Carolina. Bostick played for the school's baseball team, and was their ace pitcher. In his senior year, Bostick had a 9-0 win–loss record and a 0.68 earned run average (ERA) with 84 strikeouts in 51 innings pitched.[30]

Bostick committed to attend Georgia Southern College, where he would play baseball and American football. The Texas Rangers selected Bostick in the second round of the 2013 MLB draft.[31][32] He signed with the Rangers rather than attend college,[33] reportedly receiving a $520,620 signing bonus. The Rangers assigned him to the Arizona Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League and he spent the whole season there, posting a 4-1 record and 2.83 ERA in 14 games.[34]

In 2014, Bostick pitched for the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League where he posted a 5-6 record and 5.17 ERA in 21 games (twenty games started). After the 2014 season, the Rangers traded Bostick to the Houston Astros for Carlos Corporán.[35] He spent 2015 with both the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Lancaster JetHawks, posting a combined 9-5 record and 4.15 ERA in 21 total games between the two teams, and 2016 with the Tri-City ValleyCats and Lancaster, where he went 6-4 with a 4.74 ERA in 16 total games. In 2017, he pitched for the Buies Creek Astros and the Corpus Christi Hooks, pitching to a combined 8-7 record and 4.06 ERA in 22 games (16 starts) between both teams.[36] In 2018, he played for Corpus Christi and the Fresno Grizzlies, going 2-5 with a 3.67 ERA in 22 games (16 starts).[37] He began 2019 with the Round Rock Express.

His cousin, Brandon Bostick, plays in the National Football League.[38]

Drew Ferguson[edit]

Drew Ferguson
Houston Astros
Outfielder
Born: (1992-08-03) August 3, 1992 (age 26)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Andrew Thomas Ferguson (born August 3, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Houston Astros organization.

Ferguson attended the Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville, Tennessee and played college baseball at Belmont University as a walk-on.[39] He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 19th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.[40]

Ferguson spent his first professional season with the Tri-City ValleyCats and Quad Cities River Bandits, compiling a combined .297 batting average with four home runs and 27 RBIs in 61 games. He played for the Lancaster JetHawks and Corpus Christi Hooks in 2016, slashing .315/.408/.542 with 17 home runs and 76 RBIs in 105 games, Corpus Christi and Fresno Grizzlies in 2017 where he posted a combined .275 batting average with nine home runs and 41 RBIS in 113 games,[41] and spent 2018 with Fresno,[42] batting .305 with four home runs and 29 RBIs in 65 games.[43]

Ferguson was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 2018 Rule 5 draft, and was returned to the Astros organization on March 22, 2019.[44] He began 2019 with the Round Rock Express.

Tyler Ivey[edit]

Tyler Ivey
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1996-05-12) May 12, 1996 (age 23)
Rowlett, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Tyler Cade Ivey (born May 12, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Ivey attended Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Texas. Ivey as a freshman, was on the 2012 4-A State Champion Rockwall-Heath baseball team; a team that also included future major league pitcher Jake Thompson, and Bret Boswell of the Colorado Rockies organization.[45] Ivey was undrafted out of high school in 2015 and spent his freshman season of college on the Texas A&M baseball team. Ivey posted a 2-3 record with a 3.56 ERA in 43 innings over 11 games in 2016.[46] During that season, Ivey was involved in an incident that almost caused a post-game brawl vs. The University of Texas, when he taunted the UT dugout with a horns down gesture.[47] Ivey transferred to Grayson County College in Denison, Texas for his sophomore season of 2017. With Grayson, Ivey posted a 9-0 record with a 2.08 ERA in 78 innings over 12 games.[46] Ivey was drafted in the 3rd round, 91st overall, in the 2017 MLB draft by the Houston Astros and signed with them for a $450,000 signing bonus.[46]

Ivey was assigned to the GCL Astros and the Tri City ValleyCats of the Class A Short Season New York–Penn League in his professional debut season of 2017, posting a combined 0-3 record with a 5.63 ERA in 38 innings over 12 games (8 starts).[46] In 2018, Ivey opened the season with the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League, posting a 1-3 record with a 3.46 ERA in 41.2 innings over 9 games (6 starts).[46] He was then promoted to the Buies Creek Astros of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, posting a 3-3 record with a 2.69 ERA in 70 innings over 15 games (12 starts).[46] He began 2019 with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League.

Brendan McCurry[edit]

Brendan McCurry
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1992-01-07) January 7, 1992 (age 27)
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Brendan Scott McCurry (born January 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

McCurry played college baseball at Howard College and Oklahoma State University. McCurry was an infielder at Howard before transitioning into a pitcher at Oklahoma State.[48] At Oklahoma State he set a school record with 27 career saves.[49]

McCurry was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 22nd round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. During his first professional season, he spent time with the Arizona League Athletics, Beloit Snappers and Stockton Ports, posting a combined 2-0 record with a 0.31 ERA in 28.2 innings between the three teams. McCurry spent 2015 with both the Stockton Ports and the Midland RockHounds where he posted a 1-3 record with a 1.86 ERA.[50][51]

On November 25, 2015, McCurry was traded from the Athletics to the Houston Astros for Jed Lowrie. He began 2016 with the Corpus Christi Hooks before being promoted to the Fresno Grizzlies. He finished 2016 with a 3-5 record with a 5.07 ERA.[52] On December 22, 2016, McCurry was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for methamphetamine.[53] After his suspension, he returned to Fresno, going 4-2 with a 4.43 ERA in 35 games.[54] In 2018, McCurry once again returned to the Grizzlies, pitching to a 6-7 record with a 3.69 ERA in 46 relief appearances.[55] He began 2019 with the Round Rock Express.

Full Triple-A to Rookie League rosters[edit]

Triple-A[edit]

Round Rock Express roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

  •  9 Alex De Goti
  • 31 Taylor Jones
  •  8 Jack Mayfield
  • 24 A. J. Reed *
  • 21 Nick Tanielu

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

  • 15 Drew French (pitching)
  • 18 Ben Rosenthal (hitting)


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Roster updated May 16, 2019
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Double-A[edit]

Corpus Christi Hooks roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 44 Bryan Abreu *
  • 28 Brett Adcock
  • 19 Brandon Bailey
  • 12 Brandon Bielak
  • 17 J. B. Bukauskas
  • 44 Brendan Feldmann
  • 29 Justin Ferrell
  • 18 Tyler Ivey
  • -- Cristian Javier
  • 11 Carson LaRue
  • 30 Colin McKee
  • 36 Erasmo Pinales
  • 53 Carlos Sanabria
  • 41 Kit Scheetz
  • 45 Gabriel Valdez

Catchers

  •  7 Carlos Canelon Injury icon 2.svg
  • 43 Lorenzo Quintana
  • 15 Chuckie Robinson

Infielders

  •  6 Osvaldo Duarte
  • 23 J. J. Matijevic
  •  2 Josh Rojas
  • 10 Anibal Sierra
  • 13 Abraham Toro

Outfielders


Manager

  • 22 Omar Lopez

Coaches

  • 35 Graham Johnson (pitching)
  •  4 Tim LaMonte (hitting)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
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Roster updated May 16, 2019
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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Fayetteville Woodpeckers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 48 Jacob Billingsley
  • 15 Willy Collado
  • 41 Tommy DeJuneas
  • 11 Chad Donato
  • 43 Shawn Dubin
  • 47 Tanner Duncan
  • 14 J.P. France
  •  6 Joey Gonzalez
  • 31 Nick Hernandez
  • 12 Parker Mushinski
  • 30 Enoli Paredes
  • 21 Yohan Ramirez
  • 13 Leovanny Rodriguez
  • 46 Cesar Rosado Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21 Abdiel Saldanal Injury icon 2.svg
  • 22 Peter Solomon Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  •  9 Scott Manea
  • 28 Michael Papierski

Infielders

  • 23 Jake Adams
  •  2 Alfredo Angarita
  • 27 Jonathan Arauz
  • 35 Colton Shaver
  •  3 Miguelangel Sierra

Outfielders

  •  1 Bryan De La Cruz
  • 10 Corey Julks
  •  4 Jacob Meyers
  • 17 Chandler Taylor Injury icon 2.svg


Manager

  • 20 Nate Shaver

Coaches

  • 18 Jason Kanzler (hitting)
  • 26 Thomas Whitsett (pitching)


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Roster updated May 16, 2019
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Class A[edit]

Quad Cities River Bandits roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 43 Jonathan Bermudez
  • 46 Riley Cabral
  • 29 Humberto Castellanos
  • 17 Brett Conine
  • 41 Devin Conn
  • 19 Brett Daniels
  • 22 Cody Deason
  • 36 R.J. Freure
  • 26 Luis Garcia
  • 38 Austin Hansen
  • 16 Mark Moclair Injury icon 2.svg
  • 21 Nivaldo Rodriguez
  • 27 Matt Ruppenthal
  • -- Jairo Solis Injury icon 2.svg
  • 39 Jojanse Torres

Catchers

  • 15 Oscar Campos Injury icon 2.svg
  • -- Ruben Castro Injury icon 2.svg
  • 14 Alex Holderbach
  • 10 Cesar Salazar

Infielders

  •  3 Trey Dawson
  • 35 Austin Dennis
  •  2 David Hensley
  •  1 Jeremy Pena
  • 11 Scott Schreiber
  • 13 Enmanuel Valdez
  • 17 Michael Wielansky

Outfielders

  •  9 Ross Adolph
  • 23 Marty Costes Injury icon 2.svg
  •  8 Jonathan Lacroix
  • 45 Carlos Machado
  •  4 Alex McKenna Injury icon 2.svg


Manager

  • 12 Ray Hernandez

Coaches

  •  6 Erick Abreu (pitching)
  • 20 Rafael Pena (hitting)


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Roster updated May 12, 2019
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Short A[edit]

Tri-City ValleyCats roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 24 Jacob Billingsley
  • 41 Jose Bravo
  • 37 Riley Cabral
  • 19 Luis De Paula
  •  4 Joey Gonzalez
  • 32 Ernesto Jaquez
  • 18 Juan Pablo Lopez
  • 37 Hunter Martin
  • 30 Manny Ramirez
  • 11 Jose Alberto Rivera
  • 12 Felipe Tejada

Catchers

  •  6 Orlando Marquez
  • 25 Nathan Perry

Infielders

  • 15 Deury Carrasco
  • 16 Austin Dennis
  • 10 Juan Pineda
  • -- Luis Santana
  • 17 Michael Wielansky

Outfielders

  • 13 Carlos Machado
  •  8 Ramiro Rodriguez
  • -- Andres Santana


Manager

  • -- Ozney Guillen

Coaches

  • -- John Kovalik (pitching)
  • -- Sean Godfrey (hitting)


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Roster updated March 27, 2019
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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast League Astros roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 45 Daniel Bello
  • 21 Jonathan Bermudez
  • -- Gerardo Bojorquez
  • 19 Jervic Chavez
  • 58 Miguel Figueroa
  • 20 Freylin Garcia
  • -- Layne Henderson
  • -- Alex House
  • 37 Alfredi Jimenez
  • 54 Angel Macuare
  • 23 Fredy Medina
  • 31 Christian Mejias
  • 29 Jose Alberto Rivera
  • 22 Julio Robaina
  • 52 Elian Rodriguez
  • 26 Jayson Schroeder
  • 53 Kyle Serrano
  • 47 Bryan Solano

Catchers

  • 30 Gerry Castillo
  • 50 Nerio Rodriguez

Infielders

  •  8 Yorbin Ceuta
  •  1 Sean Mendoza
  • 16 Freudis Nova
  • 48 Juan Paulino
  • 46 Joe Perez
  • 13 Yeuris Ramirez
  • 10 Rhandall Sanchez
  •  3 Ronaldo Urdaneta

Outfielders

  • 17 Wilyer Abreu
  • 15 Hector Martinez
  •  2 Juan Ramirez


Manager

  • 11 Wladimir Sutil

Coaches

  • 13 Jose Rada (pitching)
  • -- Rene Rojas (hitting)


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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Astros roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 12 Valente Bellozo
  • 66 Jose Betances
  • 38 Alex Blanco
  • 22 Yeremi Ceballos
  • 69 Franny Cobos
  • -- Brayan De Paula
  • 30 Ronny Garcia
  • 39 Flaer Gonzalez
  • 43 Jose Antonio Hernandez
  • 28 Ernesto Jaquez
  • 73 Alfredi Jimenez
  • 65 Jairo Lopez
  • 26 Christian Mejias
  • 18 Cristofer Mezquita
  • 56 Jeremy Molero
  • 64 Wender Oberto
  •  6 Jherson Pereira
  • 46 Kilvio Peralta
  • 37 Carlos Quintero
  • 29 Fabricio Reina
  • 84 Diosmerky Taveras
  • 62 Heitor Tokar

Catchers

  • 82 Jose Alvarez
  • 14 Carlos Hurtado
  • 46 Jonarkys Lopez
  • 58 Ricardo Toro

Infielders

  •  4 Javier Bermudez
  • 13 Jeury Castillo
  • 35 Rolando Espinosa
  •  2 Sebastian Gruillon
  •  9 Junior Marte
  •  1 Jose Mendoza
  •  3 Enmanuel Morillo
  • 31 Marco Van Der Wijst

Outfielders

  • 75 Yefri Carrillo
  • 23 Abraham Castillo
  • 53 Yimmi Cortabaarria
  • -- Adonis Giron
  • 16 Victor Mascai


Manager

  • 56 Carlos Lugo
  • -- Charlie Romero

Coaches

  • -- Rick Aponte (pitching)
  • -- Sean Aquino (coach)
  • -- Carlos Gonzalez (pitching)
  • -- Alejandro Martinez (coach)
  • -- Luis Mateo (hitting)
  • -- Gerardo Olivares (pitching)
  • -- Darwin Peguero (pitching)


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