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Houston Astros 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis



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(Editor's Note: This post has been updated to include all moves through Aug. 28).


ROSTER

PITCHERS
Armenteros, Rogelio
Abreu, Bryan
Bailey, Brandon
Biagini, Joe
Bielak, Brandon
Blanco, Ronel
Castellanos, Humberto
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
Sanabria, Carlos
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

TOP PROSPECTS

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. 

ADDITIONS AND SUBTRACTIONS

The Astros continued being aggressive with their pitching prospects, adding RHPs Humberto Castellanos, Carlos Sanabria and Ronel Blanco after the initial release. with their pitching prospects, they were less so with their position players. They also signed veteran RHP Fernando Rodney. Top position player prospects Jeremy Pena (No. 3) and Freudis Nova (No. 4) remain left off, as does 2019 first-round pick Korey Lee (No. 7).

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