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December 22, 2016

2017 Prospects

Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

by Jeffrey Paternostro, Wilson Karaman and BP Prospect Staff


Last year's Astros list

The State of the System: The Astros may lack for close-to-majors prospects, but they do not lack for prospects.

The Top Ten

  1. RHP Francis Martes
  2. OF Kyle Tucker
  3. RHP David Paulino
  4. RHP Franklin Perez
  5. RHP Forrest Whitley
  6. SS Miguelangel Sierra
  7. OF Ramon Laureano
  8. OF Derek Fisher
  9. OF Teoscar Hernandez
  10. OF Daz Cameron

The Big Question: How do you convert minor-league talent into MLB production?

It’s amazing how relatively quick the process of rebuilding can be if you commit to it—I mean, really commit to it—and the Astros did nothing if not jump in with both feet. Ownership slashed total payroll expenditures by 15 percent in 2011, then lopped another $17 million off the big-league bill in 2012 on the heels of finishing 40 games out. And then, The Great Bottoming Out in 2013: The franchise cut its big-league player budget by more than half and spent all of Jason Heyward’s 2016 salary on its entire roster, losing 111 games for its trouble and securing its third consecutive top overall pick in the draft.

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