The Astros have done an excellent job restocking their minor league system after promoting many great young players over the past decade. They are not yet household names, but were Jeremy Pena, Cristian Javier, and Framber Valdez when they were going through the development process?
That said, the top two players are famous. Hunter Brown made a splash at the end of the season and has the raw stuff to pitch at the top-of-rotation if he can find better control. Pedro Leon has the tools to be a fantasy monster, but the approach and strikeouts are concerning.
The most exciting fantasy players in the system are Jacob Melton, Kenedy Corona, and Zach Daniels. All three have intriguing speed and power upside but with concerns about how much they will hit. I still like Korey Lee to take over Houston’s backstop duties eventually, but Yainer Diaz could be the better offensive player. And then there is Forrest Whitley. I wish I had some answers/advice for what Dynasty League owners should do, but honestly, I’m at a loss.
Prospect Quick Shot
- Top Prospect: Hunter Brown
- Biggest Mover: Kenedy Corona
- Emerging Prospect: Luis Baez