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2019 Astros Minor League Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast
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    In the minors they have very little of consequence at C/2B/SS/CF, so yes I'm serious.
     
  2. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Still Believes in Jonathan Villar

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    Baseball America Top 10 Prospects:

    1. Forrest Whitley
    2. Kyle Tucker
    3. Yordan Alvarez
    4. Josh James
    5. Corbin Martin
    6. JB Bukauskas
    7. Framber Valdez
    8. Freudis Nova
    9. Seth Beer
    10. Bryan Abreu
     
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    Hadn't seen it mentioned before, but in the chat, Cooper said Solis had TJS, so it looks like he'll be out for 2019.
     
  5. htownbball

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    Some insight on 2017 2nd rounder Joe Perez. During the Ask BA chat on the Astros, I asked what the deal was and they didn't know either, but reported he has further injuries. Stalked on Instagram and Joe mentioned that he had labrum surgery, but now sure when that happened. He came out swinging the bat well and then after a week he went down apparently.
     
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  6. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Still Believes in Jonathan Villar

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    I guess this qualifies as news

     
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  7. Snake Diggit

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    After losing Ferrell and Ferguson today, there are only 6 members of the 2015 draft class remaining in Houston’s system:

    On 40 man:
    1- IF Alex Bregman
    1- OF Kyle Tucker
    8- C Garrett Stubs
    12- OF Myles Straw

    AAA:
    26- RP Ralph Garza

    AA:
    21- LHP Alex Winkelman

    With Ryan Thompson being taken in the minor league phase, there are now 10 members of the 2014 draft class left:

    40 man:
    1- OF Derek Fisher
    2- 1B AJ Reed
    3- 3B JD Davis
    34- RHP Joshua James

    AAA:
    13- C Jamie Ritchie
    14- IF Nick Tanielu
    18- IF Antonio Nunez
    36- RHP Justin Ferrell

    A:
    19- C Ruben Castro

    Here are how many players from each other class remain in the system:
    2011: 1
    2012: 3
    2013: 3
    2014: 10
    2015: 6
    2016: 15
    2017: 25
    2018: 30
     
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    You should denote on each class how many (and what rounds) were traded away (and what did we get back, pick/minors-wise). And if you were seriously demented, you would include all of the international signings.

    I do love this kind of research and info. God bless.
     
  9. No Worries

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    Looking at a recent Top 30 Prospect list and comparing that to the 2017 drafted pitchers:

    2017 Draft:

    1-15: J.B. Bukauskas, RHP
    2-56: Corbin Martin, RHP
    3-91: Tyler Ivey, RHP
    4-121: Peter Solomon, RHP
    7-211: Parker Mushinski, LHP
    10-301: Kyle Serrano, RHP
    11-331: Brandon Bielak, RHP

    Top 30 Prospects:

    5. Corbin Martin, RHP
    6. J.B. Bukauskas, RHP
    16. Tyler Ivey, RHP
    23. Brandon Bielak, RHP
    29. Peter Solomon, RHP

    2017 Astros Draft might be a once in a decade draft for pitchers.
     
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  10. Snake Diggit

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    Not gonna do exactly what you asked, but here are some more draft notes:

    2009:
    Reached MLB with Astros: 3 (Keuchel, Hernandez, Martinez)
    Reached MLB elsewhere: 3 (Goebbert, Rodriguez*, Saladino*)
    Traded big leaguers: 1 (Hernandez)

    2010:
    MLB Astros: 3 (Folty, Velasquez, Buchanan)
    MLB Other: 4 (DDJ, Plutko*, Jones*, Blair*)
    Traded: 2 (Folty, Velasquez)

    2011:
    Astros: 3 (Springer, Tropeano, Duffy)
    Other: 2 (Houser, Lee)
    Traded: 2 (Houser, Lee)

    2012:
    Astros: 5 (Correa, McCullers, Rodgers, Tucker, Jankowski)
    Other: 4 (Fontana, Ruiz, Phillips, Hauschild)
    Traded: 3 (Ruiz, Phillips, Tucker)
    Note: Heineman and Aplin were active in minors last season.

    2013:
    Astros: 2 (Kemp, White)
    Other: 1 (Nottingham)
    Traded: 1 (Nottingham)
    Note: Thurman, Appel, and Martin were traded but haven’t reached majors. 7 others were active in other orgs minors in 2018. Emanuel still in Astros system.

    2014:
    Astros: 6 (Fisher, Reed, Davis, Deetz, James, Mengden)
    Other: 1 (Laureano)
    Traded: 2 (Mengden, Laureano)
    Note: 6 others active in other orgs in 2018. 5 still in Astros minors.

    2015:
    Astros: 4 (Bregman, Tucker, Stubbs, Straw)
    Other/Traded: 0
    Note: Cameron, Eshelman, Thornton, Sandoval were traded. Ferrell/Ferguson Rule 5ed. 5 others active in other orgs. 2 still in Astros minors.

    2016, 2017, 2018:
    No major leaguers yet. Jake Rogers only one traded.
     
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    Luhnow is on track to have 3 of his first 4 drafts with Houston yield 9+ big leaguers. That’s pretty incredible. 2017 (with 2 extra picks) and 2020 (likely with 2 extra picks) should also be very strong.
     
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    Jerk
     
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    RHP Yoanys Quiala released today. Not surprising as his results were poor and he’d gotten into some trouble, but notable because he was a big bonus signee from Cuba a few years ago.
     
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    Who are our under the radar prospects? Any who may jump into our top 10-15 range?

    What's the MLB comp or expectation for Beer? Is he a true blue chip prospect?
     
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    The ceiling comparison would be Paul Goldschmidt: a bat-first, contact and power first baseman.

    He's definitely not a true blue chip prospect. He was drafted at the end of the first round and didn't particularly impress in his early pro action. He's probably got a bench power bat 50th percentile projection right now.

    His 10th percentile projection is AJ Reed.
     
  16. The Beard

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    My “breakout” pitcher is Bukauskas

    I know he is already around top 5 in our system, so breakout might not sound right to some...but I think he is a top 10 overall prospect in the game in 12 months. His stuff is legit

    Position player wise I’ll go with Jeremy Pena. He has Adam Everett written all over him but seems to be a good contact guy already. A little more pop added to his bat and an elite defensive SS becomes a prospect
     
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    Guys not in the current mlb.com top 30 who I think could be there by the end of next season (not in order):
    RHP Akeem Bostick
    IF Alex De Goti
    LHP Ryan Hartman
    RHP Erasmo Pinales
    OF Carmen Benedetti
    RHP Jose Hernandez
    OF Corey Julks
    OF Jake Meyers
    OF Bryan De La Cruz
    RHP Chad Donato
    RHP JP France
    OF Chandler Taylor
    RHP RJ Freure
    RHP Ernesto Jaquez
    OF Carlos Machado
    RHP Manny Ramirez

    Guys outside the Org Top 5/MLB Top 100who could jump into that range:
    Martin
    Beer
    Bukauskas
    Nova
    Toro
    Ivey
    McKenna
     
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    McKenna is interesting. If K rate in A ball was just a fluke (swinging strike staying same suggests it may be a fluke), he should have a big jump in prospect status.
     
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  19. The Beard

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    The crazy thing is how confident I am that there will be a few arms who no one is talking about right now who will have very high K rates as the season gets going. Luhnow and company have been incredible finding high upside arms, even if they are very high risk also
     
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    I really want to see what kind of follow up season Bryan Abreu has. He stumbled through his first 4 seasons, and then put up some absolutely preposterous numbers last season.

    The front office didn't even risk leaving him exposed to the rule 5 despite him only having a cup of coffee in full season. He seems like a guy that could jump into the top 50 by midseason if he's even close to repeating last year.
     
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