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The 2017 Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   1. Francis Martes, RHP                                          Born: 11/24/95 Age: 21 Bats: R Top CALs: Matt Wisler, Nick Adenhart, David Holmberg, Arodys…

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The 2016 Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: After peaking as the #3 book among all baseball books on Amazon last year, my new book, The 2016 Prospect Digest Handbook, is on sale! Check it out here! And for those wondering what CALs are, here’s an article on the Comparison And Likeness program I designed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     1. A.J. Reed, 1B Born: 05/10/93 Age:…

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2014 Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

After a long delay – something measured in the months, not days –  I have a bit of an announcement to make: I will be publishing the first ever Prospect Digest Annual sometime late January/early February. The Prospect Digest Annual will feature each organization’s Top 30 Prospects, ranking the farm systems, and several additional articles….

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Houston Astros Top MiLB Tools

With the minor league season officially wrapped up, it’s time to look back at the each organization’s top tools. Note: only everyday players with 250+ plate appearances, starting pitchers with 80+ innings, and relievers with 40+ innings were considered. For more Top MiLB Tools click here. Houston Astros Top Prospects for 2013. [pullquote]   Hit Tool:…

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Next Great Wave of Shortstops

The late 1990s to the early 2000s was arguably the golden era for offensive shortstops. The group, spearheaded by the trio of Alex Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra, and Derek Jeter, also featured Edgar Renteria, who peaked in 2003, Rafael Furcal, Jose Reyes, and Jimmy Rollins. Hall of Famer Barry Larkin also chipped in back-to-back five-win seasons…

Prospect Digest All Minor League Team

With the major league rosters expanding to 40 and the minor league regular season officially over, here’s a look at the first annual Prospect Digest All Minor League Team. To qualify, a position player must have accumulated 350+ plate appearances, a starting pitcher needed 130+ innings, and the relievers with 30+ innings were considered.  …

Matt Dominguez: Underrated with Potential

  The fact that the Astros have quickly assembled one of the better farm systems in baseball is old news at this point in the season. General Manager Jeff Luhnow, who was hired away from the Cardinals in December 2011, has dealt off everything not nailed down. Gone are veterans Wandy Rodriguez, Justin Maxwell, Bud…

Prospect Profile: Andrew Lambo

  It wasn’t too long ago that Andrew Lambo was mentioned among the game’s top minor leaguers. Baseball America ranked the first baseman/outfielder as the 49th best prospect prior to 2009, only a handful of spots behind Andrew McCutcheon, Austin Jackson, Elvis Andrus, and Dominic Brown just to name a few. Lambo, 19-years-old at the…