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The following is a breakdown of all the players in the Astros Minor League system who are rosters to play this fall and winter. The players listed belowon are the reserve lists for their respective clubs. This does not mean necessarily that they will play winter ball, just that they are on a roster.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE
Mesa Solar Sox — 3B Bobby Borchering, RHP Jarred Cosart, RHP Chia-Jen Lo, SS Jiovanni Mier (taxi squad), 1B Jonathan Singleton, LHP Alex Sogard, OF George Springer, P Nick Tropeano.
DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE
Toros del Este — LHP Fernando Abad, SS Jose Fernandez, C Cristian Moronta.
Gigante de Cibao — RHP Jose Ciserno, RHP Rhiner Cruz, RHP Enerio Del Rosario, OF Jimmy Paredes.
Leones de Escogido — RHP Jorge DeLeon, OF Fernando Martinez.
Tigres de Licey — RHP Juan Minaya, OF Domingo Santana, UT Ruben Sosa, RHP Jose Valdez, RHP Henry Villar.
Aguilas Cibaenas — OF Emilio King, SS Jonathan Villar.
Estrellas Orientales — RHP Jose Trinidad.
MEXICAN WINTER LEAGUE
Naranjeros de Hermosillo — RHP Edgar Gonzalez
Orientales de Granda — C Marlon Avea.
Tigres del Chinandega — OF Mesac Laguna.
Gigantes de Carolina — LHP Xavier Cedeno, C Carlos Corporan, C Rene Garcia, 2B Enrique Hernandez, C Jobduan Morales.
Criollos de Cagua — LHP Luis Cruz, OF Edwin Gomez, C Roberto Pena.
Indios de Mayaguez — SS Angel Sanchez.
VENEZUELAN WINTER LEAGUE
Magallanes — 2B Jose Altuve, C Luis Alvarez, RHP Enderson Franco, LHP Gabriel Garcia, C Ernesto Genoves, RHP David Martinez, OF Jose Monzon, RHP Juri Perez, RHP Carlos Quevedo.
Leones de Caracas — OF Brandon Barnes, SS Marwin Gonzaelz, RHP Luis Ordosgoitti, C Carlos Perez
Aguilas de Zuila — RHP Elieser Hernandez, SS Kristian Trompiz, RHP Arcenio Leon, SS Arturo Michelena.
Tigres de Aragua — 2B Jose Martinez.
The Astros have signed a pair of teenagers out of the Dominican Republic, pitcher Carlos Vasquez and outfielder Edward Santana, and have reached an agreement with pitcher Tomas Lopez, whose signing isn’t yet official.
Vasquez, 16, is a 6-2, 180-pound right-hander with an extra large frame and someone who Astros director of Latin American scouting Felix Francisco believes will be a power pitcher. He throws between 88 and 90 mph now, but Francisco said the ball jumps out of his hands and he has a good breaking ball.
“We feel this guy is going to be really strong in the future,” Francisco said.
Santana, 17, was the best position player left on the market, Francisco said. He can play center field, but the Astros like more in right field. There are many things Francisco likes about Santana, whose older brother used to play in the Rangers system.
“He runs 60 yards in 6.75 seconds and has a good arm,” Francisco said. “He can hit and has a real nice balance. He stays inside the baseball and uses the whole field. He’s not a big power guy right now and more of a guy you can project will hit 15-20 home runs. His power will come with time, but he does have good bat speed and good extension.”
Francisco likes that Santana hits the ball to the opposite field, which you don’t usually see in young players in the Dominican.
Lopez, 17, is a right-handed pitcher with nice arm action. He recently established himself in the Dominican Prospect League and began to draw interest from several teams, including the Astros.
All three players will report to the Astros academy in the Dominican Republic and will play there this summer.