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2014 Astros Minor League Thread

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  1. tellitlikeitis

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    I realize the 2013 thread started after Thanksgiving. But... when it comes to the farm system, I'm always eager for a little discussion. Plus, my enthusiasm for the NFL has really dampened this year. Well, at least the Rockets are off to a nice start, right?

    So, with that.... here are the Top 10 prospects in the Astros system, courtesy of Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus.

    10. Michael Feliz
    9. Rio Ruiz
    8. Domingo Santana
    7. Lance McCullers
    6. Vince Velasquez
    5. Jonathan Singleton
    4. Mike Foltynewicz
    3. Mark Appel
    2. George Springer
    1. Carlos Correa

    Notable Omission: Delino DeShields (I asked Jason Parks about whether DeShields would be his #11 prospect; he said yes, either him or Josh Hader)

    On the Rise: Teoscar Hernandez, Reymin Guduan, Andrew Thurman

    Guduan was included because Parks is "a sucker for southpaw velocity," which Guduan possesses in bunches. Remember this tweet?

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Happy V-Day. Impressive arm... LHP Reymin Guduan. Was up to 97 in fall. <a href="http://t.co/ivTiCuBZ">pic.twitter.com/ivTiCuBZ</a></p>&mdash; Jeff Luhnow (@jluhnow) <a href="https://twitter.com/jluhnow/statuses/169439004968763393">February 14, 2012</a></blockquote>
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    Likely MLB contributors in 2014: Nick Tropeano, Max Stassi, Leo Heras

    If you were wondering, Baseball America's top 10 comes out on January 20.
     
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  2. MadMax

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    George Springer?
     
  3. tellitlikeitis

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    I think it was already implied that George Springer would be an MLB contributor.
     
  4. boozle222

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    Pumped to see what Michael Feliz can do. Guy seems to be a stud in the making.

    Is Wojo left off of the potential 2013 contributors due to the assumption he will make the roster or because people think that he won't make it to the MLB level next year?
     
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    Got it...thanks for the update!
     
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    Hopefully Correa and Singleton can continue to improve. Singleton was on a roll for a while and then seemed to cool off.
     
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    He actually has Velasquez ahead of McCullers, I've began thinking of him right up there with the big 6 prospects, I wonder if scouts are also starting to feel that way.
     
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    So much talent and potential has been injected into the system, it's easy to lose track of some of these guys...what is Leo Heras' story?
     
  9. tellitlikeitis

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    Heras is a Mexican League import. He spent the last couple of weeks of the regular season with Corpus.
     
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    Oh damn...the other one who came along with Japhet the Hutt.

    Gotcha, thanks.
     
  11. boozle222

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    I think we actually may see some of these guys get traded if the right move can come about. Weird to think the farm can take a hit in a trade for the future and still be okay.
     
  12. tellitlikeitis

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    So far, 6 players have left the organization. WTHB is keeping a running tab of the offseason moves, so keep this post in mind.

    By far, Bushue and Toney are the highest-profile players to leave the organization; as you know, Bushue was once a 2nd-round pick, and Toney only lasted 2 seasons in the organization after coming over as a PTBNL in the Humberto Quintero/Jason Bourgeois trade with the Royals.

    Retired

    RHP Tanner Bushue

    OF D'Andre Toney

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>In addition to the retirement of Tanner Bushue reported last month, D'Andre Toney has also been listed in the transactions as retiring.</p>&mdash; Jayne (@whattheheck57) <a href="https://twitter.com/whattheheck57/statuses/395994889525022720">October 31, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    Released

    2B Jean Carlos Cortorreal (last with DSL)
    OF Jarico Reynoso (DSL)
    C Cristian Moronta (Greeneville)
    OF/1B Mesac Laguna (GCL)
     
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    The Quad Cities River Bandits revealed new logos today

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    AZ Fall League Stats

    Delino DeShields - .275 avg, .383 obp, .362 slg, 8 sb, 12 walks, 21 k's, 69 at bats, 3 errors
    Japhet Amador - .284 avg, .286 obp, .507 slg, 2 dbl, 4 hr, 1 walk, 17k's, 67 at bats
    Nolan Fontana - .111 avg, .294 obp, .148 slg, 13 walks, 16 k's, 54 at bats
    Jonathan Meyer - .286 avg, .340 obp, .408 slg, 4 walks, 12 k's, 49 at bats, 4 errors
     
  15. tellitlikeitis

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jeff Luhnow says Carlos Correa will likely start in Lancaster and spend significant time in Corpus next year with Appel.</p>&mdash; Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/statuses/408772447047909377">December 6, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;I’d be very surprised if (Appel &amp; Correa)… didn’t spend a significant amount of time in Corpus Christi next yr. Year after that, who knows&quot;</p>&mdash; Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/statuses/408773122364411904">December 6, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    Singleton looks to be raking in the Puerto Rican League:

    Jonathan Singleton, the Astros' No. 2 prospect, continued his power surge with a two-run home run during Santurce's five-run first inning. Singleton finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and now leads the league with seven homers, three ahead of anyone else. Through 23 games, he also leads in slugging percentage (.622) and OPS (1.040)

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb...md=20131205&content_id=64409266&vkey=news_mlb
     
  17. cardpire

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    Good to hear. Wish that came with an accompanying (current) picture of him.
     
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    J.D. Martinez has reworked his swing and is mashing in the Venezuelan Winter League.
     
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    He's hit at every level except the bigs. That's the only place that matters for him.
     
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