Showing posts with label Dexture McCall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dexture McCall. Show all posts

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Morning Hot Links

*Off-day yesterday (of course) so it was all about Teh Rumorz!

*Brian McTaggart's Mailbag suggests the Astros go after Zach Britton and maybe not so much after a starter. He also says Verlander would cost too much (in terms of actual dollars).

*The Astros are interested in Verlander, but involvement in talks is apparently "minimal."

*Buster Olney tweeted that the Astros "may well be" the most motivated to trade for Britton. Britton has been dealing with a forearm strain for most of the season, leading him to throw just 16IP this season. He has walked seven batters in those 16IP. But he won't be a free agent until 2019.

*Britton gave up 2H/2ER, 0K:1BB in Baltimore's win over North Corsicana last night.

*Jon Heyman tweeted that he's not hearing anything serious going on between Oakland and Houston on Sonny Gray, despite Jon Morosi's report to the contrary.

*Heyman also tweeted that the Astros don't love Justin Verlander's contract.

*The Rangers have started gathering intel on what they could get in return for Yu Darvish, according to Jeff Passan. Passan:
[The Astros'] market is almost assuredly Darvish, Gray, or bust.

The Rangers are not playing well. They just got swept by Baltimore (whom the Astros play this weekend) and have lost five straight. They're 18 games back of Houston and 4.5 back of the 2nd Wild Card spot with five teams between them and getting to be the road team in the Wild Card game. FanGraphs gives them an 11.2% change of making the postseason. It would make sense to get something for Darvish before he hits free agency this offseason (and potentially re-sign him in five months, though Jon Heyman says that's unlikely given Darvish will shoot for Strasburg's $175m contract). Would it be delicious to win the race for the World Series with the Rangers' best pitcher? YES. Would it suck to watch the package of prospects it would require to get him help prop the Rangers back up? ALSO YES.

*Six years ago yesterday Jose Altuve made his MLB debut. In those six years, Altuve has the most hits in baseball. Top Five:
Altuve: 1173
Robinson Cano: 1121
Miguel Cabrera: 1096
Andrew McCutchen: 1018
Adam Jones: 1015

*Fresno beat Las Vegas 18-5, hitting five home runs. Jon Kemmer (2HR), Derek Fisher, and Preston Tucker (5RBI) each had three hits. A.J. Reed added two home runs and 5RBI. Fresno scored 61 runs in the four-game series at Las Vegas. Their 149 home runs leads all of minor-league baseball by 18 HR.

*Dexture McCall and Jason Martin went back-to-back in a 5-3 Corpus win at Midland. McCall has homered in four straight games for Corpus.

*Buies Creek scored the last eight runs of the game in an 8-3 win over Carolina. Anibal Sierra was a double shy of the cycle, finishing 3x4 with 5RBI. Myles Straw, Jake Rogers, and Tyler Wolfe had two hits each. Kevin Hill threw the final 3.2IP, allowing 1H/0ER, 5K:0BB.

*In this podcast Forrest Whitley talks about his first full pro season.

*How do you not know how to spell Keuchel by now? Matijevic? I get that. Bukauskas? Sure. They're minor-leaguers, just drafted. But Keuchel? Come on...

*Jeff Passan: The loudest voices for change in a collapsing Venezuela are coming from MLB.

*Here's a story from Minnesota on autograph culture (this is a hobby that I simply do not understand, but whatever, to each their own.)


Monday, August 10, 2015

PreStros Morning Report: Aug 9

Been a while since we've had a chance to do this, but we'll take a cue from the archives when, after a particularly brutal loss it was cathartic to look at the minors...

Fresno (67-48, 11.5 up)

Fresno came into the 9th and final game of a long homestand with an 8-0 record, but allowed the first nine runs of the game in a 9-3 loss to Sacramento. Brady Rodgers allowed 8H/7R (5ER), 4K:2BB in 5.1IP.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. Tyler White: 1x2, 2B, 2BB, RBI
2. James Hoyt: 1IP, 0H/0ER*
1. Nolan Fontana: 2x4, 2B, BB

*Since May 1, Hoyt has thrown 28.2IP, allowing 29H/9ER, 38K:7BB

Corpus (72-42, already clinched playoff berth)

Corpus had a 1-0 lead heading into the 7th, and left the 7th tied 2-2. Then Midland enjoyed a pair of three-run innings for an 8-3 win over Corpus.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. A.J. Reed: 3x5
2. Jon Kemmer: 3x4, 2B, HR, RBI
1. Michael Feliz: 6IP, 3H/0ER, 8K:3BB

Lancaster (57-56, 3.5 GB)

J.D. Davis homered in his 6th straight game as Lancaster whooped up on High Desert, 8-0. Keegan Yuhl and Michael Freeman combined for 9IP, 3H/0ER, 9K:1BB.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. J.D. Davis: 2x4, HR, 4RBI
2. Michael Freeman: 3IP, 0H/0ER, 4K:0BB
1. Keegan Yuhl: 6IP, 3H/0ER, 5K:1BB

Quad Cities (74-37, already clinched playoff berth)

Quad Cities came into Sunday's game with their 2nd 12-game winning streak of the season, only to fall short of tying a club record in a 3-1 loss to Dayton.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. Drew Ferguson: 1x4, outfield assist
2. Bobby Boyd: 1x3, BB, SB
1. Brock Dykxhoorn: 7IP, 6H/2ER, 8K:1BB

Tri-City (28-21, 3.0 up)

Tri-City erased a 2-0 deficit with a 3-run 4th, going on to beat Lowell 6-3.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. Alex Winkelman: 5IP, 5H/2ER, 3K:1BB
2. Brooks Marlow: 2x5, 2 2B, RBI
1. Dexture McCall: 1x3, BB, HR, 2RBI

Greeneville (24-20, 1.5 up)

Greeneville dominated Bristol on Sunday in an 8-1 win in which Bristol didn't get their 1st run until the 9th inning. Makay Nelson, Matt Bower, Andrew Thome, and Samil De Los Santos combined for 9IP, 8H/1ER, 8K:0BB.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. Brauly Mejia: 2x4, wB, 2RBI
2. Kyle Tucker: 3x4, 2B, RBI, SB, outfield assist
1. Pitching staff

GCL Astros (14-25, 8.5 GB)

Game report was somehow unavailable.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PreStros Morning Report: July 20

Gonna try a little different format to cut down on the time it takes for this post every morning, but still have some minor-league coverage. Related: If you would be interested in handling the PreStros Morning Report, shoot an email to astroscounty (at) gmail (dot) com.

Fresno (56-40, 11.0 games up)

Fresno took a 7-1 lead by the end of the 3rd inning, cruised to a 9-2 victory over Las Vegas

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. Andrew Aplin: 3x4, BB, 2RBI, SB
2. Domingo Santana: 2x5, 3RBI
1. Brett Oberholtzer: 7IP, 3H/2ER, 7K:2BB

Corpus (60-34, clinched playoff berth)

Corpus held early leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but Midland's seven unanswered runs proved too much in a 9-5 loss. Joe Musgrave returned from a 3-week DL stint to provide 2IP to start the game.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. Juan Minaya: 2.1IP, 1H/0ER, 4K:1BB
2. Jack Mayfield: 2x5, RBI
1. Colin Moran: 3x5, 2B, HR, RBI.

Note: In the 17 games since the All-Star Break, Colin Moran is hitting .379/.438/.561.

Lancaster (49-45 overall; 12-12 in 2nd half, 1.0 games up)

Lancaster and San Jose battled to a 4-4 tie at the end of nine, with San Jose getting the walk-off in the 11th to win 5-4.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. Daniel Mengden: 5IP, 6H/3ER, 3K:2BB
2. Jamie Ritchie: 1x3, BB
1. Chase McDonald: 2x5, HR, 3RBI

Quad Cities (60-33, already clinched playoff berth)

Quad Cities had an 11-0 lead before Cedar Rapids got on the board, and went on to win 14-5.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. Elieser Hernandez: 4IP, 2H/0ER, 6K:1BB
2. Jason Martin: 2x5, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI
1. Drew Ferguson: 2x4, 2B, BB, 4RBI

Tri-City (16-14, tied for 1st)

Tri-City split a double-header with Aberdeen, winning Game 1, 7-2, and dropping Game 2, 3-1.

Three 'Stros of the Game(s):
3. Alex Winkelman: 5IP, 4H/1ER, 6K:0BB
2. Richard Gonzalez: 1x2, HR, RBI, BB (Game 2)
1. Dexture McCall: 1x3, 2B, 3RBI (Game 1)

Greeneville (14-11, 2.0 games up)

Postponed due to rain

GCL Astros (8-16, 4,5 games back)

The GCL Astros carried a 2-0 lead into the 9th, but the GCL Blue Jays scored three in the top of the 9th for a 3-2 win over the GCL Astros.

Three 'Stros of the Game:
3. Nestor Tejada: 2x4
2. Kyle Tucker: 2x4
1. Hector Perez: 4IP, 1H/0ER, 2K:2BB

Note: Nestor Tejada was 1x28 coming into yesterday's game, breaking an 0x26 skid dating back to his professional debut. Kyle Tucker has hits in five of his last six games.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

June Draft - Rounds 31-35

We are getting deep into the bowels of the draft at this point, so I thought we could start running the selections together a little, whilst providing a little bit on each player.

31-916: Dexture McCall, 1B, Hillsborough Community College, Florida.

Dexture McCall was announced as a first baseman, although he is listed at third base in many websites.  He attended Middleton High School in Florida.  He is listed at 6-0, 205lbs.  He could return to college if he chooses.

He appeared in 47 games, batted .360/.455/.541.  He hit five home-runs, with 29 walks versus 20 strikeouts.

32-946: Robert Kahana, RHP, University of Kansas

Robert Kahana is a 21yo Junior from the University of Kansas, originally from Ewa Beach, Hawaii.  He is listed at 6-0, 211.  He stated in Kansas' season ending game versus Kentucky, giving up 5 runs in three innings.

This year, he threw 52.1IP, giving up 87 hits, 39 runs (28 earned), 32 strikeouts versus 24 walks in 14 starts.  His ERA was 3.05, but his WHIP was a less-robust 1.34.

33-976: Edwin Medina, OF, St Thomas University, Miami

Another originally from Puerto Rico, Edwin Medina attends St Thomas University, after playing in Des Moines (Des Moines Area Community College) in 2013, where he was named to the first team of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II All-American team in 2013.  He was a CF in Des Moines, and has also played some second base in Florida.

He is listed at 5-8, 170.  He has a mean moustache.  I mean, that is awesome!  He appeared in 52 games, batted .391/.468/.520 in 202 at bats, with 12 doubles, 2 triples and 3 home-runs.  Again, a favourable BB:K profile - 28BB versus 25K.  He also swiped 33 bags in 37 attempts.

34-1006: Joshua James, RHP, Western Oklahoma State College

Listed at 6-3, 200, originally from Hollywood, Florida.  He has a perfect game profile but it doesn't seem to have been updated since 2010.  He is currently a sophomore.

He appeared in 16 games (10 starts), with a 4-1 record, 3.21 ERA  He pitched 61.2 innings, striking out 56 and walking 25.  He allowed three home runs.

35-1036: Keegan Yuhl, RHP, Concordia University

Keegan Yuhl is listed as a 6-0, 220 Senior, originally out of Del Mar, Calfornia.  At Concordia, he went 10-4, throwing 104.2 innings, giving up 87 hits, 36 runs (30 earned), 14 walks versus 100 strikeouts.  His ERA was 2.58.

He pitched the first perfect game in Concordia University history on 31 January this year.  He was listed as an Honourable Mention in the selection of the NAIA All American team.  He has a haircut like mine (lucky guy!)

A very brief 1-pitch scouting video is here.  Not sure what everyone is excited about.  It was just a foul tip!