Houston’s system has thinned considerably over the past few years, strained by a drain of talent as the Astros completed their big league roster and the loss of first- and second-round draft picks as punishment for their electronic panel theft operation. The struggles of once-heralded pitching prospect Forrest Whitley didn’t help either.
The Astros are getting their top two picks in 2022, however, and have a pair of position players at the top of their system closing in on big league debuts in Houston. Today we reveal the top 10 prospects in the Astros system heading into 2022.
We will be hosting our Astros cat at 3 p.m. ET. You can submit your questions in advance here.
Here’s how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses.
PROJECTED RANGE FOR 2025
Seeker: Korey Lee (26)
First base: Joe Perez (25)
Second base: Jose Altuve (34)
Third Base: Alex Bregman (31)
Shortstop: Jeremy Pena (27)
Left field: Chas McCormick (30)
Center field: Jacques Meyers (29)
Right field: Kyle Tucker (28 years old)
Designated hitter: Yordan Alvarez (28)
No.1 Starter: Lance McCullers (31)
Entrance 2: Framber Valdez (31)
Entrance n°3: Luis Garcia (27)
No. 4 Entrance: Christian Javier (28)
No. 5 Entrance: Jose Urquidy (30)
Closer: Hunter Brown (26)
Below is the list of prospects with the best tools within the organization. For direct access to the Houston Top 10, Click here.
Best hitter for average: Yainer Diaz
Best power hitter:Scott Schreiber
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Grae Kessinger
Fastest Baserunner: Michael Sandle
Best Athlete: Zach Daniels
Best Fastball: hunter brown
Best Curveball: hunter brown
Best Cursor: Shawn Dubin
Best change: Jaime Melendez
Better control: Brett Conine
Best defensive receiver: Korey Lee
Best Defensive Player: Jeremy Pena
Best inside arm: Jeremy Pena
Best defensive outfielder: Jordan Brewer
Best outside arm: Pedro Leon
Houston Astros 2022 Top 10 Prospects Chat
Following today’s updated Astros standings, Chandler Rome will answer your questions at 3 p.m. ET.