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2023 Houston Astros Top MLB Prospects

Hunter Brown (Photo By Carmen Mandato Getty Images)
Hunter Brown (Photo By Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)


Armed with their first- and second-round picks for the first time since 2019, the Astros took a pair of toolsy collegiate outfielders to pair with righthander Hunter Brown at the top of the system.

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in the Astros system as it enters 2023.

Geoff Pontes hosted a chat to discuss the Astros system. You can read the transcript here.

Here's how we project their lineup in 2026, with their 2026 ages in parentheses.


Catcher: Korey Lee (27)
First Base: Yainer Diaz (27)
Second Base: Jose Altuve (36)
Third Base: Alex Bregman (32)
Shortstop: Jeremy Peña (28)
Left Field: Chas McCormick (31)
Center Field: Drew Gilbert (25)
Right Field: Kyle Tucker (29)
Designated Hitter: Yordan Alvarez (28)

No. 1 Starter: Framber Valdez (32)
No. 2 Starter: Lance McCullers Jr. (32)
No. 3 Starter: Cristian Javier (29)
No. 4 Starter: Luis Garcia (29)
No. 5 Starter: Hunter Brown (27)
Closer: Rafael Montero (35)

Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Houston's Top 10, click here.


Best Hitter for Average: Yainer Diaz
Best Power Hitter: Yainer Diaz
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: David Hensley
Fastest Baserunner: Logan Cerny
Best Athlete: Zach Daniels
Best Fastball: Hunter Brown
Best Curveball: Hunter Brown
Best Slider: Spencer Arrighetti
Best Changeup: Shawn Dubin
Best Control: Colton Gordon
Best Defensive Catcher: Korey Lee
Best Defensive Infielder: Cristian Gonzalez
Best Infield Arm: Joe Perez
Best Defensive Outfielder: Drew Gilbert
Best Outfield Arm: Pedro Leon

Hunter Brown Photo By Jamie Squire Getty Images

2023 Astros Top 10 Prospects Podcast

Geoff Pontes joins Kyle Glaser to break down the Houston Astros system.

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