Houston Astros 2024 Top MLB Prospects


Image credit: Jacob Melton (Photo by Brian Westerholt/Four Seam Images)

The top of the Astros system is headlined by Jacob Melton, who has the tools to develop into an average everyday outfielder capable of above-average offensive seasons.

Today, we’re unveiling the 10 best prospects in the Astros system entering 2024. Geoff Pontes is hosting a chat at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the state of Houston’s farm system.

Astros Top 10 Prospects

See the 10 best prospects in the Astros system, including brand new scouting reports for every player.

Below, you can also find a projected lineup in 2027 and the prospects with the best scouting tools in the system.

Projected 2027 Lineup

Catcher: Yainer Diaz (28)
First Base: Zach Dezenzo (27)
Second Base: Jose Altuve (37)
Third Base: Brice Matthews (25)
Shortstop: Jeremy Peña (29)
Left Field: Luis Baez (23)
Center Field: Jacob Melton (26)
Right Field: Kyle Tucker (30)
Designated Hitter: Yordan Alvarez (30)

No. 1 Starter: Cristian Javier (30)
No. 2 Starter: Hunter Brown (28)
No. 3 Starter: Spencer Arrighetti (27)
No. 4 Starter: Alonzo Tredwell (25)
No. 5 Starter: Andrew Taylor (25)
Closer: Bryan Abreu (30)

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

Best Tools

Best Hitter for Average: Will Wagner
Best Power Hitter: Luis Baez
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Brice Matthews
Fastest Baserunner: Michael Sandle
Best Athlete: Zachary Cole
Best Fastball: Miguel Ullola
Best Curveball: Shawn Dubin
Best Slider: Forrest Whitley
Best Changeup: Jose Fleury
Best Control: Colton Gordon
Best Defensive Catcher: C.J. Stubbs
Best Defensive Infielder: Tommy Sacco Jr.
Best Infield Arm: Cristian Gonzalez
Best Defensive Outfielder: Kenedy Corona
Best Outfield Arm: Pedro Leon

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