Posted on February 21, 2013 by Daniel Marino
Dan Marino continues his trek through each division in the major leagues and giving you one player he thinks is the: Rookie to Watch, Breakthrough Player, The Party’s Over, Non-Roster Invitee Most Likely to Stick, and Just Not Seeing it.
Now, in part five of six, he brings you the American League West:
Part 1: AL East Players to Watch.
Part 2: NL East Players to Watch.
Part 3: AL Central Players to Watch.
Part 4: NL Central Players to Watch.
Houston Astros (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Alex Liddi, Alexi Ogando, Billy Buckner, Brandon Allen, Brandon Maurer, Daric Barton, Delino DeShields Jr., Erasmo Ramirez, Fernando Martinez, Houston Astros, Joe Blanton, Josh Hamilton, Justin Maxwell, Justin Smoak, Los Angeles Angels, Max Stassi, Michael Young, Mike Ekstrom, Mike Jacobs, Mike Olt, Miles Head, Neftali Feliz, Oakland A's, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Taylor Lindsey, Texas Rangers, Tom Milone, Travis Blackley, Tyler Greene, Vernon Wells | 5 Comments »
Posted on November 27, 2012 by mlbdirtstaff
Just a few short years ago the Houston Astros had one of the worst farm systems in baseball. General Manager Jeff Lunhow and his crew have changed the way this franchise thinks and, via trades and the draft, he has turned this system into one of the best in all of baseball.
Below are our top 16 prospects with 2013 opening day age, position, and comments on each player. This is a collaborative effort and the final outcome does not mirror mine, Mikey’s, nor Spencer’s personal lists. Below the top 16 is a small list of additional notable names to keep an eye on. Enjoy. -Jonathan C. Mitchell
Filed under: On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: 2013 Top Prospects, Adrian Houser, Ariel Ovando, Asher Wojciechowski, Brady Rogers, Carlos Correa, Carlos Perez, Delino DeShields Jr., Domingo Santana, George Springer, Houston Astros, Jarred Cosart, Jeff Lunhow, Jonathan Singleton, Jonathan Villar, Lance McCullers, Lance McCullers Jr., Mike Foltynewicz, Nick Tropeano, Nolan Fontana, Prospects, Rio Ruiz, Robbie Grossman, Vincent Velasquez | 9 Comments »
Posted on January 10, 2012 by Jonathan C. Mitchell
The Houston Astros are headed in a different direction. This was apparent when they acquired two of their top three prospects in trade last season via trade and filled out much of my top 16 with more players acquired in trade.
They now have Jeff Lunhow running the show and his approach to the game is much different than the old regimen and in a good way. The system is on the up-and-up and has three legitimate prospects sitting at the top and has built some depth after those three.
Below are my top 16 prospects with 2012 opening day age, position, and comments on each player. Below the top 16 is a small list of additional notable names. Enjoy.
Filed under: On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: 2012 Top Prospects, Adrian Houser, Ariel Ovando, Austin Wates, Brett Oberholtzer, Chase Davidson, Delino DeShields Jr., Domingo Santana, George Springer, Houston Astros, Jack Armstrong, Jarred Cosart, Jeff Lunhow, Jio Mier, Jonathan Singleton, Jonathan Villar, Kyle Weiland, Mike Foltynewicz, Nick Tropeano, Paul Clemens, Prospects, Ross Seaton, Telvin Nash | 2 Comments »