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Houston Astros 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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ROSTER

PITCHERS
Armenteros, Rogelio
Abreu, Bryan
Bailey, Brandon
Biagini, Joe
Bielak, Brandon
Conine, Brett
Devenski, Chris
Dubin, Shawn
Garcia, Luis
Garza, Ralph
Greinke, Zack
James, Josh
Javier, Cristian
McCullers Jr., Lance
Osuna, Roberto
Paredes, Enoli
Peacock, Brad
Pérez, Cionel
Pressly, Ryan
Pruitt, Austin
Rodriguez, Nivaldo
Scrubb, Andre
Smith, Joe
Sneed, Cy
Taylor, Blake
Torres, Jojanse
Urquidy, Jose
Valdez, Framber
Verlander, Justin
Whitley, Forrest
CATCHERS
Garneau, Dustin
Maldonado, Martín
Papierski, Michael
Ritchie, Jamie
Shaver, Colton
Stubbs, Garrett
INFIELDERS
Altuve, Jose
Bregman, Alex
Correa, Carlos
De Goti, Alex
Díaz, Aledmys
Gurriel, Yuli
Jones, Taylor
Mayfield, Jack
Tanielu, Nick
Toro, Abraham
OUTFIELDERS
Alvarez, Yordan
Brantley, Michael
Dawson, Ronnie
Ferguson, Drew
McCormick, Chas
Meyers, Jake
Reddick, Josh
Springer, George
Straw, Myles
Tucker, Kyle

NOTABLE INCLUSIONS

As expected, he Astros included their top two prospects on the roster in RHPs Forrest Whitley and Jose Urquidy. RHP Bryan Torres (No. 5), 3B Abraham Toro (No. 6) and RHP Cristian Javier (No. 8) are their other top prospects to make it. Notably, the Astros were aggressive with their pitching prospects. RHPs Shawn Dubin, Luis Garcia, Nivaldo Rodriguez and Jojanse Torres were included despite not pitching above high Class A Fayetteville last year.

NOTABLE EXCLUSIONS

While the Astros were aggressive with their pitching prospects, they were less so with their position players. Top position player prospects Jeremy Pena (No. 3) and Freudis Nova (No. 4) were left off, as was 2019 first-round pick Korey Lee (No. 7).

PARTING THOUGHTS

With Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley departing in free agency and Justin Verlander recovering from groin surgery, the Astros went above and beyond to supplement their pitching staff with a deep group of options. With their position player core stacked as always, they simply didn't need to keep as many of their top position player prospects in reserve.

Milb Transactions

Minor League Transactions: May 29-June 16

Transactions involving minor league players for the period May 29-June 16, 2020.

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