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2021 Astros Minor League Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tellitlikeitis, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. Joe Joe

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    In the minors, he worked backwards a lot. When Strom got a hold of him, Strom told him his best pitch was a fastball, his second best pitch was a fastball, and his third best pitch was a fastball. It is so easy for pitches to work together with a fastball like his. If he can keep his velocity up, his fastball is one of the best in the game with or without deception.
     
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    How do you see Click in relation to how Law scouts players?
     
  3. tellitlikeitis

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    Siri was a former top prospect in the Reds system before hitting the AA wall. He spent 2020 on the Giants' 60-man player pool.

     
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    I like that signing. High ceiling guy. Probably a better prospect than Ronnie Dawson, who is the same age. Siri-Dawson-McCormick is a fine AAA OF.
     
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    Siri is a good pick up. I ask him questions everyday
     
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    Siri...who plays LF in Sugar Land next year?
     
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    Who is on first.

    Just saying.
     
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    Sorry, was an Apple Siri joke.
     
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    Profundo.
     
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    Jeremy Pena looks legit. Seems like he keeps getting better and better and he looks strong.
     
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    Seems like he's on track to be a big leaguer, which itself is a win, but it remains to be seen if he'll long term be more than a utility guy or 2nd division starter.
     
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    If he can hit for the type of power he’s shown over the last 18 months then he can certainly be more than a utility guy. He is a really really good defensive player. A Brandon Crawford type of career is certainly within his ceiling.
     
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    I'm definitely more a prospect skeptic than you Snake. I agreed the tools are there to potentially be an everyday player and even maybe pull off a Brandon Crawford-like random all-star season. But i don't think the consensus on him is long-term first division starter yet.

    At any rate, Brandon Crawford has also been a below-average hitter for most of his career. The guy has a .250/.317/.392 slash line
     
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    I am not predicting that outcome, I was just pointing out that Pena has the potential to be a good everyday SS. If I were handicapping Pena now, I would say he ends up being a really good backup SS who just doesn’t quite hit enough to be more than a fringe regular, but who has a long career.
     
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    Seems to be a consensus on the top 10, 6 pitchers (Whitley, Abreu, Santos, Garcia, H Brown, and Solis) and 4 position players (Pena, Nova, Barber, Lee). Leon will join that top tier. I think there's a significant drop off between that group and the next tier (Brewer, Kessinger, Santana, Lorenzo, Dubin, Ivey, Torres, Solomon, T Brown). Oscar Colas would join that next tier to make a pretty deep Top 20 that lacks 2-3 of the sort of Top 100 types that make up most good farm systems.
     
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    Yankees are NYC’s second best example of inherited money and cheating being used to overcome incompetence
     
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    Here are the former Astros prospects on other teams’ current top prospects lists on mlb.com:

    Arizona: #6 Corbin Martin, #10 JB Bukauskas, #14 Seth Beer
    Detroit: #7 Daz Cameron, #12 Jake Rogers, #14 Franklin Perez
    Twins: #14 Gilberto Celestino
    Yankees: #12 Albert Abreu
    Marlins: #26 Jorge Guzman
     

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