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2021 Houston Astros Top 15 Prospects

The Houston Astros system is far from what it used to be as there is no Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, or Jose Altuve.  However, there is still talent, particularly in pitchers.  In fact, it appears the Astros have a type. They are usually Latin, smallish, throw hard and move through the system fast.  Think Framber Valdez, Cristian Javier, and Jose Urquidy. The system is full of them… One guy who is not of that type is Forrest Whitley.  The problem is he’s hurt and even before that, he was not effective in his time in Triple-A.  There’s no reason to give up on him yet, but there is time to worry.

I do like Freudis Nova and believe he could be one of the sleepers in the minor leagues.  There are tools for sure.  He just needs to play.  Finally, the Astros big international sign is 22-year-old Cuban Pedro Leon.  The Astros are going to pay him a lot of money in January and believe he could be special.  They could be right but that position is not widely held across the league.

  1. Forrest Whitley (RHP)
  2. Freudis Nova (SS)
  3. Pedro Leon (SS)
  4. Korey Lee (C)
  5. Alex Santos (RHP)
  6. Luis Garcia (RHP)
  7. Hunter Brown (RHP)
  8. Bryan Abreu (RHP)
  9. Tyler Ivey (RHP)
  10. Jairo Solis (RHP)

The five remaining can be seen here.

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