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Your Future Astros - July 2016

With the pre-2014 top 100 lists starting to roll out, now is a fun time to discuss the future Astros! Now, I know things will change a lot with trades and stuff like that, so this is just for fun. The parameters are that we can take players currently in the system plus Carlos Rodon. No consideration of free agents or trades, much like what Baseball America has done in the past with future lineups. Also, the date for this lineup is July 2016. Why? Well, with a conservative approach, that is when we should see some of our 2013 Quad Cities guys. For example, say Correa and Ruiz play all of 2014 in Lancaster, all of 2015 in Corpus, and then start 2016 at AAA then get called up after super 2 cutoff. I think July 2016 is a time when a lot of these guys will actually be here. Also, I know there will be some busts, but this is just for fun. So here we go with the July 2016 25 man roster:

Starting Pitchers

  1. SP1: Rodon
  2. SP2: Appel
  3. SP3: Folty
  4. SP4: McCullers
  5. SP5: Velasquez
Lineup:
  1. CF: DDJ
  2. C: Castro
  3. SS: Correa
  4. LF: Springer
  5. 1B: Singleton
  6. DH: Carter
  7. 3B: Ruiz
  8. RF: Santana
  9. 2B: Altuve
Bench: Grossman, Aplin, Tucker, Fontana, Stassi
Bullpen: Cosart (CL), Tropeano, Wojo, Feliz, West, Hader

A few notes. I don't have Matt Dominguez, Feldman, Fowler, or Fields still here. The BP is a little tricky and hard to predict. And yes, I realize Springer in left is a bit odd, so that will be interesting to watch. With 7 to 8 Astros on the top 100 lists right now, I will be very interested to see a mid-season 2016 top 100 list. If we have a bunch of guys on the list at that time, we will be primed for a very nice run.

Leave comments and predictions!!! It will be fun seeing that the Astros actually have some depth at most positions!
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