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Valdez clubs trifecta for Space Cowboys

Astros infield prospect third player in club history to achieve feat
@RobTnova24
June 16, 2022

Enmanuel Valdez has been with Triple-A Sugar Land for exactly one week, but he's already established a reputation in his new clubhouse -- and a legendary one at that. After notching a multihomer game in his debut, the Astros infield prospect clubbed three home runs for the first time in

Valdez Earns TL Player of the Month Award

Lefty slugger produced 1.106 OPS in May
June 3, 2022

SPRINGDALE, AR – Hooks infielder Enmanuel Valdez is the Texas League Player of the Month for May, Minor League Baseball announced today. Valdez batted .367 with 25 runs scored, 10 doubles, six home runs, 26 RBIs and a 1.016 OPS in 24 games last month. The 23-year-old from San Juan,

Hooks Post Back-to-Back Wins in the Ozarks

June 1, 2022

SPRINGDALE, AR – Luke Berryhill and Enmanuel Valdez blasted two-run home runs and Jimmy Endersby delivered a strong start as the Hooks picked up a 6-2 triumph over the Naturals Wednesday night at Arvest Ballpark. In taking the first two of this series, Corpus Christi has won five of its

CC Opens Series with Win

June 1, 2022

SPRINGDALE – The Hooks employed 11 hits and excellent relief work to push past Northwest Arkansas, 8-7, in the series opener Tuesday night at Arvest Ballpark. Corpus Christi has won seven of its last 12 games. Luke Berryhill’s first-inning double was the first of seven Hooks extra-base hits on the

Wind Surge Slug Way to Split

May 30, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI – Wichita hit four home runs to edge Corpus Christi, 7-6, before 5,226 fans Sunday night at Whataburger Field. The Hooks, playing as the Corpus Christi Blue Ghosts in honor of the USS Lexington CV-16, trailed, 5-2, heading into the home seventh. Walks by Luke Berryhill and Yainer

Down by Seven, CC Rallies for Walk-Off

May 29, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Blue Ghosts fought back from an 11-4 fourth-inning deficit to beat Wichita, 14-13, before 5,856 fans Saturday night at Whataburger Field. Corpus Christi has won three of the first five in the six-game set, snapping the Wind Surge's run of six consecutive winning series. The Hooks,

Two-Out Hitting Sends Surge to Win

May 28, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Wind Surge plated six two-out runs, edging Corpus Christi, 8-6, before 4,130 fans Friday night at Whataburger Field. Wichita posted a pair of markers in both the first and second against Jaime Melendez, sending seven men to bat in each rally. Matt Wallner, who has eight

Familiar Formula Earns CC Another Comeback Win

May 26, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI - Home runs by Yainer Diaz and Shay Whitcomb highlighted an 11-hit attack as the Hooks, for a second consecutive night, received shutdown relief work to beat Wichita, 9-5, before 5,080 fans Thursday at Whataburger Field. As was the case Wednesday, the Wind Surge hit a three-run home

Valdez Tabbed League Player of the Week

Effort helped Hooks split six-game series at first-place Frisco
May 24, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI – Hooks infielder Enmanuel Valdez has been named Texas League Player of the Week, after posting a 1.215 OPS in six games at Frisco’s Riders Field. This is the first TL weekly honor earned by a Hooks player this season. Valdez, who leads Corpus Christi with a .339

Hooks Settle for Split in Metroplex

May 22, 2022

FRISCO – The RoughRiders rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to edge the Hooks, 7-6, before 5,731 Sunday afternoon at Riders Field. Enmanuel Valdez belted two home runs and drove in five as Corpus Christi carried a 6-5 lead through seven. Following a seeing-eye single from Frisco catcher

Hooks Jump Out Early & Hold On Late

May 20, 2022

FRISCO - Jimmy Endersby fired five sharp frames and was backed by a nine-run fourth inning Friday night as the Hooks upended Frisco for their third straight win, an 11-9 decision, before 5,720 fans at Riders Field. Corpus Christi can secure the series win with a triumph Saturday night. Rangers

Homering Hooks Take Series Lead

May 20, 2022

FRISCO - Home runs by Bryan Arias, Jose Alvarez and Justin Dirden highlighted a 10-attack as Corpus Christi pushed past the RoughRiders, 9-5, Thursday night at Riders Field. The Hooks have totaled six long balls and 22 hits while picking up back-to-back wins against first-place Frisco. Corpus Christi struck for

Riders Bring the Bats in Opener

May 17, 2022

FRISCO - Home runs by Trey Hair, Dustin Harris, and Ezequiel Duran highlighted an 11-hit attack as the RoughRiders knocked off Corpus Christi, 13-7, Tuesday afternoon at Riders Field. In the first meeting between the RoughRiders and Hooks this year, Grae Kessinger gave CC a fleeting second-inning lead with a

Hooks Undone by Big Innings

May 13, 2022

MIDLAND - The RockHounds fashioned four spots in the fourth and fifth innings Thursday night, upending the Hooks, 10-5, before 3,483 fans at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Midland expanded on its 1-0 advantage in the fourth by sending eight men to the plate. Jeremy Eierman snapped an 0-for-24 spell by hitting

Hollis Slam Secures SA Win

May 6, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI – Facing position player Jose Alvarez, Connor Hollis belted a grand slam in the ninth inning Thursday night, lifting the Missions to their third consecutive victory, an 11-8 decision over the Hooks at Whataburger Field. With the Corpus Christi right-hander Cody Deason scratched prior to game time, Joe

The Slugging San Antonios Take Game 1

May 3, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Missions mustered five home runs, including two by lead-off hitter Esteury Ruiz, in a 9-7 victory over the Hooks Tuesday night at Whataburger Field. Corpus Christi boasted leads of 3-2 after two innings and 6-4 after four in the back-and-forth affair. The Hooks also leveled the

Asheville's Chaidez Named Astros MiLB Pitcher of the Month

Adrian Chaidez Joins Former Tourist Enmanuel Valdez with April Honors
May 3, 2022

ASHEVILLE- The Houston Astros announced their April Players of the Month and Asheville’s Adrian Chaidez was the recipient of the Pitcher award. Chaidez was also named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 18-24.

Drillers Secure Split

May 1, 2022

TULSA – Back-to-back, two-out doubles by James Outman and Michael Busch was the difference in a 2-1 Tulsa triumph over Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon before 4,372 fans at ONEOK Field. The Hooks, who settled for a split of the six-game series, mishandled a strong pitching performance, led by Jose Bravo

Valdez’s Ninth-Inning Dinger Dashes Drillers

May 1, 2022

TULSA – A two-out, three-run blast by Enmanuel Valdez in the ninth inning Saturday night sent the Hooks to a 7-5 come-from-behind win over the Drillers in front of 8,102 fans at ONEOK Field. Corpus Christi has won five of its last seven and can claim a series victory Sunday

Drillers Two-Hit CC to Level Series

April 27, 2022

TULSA – Gus Varland pitched five no-hit innings Wednesday afternoon, leading the Drillers to a 5-1 victory over the Hooks before an announced crowd of 5,773 at ONEOK Field. Hooks right-hander Angel Macuare matched Varland zero for zero over the first five innings. Michael Busch broke the stalemate with a

Hooks Halt Hard-Hitting Drillers

April 26, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI – Thanks to a dominating pitching performance, Enmanuel Valdez’s two-out, two-run blast in the first inning held up Tuesday night as the Hooks upended Tulsa, 2-1, in the series opener at ONEOK Field. Corpus Christi has won three in a row. Jimmy Endersby, who blanked the opposition in

Hounds Claim Series with DH Sweep

April 17, 2022

MIDLAND – The RockHounds picked up a series win by taking both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader, 6-1 and 13-6, before 5,772 fans at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Colin Peluse pitched six of the seven frames for Midland in Game 1, holding the Hooks to five hits. Devin Foyle cracked a two-out,

Wild Night Goes to the Hooks

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MIDLAND – Justin Dirden scored from second base on a sac fly and Grae Kessinger belted a three-run home run in the 12th inning Friday night as the Hooks prevailed in a 15-11 victory over the RockHounds before 3,656 fans at Momentum Bank Ballpark. Midland rallied from a seven-run, third-inning

Missions Roll in Series Finale

April 10, 2022

CORPUS CHRISTI – San Antonio secured a series victory by overwhelming the Hooks, 16-3, before 4,041 fans Sunday afternoon at Whataburger Field. With a 30-MPH prevailing wind, the Missions generated traffic in each inning sans for the fourth, mustering 20 hits and 12 walks. San Antonio lead-off hitter Esteury Ruiz,

Astros' farm system still bubbling at the top

Upper-level talent could help sustain Major League success
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 18, 2021

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. The Astros have undeniably been among the sport’s most successful organizations in recent