Astros set Minor League rosters
The Astros on Monday released the roster for their four full-season clubs. As expected, 2012 No. 1 overall pick Carlos Correa is starting in Class A Quad Cities, which is a big jump for a kid who was in high school in Puerto Rico at this time last year.
Other notable assignments: Pitchers Travis Ballew and Aaron West, catcher Tyler Heinemann and outfielder Preston Tucker are all jumping low A and going to high Class A Lancaster. Outfielder Austin Wates and pitchers Jason Stoffel and Ross Seaton are repeating a level at Double-A Corpus Christi.
Here are the rosters:
TRIPLE-A OKLAHOMA CITY
Pitchers – Kevin Chapman, Jose Cisnero, Paul Clemens, Jarred Cosart, John Ely, C.J. Fick, Dallas Keuchel, Jordan Lyles, Wes Musick, Brett Oberholtzer, Rudy Owens, Jose Valdez, Josh Zeid.
Catchers – Cody Clark, Jason Jaramillo, Chris Wallace.
Infielders – Jake Elmore, Marc Krauss, Brandon Laird, Jose Martinez, Jonathan Villar.
Outfielders – Trevor Crowe, Jake Goebbert, Robbie Grossman, Che-Hsuan Lin, Jimmy Paredes.
DOUBLE-A CORPUS CHRISTI
Pitchers – Ruben Alaniz, Jake Buchanan, Jorge De Leon, Bobby Doran, Mat Heidenreich, David Martinez, Andrew Robinson, Ross Seaton, Alex Sogard, Jason Stoffel, Nick Tropeano, Pat Urckfitz, Asher Wojciechowski.
Catchers – Rene Garcia, Ryan McCurdy, Carlos Perez.
Infielders – Eric Castro, Enrique Hernandez, Jonathan Meyer, Jio Mier, Ben Orloff.
Outfielders – Michael Burgess, Domingo Santana, George Springer, Austin Wates.
CLASS A LANCASTER
Pitchers – Travis Ballew, Luis Cruz, Chris Devenski, Jonas Dufek, Mike Foltynewicz, Theron Geith, Alex Gillingham, Tyson Perez, Carlos Quevedo, Brady Rodgers, David Rollins, Tommy Shirley, Blair Walters, Aaron West.
Catchers – M.P. Cokinos, Tyler Heineman.
Infielders – Delino DeShields Jr., Matt Duffy, Nolan Fontana, Zach Johnson, Raoul Torrez, Rafael Valenzuela.
Outfielders – Andrew Aplin, Chris Epps, Brandon Meredith, Andrew Muren, Preston Tucker.
CLASS A QUAD CITIES
Pitchers – Joe Bircher, Colton Cain, Kyle Hallock, Mike Hauschild, Brian Holmes, Jordan Jankowski, Cam Lamb, Mitchell Lambson, Lance McCullers, Daniel Minor, John Neely, Gera Sanchez, Vincent Velasquez.
Catchers – Jobduan Morales, Roberto Pena.
Infielders – Carlos Correa, Chase Davidson, Ryan Dineed, Carlos Perdomo, Rio Ruiz, Joe Sclafani, Jesse Wierzbicki.
Outfielders – Teoscar Hernandez, Terrell Joyce, Ariel Ovando, Jordan Scott.