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).
McCullers Jr., Lance
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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).