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Astros instructional league roster, schedule

MLB.com

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year. Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice.

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year. Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice.

Instructional league rosters

Here's a look at the Astros roster, with the players' rank in the team's Top 30 Prospects' list in parentheses:

PITCHERS: Jacob Billingsley, RHP; Willy Collado, RHP; Brett Conine, RHP; Devin Conn, RHP; Brett Daniels, RHP; Cody Deason, RHP; Tommy DeJuneas, RHP; Shawn Dubin, RHP; JP France, RHP; R.J. Freure, RHP; Luis Garcia, RHP; Joey Gonzalez, RHP; Austin Hansen, RHP; Tim Hardy, LHP; Ernesto Jaquez, RHP; Mark Moclair, RHP; Antonio Nunez, RHP; Manny Ramirez, RHP; Jose Rivera, RHP; Julio Robaina, LHP; Elian Rodriguez, RHP; Nivaldo Rodriguez, RHP; Matt Ruppenthal, RHP; Jayson Schroeder, RHP (No. 16); Gabriel Valdez, RHP

CATCHERS: Oscar Campos, Alex Holderbach, Michael Papierski, Nerio Rodriguez, Cesar Salazar

• Yet more Astros strikeout artists on display at instructs

INFIELDERS: Deury Carrasco, Yorbin Ceuta, Trey Dawson, Austin Dennis, Sean Mendoza, Freudis Nova (No. 9), Jeremy Pena (No. 29), Scott Schreiber, Ronaldo Urdaneta, Enmanuel Valdez, Michael Wielansky

OUTFIELDERS: Wilyer Abreu, Seth Beer (No. 7), Marty Cortes, Jonathan Lacroix, Alex McKenna (No. 30), Ramiro Rodriguez, Chandler Taylor

SCHEDULE
Thu, Sept. 20 - Camp day
Fri, Sept. 21 - Camp day
Sat, Sept. 22 - Camp day
Sun, Sept. 23 - Camp day
Mon, Sept. 24 - vs. Marlins
Wed, Sept. 26 - Camp day
Thu, Sept. 27 - at Marlins
Fri, Sept. 28 - vs. Nationals
Sat, Sept. 29 - Camp day
Sun, Sept. 30 - Camp day
Mon, Oct. 1 - at Nationals
Tue, Oct. 2 - Camp day

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