I'm hoping Brett Wallace comes around and gets his hitting stroke corrected. He and Villar must pan out in order for the Oswalt trade to have return value. However, I'm a little worried about the possible first base log jam that Wade has created with the draft and current trades. If (and this is a big if), Hinze, Nash, and Singleton represent the power in the organization and they all continue to produce, then what are the Astros faced with? I'm thinking a little Moneyball philosophy will have to come into the mix, right?
Given a hypotheitical, I think Hinze is in the big leauges by mid 2012 while Nash and Singleton continue to polish; however, what do you do if both these guys are ready in 2013 and Hinze and/or Wallace are playing well? Can any of these guys play outfield? I would hate for the Astros to keep guys in AA and AAA for a considerably long time just because the position they play already has a producing player at the major league level. If all three prospects end up mashing it and are putting up .300/30/90 type power numbers at Corpus and OKC next season, then the Astros can't just sit by and let a possible 3-4-5 hitting order tandem waste away in the minors because of position conflict. It's a good problem to have, but it could also turn out to be disasterous.