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Astros Prospect Hotlist: Week Five

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For this piece, I will highlight the top performers at the plate and on the mound from the previous week of play. Below is the hotlist for Week Three. Here is last week’s Hotlist.

Who’s Hot At The Plate?

Quincy Hamilton – Hamilton got off to a slow start this season but turned it on this week. In five games between Double-A and Triple-A, Hamilton connected on 4 homers while drawing 4 walks to just 1 strikeout.

Shay Whitcomb – Whitcomb has quietly put together a solid season so far. In five games this week, he hit 5 doubles, 2 homers and drove in 7 runs. He has 13 extra base hits in 28 games this season.

Jeron Williams – Williams, a 9th round pick from last year, has carried his hot hitting in college to the pros. This week, Williams played in four games and hit .429 with a double, a homer and 3 runs batted in.

Austin Deming – Deming was phenomenal over the last week. The 24-year-old hit a blistering .583 with a double, a homer and 3 runs batted in. He is hitting .333 in 13 games this season.

Luis Baez – Baez put up a monster week for Asheville. While being one of the younger players in the league, Baez hit .348 with a double, 2 homers and 6 runs batted in, in just 5 games. He is tied for the team lead in RBI with 16.

Who’s Hot On The Mound?

Julio Robaina – Robaina has been dominant all year long and this week was no different. In one outing, the left-hander went 4 scoreless innings allowing 1 hit and striking out 5. Overall he has a 1.82 ERA this season.

Jake Bloss – Bloss was on his last week, and he is here again now. He made one start, his Double-A debut, and dominated going 6 scoreless innings with 6 strikeouts. He has 31 strikeouts in 23.1 innings this season.

Jose Guedez – Guedez has been up and down this year, but this week was great. He made one start and went 5 innings allowing just 1 unearned run with 5 strikeouts. He has a 3.43 ERA this season.

James Hicks – Hicks has put up the best numbers in the system this year and this week he made his High-A debut. In his one start, he went 5 innings allowing just 1 run while striking out 4. He has a 0.78 ERA between Single-A and High-A.

Alonzo Tredwell – Tredwell had a rough start to the season but has been slowly getting better. This week he pitched in two games allowing 2 runs over 8.1 innings with 9 strikeouts. He has 21 K in 16 innings this season.

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