HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have set the preliminary 2014 minor league rosters for the Rookie Level Greeneville Astros and the Rookie Gulf Coast League Astros. The announcement was made by Astros Director of Player Development Quinton McCracken.
The rosters are subject to change and will not be officially finalized until the clubs begin league play. Greeneville is scheduled to begin their season tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. CT), while the GCL Astros will begin their season tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. ET.
The Astros signed 14 of their 2014 draft selections today, and they have been assigned to Greeneville and the GCL. The players assigned to Greeneville are RHP Dean Deetz (11th round), IF Connor Goedert (15th round), OF Ramon Laureano (16th round), IF Antonio Nunez (18th round), C Trent Woodward (20th round), IF Bryan Muniz (22nd round), OF Sean McMullen (30th round), RHP Joshua James (34th round) and RHP Eric Peterson (37th round). The players assigned to the GCL are C Ruben Castro (19th round), C Richard Gonzalez (29th round), IF Dexture McCall (31st round), OF Edwin Medina (33rd round) and RHP Justin Ferrell (36th round). The Astros have signed 28 of their 40 selections from the 2014 MLB Draft.
The Greeneville Astros are owned and operated by the Houston Astros, and last year finished with their second-best regular season record in club history at 38-30. Greeneville made it to the Appalachian League Championship series before falling to Pulaski, 2-0, in the three-game set.
The GCL Astros are based out of the Astros Spring Training complex in Kissimmee, FL. Last year the club went 27-33.
GREENEVILLE ASTROS 2014 PRELIMINARY ROSTER PITCHERS OUTFIELDERS CATCHERS INFIELDERS Agapito Barrios Jose Montero Ramon Laureano Brett Clements Connor Goedert Zach Davis Austin Nicely Ydarqui Marte Jacob Nottingham Yonathan Mejia Dean Deetz Jorge Perez Jason Martin Trent Woodward Bryan Muniz Devonte German Eric Peterson Sean McMullen Antonio Nunez Reymin Guduan Juan Santos Dayne Parker Angel Heredia Keegan Yuhl Luis Reynoso Joshua James Juan Santana Gerardo Juarez GCL ASTROS 2014 PRELIMINARY ROSTER PITCHERS OUTFIELDERS CATCHERS INFIELDERS Harold Arauz Kyle Gehrs Edwin Medina Marlon Avea Randy Cesar Samil De Los Santos Elieser Hernandez Brauly Mejia Jake Bowey Will Dupont Juan Delis Christian Perdomo Alexander Melendez Ruben Castro Jean Estrella Justin Ferrell Alejandro Solarte Luis Payano Pedro Coa Dexture McCall Junior Garcia Aaron Vaughn Hector Roa Richard Gonzalez Arturo Michelena Brian Pena Kristian Trompiz Signed Draft Picks from the Astros 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Rnd (Pick) Player School Ht/Wt Date Signed 2 (42) 1B A.J. Reed Kentucky 6-4/240 6/11 3 (75) 3B J.D. Davis Cal State Fullerton 6-3/215 6/12 7 (196) RHP Derick Velazquez Fresno State 6-4/200 6/13 9 (256) LHP Bryan Radziewski Miami 5-10/190 6/13 10 (286) RHP Jay Gause Faulkner University 6-4/250 6/13 11 (316) RHP Dean Deetz NE Oklahoma A&M 6-1/190 6/19 13 (376) C Jamie Ritchie Belmont 6-2/190 6/13 14 (406) IF Nick Tanielu Washington State 5-11/205 6/13 15 (436) IF Connor Goedert Neosho County CC 6-3/195 6/19 16 (466) OF Ramon Laureano NE Oklahoma A&M 5-11/185 6/19 18 (526) IF Antonio Nunez Western Oklahoma State College 5-9/165 6/19 19 (556) C Ruben Castro Puerto Rico Basball Academy HS 5-10/182 6/19 20 (586) C Trent Woodward Fresno State 6-2/200 6/19 22 (646 IF Bryan Muniz Southeastern 6-2/200 6/19 23 (676) RHP Ryan Thompson Campbell University 6-5/215 6/11 24 (706) RHP Vince Wheeland Oklahoma State 5-11/190 6/11 25 (736) LHP Zach Davis Central Missouri 6-3/220 6/11 26 (766) IF Mott Hyde Georgia Tech 5-10/190 6/11 27 (796) RHP Brandon McNitt SUNY Stony Brook 5-11/175 6/11 29 (856) C Richard Gonzalez Alabama State 5-9/200 6/19 30 (886) OF Sean McMullen LSU 5-9/190 6/19 31 (916) IF Dexture McCall Hillsborough CC 6-1/220 6/19 33 (976) OF Edwin Medina St. Thomas University 5-8/170 6/19 34 (1006) RHP Joshua James Western Oklahoma State College 6-3/200 6/19 35 (1036) RHP Keegan Yuhl Concordia 6-0/220 6/11 36 (1066) RHP Justin Ferrell Connors State College 6-7/190 6/19 37 (1096) RHP Eric Peterson NC State 6-4/195 6/19 40 (1186) IF Alex Hernandez Miami 5-9/190 6/13