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  1. 1. Hunter Brown | RHP
    Hunter Brown
    Born: Aug 29, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 203
    Drafted/Signed: Wayne State, 2019 (5th round).
    Signed By: Scott Oberhelman.
    Minors: 9-4 | 2.55 ERA | 134 SO | 45 BB | 106 IP

    BA Grade/Risk: 60/High

    Track Record: The Astros drafted Brown in the fifth round in 2019 and signed him for an above-slot $325,000 following a breakout season at Division II Wayne State in Detroit. Brown debuted that summer in the short-season New York-Penn League then missed 2020 because of the pandemic. He jumped straight to Double-A Corpus Christi when play resumed in 2021 and reached Triple-A Sugar Land in early August. Brown made 11 Triple-A appearances over the final two months of the season and struck out 55 batters in 51 innings. He returned to Sugar Land to begin 2022 and made 23 appearances, alternating time as a traditional starter and a bulk pitcher behind an opener. Brown showed improved command of his powerful arsenal as he posted a career best strikeout-to-walk ratio and was selected to pitch in the Futures Game. The Astros called up Brown in early September and he joined his childhood hero Justin Verlander as a member of the Astros staff. He was selected for the Astros' postseason roster and made three appearances between the Division Series and the Championship Series. Brown was included on Houston's World Series roster but did not appear in a game.

    Scouting Report: Few define the modern pitcher archetype like Brown, who is a tall righthander with a muscular build and above-average athleticism. He works from a semi-windup with a longer arm action and delivers pitches from an over-the-top release. Brown in many ways mimics the operation of former Astros teammate Justin Verlander, whom he grew up watching in Detroit. In this way, Brown, like Verlander, is able to fluidly generate power across his pitch mix. Brown's arsenal consists of four pitches with his four-seam fastball and two breaking-ball shapes working as his primary repertoire. His fastball sits 95-97 mph and touches 100. It plays up even further because of efficient backspin and an unusually flat plane from his high arm slot. Brown uses two breaking balls with distinctively different shapes in a low-90s slider/cutter hybrid and a low-to-mid-80s curveball with significant depth. Each of Brown's breaking pitches succeeds for different reasons. His ability to command his slider in and out of the zone drives mis-hits and chase swings, while his curveball depth plays perfectly off of his four-seam shape. This allows Brown to dominate with a north-south plan of attack. He'll mix in an upper-80s changeup, but it was rarely used. Brown's command bumped to average in 2022.

    The Future: A power pitcher capable of succeeding in a variety of roles, Brown is poised to claim a rotation spot for the reigning World Series champion Astros in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 70. Curveball: 55. Slider: 55. Changeup: 45. Control: 50

  2. 2. Yainer Diaz | C
    Yainer Diaz
    Born: Sep 21, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 195
    Signed By: Rigo De Los Santos/Johnathan Leyba/Koby Perez (Cleveland)
    Minors: .306/.356/.542 | 25 HR | 2 SB | 445 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 50/Medium

    Track Record: Originally signed by the Guardians out of the Dominican Republic for $25,000, Diaz hit .331/.358/.470 over his first three pro seasons, all in short-season leagues. He continued hitting with Low-A Lynchburg in 2021 in his full-season debut and caught the attention of the Astros, who acquired him and Phil Maton at the 2021 trade deadline for Myles Straw. Diaz split the 2022 season between Double-A and Triple-A, hitting .306/.356/.542 with 25 home runs in 105 games. Houston called up Diaz in early September and he appeared in six games.

    Scouting Report: A strong combination of bat-to-ball skills and power drives Diaz's aggressive plate profile. Stockily built, with a strong, barrel-chested frame, Diaz shows the ability to drive stinging liners and hard-struck fly balls to all fields. His simple swing is heavily hands-driven, but his strong wrists and loose adjustability within his hands allow him to attack a variety of pitch shapes. He's a free-swinger who will get himself into trouble on the outer parts of the plate, particularly against lefthanders. Diaz's power plays to all fields, and he slugged nine of his 25 home runs in 2022 to right field. His average exit velocity of 92.3 mph in the minors is well above the major league average. He is most likely to hit for a higher average with home run totals in the mid 20s but lower on-base percentages because of his aggressive nature. Defensively, Diaz is a good thrower and average framer, but his blocking skills are fringy. He has faced questions around his game-calling, leading to a heavy dose of starts at first base.

    The Future: One of the best hitting catchers in the minor leagues, Diaz will likely slide into a part-time catching role, seeing time at first base and DH to keep his powerful bat in the lineup.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 50. Power: 60. Speed: 30. Fielding: 50. Arm: 60

  3. 3. Drew Gilbert | OF
    Drew Gilbert
    Born: Sep 27, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 5'0" Wt.: 185
    Minors: .238/.273/.381 | 1 HR | 3 SB | 21 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 50/High

    Track Record: Gilbert blossomed into one of the best players in the country by his draft season at Tennessee. Standing out as the heart and soul of a Volunteers team that ranked No. 1 in the nation all through 2022, Gilbert hit .362/.455/.673 with 11 home runs in 58 games. He went viral when he was ejected from Tennessee's super regional showdown with Notre Dame for arguing a called strike in a bizarre moment. The Astros selected Gilbert with the 28th overall pick and signed him for $2,497,500. He debuted with Low-A Fayetteville in August, but his season ended abruptly after a collision with an outfield wall.

    Scouting Report: A high-energy player with an all-gas-no-brakes approach to the game, Gilbert plays with an edge, but his tooled-up skill set is well-rounded on both sides of the ball. At the plate, Gilbert's game is predicated on his ability manage the strike zone and make high rates of barrel contact, particularly to right field. His maxed-out and muscular frame doesn't portend future power gains, but he's an average power hitter adept at ambushing pitches on the inner half to drive the ball to his pull side. While he's not an aggressive basestealer, Gilbert will flash plus run times, though he's more consistently an above-average runner. His speed translates to center field, where he's an above-average defender. Gilbert gets good jumps and has a plus arm that will play in any spot in the outfield. His all-around game and skill set should translate to an everyday role in the outfield, with little debate around Gilbert's medley of tools.

    The Future: A strong all-around talent with average or better tools across the board, Gilbert likely settles in as an average everyday center fielder.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 55. Fielding: 55. Arm: 60.

  4. 4. Jacob Melton | OF
    Jacob Melton
    Born: Sep 7, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 208
    Minors: .261/.353/.466 | 4 HR | 5 SB | 88 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 50/High

    Track Record: Melton split time between first base and right field for Oregon State in 2021 but took over in center field in 2022 and hit .360/.424/.671 with 17 home runs. He was first-team All-America and Pacific-12 Conference player of the year in addition to being a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award. The Astros selected Melton with the 64th overall pick in the second round and signed him for an under-slot bonus of $1 million. He reached Low-A Fayetteville in his debut and hit .324/.424/.577 with four home runs in 19 games.

    Scouting Report: A tooled-up and athletic player, Melton's advanced hitting abilities are deceptive because of his unusual setup and move at the plate. He has a tall, strong frame that is fairly close to maxed out, but he should maintain a high level of fitness and twitch deep into his 20s. At the plate, he sets up open with a wide-based stance. He begins his move with a high leg kick and a dip in his hand positioning before his load. His swing has a clean, whippy path that is adept at catching balls in the middle of the zone and balls in the lower quadrants. While Melton's pure bat-to-ball skills are fringe-average, he shows the ability to work deep counts. His power plays to all fields, with some of his hardest-hit balls often shooting to the left-center field gap. Melton's exit velocities highlight his above-average power, with a 105.4 mph 90th percentile exit velocity in his pro debut. His plus straight-line speed allows him to leg out infield hits and turn singles into doubles. In the outfield, Melton covers ground and gets good jumps in center field. He has an average arm that fits in any of the three outfield spots.

    The Future: As a toolsy player with an above-average offensive game capable of handling center field, Melton projects as an average everyday regular.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 45. Power: 55. Speed: 60. Fielding: 50. Arm: 50

  5. 5. David Hensley | SS/3B
    David Hensley
    Born: Mar 28, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'6" Wt.: 190
    Minors: .298/.420/.478 | 10 HR | 20 SB | 379 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/Medium

    Track Record: Drafted in the 26th round in 2018 as a senior sign out of San Diego State, Hensley played all over the diamond for the Aztecs, converting from right fielder to shortstop his senior season. Noted for his athleticism, Hensley was primarily a contact-driven player in college. As a professional, he has slowly tapped into more raw power. After a full season at Double-A Corpus Christi in 2021, Hensley was assigned to Triple-A Sugar Land to start 2022. There, Hensley hit .298/.420/.478 with 30 doubles, 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 104 games. Called up to Houston in late August, Hensley hit .345/.441/.586 in 16 games and was included on the Astros' postseason roster. He made two starts in the World Series, collecting hits in each game.

    Scouting Report: Hensley is a well-rounded player but an unusual profile as a 6-foot-6 middle infielder. He's also a late-bloomer who will play the 2023 season at age 27. At the plate, his hitting identity is centered around his above-average bat-to-ball skills and advanced approach. Hensley rarely expands his zone, and his 17% chase rate was among the lowest for qualified Triple-A hitters. While his raw power and exit velocity data is plus, Hensley's power mostly manifests in the form of hard-struck, stinging liners. His swing is fairly level and produces lots of ground balls. Hensley is an average runner and instinctive basestealer capable of reading opposing pitchers' timing. Defensively, Hensley is a tweener. While he can fill in at shortstop when needed, his best position is second base or third base.

    The Future: Hensley fits the profile of a super-utility player for a competitive team and is most capable on the infield but also playable at any position but catcher in a pinch.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 55. Power: 50. Speed: 50. Fielding: 45. Arm: 45

  6. 6. Pedro Leon | OF
    Pedro Leon
    Born: May 28, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'9" Wt.: 185
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2021.
    Signed By: Charlie Gonzalez.
    Minors: .228/.365/.431 | 17 HR | 38 SB | 413 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/Medium

    Track Record: Signed out of Cuba for $4 million in 2020, Leon was a decorated professional in Serie Nacional. His U.S. debut was delayed in 2021 by visa issues, so he got a late start to spring training. Still, Leon headed straight to Double-A Corpus Christi and hit .249/.349/.443 in his first 52 games. He was promoted to Triple-A in late July but played in just 20 games after missing all of August with an injury. In 2022, the Astros assigned Leon to Triple-A Sugar Land, where he hit .228/.365/.431 with 27 doubles, 17 home runs and 38 stolen bases in 115 games. Despite being billed as a fast-mover when he signed at age 22, Leon has not made his big league debut.

    Scouting Report: An explosive and tooled-up outfielder with elite on-base skills, Leon is both an exciting and frustrating player. While he has produced high walk rates as a professional, his bat-to-ball skills are well below-average, leading to low batting averages and a fair amount of swing-and-miss, but Leon's plate discipline is strong enough to offset his poor contact skills. His raw power is heavily bat speed-driven and he looks to put the ball in the air consistently to his pull side. Leon is likely capable of home run totals in the mid 20s in his peak seasons because of his ability to ambush middle-in fastballs. He is a basestealing threat who has 56 stolen bases across two pro seasons, though he can often get overly aggressive on the bases. His double-plus speed makes up for a lack of good reads. Defensively, Leon has primarily played center field, which is his best position. His speed and plus throwing arm are assets, despite the fact he often runs inefficient routes. Leon has seen time at shortstop and second base over the last two seasons but lacks the instincts and actions for the infield.

    The Future: Leon might fit best on a good team as more of a part-time or platoon outfielder.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 40. Power: 55. Speed: 60. Fielding: 45. Arm: 60

  7. 7. Korey Lee | C
    Korey Lee
    Born: Jul 25, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 210
    Drafted/Signed: California, 2019 (1st round).
    Signed By: Tom Costic.
    Minors: .238/.307/.483 | 25 HR | 12 SB | 404 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/Medium

    Track Record: Lee was a surprise first-rounder when the Astros drafted him out of California with the 32nd overall pick in 2019. He debuted in the short-season New York-Penn League out of the draft and then missed 2020 due to the pandemic. Lee emerged as a better player after making adjustments to both his swing and catching setup during the time off. When he reached full-season ball in 2021, he hit .277/.340/.438 across three levels and ranked as the Astros' No. 1 prospect heading into 2022. Lee reached Triple-A Sugar Land in 2022 but hit just .238/.307/.483 in 104 games. Called up in late June, he spent the month of July with the major league club.

    Scouting Report: Lee's profile and prospect status has been heavily boosted by his defensive skills behind the plate. After flashing an average combination of contact and approach in 2021, Lee's bat-to-ball skills and swing decisions backed up in favor of a more power-centric approach. The change resulted in inconsistent production from Lee. His total of 25 home runs was a nice step up in slugging, but his overall line was below-average for the Pacific Coast League. Once a hit-over-power profile, Lee now hunts power at the plate with a lofted swing. His power plays average. Behind the plate, Lee is far more of a sure thing, with a variety of average-to-plus skills. He is a an average framer based on the team's internal metrics, an above-average blocker and a true 80-grade thrower. Lee's arm is a real weapon against the running game. He is able to nab basestealers at a high rate with powerful and accurate throws, consistently clocking elite pop times on throws to second base.

    The Future: Lee is a defense-first catcher with the ability to contribute about 15-20 home runs.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 40. Power: 50. Speed: 40. Fielding: 55. Arm: 80

  8. 8. Spencer Arrighetti | RHP
    Spencer Arrighetti
    Born: Jan 22, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 186
    Minors: 7-6 | 4.72 ERA | 152 SO | 55 BB | 107 IP

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/High

    Track Record: Arrighetti spent three seasons at three different colleges. He started at Texas Christian in 2019, moved to Navarro (Texas) JC in 2020 and spent his junior season in 2021 as Louisiana-Lafayette's Friday night starter. The Astros drafted Arrighetti in the sixth round in 2021 and signed him for $147,800. Assigned to High-A Asheville out of spring training in 2022, Arrighetti made 22 appearances and struck out 124 batters in 85.2 innings but struggled with his command. He was promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi in late August and made six appearances.

    Scouting Report: Arrighetti is a high-effort and athletic pitcher who moves rapidly on the mound. He gets downhill in his extreme drop-and-drive delivery at a frenetic pace. His operation features a late, deceptive hand break, a long arm action that gives way to whippy arm speed delivering the ball from a true three-quarters slot. Arrighetti's deception and ability to get downhill allow his four-pitch mix to play up. His arsenal is led by a mid-90s four-seam fastball that sits 93-94 mph and touches 96-97 with a flat vertical approach angle and hoppy shape. He pairs that primarily with a sweepy, low-to-mid-80s slider that is his best bat-missing pitch. He blends in a curveball in the high 70s as his third pitch. It shows two-plane break and more depth than his slider. Arrighetti throws a changeup to lefthanded batters that will flash good tumble and fade, but he struggles to command it consistently. His strike-throwing is below-average, but he showed improvements in that area throughout 2022.

    The Future: Arrighetti has the deep arsenal of a starter, but his fringy command may push him to the bullpen, where his fastball/slider combination should play up.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 55. Slider: 60. Curveball: 50. Changeup: 40. Control: 45

  9. 9. Justin Dirden | OF
    Justin Dirden
    Born: Jul 16, 1997
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 209
    Minors: .302/.384/.558 | 24 HR | 12 SB | 477 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/High

    Track Record: Dirden followed an unusual path to pro ball after spending five seasons in college. He began at East Carolina in 2016 but missed the 2017 campaign after he transferred to Southeastern Missouri State. After Dirden went unselected in the five-round 2020 draft, he signed as a nondrafted free agent with the Astros. He made his pro debut with Low-A Fayetteville out of camp in 2021 and hit his way to High-A Asheville. In 2022, Dirden was assigned to Double-A Corpus Christi and hit .324/.411/.616 with 20 home runs in 92 games. He struggled for 32 games with Triple-A Sugar Land following a late-season promotion.

    Scouting Report: The Astros believe not even Dirden knew how athletic he was when he entered the organization. As the lefthanded-hitter began to believe more in the player he could become, the Astros began to see signs of a potential everyday regular. His offensive game is centered around his ability to consistently hit the ball hard in the air. He shows average bat-to-ball skills with an average idea, though he is prone to expanding his zone and getting out of his approach. Dirden's ability to hit the ball hard consistently plays into his slightly aggressive tendencies. He lets his plus raw power drive the ball deep to all parts of the park. An above-average runner, Dirden's speed plays less in the form of basestealing and more in his ability to get out of the box and stretch singles to doubles. His running ability allows him to play center field at an average level, but he's best in an outfield corner where his above-average arm will be an asset.

    The Future: Dirden is a late-bloomer--he turns 26 late in the 2023 season--with an unusual background who has developed into a potential everyday regular.

    Scouting Grades: Hitting: 45. Power: 55. Speed: 55. Fielding: 50. Arm: 55

  10. 10. Miguel Ullola | RHP
    Miguel Ullola
    Born: Jun 19, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 184
    Minors: 2-2 | 3.25 ERA | 120 SO | 55 BB | 72 IP

    BA Grade/Risk: 50/High

    Track Record: Signed out of the Dominican Republic during the 2021 international signing period, Ullola first popped during that year's Dominican Summer League season. He struck out 34 batters in 21 innings before coming to the U.S. and making two appearances in the Florida Complex League. In 2022, Ullola was assigned to Low-A Fayetteville in late April and made his full-season debut on May 1. He made 22 appearances, 11 of them starts, and recorded a 3.25 ERA, while allowing a .155 average and striking out 38% of batters. At 19 years old on Opening Day, Ullola was one of the youngest pitchers in a full-season league.

    Scouting Report: A fire-breathing dragon in the making, Ullola's current form is heavily centered around his easy plus fastball. He sits 93-95 mph touches 98 at peak. Ullola's fastball creates both heavy riding life and a flat plane of approach to the plate. The combination of velocity, movement and release traits translated to eye-popping whiff numbers against the pitch. Among pitchers who threw 700 or more fastballs in 2022, Ullola's 48% whiff rate was the highest in the minor leagues by nearly eight full percentage points. While Ullola's fastball is plus, his trio of secondaries is still fairly raw. He mixes a mid-80s slider, low-80s curveball and high-80s changeup but struggles to command all of his secondary offerings for long stretches. His command overall is below-average, but it's reasonable to expect improved strike-throwing as Ullola moves up the minor league ladder.

    The Future: A tantalizing talent who has drawn comparisons with Cristian Javier from some within the Astros' organization, Ullola has the look of a high-leverage power reliever in the long term, but he will be given every opportunity to start.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60. Slider: 50. Curveball: 50. Changeup: 40. Control: 45

  11. 11. Colin Barber | OF
    Colin Barber
    Born: Dec 4, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 194
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Chico, Calif., 2019 (4th round).
    Signed By: Tim Costic.
    Minors: .294/.403/.443 | 7 HR | 7 SB | 221 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 50/Extreme

    Track Record: After a shoulder injury cut his season short in 2021, Barber needed a resurgent year. Signed for $1 million as a fourth-round pick in 2019, Barber had just 44 games of affiliated ball under his belt entering 2022. He returned to High-A Asheville, where he had played just 16 games the year before. Barber missed a month with a right shoulder strain but hit .298/.408/.450 otherwise, albeit with a stark home-road split.

    Scouting Report: Barber's profile is centered around his combination of above-average bat-to-ball skills, above-average approach and projectable power. Despite a well-synced leg lift trigger, Barber's swing is mostly based around his upper body and the way his hands work. He shows an above-average ability to discern balls from strikes and rarely expands the zone. His contact quality leaves something to be desired, and he struggles to drive the ball in the air to his pull side. A majority of Barber's best contact comes in the form of hard-struck liners to the opposite field and fly balls to center. Barber's present power is below-average but he shows flashes of above-average potential and has traits that could still be further optimized. Aa above-average runner, Barber has seen time in all three outfield spots and has a chance to stick in center field. He has an average throwing arm.

    The Future: The 2022 season was the first in which Barber has put together a lengthy stretch when he was both productive and healthy. He profiles as a second-division regular outfielder but his shoulder issues in recent seasons are concerning. Barber should begin the 2023 season with Double-A Corpus Christi.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 45. Run: 55. Field: 50. Arm: 50.

  12. 12. Andrew Taylor | RHP
    Andrew Taylor
    Born: Sep 23, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 190

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/High

    Track Record: Taylor enjoyed a standout sophomore season with Central Michigan, where he went 11-4, 1.81 with 125 strikeouts and 24 walks over 94.1 innings. He ended his breakout campaign in the Cape Cod League, where he made another seven appearances with Bourne. In 2022, Taylor failed to replicate his sophomore season, though his underlying numbers looked identical. The Astros selected Taylor with the 80th overall pick in the supplemental second round and signed him for $804,700. He did not pitch post draft.

    Scouting Report: Blessed with plus ride on his fastball, Taylor lived and died by his hop-heavy four-seamer during his collegiate career. The low-90s fastball averaged 20 inches of induced vertical break--an elite number--with late armside run. His ability to command the pitch at the top of the zone allows his trio of secondaries to waterfall off of it. His low-80s slider has a cutter-hybrid type shape and could improve with added power. His mid-70s curveball features heavy two-plane break and is his most-used secondary. He also utilizes a mid-80s changeup with tumble and fade. Taylor has average command of his arsenal and could project for above-average control at peak.

    The Future: With excellent pitch shapes across his arsenal and a track record of success as a starter, Taylor is the type of pitcher the Astros have had success developing into rotation options. Taylor has the look of a potential No. 4 starter.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 55. Curveball: 50. Slider: 45. Changeup: 50. Control: 50.

  13. 13. Joe Perez | 3B
    Joe Perez
    Born: Aug 12, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 215
    Signed By: Charlie Gonzalez.
    Minors: .289/.363/.423 | 7 HR | 4 SB | 298 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 40/Medium

    Track Record: After an injury plagued start to Perez's professional career, Perez found health in 2021, rose through three levels of the minors and hit .262/.326/.454 with 18 home runs. He broke camp with the major league team but was reassigned to Double-A within a week. He went down with an oblique injury in late April and missed two months of the season, returning to Corpus Christi in mid July. Perez was promoted to Triple-A Sugar Land in late September.

    Scouting Report: Over his five-year professional career Perez has improved his physique and conditioning to the point he now has a more toned build. While health continues to be a concern, Perez has a high-skill profile with projectable power in his frame. He's an above-average contact hitter with an average approach and rarely gets himself into trouble by expanding the zone. He has a clean, level righthanded swing with a quiet load. While his exit velocity data is above-average, he makes his hardest contact at flatter launch angles, which leads to hard stuck liners to the gap. Perez's power currently plays best for doubles. He's a below-average runner with limited range at third base. Whether he sticks at third base is an open question, though he's made improvements in the field over the last two seasons. A former two-way star in high school, Perez has a plus throwing arm.

    The Future: Perez has a bat-first profile with defensive questions, and his most likely role is as a strong-side platoon bat with the ability to fill in on the infield corners.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 50. Run: 40. Field: 45. Arm: 60.

  14. 14. Kenedy Corona | OF
    Kenedy Corona
    Born: Mar 21, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'11" Wt.: 185
    Minors: .278/.362/.495 | 19 HR | 28 SB | 410 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 50/Extreme

    Track Record: Corona was signed by the Mets out of Venezuela and acquired by the Astros alongside Blake Taylor in the deal that made Jake Marisnick a Met. After an underwhelming season at Low-A Fayetteville in 2021, Corona reworked his swing and approach at the plate, optimized his bat path to add launch and cut down on his swing-happy tendencies. The changes worked. Corona had a breakout 2022, hitting .278/.362/.495 with 24 doubles, 19 home runs and 28 stolen bases split between Low-A Fayetteville and High-A Asheville.

    Scouting Report: Corona is a well rounded center fielder with an exciting power and speed mix. The changes to Corona's swing allowed him to tap into more of his raw power while sacrificing a minimal amount of contact. A fringe-average contact hitter with above-average approach, Corona manages his swing-and-miss by rarely chasing and aggressively attacking pitches in the zone. His tweaked approach resulted in a 10-degree uptick in his average launch angle on batted balls hit harder than 95 mph. His 90th percentile exit velocity also increased two mph in 2022. A plus runner and aggressive basestealer, Corona's speed translates to all parts of his game. He's a rangy defender in center field capable of covering ground in a hurry, and his average throwing arm allows him to handle an outfield corner when needed.

    The Future: Corona is a sneaky breakout candidate with a realistic platoon outfield role in his future.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 45. Power: 50. Run: 60. Field: 55. Arm: 50.

  15. 15. Misael Tamarez | RHP
    Misael Tamarez
    Born: Jan 16, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 162
    Minors: 4-7 | 4.30 ERA | 142 SO | 70 BB | 122 IP

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/High

    Track Record: Tamarez was nearly 20 years old when he signed out of the Dominican Republic. He debuted in the summer of 2019, pitching in both the Dominican Summer League and the Gulf Coast League. He made his full-season debut in 2021 and performed well across two Class A levels. He was assigned to Double-A Corpus Christi to begin 2022 and struck out 122 batters to 55 walks across 103.1 innings before a late-season promotion to Triple-A.

    Scouting Report: A lean long-limbed righthander with an athletic repeatable operation, Tamarez works exclusively from the stretch. He has a longer arm action and a high three- quarters arm slot with a crossfire finish that hinders his command. It's a deep pitch-mix of quality pitches with above-average pitch shapes. His four-seam fastball sits 93-95 mph touching 99 mph at peak with above-average ride and late cut. His primary secondary is a tight mid-80s slider that topped out at 90 mph in 2022. The slider is his best bat-missing pitch, as it generates whiffs on 48% of swings against it. His curveball is a slurvy low-80s offering that offers a different look. His changeup is go-to secondary against lefthanded hitters, as lefties whiffed at a rate north of 40% against the pitch. Despite excellent stuff, walks have been an issue for Tamarez due to his above-average command.

    The Future: Tamarez has potential back of the rotation upside with a likely up and down starter role approaching in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 55. Curveball: 40. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Control: 40.

  16. 16. Quincy Hamilton | OF
    Quincy Hamilton
    Born: Jun 12, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 190
    Minors: .280/.396/.461 | 17 HR | 27 SB | 447 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 40/High

    Track Record: Hamilton spent four seasons at Wright State, with a breakout season in his Covid-Junior campaign in 2021. He hit .374/.535/.771 that year with 15 home runs and 20 stolen bases and was named the Horizon League Player of the Year and a second team All-American. The Astros selected Hamilton in the fifth round and signed him for $47,500. He played 33 games with Low-A Fayetteville after the draft. Hamilton ascended from Low-A to Double-A in 2022.

    Scouting Report: Hamilton is an advanced, experienced college hitter with refined bat-to-ball skills, a discerning eye and average power. His lefthanded swing is driven by his loose hands and strong wrists. His swing can get long, but he has enough bat speed and bat-to-ball ability to keep his swing-and-miss in check. Hamilton shows average game power but is unlikely to see substantial gains because he's nearly maxed out physically. He's a plus runner who has been a highly successful basestealer. Hamilton primarily played center field, where he's average and shows good closing speed and instincts. His below-average arm might be stretched every day in a corner-outfield spot.

    The Future: Hamilton is a well-rounded player with a strong combination of plate skills and supporting tools. He has a realistic ceiling as a fourth outfielder on a competitive team. Hamilton will be challenged by a return to Double-A Corpus Christi in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 50. Run: 60. Field: 50. Arm: 40.

  17. 17. Joey Loperfido | OF
    Joey Loperfido
    Born: May 11, 1999
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 195
    Minors: .316/.408/.492 | 12 HR | 32 SB | 392 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 40/High

    Track Record: Loperfido went unselected in the 2020 draft and returned to Duke for a fourth season. It provided a wise decision when he had a standout campaign in 2021, hitting .374/.474/.612. He won MVP honors at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and entered the draft on a high note. He was selected by the Astros in the seventh round, signing for $72,500 and got his feet wet at Low-A Fayetteville. He split his 2022 season between both Class A levels.

    Scouting Report: Loperfido has a tall, athletic build and is an above-average athlete and runner for someone with a 6-foot-4 frame. He's best defined as a tweener with a variety of abilities but no standout tool. His lefthanded swing is driven by his rapid-fire hands that generate good bat speed despite a somewhat stiff upper half. He's a fringe-average contact hitter but limits his strikeouts because of strong pitch-recognition skills. His move at the plate and bat path projects more for line drive contact, but he's shown an ability to turn on pitches on the inner half of the plate and drive them to his pull side. He's an above-average runner who's less of a true burner than a player who uses long, powerful strides to reach top gear underway. Loperfido is a fringe-average center fielder but projects best at first base. He has the ability to play all three outfield positions, second base and first.

    The Future: Loperfido has the look of a superutility player who can beat up on younger competition in 2022. His balance of plate skills and pull-side power could make him a useful bench bat.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 50. Run: 55. Field: 45. Arm: 45.

  18. 18. Will Wagner | 2B/3B
    Will Wagner
    Born: Jul 29, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 185
    Minors: .261/.374/.394 | 10 HR | 8 SB | 414 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 40/High

    Track Record: The son of former all-star closer Billy Wagner, the younger Wagner was a two-time Atlantic Sun Conference first-team selection who hit .305/.377/.462 over three seasons with Liberty. The Astros drafted Wagner in the 18th round of the 2021 draft and signed him for $50,000. He got his first pro experience at Low-A Fayetteville and split his 2022 season between High-A and Double-A. Wagner starred in the Arizona Fall League after the season, hitting .346/.433/.712 with three home runs over 14 games.

    Scouting Report: Wagner has a hit-over-power profile but started to show more thump in the season and into the fall. He makes contact at above-average rate and manages the zone well, making him a difficult player to strike out. He shows above-average on-base abilities and works deep into counts. He's a highly skilled hitter who consistently takes professional at-bats. The questions around Wagner's bat center on his lack of power projection. He's fairly close to physical max with a setup that isn't conducive for much juice. The Astros have had success coaxing more power out of their prospects, however, so Wagner's progress in that department is worth watching. Wagner is a below-average runner who lacks range in the infield. He is a smart defender with good actions who profiles best at second base, where his average arm won't be as taxed as it is at third.

    The Future: Wagner is a bat-first utility type with the upside to grow into second-division regular status if he discovers average game power.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 55. Power: 40. Run: 40. Field: 45. Arm: 45.

  19. 19. Trey Dombroski | LHP
    Trey Dombroski
    Born: Mar 13, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 235

    BA Grade/Risk: 40/High

    Track Record: Dombroski broke out in the Cape Cod League over the summer of 2021, when he posted a 0.85 ERA with 45 strikeouts to two walks over 31.2 innings while winning the Most Outstanding Pitcher award. He returned to Monmouth and struck out 120 batters against just 14 walks across 95 innings. The Astros selected Dombroski in the fourh round and signed him for slot value. He did not pitch after the draft.

    Scouting Report: Dombroski attacks hitters with a four-pitch mix that lacks power but plays up due to his elite execution. His four-seam fastball sits 88-91 mph with ride and late run and is effective for setting up his trio of secondaries. His slider is his primary offspeed pitch and is used equally as often as his fastball. Dombroski commands his slider--which shows two-plane break--well to both lefties and righties. He'll also show a slower, deep-breaking curveball that's an effective early-count strike-stealer as well as a below-average changeup. Dombroski's ability to sequence and locate all of his pitches allows his entire arsenal to play up and gives him a chance to make it as a viable starter.

    The Future: Adding power over the next year could help Dombroski's profile take a step forward and give him a viable ceiling as a back-end starter. For now, he has the look of an up-and-down depth starter.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 45. Curveball: 40. Slider: 55. Changeup: 40. Control: 70.

  20. 20. Ryan Clifford | OF
    Ryan Clifford
    Born: Jul 20, 2003
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 200
    Minors: .268/.412/.390 | 1 HR | 0 SB | 41 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/Extreme

    Track Record: A decorated amateur who played on Team USA's U12 and U15 squads, Clifford played high-level travel ball and became known for his uncommon strength at a young age. While many evaluators questioned Clifford's bat speed and how his power would translate to the next level, the Astros liked his combination of plus power and hitterish traits enough to select him in the 11th round and award him their second-largest bonus of the class behind first round pick Drew Gilbert.

    Scouting Report: A bat-first prospect who's already close to his physical max, Clifford's standout tool is his light-tower power. He has the below-average bat-to-ball skills typical of all-or-nothing power hitters, but his discerning eye showed well in his brief professional sample, when he showed the ability to identify balls and strikes and work deep into at-bats. His power translates in-game with a 90th percentile exit velocity over 105 mph. Clifford hits the ball hard consistently, but the question is if he'll hit the ball enough or have the bat speed to continue to do so against upper-level competition. He's a below-average runner who's limited to an outfield corner with just fringe-average arm strength.

    The Future: Clifford's profile will go as far as bat-to-ball skills and approach will take him Those factors will determine how much of his power he gets to ultimately. Clifford will return to Low-A Fayetteville to begin 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 40. Power: 60. Run: 40. Field: 40. Arm: 50.

  21. 21. J.P. France | RHP
    J.P. France
    Born: Apr 4, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 216
    Minors: 3-4 | 3.90 ERA | 136 SO | 51 BB | 111 IP

    BA Grade/Risk: 35/Medium

    Track Record: After three seasons at Tulane, France transferred to Mississippi State and spent his final collegiate season working out of the Bulldogs' pen. The Astros took a shot on France in the 14th round of the 2018 draft and signed him for just $1,000. He debuted that summer in short-season Tri-City and reached Low-A by season's end. He spent 2019 at High-A Fayetteville and split 2021 between Double-A and Triple-A. France returned to Triple-A Sugar Land to begin 2022 and made 34 appearances while striking out 136 batters over 110.2 innings.

    Scouting Report: France's game centers around his mastery of the art of deception. By throwing all five of his pitches in near-equal measure France does an excellent job of keeping hitters off-balance. France's fastball sits 91-94 mph with riding cut and a flat vertical approach angle. He mixes in a quartet of secondaries in mid-80s cutter, low-80s sweeping slider, a mid-70s curveball with depth and a low-80s changeup with Bugs Bunny shape. France keeps hitters guessing by throwing any of his pitches in any count. Despite his advanced feel for his arsenal, France's control is below-average and he'll often rely too heavily on his breaking balls and lose the zone with his fastball.

    The Future: France's likely role is as a depth starter who can eat innings in a variety of roles. He will likely shuttle between Houston and Sugar Land in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 45. Curveball: 50. Slider: 55. Changeup: 50. Control: 40.

  22. 22. Jaime Melendez | RHP
    Jaime Melendez
    Born: Sep 26, 2001
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'8" Wt.: 170
    Signed By: Miguel Pintor.
    Minors: 2-8 | 5.01 ERA | 106 SO | 51 BB | 74 IP

    BA Grade/Risk: 40/High

    Track Record: Melendez moved rapidly after signing in 2019 and reached Double-A by the end of his first full professional season in 2021. He returned to Double-A Corpus Christi to begin his 2022 campaign as the second youngest pitcher--behind the Marlins' Eury Perez--to break camp in Double-A. The assignment proved to be too aggressive as Melendez fell flat, going 2-8, 5.01 and walking 15.6% of the batters he faced.

    Scouting Report: Melendez is a smaller righthander with a fairly filled-out frame. He throws from a choppy but clean operation, with a quick, fast arm action that slingshots the ball from an overhand slot. Melendez's tempo and 'inverted W' motion in his arm action causes him to fall out of rhythm. His stuff is well above-average across his arsenal but his lack of command is a problem. His fastball is a plus pitch, sitting 93-95 mph touching 98 mph with plus induced vertical break and cut. Despite his struggles overall, Melendez got good results against his fastball, which could play up in a relief role. Melendez mixes a tight mid-80s slider, an upper-70s curveball with depth and a changeup with tumble and fade. On paper, Melendez has a deep mix of plus pitch shapes, but he lacks the control and command to help them play to their potential.

    The Future: After being fast-tracked to the upper minors, Melendez will likely return to starting. If he fails to throw enough strikes he could be moved to the bullpen where his fastball will likely play up.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 55. Slider: 40. Curveball: 40. Changeup: 55. Control: 40

  23. 23. Jose Fleury | RHP
    Jose Fleury
    Born: Mar 8, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 185

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/Extreme

    Track Record: Fleury was an unheralded signing during the 2021 international signing period but umade waves in his professional debut. He led the Dominican Summer League in K-BB% with a 38.4% rate. His 41.1% strikeout percentage ranked second for pitchers with 30 or more innings in the DSL while his walk rate of 2.7% was 13th lowest. He has breakout potential in 2023.

    Scouting Report: Fleury utilizes an athletic operation and explosive motion downhill. He has a short, quick arm action and delivers the ball from a true three-quarters slot. He moves well on the mound and shows balance and fluidity throughout his mechanics as well as the ability to repeat them consistently. He mixes a fastball, slider, curveball and changeup. His low-90s four-seam fastball has plus vertical movement with heavy ride that explodes as it hits the zone. The pitch touches 93-94 at times. Fleury's changeup is his primary secondary and was a true plus pitch for him. He sold it with arm speed and landed it consistently in the strike zone. Fleury's high-70s curveball has slurvy shape and at times blends with his lower-80s slider, which has a tighter gyro shape. Overall, his pitch mix is strong and played up due to above-average command.

    The Future: Fleury should make his stateside debut in 2023, with the potential to break out with a starter's pitch mix and command. Adding power to his pitch mix, particularly his fastball, would likely pay dividends long term.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 50. Curveball: 55. Slider: 50. Changeup: 60. Control: 50.

  24. 24. Michael Knorr | RHP
    Michael Knorr
    Born: May 12, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 245

    BA Grade/Risk: 40/High

    Track Record: After three difficult seasons at Cal State-Fullerton Knorr transferred to Coastal Carolina and saw a significant velocity bump and success. He made 13 starts during the spring of 2022, going 5-0, 3.39 with 86 strikeouts to 13 walks across 69 innings. The year served as a nice departure from his previous collegiate seasons and led the Astros to select him in the third round and sign him for a bonus of $487,500. He was shut down following the draft and will make his professional debut in 2023.

    Scouting Report: Knorr made adjustments to his arm action and slot upon moving to Coastal Carolina and discovered more velocity and better shape on his pitches. His pitch mix consists of four pitches, led by a four-seam fastball that sits between 93-95 mph and touches 98 mph with heavy ride and bore. He mixes a trio of secondaries in a low-80s slider with classic slider shape, a mid-70s curveball with depth and heavy two-plane break and a changeup in the low-to-mid 80s. After moving to a stretch-only delivery Knorr found average control.

    The Future: After a sizable step forward in stuff, Knorr has the pitch mix and control of a starter. If that fails, he has a fastball-slider combination to fall back on in a relief role.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 55. Curveball: 50. Slider: 50. Changeup: 45. Control: 50.

  25. 25. Shawn Dubin | RHP
    Shawn Dubin
    Born: Sep 6, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 171
    Drafted/Signed: Georgetown (Ky.), 2018 (13th round).
    Signed By: Travis Coleman.
    Minors: 3-5 | 4.78 ERA | 80 SO | 32 BB | 59 IP

    BA Grade/Risk: 35/Medium

    Track Record: Dubin signed for a bonus of $1,000 out of NAIA Georgetown (Ky.). He's dealt with injuries and command issues throughout his professional career but has shown enough bat-missing ability to earn a spot on the Astros' 40-man roster. He spent the majority of his 2022 season with Triple-A Sugar Land, where he struck out 80 batters across 58.1 innings. Dubin missed time in 2022 with a forearm strain.

    Scouting Report: Dubin's fastball velocity took a significant jump upon entering pro ball. After sitting in the low 90s in college, Dubin grew into mid-90s velocity. That velocity spike has also come with arm troubles. When he's on, Dubin's fastball sits between 96-98 mph and touches 101 mph with ride and cut. He mixes four secondary pitches in a high-80s cutter, a mid-80s slider, a low-80s curveball and a low-90s changeup. His primary secondary is his cutter but he plays his two breaking ball shapes off of his fastball-cutter combination in two-strike counts. Dubin has below-average control and is prone to bouts of losing the zone.

    The Future: Dubin profiles as a hybrid reliever capable of going multiple innings without losing his powerful stuff. He should serve as reliever depth for the Astros in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60. Curveball: 45. Slider: 50. Changeup: 30. Cutter: 45. Control: 40.

  26. 26. Colton Gordon-Zimring | LHP
    Colton Gordon-Zimring
    Born: Dec 20, 1998
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 225
    Minors: 2-1 | 2.08 ERA | 67 SO | 7 BB | 48 IP

    BA Grade/Risk: 40/High

    Track Record: After transferring to Central Florida before the 2020 season, Gordon earned a spot in the Knights' rotation and went 5-2, 2.77 over nine starts in 2021 before succumbing to a torn ulnar collateral ligament and having Tommy John surgery. The Astros saw enough to select Gordon in the eighth round of the 2021 draft. He returned to the mound in the summer of 2022 and made nine appearances across Low-A and High-A. Following the season, Gordon participated in the Arizona Fall League.

    Scouting Report: A pitchability lefty who found success in 2022 with his four pitch mix of average offerings, Gordon mixes a low-90s four-seam fastball, a upper-70s sweeping slider, a mid-80s curveball with more depth than his slider and a lower-80s changeup. While all of his pitches drove whiffs at high rates in 2022, none of his pitches stood out individually. Instead, Gordon's ability to locate his arsenal and deliver a variety of shapes from a similar release point amplified the deception of his entire mix.

    The Future: Gordon projects as an up-and-down starter with the ability to eat innings when needed.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 40. Curveball: 50. Slider: 50. Changeup: 45. Comtrol: 55.

  27. 27. Corey Julks | 3B
    Corey Julks
    Born: Feb 27, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 185
    Minors: .270/.351/.503 | 31 HR | 22 SB | 523 AB

    BA Grade/Risk: 40/High

    Track Record: A swing change made in-season during 2021 catapulted Julks to the cusp of the major leagues in 2022 and changed the trajectory not only of his swing but of his career. On June 29, 2021, Julks was placed on the Astros; developmental list. After two weeks of work in Florida to try to unlock his power, he returned to Corpus Christi. Before that work in the cage, Julks has averaged a home run every 73 plate appearances. Since his developmental list stint, Julks has averaged a home run every 19 plate appearances.

    Scouting Report: After a swing change revitalized his profile, Julks has been one of the more well-rounded players in the Astros' upper minors. He's an above-average contact hitter with an average approach who shows the ability to limit strikeouts and get on base at a fringe-average rate. His power now plays above-average and it's backed by exit velocity data above the major league average. He has above-average speed and baserunning ability and can handle any of the outfield positions but is best fit for a corner.

    The Future: Julks is a ready-made fourth outfielder who can fill in situationally off of the bench.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 45. Power: 50. Run: 55. Field: 45. Arm: 45.

  28. 28. Forrest Whitley | RHP
    Forrest Whitley
    Born: Sep 15, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'7" Wt.: 238
    Drafted/Signed: HS--San Antonio, 2016 (1st round).
    Signed By: Noel Gonzales-Luna.
    Minors: 0-2 | 6.52 ERA | 45 SO | 27 BB | 40 IP

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/Extreme

    Track Record: In the not too distant past Whitley ranked among the top pitching prospects in the game, with many believing the tall righthander was a potential ace in the making. After a breakout 2017 season when he reached Double-A as a 19-year-old, Whitley has dealt with suspensions, injuries and ineffectiveness. With just one option remaining, Whitley's time on the 40-man roster is a running clock.

    Scouting Report: It's difficult to discern as to whether or not Whitley's best stuff will ever return. His once hop-heavy fastball has lost its bite. The current version sits between 94-95 mph and touches 99 mph with dead zone shape. Whitley missed a below-average amount of bats with the pitch in 2022. He throws a trio of secondaries in a mid-to-high-80s slider, an upper-70s curveball with depth and two-plane break and a mid-to-upper-80s changeup. In his 2022 sample, Whitley showed limited command of his arsenal.

    The Future: The hopes of Whitley returning to his previous form are gone. He should begin his season with Triple-A Sugar Land, where he could be fast tracked with a full-time move to the bullpen.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 50. Curveball: 50. Slider: 50. Changeup: 50. Control: 40.

  29. 29. Camilo Diaz | SS
    Camilo Diaz
    Born: Sep 5, 2005
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 208

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/Extreme

    Track Record: Diaz was one of the Astros top signings in the 2023 international class, along with German Ramirez.

    Scouting Report: Diaz has some of the best raw tools in the class. He has outstanding bat speed, which allows him to drive the ball with impact and put on an impressive power display during batting practice. There should be plus raw power in there, though it comes with swing-and-miss risk, so learning to tone things down and stay under control at the plate will be key for Diaz to tap into that power against live pitching. If Diaz outgrows shortstop, he has plenty of power and arm strength for third base, but he has a chance to stick up the middle. He's a good athlete with plus speed, an easy gait and an outstanding arm that draws 70 grades on the 20-80 scale.

    The Future: Diaz will make his pro debut in the Dominican Summer League.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 30. Power: 60. Speed: 60. Fielding: 40. Arm: 70.

  30. 30. German Ramirez | SS
    German Ramirez
    Born: Jul 28, 2006
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 179

    BA Grade/Risk: 45/Extreme

    Track Record: Ramirez was one of the Astros top signings for the 2023 international class out of the Dominican Republic.

    Scouting Report: Ramirez has impressive tools for his age. He has a lean, athletic build and snaps the barrel through the zone with fast bat speed to drive the ball with impact during batting practice. Some scouts liked his hitting ability, though others thought he would need to rein in an aggressive approach. He runs well and has a strong arm, and some scouts liked his hands and thought he had a chance to stay at shortstop, while others thought he would outgrow the position and slide over to third base or the outfield.

    The Future: Ramirez will make his debut in the DSL in 2023.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 40. Power: 55. Speed: 55. Fielding: 45. Arm: 55.

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