2021 Asheville Tourists (Hi-A)

Angel Macuare (24 Ks in 15.2 IP with an 0.83 WHIP) promoted from Fayetteville.

That’s the good. The not so good is the 33% K rate.

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As I recall when he was drafted, he had decent pop in college but the thought was the right organization would help him really develop that. The K’s are concerning, though.

Hope he makes to Double A this year (and soon) after missing most of the last two seasons.

RF Scott Schreiber (9th rounder in '18 out of Nebraska) went deep 3 times tonight. 9 longballs on the season in 34 games. Had 10 homers in 101 games back in 2019.

Game tonight was at McCormick Field.

Just sayin’.

(8 of his 9 HRs have come at home)

The McCormick Field Effect (home OPS/road OPS):

Scott Schreiber (1.143/.645)
Alex McKenna (1.239/.806)
Korey Lee (.982/.694)
Enmanuel Valdez (.806/.493)
Alex Holderbach (.758/.512)
Luis Santana (.715/.527)
Freudis Nova (.598/.289)
Colin Barber (1.006/.258)


Well thanks for pissing in my cheerios this morning Walt! :grinning:


McKenna is at least respectable on the road.

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Chaz says you can kindly fuck off.

There has been nothing cheap about McCormick’s homers.

His bat speed is impressive.

Chas McCormick hitting at McCormick Field might break all of the MiLB algorithms.

Field size
Left Field: 326
Left-Center: 370
Center Field: 373
Right-Center: 320
Right Field: 297

OK, yeah. But those walls are tall!

Enmanuel Valdez hit his 13th HR of the season. Looks impressive but really isn’t considering the bandbox factor. 11 of the lefty hitter’s 13 homers have come at McCormick Field (not to mention 7 of his 9 doubles).

Updated home/road OPS split: .954/.493.

With the promotion of Joe Perez to CC, Shay Whitcomb moves up from Fayetteville to take his spot.

Whitcomb was last year’s 5th round pick and was hitting .282/.369/.429 for the Peckers.

The Tourists get shut out on back to back nights.

At home.

No surprise that INF JC Correa and C/1B Luke Berryhill were just called up from Fayetteville.

More surprising that OF Zach Daniels was called up as well. Although he has been getting on base at a nice clip recently. Overall numbers in his last 27 games: .242/.390/.389.

JC Correa had himself a heck of a day. He went 6-for-6, with two doubles and four singles.

In his 10 games since being promoted to Asheville, he’s gone .486/.500/.649.

Amazing so far. I wondered if this guy is a player or merely a legacy draft, but he has answered that question emphatically to this level.

Everything at the time he was signed (NDFA rather than draftee) screamed legacy. So either the Astros saw something in him no one else did or he’s simply worked his ass off to turn himself in to perhaps something other than an org player. Will be interesting to see what he does the rest of the year and whether he starts popping up on the back end of any prospect lists in the offseason.

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